How Do I Make My Windows 10 Computer Run Faster? (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:00:21 +0000

Nobody wants to endure the frustration of a poorly performing laptop or desktop. People just want their machines to work as intended, whenever they switch on or log-in. So whether your home PC is used for shopping, social media, storing important family photos and documents, remote working, or all of the above, our handy two-part…

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2 undocumented patches from Microsoft may solve the 1803 TLS 1.2 blocking problem

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:42:00 -0700

Microsoft’s KB 4458166, released on Tuesday, explains that the push to Win10 version 1803 has been halted for machines running .Net applications that use the TLS 1.2 security protocol. Presumably, effective Tuesday, if you have a Win10 1709 or 1703 machine that’s running one of those programs (including, notably, QuickBooks Desktop), Microsoft won’t try to push 1803 on it.

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IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:51:00 -0700

After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system, including more than 20 port and terminal operators.

The jointly developed electronic shipping ledger records details of cargo shipments as they leave their origin, arrive in ports, are shipped overseas and eventually received.

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AV-Comparatives: Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Provides 100% Malware Protection for Mobile Users

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:13:17 +0000

With the introduction of Android v8.0 (Android Oreo) in August of 2017, among other OS improvements Google introduced its built-in malware protection for Android call Play Protect (dependent on Google Play Services 11 or later). Play Protect checks apps and APK files downloaded from Google Play or third-party sources, using real-time and on-demand scanners, while…

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Throwback Thursday: How did…er, DIDN'T he do that?

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:00:00 -0700

It’s 1977, and this network analyst pilot fish is working at a newly constructed data center — one with a big fence.

“The company had just gotten a new sense of needing physical security, so they had included a new, state-of-the-art security system,” says fish.

“It had electronic locks at a handful of doors in the building, a 10-foot-high fence with a motorized gate, and key-card reader stations by each of the locked doors and the gate.”

One day, company needs to bring a new communications line up between the data center and an office 10 miles away. Fish’s team leader decides the best way to do this without disrupting the users is to have fish go to the remote office at 4:30 a.m., while his team leader goes to the data center.

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