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  • On the subject of botnets

    Posted on September 22nd, 2017 at 21:37 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Sure you’ve heard the term, but do you know what a botnet is? Really? If your machine part of one?

    @Kirsty has a great, short tutorial. Take a look at AKB 3000005.

  • The Windows Store is about to become the Microsoft Store

    Posted on September 22nd, 2017 at 12:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Makes me wonder if the meatspace Microsoft Stores are going to become “Microsoft Store”s, too.

    Mehedi Hassan in MSPowerUser.

    The change is supposed to happen in Fall Creators Update, version 1709, but I have build 16294.1 and all I see is the old Windows Store icon, with Windows Store sporting a minor facelift.

  • How secure is your browser?

    Posted on September 22nd, 2017 at 08:29 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Catalin Cimpanu (who’s rapidly become one of my favorite security writers), in BleepingComputer’s Google Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With Security Bugs

    Google’s automatic fuzzer, named Comato, finds more bugs in Edge than in Internet Explorer. Chrome’s best, of course, followed by Firefox.