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Want to keep your desktops, laptops and servers safe from malware?  The proven strategy, to protect yourself from malware and ransomware infections is a complete, comprehensive approach. Ensure all devices on your network are running an up to date anti-virus solution and anti-malware product, update all vulnerable software (Adobe Acrobat, Flash, Java), use ...

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Thinking of upgrading the RAM on your Lenovo 110-15ibr?  Well, you can’t as the memory is integrated onto the motherboard. However, the hard drive can be replaced with an SSD which provides a significant improvement in performance.  A shame about the memory, ...

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As silly as the name sounds, Dirty Cow is a serious vulnerability that affects most Linux Operating Systems [ see CVE-2016-5195 ] The Dirty COW vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195) provides privilege escalation in the Linux Kernel that can allow a local user (say for example, a web hosting account) to gain root access to the affected server. The vulnerability is present in ...

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Traveling on the train – wifi works fine on my iPhone but not on my laptop. Windows 10 detects the irish-rail hotspot, connects but won’t load up the captive portal; http://irishrail.on.icomera.com/ – Pinging the gateway yields a reply. [ 10.101.0.1 ] A quick ping of irishrail.on.icomera.com: Ping request could not find host ...

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Panasonic KX-UT136

By default, Panasonic have disabled the web interface of the KX-UT VoIP phones. To enable the web interface follow the steps below: Power on phone Wait for to be fully operational Press the Setting Button on your handset Enter #534 using the keypad Scroll down to Embedded Web and set it to On Press Enter. The web interface should now be enabled. You will now be ...

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Outlook 2013 Banner

I had experienced an usual glitch earlier – a new configuration of Outlook 2013 froze whilst waiting for the Exchange Online setup to complete. After closing it down, Outlook would not launch. Even after a reboot, Outlook failed to launch. No luck accessing mail profiles with Mail in Control Panel either, quite bizarre. A quick regedit got it back up and ...

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Tesley CPVA642

The Tesley CPVA 642 routers supplied by Magnet Networks are vulnerable to an offline dictionary attack if the WPA-PSK handshake is obtained by an attacker. The WPA-PSK pass phrase has the following features: • Starts with MAGNET0 • Adds six random numerical digits • 1 million possible combinations ( MAGNET0000000 – MAGNET0999999 ) The entire keyspace can be ...

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Quickly posting this guide while working on this laptop! Even though the ASUS X205TA has a CPU which supports x64 – it’s UEFI is based on x86. No CSM option in BIOS, even with most recent update. ( ASUS, why? ) No big deal, right?  See below for a quick run through on how to do the reinstall / fresh install. Download Rufus Connect USB drive Open ...

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ACR_Error

I’ve encountered many issues with Bank of Ireland’s online services; specifically Business On Line.  The issues usually arise when a Java update has been installed. This morning, we had a client who could had difficulty accessing the Business On Line website – the following message was displayed in Internet ...

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The authors of TeslaCrypt, a common variant of Ransomware, have shut down their servers and released the master decryption key which can be used to recover files that were originally encrypted by Teslcrypt, free of charge. BloodDolly has updated “Tesla Decoder” with the TeslaCrypt master key, allowing users infected with Teslacrypt to recover their files ...

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