Archive for September, 2016
Tags: antivirus, Computer Virus, Disk Imaging, FreeFile Review, Macrium Reflect, malware, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, safe computing, security, uBlock Origin, Win10, Windows 10, Windows Defender
This review addresses how an average user of Windows 10 can easily and effectively maintain security. These are my experiences and observations after more than a year using Windows 10, your mileage may vary.
Antivirus Protection – Many security pros feel that zero-day threats greatly reduce the effectiveness of antivirus programs. Overall, I find Windows 10 to be reasonably secure, and today, most security threats focus on internet browsers. Windows Defender is a lightweight, efficient program, pre-installed with Windows, that operates unobtrusively and effectively. It runs in the background with no user input needed and it receives frequent updates. Use Windows Defender – no additional antivirus is needed.
Browsers – Both Firefox and Chrome are good choices. The best malware blocker add-on is uBlock Origin (available for Firefox and Chrome). Keep your browser up to date and install uBlock origin and you’re good to go. Bear in mind that smart surfing is still the most important thing you can do – no app can help with that.
Malware Scanner – The free version of Malwarebytes does not provide realtime protection, but it is effective when run every week or two, or when a problem is suspected.
Disk Imaging – This is the most important piece to achieve real security. All of the previously mentioned steps can fail, so the ability to quickly recover is key. Imaging software makes an exact copy of the entire C drive, so that the entire PC can be quickly restored after disaster strikes. This will protect you from not just virus and malware attacks, but also from hardware failures and Windows issues. Ideally, the image should be stored on an external drive, so it may require spending about $50. The best free imaging software is Macrium Reflect. It is very fast and reliable.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
1.Use Windows Defender (no additional antivirus programs are needed) 2.Use Firefox or Chrome browsers, with uBlock Origin add-on 3.Get Malwarebytes 4.Consider disk imaging.
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Tags: 1Tbps, broadband, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs, internet speed, networking, Nokia Bell Labs, optical fiber, Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, Technical University of Munich, technology, terabit, University College London
Researchers will this week demonstrate a newly-refined data-transmission technique that can deliver one terabit per second (Tbps) over optical fiber. Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs, and the Technical University of Munich will be showing off how a technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS, can deliver blistering 1Tbps speeds over a fiber connection. The work provides more momentum behind the push to bring terabit networks to reality. It follows another optical breakthrough earlier this year by researchers at University College London, who achieved speeds of 1.25Tbps. To put that in perspective, they noted it was fast enough to download an entire Games of Thrones series in high definition within one second.
Tags: National Museum of Natural History, science, Smithsonian, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, taxidermy, video, wildlife
Tags: auto travel, driving hazard, France, Gulf of Burnёf, high tide, Noirmoutier, Passage du Gois, sinking feeling, tourism, travel, underwater
If you’re planning a trip to France in the near future, make sure to be careful with the roads you take. They might just disappear…
Connecting the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier, Passage du Gois is not only unique but extremely dangerous too. Twice every day, when the high tide rises, the 2.58-mile long road disappears 13 ft under water. So people can use this road only two times a day for a few hours (special panels on both sides of the road show when it’s safe to use it).
Tags: Band-Aid, bandage, boo boo, Earl Dickson, health care, healthcare, invention, Johnson and Johnson, medicine, ouch, video
Tags: internet, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, secret internet, secret web, Supreme Leader
North Korea has inadvertently leaked its domain name system data through a badly configured high-level server, showing the rest of the world that there are just 28 .kp domains. And as Reddit users quickly found, the websites at those domains aren’t what you’d call riveting reading material.
Supreme Leader’s Activities HERE (if the site is still up)