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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[...]
We’ve done numerous Windows 10 Build 1903 Updates, ranging from new machines just out of the box to systems that are several years old.   Biggest Tip for Keeping your Hair during the 1903 Update… The biggest factor we’ve seen that affects successful completion is the update status of the[...]

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.

For businesses today, taking credit cards and storing information on a computer is a normal practice, though is data security? In today’s world, it isn’t “whether you will be hacked”, it’s more a matter of “when will you be hacked”. We’ve seen a number of companies hacked over the last[...]

The post Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months… but what about your business? 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.

Did your internet stop working Tuesday/Wednesday giving the error “DNS server isn’t responding” or something similar? If so, make sure to check your Avast Virus Definitions for updates. There was an error in the virus definitions that blocked DNS lookup requests. The issue has already been corrected in the 8/14/2018[...]

The post Avast had a glitch! – “DNS server isn’t responding” appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]

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Apr
22
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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[...]
Apr
26
Mon
10:31 pm 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Apr 26 @ 10:31 pm – Apr 27 @ 12:59 am
This is also the first of three “supermoons” for 2021, with the moon making a closer-than-usual pass by earth. (It will be closest during the next new moon… when you can’t see it.) In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Pink[...]
May
3
Mon
2:50 pm 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
May 3 @ 2:50 pm – May 4 @ 12:59 am
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May
6
Thu
all-day Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6 – May 7 all-day
The second quarter moon will block out some of the faintest meteors this year. But if you are patient, you should still should be able to catch quite a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower,[...]
May
11
Tue
2:00 pm 🌑 New Moon
🌑 New Moon
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – May 12 @ 12:59 am
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May
17
Mon
4:00 am Mercury Is Back Again!
Mercury Is Back Again!
May 17 @ 4:00 am – 5:00 am
Did you miss seeing Mercury in March? Didn’t want to wake up early to see it in the morning sky? Here’s your second chance. Mercury will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.[...]
May
19
Wed
2:13 pm 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
May 19 @ 2:13 pm – May 20 @ 12:59 am
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May
26
Wed
4:45 am Total Eclipse of the Moon!
Total Eclipse of the Moon!
May 26 @ 4:45 am – 7:53 am
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6:14 am 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
May 26 @ 6:14 am – May 27 @ 12:59 am
This is also the second of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. (6% bigger than average.) In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the[...]
May
31
Mon
all-day Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mercury Retrograde Begins
May 31 all-day
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