Author: ITGuy

Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them

source: https://www.wired.com/story/student-monitoring-software-privacy-in-schools/ The high school teachers see the desktop when they open GoGuardian, a popular software application used to monitor student activity: The interface is familiar, like the gallery view of a large Zoom call. But instead of seeing teenaged faces in each frame, the teacher sees thumbnail images showing the screens of each student’s laptop. They watch as students’ cursors skim across the lines of a sonnet or the word “chlorofluorocarbon” appears, painstakingly typed into […]

What You Think Is Yours Isn’t

And It’s Getting Worse For me, who has to support customers who install Windows 11, this is my daily nightmare, and that just rolls down to the users. Think about it.  If I can’t support my users, the solution to every issue is like Apple’s philosophy: BUY A NEW ONE. It’s 18 minutes, and you might not understand some of the terms, but he does boil it down for you, so just try to pay […]

Google warns Chrome users browser has been hacked

link: https://wgntv.com/news/google-warns-chrome-users-browser-has-been-hacked/ (NewsNation) — If you use Google Chrome as an internet browser, beware: Your information could be compromised. Google issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully targeted by hackers, and listed 30 security flaws, including seven deemed to have a “High” threat level. The tech company is now releasing an update within the next few days to fix the bugs, which affect Windows, macOS and Linux, according to […]

How to download from rsync:// sites…

Like webp and the other obscure “standards”, you won’t know about rsync if you are just windows or even mac. It’s a linux/unix command from way back, and there isn’t an admin alive that doesn’t know how to use it. To do things on Windows, and even Mac, you need to install something bloated like cygwin to add a unix subsystem, which is horrible, and integrated. Better if you can’t get on a linux system, […]

What would Cyber-Insurance [Not] Cover?

5 Situations in Which Cyber Liability Insurance Would Be Helpful   source article here Check Point Research reports that ransomware attacks increased 93% in the first half of 2021 — having cyber liability coverage can help your company recover from damages that these attacks cause. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog contribution from CoverWallet.com Sales Manager Chris Ham. Chris shares his expert perspective on how businesses and other organizations can protect themselves from various cyber […]

Security Tip (ST04-014) – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks source What is a social engineering attack? In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher and even offering credentials to support that identity. However, by asking questions, he or she may be able to piece […]

Auto-Logon & Auto-Play Powerpoint Presentations

This is a distillation of an article here on Ten Forums. The newest Windows 10 installs do not allow the old netplwiz trick. You see lots of ways with this, but scant few without, and all but one I encountered were ineffective on Windows 10.  My customer needed to have a Stick PC start up and play a presentation. Simple. These are the steps (I won’t go into detail about the common ones): Disable all […]

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