Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

A few interesting items…

* An inside look at Internet Explorer 10’s mysterious Flash whitelist

In Windows 8 and especially on Windows RT, your ability to run Flash programs hosted on the web depends on whether a site is included on Microsoft’s Compatibility View list. So what does it take to get added to that list? And what can you do if a favorite Flash-based site won’t work?” Read more

* Nine changes to the default Word 2013 settings (short slideshow)

Some of the default settings in Word 2013 just don’t work for him, so before he does anything else Mark Kaelin changes them.View on site

A lot of you had your Yahoo! Mail accounts hacked (and everyone in your Contacts list received an email containing a dangerous link…). If you haven’t done so in a while, you probably want to change your password. (And yes, you have to be suspicious. Just because a link seems to come from a friend, doesn’t mean they really sent it to you..)

* Yahoo Mail users hit by widespread hacking, XSS exploit seemingly to blame (Update: Fixed)

Late last night reports started coming in suggesting that Yahoo Mail users have had their accounts hacked. While “hacked” is a very broad term nowadays, it does appear that Yahoo email accounts are being compromised after users click on a malicious link they receive in their inboxes.Read more..

* Java zero-day infections pick up steam

An exploit that takes advantage of a gaping hole in Java has exploded across the globe, according to security firm Kaspersky Labs.Read more..

Related: Remove Java (+ A Friday Fun Video )

And this article seems a bit late to the game to me..

* Ditch the problem router and move to Wireless-N

If you’ve been having problems with your Wireless-G Wi-Fi, it might be time to consider an inexpensive upgrade to Wireless-N.” Read more..

Well, I’m out of time. Have a great day, everybody!

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January 14, 2013 Posted by | computers, cyber crime, Internet, News, tech | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments