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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome, V.T. Eric Layton!
« Last post by V.T. Eric Layton on November 26, 2021, 08:20:32 PM »
Thank you. It's good to be here. :)
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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome, V.T. Eric Layton!
« Last post by icotonev on November 26, 2021, 04:08:45 PM »
Nice to see you here ..! I hope you like it ..!  :)
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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome securitybreach!
« Last post by icotonev on November 26, 2021, 04:06:43 PM »
Welcome..!  :)
I hope you like it here..!  :)
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I would be more worried about slack remote connection policies.

This is true. And I am not trying to minimize the severity of that vulnerability. And certainly, Microsoft needs to patch it quickly. But realistically, how worried are you that this might happen with one of your computers? Or the computers belonging to your family, friends and clients?

That is, how many users do you know even have remote access set up? That is, to allow access from outside their own network? I think I know two, and both are IT professionals. How many users do you know leave their computers out, unattended and exposed where strangers or untrustworthy users can sit down at that computer and exploit this vulnerability?

So I think that illustrates my point, but from a different angle. That "security researcher" ::)  had his little puerile tantrum because his reward was not as big as he greedily thought it should be. Yet we have to wonder, how serious, or rather how likely is it that this vulnerability will be exploited? How many users are likely to be victimized? I have to think it would be very few.

Now I don't know about others, or that security researcher, but a $1000 "reward" is not chump-change to me. This guy is not a Microsoft employee. He didn't risk his life or his own security. He was not hired by or contracted by Microsoft to find security flaws in Windows.

He did not selflessly sacrifice anything! And yet he's so mad at Microsoft because they wouldn't give him $10,000, that he selfishly and recklessly put others at risk!  >:( >:( >:(

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I would be more worried about slack remote connection policies. This would give an antagonist physical access as if they were there. They could also do it undetected if other vulnerabilities were present. ie: SSH, RDP, etc.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: 7-zip
« Last post by Digerati on November 25, 2021, 04:25:10 PM »
Odd how .05 was removed from the change history log.

https://7-zip.org/history.txt

Oh well. No big deal.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: 7-zip
« Last post by ky331 on November 25, 2021, 02:23:27 PM »
7-zip 21.06          2021-11-24
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- The window "Add to Archive" now allows to set a limit on memory usage (RAM)
  that will be used for compressing.
- New switch -mmemuse={N}g / -mmemuse=p{N} to set a limit on memory usage (RAM)
  for compressing and decompressing.
- Bug in versions 21.00-21.05 was fixed:
  7-Zip didn't set attributes of directories during archive extracting.
- Some bugs were fixed.
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Microsoft released KB5007235, the monthly ā€œCā€ release preview cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 Versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004. 

IMPORTANT:  Windows 10, version 2004 will reach end of servicing on December 14, 2021. To continue receiving security and quality updates, it is strongly recommended that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Note:  Due to the holidays, there will not be a "C" release preview in December.

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.  For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month see Windows 10 update servicing cadence primer.

Update: To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 10 update history
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Jokes / Re: Teacher Questions & Student Answwers
« Last post by DR M on November 24, 2021, 06:03:41 PM »


I have more. And they are ... real!!!
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Jokes / Teacher Questions & Student Answwers
« Last post by Corrine on November 24, 2021, 05:41:43 PM »
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