André Thomas, Author at Psinergy LLC
X
Menu

André Thomas

Computers, like basically all electronics, don’t get along well with liquids. This can present difficulties when disinfecting computer, cell phone, and tablet surfaces, especially on shared-use devices. During cold and flu season, or when a pandemic hits, shared computers/devices are getting a lot of extra attention and for good reason.[...]
(PS — the good news… we are technically in Spring!) Things are definitely interesting right now! With coronavirus, COVID-19, sweeping the news right now with recommendations to stay home in certain areas, recommending social distancing, as always, washing your hands, and self quarantining if sick… What do you do if[...]
If you’re still running Windows 7, the End-of-Life (EOL) is January 14, 2020… less than 2-months from now, so if you haven’t thought about upgrading to a newer Operating System or purchasing a New Computer, the time is now. It is not a good idea to delay dealing with this past[...]
While many consider ditching Google, including its web browser Chrome, due to privacy concerns and in response to recent actions, Firefox has been one of the primary alternate options. A recent Firefox exploit demonstration that uses a combination of a malicious HTML file, ClickJacking, iframe and SSH bugs may change[...]

As more computers are being built without DVD drives and the associated DVD Player software, consumers are frequently downloading third-party programs to be able to play these and other higher quality video file types. One of the biggest and most trusted names is VLC Media Player. Last week (June 21st),[...]

The post VLC Media Player Security Flaw! appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form. In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means that instead of seeing a password scrambled into a hashed form such[...]

The post Change your Facebook password now! appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

  It’s 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I’m not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by[...]

The post Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software — The Hacker News appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

January 14th, 2020 is less than a year away. For many, this doesn’t seem to mean much, even though it should. Windows 7 is going End-of-Life on this date, meaning the end of extended support from Microsoft for this operating system. This doesn’t mean your Windows 7 computer will suddenly[...]

The post Windows 7 and Planning for the Future appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

A vulnerability has been found in JScript.dll which runs mostly in Internet Explorer and can completely compromise your system and give administrative control to the attacker. It effects basically every current version of Windows in use today, from Windows 7 up to and including Windows Server 2019. It can also be exploited through HTML documents opened in Microsoft Office, so even if you don't use Internet Explorer you can be hacked with this flaw.

The post Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for Windows 7 – 10, including Server OS appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is intended to allow devices inside your local network to open needed ports in your modem/router. This was already an issue as viruses/malware could make a request to have the ports opened and allow malicious communication to go through unfettered. It isn’t supposed to accept[...]

The post UPnP has been a security risk for years, but now it’s WORSE! appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Upcoming Events

Mar
5
Fri
7:30 pm 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
13
Sat
4:21 am 🌑 New Moon
🌑 New Moon
Mar 13 @ 4:21 am – Mar 14 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
20
Sat
all-day Venus In The Morning
Venus In The Morning
Mar 20 all-day
Roll out of bed early, and check out that AMAZINGLY BRIGHT PLANET emerging from the glow where the Sun is about to rise in the east. Watch the sunrise consume it, and be reminded that all day long, Venus is actually right above you, just not quite bright enough to[...]
4:37 am March Equinox
March Equinox
Mar 20 @ 4:37 am – 5:37 am
This is the date when night and day are most nearly the same length. If you live in the northern hemisphere, happy first day of spring! In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the first day of fall. Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
21
Sun
9:40 am 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
Mar 21 @ 9:40 am – Mar 22 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
28
Sun
1:48 pm 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Mar 28 @ 1:48 pm – Mar 29 @ 12:59 am
In the northern hemisphere, early Native American tribes called this the Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. In the southern hemisphere, we might call it The Full Fruit Moon due to the wide variety of[...]
Apr
4
Sun
5:02 am 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
Apr 4 @ 5:02 am – Apr 5 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Apr
11
Sun
9:31 pm 🌑 New Moon
🌑 New Moon
Apr 11 @ 9:31 pm – Apr 12 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Apr
20
Tue
1:59 am 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
Apr 20 @ 1:59 am – Apr 21 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Apr
22
Thu
all-day Lyrids Meteor Shower
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
A fairly bright moon will interfere with this fairly average shower, so try to catch it in the very early morning after the moon has set. The Lyrids can be counted on for about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by[...]