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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« Last post by raymac46 on January 19, 2022, 01:19:41 PM »
Good on you, Corrine!
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« Last post by V.T. Eric Layton on January 19, 2022, 01:08:48 PM »
Well deserved! Congratulations, Corrine! :)
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« Last post by plodr on January 19, 2022, 12:39:04 PM »
Congratulations, Corrine.
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LandzDown Lounge / Congratulations, Corrine!
« Last post by DR M on January 19, 2022, 09:45:28 AM »
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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes
« Last post by Corrine on January 18, 2022, 07:37:47 PM »
Malwarebytes version 4.5.2.157 component package 1.0.1562 released.

From Malwarebytes 4.5:

What’s New in 4.5.2:
  • Security Advisor
    • Animation when resolving issue in a card on SA page
  • Update the copy of info-tip for Brute force protection
  • Scan report: Add completion status and update Scan result label
  • Reduce image memory usage in C++/Qml
Some Issues now addressed:
  • Fixed: 4.5.0 Upgrade failures in the field under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: UI Crashing in the field Under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: mbamtray crashes on Windows 11 and Windows 7 under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: BSOD caused by MWAC (mwac+15eca)
  • Fixed: BSOD occurs everytime a scan is run with RTP enabled under certain circumstances
  • Resolved:  MWAC interferes with Techloq Filter
  • Fixed: Misleading Brute Force Protection infotip in Security Advisor while BFP is enabled
  • Fixed: Several Minor UI issues
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Pale Moon Version 29.4.4 Released with Security Updates
« Last post by Corrine on January 18, 2022, 11:55:54 AM »
Pale Moon has been updated to version 29.4.4.  This is a security update.

Linux versions will follow shortly.

Changes/fixes:
  • Improved application library loading security. DiD
  • Fixed an issue in JavaScript serialization. DiD
  • Fixed a potential out-of-bounds issue in IndexedDB. DiD
  • Fixed a potential issue in widget data handling code. DiD
  • Fixed potentially exploitable crashes in handling truncated/corrupt media files or streams.
  • Fixed an issue in the DOM FileReader code.
  • Updated NSS to 3.52.3 to address a security issue.
  • Fixed the following security issues: CVE-2022-22736, CVE-2022-22741, CVE-2021-4140, CVE-2022-22746, CVE-2022-22744 and CVE-2022-22747.
  • Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 8 fixed, 4 DiD, 17 not applicable.
*DiD This means that a fix is "Defense-in-Depth": It is a fix that does not apply to a (potentially) actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code, e.g. when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem, or when new attack vectors are discovered.
Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows:  Pale Moon for Windows downloads.

Update:  To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

Release Notes
Release Cycle
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Microsoft released out-of-band (OOB) updates to address issues related to VPN connectivity, Windows Server Domain Controllers restarting, Virtual Machines start failures, and ReFS-formatted removable media failing to mount.

As indicated in the Announcement at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/windows-message-center#2777, the updates released today are available for download on the Microsoft Update Catalog. In addition, some can also be installed directly through Windows Update as optional updates. Updates for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows Server 2012 can only be downloaded and installed via the Microsoft Update Catalog.

The KB numbers corresponding to your operating system can be found at the referenced Announcement, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/windows-message-center#2777.
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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome, colin.p!
« Last post by Corrine on January 17, 2022, 04:49:06 PM »
I gather that the refurbished PC you purchased doesn't meet the qualifications for Windows 11.  (PC Health Check App, tutorial, How to Check if your Computer or Device is Windows 11 Compatible [UPDATED]).  Fortunately, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.

As to Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, I agree that both are very good, although it wouldn't hurt to run an occasional check with the free version of Malwarebytes. 

Although I much prefer Microsoft Edge, uBlock Origin is my choice as well and it work great on Edge too.
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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome, colin.p!
« Last post by colin.p on January 16, 2022, 11:37:14 PM »
I forgot to add that I use a standard user account for everyday usage instead of an admin account.
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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome, colin.p!
« Last post by colin.p on January 16, 2022, 10:34:48 PM »
Windows 10 Home 21H2
Windows Defender: Configure Defender, Simple Windows Hardening, Run By Smartscreen, Windows Firewall Control. I also ran OO Shutup 10.

I remember back in my XP days having to run a bunch of things to make it fairly secure, but I want to keep win 10 as easy to use as possible and it can't get much easier than win defender. But truth be told, my computer needs are rather modest and I don't go to sketchy sites nearly as much as I used to.

I use Chrome for all my Google stuff (Gmail, photos, maps, search etc) and Firefox for everything else. Chrome only has uBlock Origin to block youtube ads, but I have Firefox fairly tight with DDG Search, uBlock Origin, and No Script.

I've been using linux (ubuntu) exclusively since 2008 but this last March, I bought a refurb from Newegg. I figured I had been away from win for awhile and needed a "new" computer. If I didn't like windows, I could always return to linux as all the rest of my motley crew of computers run a mix of ubuntu, Linux Lite, and Debian 11. I will hopefully keep win 10 at least until MS kicks it to the curb or until I get bored and turn this into another linux box, but I'm in no hurry. I could probably buy another refurb then, as there will likely lots of discarded machines that won't run 11, but should make crackin' good linux computers.
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