Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

Windows-10

Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

The post Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257880-windows-10-adds-anti-ransomware-feature-fall-update?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

App alerts CPR-trained people to emergencies

Sudden cardiac arrest requires immediate CPR to prevent brain damage; a smartphone app connected to local 911 emergency systems alerts CPR-trained people within a quarter mile radius that their help is needed.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/ue3uCr3nj9U/index.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

Xbox-Feature2
Microsoft, Sony, and many other manufacturers slap on these stickers to prevent customers from servicing their own hardware. The practice is flatly illegal according to the FTC and US law — but that hasn’t stopped anyone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/233120-microsoft-sony-and-other-manufacturers-still-use-illegal-warranty-void-if-removed-stickers

Powered by WPeMatico

Tech Q&A: Protecting your tax refund, doing a legal background check

Kim Komando answers your questions on how to prevent your tax refund from being stolen, beating ransomware and doing a legal background check

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/07/tech-q-protecting-your-tax-refund-doing-legal-background-check.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple invents retractable motorized iPhone screen protector

Article Image In continued attempts to prevent costly display damage due to accidental drops, Apple has devised a system that automatically extends retractable tabs above an iPhone’s screen when a drop event is sensed, thereby creating a buffer zone between delicate glass and the ground.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ae14791/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C220Capple0Einvents0Eretractable0Escreen0Eprotector/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Feds Award $500M Credit-Monitoring Contract Following OPM Breach


The U.S. government spends millions of dollars on information technology systems designed to prevent cybersecurity attacks, but the attacks still occur. Government agencies are hopeful that the learning curve will improve dramatically, and breaches will be reduced. In the meantime, what happens to people affected by a breach after an attack succeeds? This year, the Office of Personnel Management not only was hit with one of the biggest hack attacks ever, but also was criticized for failing to provide the victims with an adequate response.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82524.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Science, religion and a really big telescope

Native Hawaiians are fighting to prevent the world’s largest telescope from being built on what they say is sacred ground.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676960/s/4957c6ce/sc/14/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C0A80C270Cus0Ctmt0Ehawaii0Etelescope0Econtroversy0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple gives Greek iCloud users 30 days free service in light of financial crisis

To prevent an interruption in services, Apple is offering a free 30-day extension to paying iCloud subscribers in Greece currently unable to pay monthly fees due to capital control measures instituted in the region.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/480ac12b/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A70C110Capple0Egives0Egreek0Eicloud0Eusers0E30A0Edays0Efree0Eservice0Efinancial0Ecrisis0E/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a flash, set your phone inside a plastic, glass or paper cup, sans liquid of course.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/07/5-more-digital-tricks-youll-use-almost-every-day/

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC Chair Submits New Approach for Net Neutrality


Some proposed rules that the Federal Communication Commission maintains will prevent content discrimination on the Internet drew fire on Thursday from two policy interest groups. A four-page “fact sheet” on the rules was released Wednesday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In it, the chairman outlined what he’s proposing to the full commission, which is expected to vote on the rules February 26. This latest proposal is the FCC’s third try at creating a scheme for guaranteeing that Net Neutrality is maintained by broadband providers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81684.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

New tech helps pilots navigate dangerous volcanic ash plumes

New technology to detect volcanic ash that threatens airplanes could help prevent a repeat of the air traffic chaos that followed a 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/14/new-tech-helps-pilots-navigate-dangerous-volcanic-ash-plumes/

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3e41b59b/sc/4/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A90C0A80Capple0Enow0Eemails0Eusers0Ewhenever0Etheir0Eicloud0Eaccount0Eis0Eaccessed0Ethrough0Ea0Eweb0Ebrowser/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico