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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby zzyzx 2 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:42 am

Thanks for the info, angeldeb82. My computer is supposed to update itself when the latest Adobe Flash is released, but the last few times this didn't happen :?

However, I knew about the updated flash thanks to your posts, so thanks again :)

I now have the latest flash version for my browser.
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby angeldeb82 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:30 am

You need to be careful where you search today, because the Heartbleed bug is running rampant and affecting 2/3 of all websites since late March! Fortunately, many websites have been patching the bug, so you need to change your password to each website once it has patched. I just bet the NSA has something to do with the bug, although they have denied it.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101595471
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby BRMBug » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:23 am

Here, take this handy link to a list of sites you need to focus your password changeage on.
http://gizmodo.com/the-heartbleed-vulne ... 1561817244
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby angeldeb82 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:49 pm

More awful news! FCC has decided to end the Internet as we know it by proposing rules that will charge broadband customers more money and promote Internet censorship! We will not stand for this! :cartmansopissedrightnow: :cartmansopissedrightnow: :cartmansopissedrightnow: :cartmansopissedrightnow: :cartmansopissedrightnow:

http://mashable.com/2014/04/23/fcc-prop ... eutrality/
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby Big-Will » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:05 pm

So the latest Flash is crashing all over the place for me today. :'(
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby JamesPup » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Heard about this one today.

Internet Explorer bug lets hacker control your PC. I've got two link to the story.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/technol ... ?hpt=hp_t2

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/se ... ack-n91281

Also people using Windows XP will get no help because Microsoft dropped support of that operating system earlier this month.
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby BRMBug » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:20 am

Big-Will wrote:So the latest Flash is crashing all over the place for me today. :'(

No problems for me so fart today. My internet's out at home, but before my router went down, everything worked.
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby angeldeb82 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:53 pm

Yesterday, Adobe upgraded its Flash Player to 13.0.0.206 in order to fix a zero-day critical flaw. Once more, check this link included here to check which version you have if you want to upgrade, okay?

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/04/adob ... -zero-day/
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby BRMBug » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:51 pm

M'kay.
We'll see what happens once I'm back up & running. :D
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby JamesPup » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:49 am

Mozilla Firefox just had an update today so update today to version 29.

Here is an article about the update: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/mo ... ser-n92681

The whole web browser looks different. To do it manually which I had to do to get the updated version, do as follows. First click ‘Firefox’ at the top left of the browser. Then go to ‘help’ and click ‘about firefox‘. That will take you to a screen that will update the browser automatically. I think I just said it right but I am really having a hard time remembering how to do it as the browser is so different now.

To download Mozilla Firefox again or for the first time visit this site: http://browser-download.com/FireFox?cre ... fgodiIgApQ
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby angeldeb82 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:47 pm

Adobe Flash Player has updated to 13.0.0.214 that fixes six security flaws. As usual, check out this link here to see which version of Flash Player you have if you wish to upgrade, okay? ;)

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/adob ... y-fixes-2/
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby BRMBug » Wed May 14, 2014 12:37 am

M'kay

I just updated my Firefox to 29.0.1 on Friday.

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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby BRMBug » Fri May 16, 2014 7:15 am

I put a Hauppage card in my dad's computer back when we went through the DTV changeover. It really only gets used as an input for a FiOs box now. I hear Verizon has an app that lets you stream shows to your phone/tablet, but I don't know if it's off their servers/feed or if you can access your own DVR. I keep meaning to look into that.
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby angeldeb82 » Wed May 21, 2014 3:58 pm

China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft! Well, that's just great! How will China protect itself from hackers now when the country itself is the hacker trying to steal our data? Morons!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2157220/ ... osoft.html
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Re: Comp and Tech thread. Everything digital goes here.

Postby JamesPup » Wed May 21, 2014 4:22 pm

EBay got hacked like 2 months ago and are just now urging people who have an account with them to change their password.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/21/technol ... ?hpt=hp_t2

It will be fun if there are stories of victims and people getting caught on the news. I can't see someone not getting caught when they would most likely have to send what they bought to their house.
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