Tag Archives: Microsoft

WanaCry Ransomwear Attack

A Ransomware attack by a worm named WannaCry, exploiting an NSA hack, has taken down many NHS sites, FedEx, and a couple of Spanish and Portuguese telecoms, among others. This is a place to discuss it. Continue reading

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Grab Bag – November 5th

A modest collection of various topics, each of which is a bit small for a full on posting. Continue reading

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Windowz PC Sales Drop, Apple Rises – Linux?

There is a significant drop in new PC sales running Microsoft Windows, but Apple sales are rising… Continue reading

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MS. buys LinkedIn, Yellen Yellin’ Nothin’ and Gators in Florida… news at 11

Microsoft buys LinkedIn – LinkedIn users get pwned. Yellen at The Fed does nothing. Gators in Florida, news at 11… Continue reading

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Windows 10 Deletes Software It Doesn’t Like, and other security superhighways

Why you need to avoid Windows 10 (and 8) and any machine with UEFI boot loader if you care at all about security. Continue reading

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How I Think The NSA Hacked The World

I suspect that this single “weakness” in a core Microsoft protocol explains how the NSA “broke in” to so many “secure” things. It looks to me like the weakness was added by design. Continue reading

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MicroSoft Access Point Sharing

Adventures In Windows Admin leads to the discovery that my laptop can share it’s WiFi internet access as its own Access Point. Yes, Windows 7 can turn your laptop into a WiFi Hotspot and family share point. But in a somewhat geeky command line soft of way… Continue reading

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