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Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional

Microsoft revealed a moment ago how much money it charges customers who would like to get their hands on the company's new Office 2019 Professional. The new version of Office is listed for $439 in the Microsoft Store in the United States.

More than 1000 new Arcade games added to Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has just added more than 1000 new arcade games to the Internet Arcade. Revealed in 2014 for the first time as a way to preserve classic computer and arcade games, and provide users with options to play these games using emulation, it is now one of the largest arcade sites on the Internet.

Check the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows

SpecuCheck is an open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that reveals the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on the system it is run on.

In particular, it returns the state of software and hardware mitigations against CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown), CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre v2), CVE-2018-3260 (Foreshadow), and CVE-2018-3639 (Spectre v4).

 

Google wants to make Chrome Extensions more secure

Google announced a number of changes to Google Chrome's extensions system designed to make the use of extensions more secure.

The company has been in a constant battle against misuse of extensions that are either outright malicious or problematic from a privacy perspective.

Tor Browser 8.0 is a big update

The Tor Project team has released Tor Browser 8.0, a brand new version of the web browser to the public today.

Tor Browser is based on Mozilla Firefox; more precisely on Mozilla's Extended Support Release version of the Firefox web browser. Tor Browser includes Tor which users of the web browser can use to connect to the Tor network to anonymize their Internet connection and various improvements especially when it comes to online privacy.

Microsoft pulls agents from Windows 7, 8.1 and other forums

Microsoft announced on Friday that Microsoft Community forum support will be discontinued for several company products including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Add domain and icon to Gmail's email listings

Gmail Sender Icons is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that adds domain information and icons to Gmail's email listings.

Gmail does not display any information about the sender of the email except for the selected name. The name is no good indicator, however, as it can be selected freely by the sender of the email.

Mozilla plans to push Tracking Protection in Firefox

Mozilla plans to push the built-in Tracking Protection feature of the organization's Firefox web browser in the coming releases.

Firefox will display Tracking Protection options in the browser's user interface more prominently, and Mozilla plans to rename the feature to Smart Blocking eventually as it will block other potentially unwanted content in the future as well.

Malwarebytes' acquisition of Windows Firewall Control maker Binisoft

Security firm Malwarebytes announced last month on May 24, 2018, that it acquired the privately held Romanian company Binisoft, best know for its Windows Firewall Control security product.

Windows Firewall Control is a standalone security product for supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that adds better Windows Firewall management capabilities to the operating system.

Configure Firefox to accept third-party cookies for the session only

Third-party cookies are still widely used on today's Internet to track users across browsing sessions and sites they visit. While the reach of the tracking depends on the popularity of a service -- it needs to be implemented in as many sites as possible -- it is fair to say that if you allow third-party cookies to roam freely you will be tracked.

Firefox exposes only some of its cookie options in the browser options. You can block third-party cookies entirely or allow them only for sites you visited in the past.

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