Internet Explorer Security Bug And Taking Necessary Precautions

Internet Explorer Security Bug And Taking Necessary Precautions

May 27, 2014

An Internet Explorer security bug by Microsoft has been identified and is being reported to all users of the browser. As it is taking the company time to implement the actual fix, they are giving their users alternative options to address these situations. The security exposure that they are referencing involves giving hackers an opportunity to take over the computer remotely from another location and the user may not recognize it until the damage has been done. Internet Explorer Security Bug Are there Specific Internet Explorer Versions Involved? Since most people are concerned about the specific versions that this bug infects, the response provided has been all of them, from Internet Explorer version 6 of Internet Explore Version 11. However, based on information from FireEye, the hackers are currently targeting the users of Internet Explorer 9 and higher versions. Because the same bug has been used to hack into various U.S. financial firms over the weekend, they are warning all affected users to protect themselves. What to do to Minimize Internet Explorer Security Bug Risks As this news is being released, Microsoft is addressing the issues with their users in order to minimize the risks. So, taking the necessary precautions is one of the first things that they are recommending until the browsers have been modified with the correction and released to the user as an out of cycle security update. Listed below are some things that can be done to make sure customers are not affected by the bug. Switch to another Browser or XP Users Should Upgrade to another Version of Microsoft National security agencies like the Computer Emergency Readiness Organizations from the U.S and the UK are recommending that Microsoft customers switch to Google Chrome or Mozilla Fox browsers until the fix has been made. By making these changes, users will no longer be at risk of hackers taking control of their computers. Additionally, because Microsoft is no longer supporting Window XP operating systems, they are not releasing a security patch to fix this problem. Consequently, they are recommending that users upgrade their operating system from XP to another version of Microsoft. Install Enhanced Mitigation Experience Took kit or Utilize Other...

The Best of the Internet! Waste all your time HERE! 50 sites…

The Best of the Internet! Waste all your time HERE! 50 sites…

May 5, 2014

What would we do without the internet? I don’t ever want to find out.  To prove the value of the interwebs, check out these sites and see how much time you can waste on the best meaningless sites the Net has to offer. Useless 1. Find the Invisible Cow An Internet version of the hiding game Hot and Cold. 2. The Useless Web Generates even more useless sites to waste your time. 3. Hacker Typer Hollywood-style hacker code. Pound on your keys and freak out your boss. 4. Boohbah Zone No words can describe this strange site. 5. Staggering Beauty Make the worm dance with your mouse. (Warning: Flashing images.) 6. Bees Bees Bees This site reveals Oprah’s secret plans. 7. Shady URL Changes URLs to look like viruses. 8. Don’t Even Reply A collection of emails from awful people. 9. Shut Up and Take My Money A shopping website of stuff you don’t need, but you really want. 10. Ducks are the Best Because they are. (Warning: Flashing images.) 11. A Stretchy Hand A digital version of your favorite vending-machine toy from childhood. Educational   IMAGE: PBSDIGITALSTUDIOS 12. Astronomy Picture of the Day Stunning photographs of space. 13. Duo Lingo Learn a new language for free. 14. Hubski A forum of good ideas and conversations. 15. Lizard Point Browser-based educational activities. 16. Music Theory Learn the language of music. 17. Wolfram Alpha A different way to access information on the Internet. 18. Sleepytime A calculator that tells you exactly when to wake up for a good night’s sleep. 19. Code Academy Step 1. Learn to Code. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit. 20. What Should I Read Next? Suggests books and authors based upon your interests. 21. OnReadz Free e-books. Creative   IMAGE: SANAOLENICK 22. Weave Silk Draw stunning symmetrical images with the click of a mouse. 23. I Need a Prompt An idea generator. 24. Qwiki Automatically turns pictures and videos into brief movies. 25. This is Sand Draw things with sand. Gaming   IMAGE: WALKINGCLOUD 26. Sporcle Brain games. 27. Poptropica An interactive online RPG. 28. TagPro Multi-player online capture the flag. 29. Cookie Clicker Click for cookies and level up. 30. Foddy A running game using your keyboard skills. 31. HabitRPG A habit building app that treats your life like a game. 32. Flash by Night A collection of addictive games. Music   IMAGE: HARRYTHEBAU5 33. Party Cloud Automatically syncs music, now you’re a...

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