You are here

TekBits Technology News

Harden Windows PCs with SysHardener

SysHardener is a free program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that system administrators may run to harden the Windows environment and reduce attack vectors.

Windows ships with a default configuration that concentrates on compatibility rather than security. While newer versions of Windows come with more and more security features and tools, it is fair to say that the default state of the operating system after installation is not as secure as it could be.

Addons Detector for Android review

Addons Detector is a free application for Google's Android operating system that reveals which addon packages installed applications use among other things. You may use it to find out which apps include advertising or analytics addons, which apps make use of push notifications, or which apps use which permissions on the device.

How to set up Remote Desktop on Windows

Remote Desktop is a built-in feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system which enables you to control a Windows PC from remote devices using Microsoft's Remote Desktop client app.

All versions of Windows support remote connections, but only professional or Enterprise editions can be configured to accept remote connections. In other words, if you manage a PC with Windows 10 Pro, you may enable Remote Desktop on that device to connect to it remotely. You cannot do so, however, if you manage a Windows 10 Home PC.

Mozilla removes individual cookie management in Firefox 60 from preferences

The most recent version of Firefox Nightly, currently at version 60, comes with changes to Firefox's cookie management. Mozilla merged cookie settings with site data in the web browser which impacts how you configure and manage cookie options.

If you run Firefox 59 or earlier, you can load about:preferences#privacy to manage privacy related settings in Firefox. If you set the history to "use custom settings for history" or "remember history", you get an option manage cookie settings and to remove individual cookies from Firefox.

Block YouTube Channels, Videos and comments with Video Blocker

YouTube is an excellent resource for video content, but it is also plagued by spam, trolls, and lots of video content that you dislike. The trending and recommended video sections on the YouTube homepage, and the suggestions that YouTube lists in the sidebar on video pages may contain content that you would never watch.

We reviewed the Video Blocker extension for Chrome back in 2014 and found it to be an effective weapon against videos on YouTube that you don't want to see or be exposed to.

Three essential tools for the GNU/Linux Photographer

As a Journalist by day, and awesome cave dwelling Linux nerd by night, I take a lot of photographs with my Nikon D3300.

That said, there are the obvious tools by Adobe that one can use, such as Photoshop, but there are some pretty awesome tools available for free to GNU/Linux users I thought I might share.

With the three together, I’ve got basically everything I have needed.

Firefox 60: HTTPS upgrade for Mixed Content

Mozilla plans to launch a new feature in Firefox 60 that upgrades optionally-blockable mixed content on HTTPS sites to HTTPS if possible.

The migration to an HTTPS powered World Wide Web is in full swing. One of the byproducts of the migration is that some sites may load HTTPS and HTTP content. This is called Mixed Content and it is undesirable as it reduces security and privacy if loaded.

KB4077528 and KB4077525 for Windows 10 released

Microsoft released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows 10 version 1703 yesterday under KB4077528 and KB4077525.

About 15% of all Windows 10 devices don't run the latest version, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, according to AdDuplex. While the Fall Creators Update should be available to all customers -- minus the ones that have incompatible hardware -- some admins and customers prefer not to install it yet or cannot install it because they run into issues doing so.

Search across all Firefox tabs with Search Multi Tabs

Search Multi Tabs is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that enables you to search across all open Firefox tabs at once.

Veteran Firefox users may remember extensions such as Tabby2 from 2011, Findbar Tweak from 2013 or Hugo Search All Tabs from 2013 which offered the same functionality. All of these extensions are not compatible with Firefox 57 anymore as Mozilla removed support for the classic add-on system in that release.

Chronological list of all updated Microsoft KB support articles

It is difficult to keep up with Microsoft. If you administrate Windows server or client systems or are responsible for maintaining PCs in a home network or even individual PCs of friends or family, you already have a lot to do when it comes to keeping them up to date.

Sure, you can keep automatic updates enabled and hope for the best. Microsoft's past performance in this regard has made this less practicable as you will run into issues eventually.

Pages

TekBits News

Search form

HOME

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer