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Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy   

It's no stretch to say that ads are what make the Web go 'round. The content you're reading right now? Paid for by ads. Google, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube? Driven by ads.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1uBEdL3

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Six, browser, plug, ins, that, protect, your, privacy
Staples confirms data breach investigation   

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread among the cases was that the purchases were made at Staples Inc. stores in the Northeastern U.S.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1FyT2H2

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Staples, confirms, data, breach, investigation
Windows 10 Technical Preview updated, boasts 7,000 changes and fixes   

The latest Build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview is now ready to download.

Read more at: http://cnet.co/1FyRGvR

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Windows, 10, Technical, Preview, updated, boasts, 7000, changes, and, fixes
One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks   

If you haven't updated your Flash Player with the fixes released on Oct. 14, you may be vulnerable to new attacks using a commercial exploit kit called Fiesta, security researchers warn.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1uBAehQ

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  One, week, after, patch, Flash, vulnerability, already, exploited, in, large, scale, attacks
Enough! Stop hyping every new security threat   

Here's how it works these days: A security firm finds out about a vulnerability, then sends its PR folks into overdrive to promote it as the biggest of all time.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1uBziKl

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Enough, Stop, hyping, every, new, security, threat
Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer   

It’s pronounced “Ooh-boon-too.” A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1wmOhtO

Published on October 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Ubuntu, turns, 10, A, look, back, at, the, desktop, Linux, standard, bearer
Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns   

Some EVO drives are experiencing read slowdowns with older data. One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1sIneIR

Published on October 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Samsung, delivers, fix, for, SSD, slowdowns
How to set up Family Sharing from Mac OS X Yosemite   

You can use your Mac to set up Family Sharing if you've upgraded to Yosemite. Learn where to find the feature and how to set it up.

Read more at: http://cnet.co/1sIlcsl

Published on October 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  How, to, set, up, Family, Sharing, from, Mac, OS, X, Yosemite
Microsoft yanked SHA-2 patch KB 2949927, and now goes further and cautions users to uninstall the update   

After yanking botched patch KB 2949927, which failed to install on some machines, Microsoft is now warning users to uninstall the update -- even though there has been no mention of problems after the patch is installed.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1sIiAus

Published on October 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, yanked, SHA-2, patch, KB, 2949927, and, now, goes, further, and, cautions, users, to, uninstall, the, update
Free version of ad-blocking program AdMuncher now available   

AdMuncher is an ad-blocker that runs independent from any web browser which may make it interesting to users who want ads blocked in all programs and not just a web browser.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/11TcfDW

Published on October 19, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Free, version, of, ad, blocking, program, AdMuncher, now, available
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