5 password mistakes you can't afford to make

5 password mistakes you can't afford to make
There's a joke going around the Internet that says, "I changed my password to 'incorrect,' so whenever I forget it the computer will say, 'Your password is incorrect.'" It's a funny idea, but passwords … They have dictionaries with millions of the …
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The Growing Threat of Ransomware
"My mom called me one night, and she was ranting about needing to pay a ransom," she tells PCMag. … Mom got her files, the hackers got their money, and everyone who read the story in The New York Times learned about the phenomenon of ransomware, a …
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My Flight With the Wannabe Space Pilots of the Mojave
Right now they're sitting in leather chairs and taking notes, but in just an hour and a half, they will be in the grown-up versions of those toys, learning how to fly in formations like fighter pilots and airshow pros. And while the chaperones—like …
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Office 2016 for Mac price & buying advice: UK pricing for Office for Mac

Office 2016 for Mac price & buying advice: UK pricing for Office for Mac
"If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the … Every Office 2016 application gets a Yosemite/El Capitan look and feel and apps are optimized to work …
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Apple admits how long iPhones, Mac computers are meant to last
For Mac computers, the latest version, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, has a much longer reach. It still supports computers … In 2015, there were users who complained that their iPhones slowed down after they updated to the new iOS 9. There were little …
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How to upgrade your MacBook Pro Retina to a 1TB PCIe SSD (+video)
Upgrade the to the latest version of OS X — in this case it would be El Capitan v10.11.4. Next, because you're not likely to simply swap out the OWC SSD for the factory drive without migrating data over, you'll want to perform a Time Machine backup to …
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Why Netflix streaming is getting slower, and probably won't get better any

Why Netflix streaming is getting slower, and probably won't get better any
As you can imagine, it's awfully hard to make sure that everyone gets fairly paid for the traffic that crosses their network, which is why the internet is based on peering agreements. Basically, Netflix builds its network of routers and data centers …
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TV This Week: 'Girls'; 'Better Call Saul'; Portlander on 'Alone'; Pearl
"Better Call Saul": Despite a few familiar faces turning up, this second season has shown that "Better Call Saul" is no simple "Breaking Bad" spinoff. The pace has been slow-burning, but the show has become more subtly powerful each week. And the …
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The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch
A router does this by accepting traffic from the LAN, substituting its own public IP address for the LAN IP address the packet came from, and sending the packet on to the Internet. When replies to the packet come back to the router, the router looks up …
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Multiple sclerosis drug may raise JC virus antibody levels, leading to fatal

Multiple sclerosis drug may raise JC virus antibody levels, leading to fatal
Multiple sclerosis drug may raise the risk of John Cunningham virus (JCV) resulting in a fatal brain infection. The study found that multiple sclerosis patients taking natalizumab may have a 10 times greater risk of developing a biomarker that …
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Multiple sclerosis drug tied to rising JC virus antibody levels
It is caused by the John Cunningham virus (JCV), a common virus usually kept under control by the immune system. But people with weakened immune systems, or on immunosuppressive drugs, are more susceptible to JCV-related problems. Natalizumab …
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In memoriam: The legacies of John F. Kurtzke and Richard T. Johnson
His contributions to neurology, neuroepidemiology and MS research were widely regarded, and he was awarded the Dystel Prize for MS research in 1997 and the Charcot Award in 1999, in addition to the creation of the John F. Kurtzke Clinician–Scientist …
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Former Sabre John Scott and his odyssey of extremes

Former Sabre John Scott and his odyssey of extremes
A computer programmer later designed a method to thwart NHL.com and stuff the e-ballot box for him. “Vancouver made it clear … As the MV Blue Puttees navigated the 110-mile route from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland on a foggy afternoon – her last run …
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A gaming mouse is a luxury I don't need, but I still want one
Though all of these mice are still available and I'd gladly recommend any of them, quite a few contenders for the crown have made their debut since I published my roundup. … Once I downloaded the driver and restarted the computer, everything was …
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Florida priest still missing; Suspect has Aiken hearing
Wednesday the U.S. Marshals Service received a tip that Murray was in the Aiken, S.C. area, where he grew up, around 4 p.m., according to Augusta, Ga., television station WRDW-TV. There, after yet another high-speed chase, Murray ditched the car and …
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TweakBit PCSpeedUp Review: Improve performance and speed of PC

TweakBit PCSpeedUp Review: Improve performance and speed of PC
This tool, comes to you from Auslogics, and lets you diagnose your computer for speed slowing issues and even fix them. PCSpeedUp performs various … PCSpeedUp comes with a free 24×7 live support from computer experts. With the help of experts you …
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Microsoft Windows 10 review – 'a future to be embraced, not feared'
Update: we've put Windows 10's new Edge web browser through a few rendering performance and HTML5-compliance tests and the results are in. It's a noticeable … on Windows 10. With it, Microsoft has to persuade Windows 7 holdouts to upgrade, while …
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NTI Backup Now 6
… Windows 10 systems. Bottom Line. NTI Backup Now 6's interface is improved, and it can protect your PC's folders and files, including system files, but it falls short of the competition when it comes to usability and speed of some operations …
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Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft reveals

Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft reveals
This virtual version of the OS, which Microsoft is calling a Windows 10 'emulator', exists as a new web portal containing information about its features, apps, and video presentations. There are 11 …. It also fixed a bug stopping Kaspersky tools like …
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Kaspersky Sees More Financial-Markets Hacking After Bangladesh
Attacks of this kind are akin to cyber-terrorism, Kaspersky said. Technology that cracks banks' safety systems is available for purchase, and it's possible that some individuals hire professionals to hack financial systems to paralyze them, rather than …
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Asia Mobile Banking Apps Riddled With Malware
But South Korea gets the lion's share of the relatively large number of mobile banking Trojans in the region, according to Kaspersky Lab's Aleks Gostev, Chief Security Expert for Global research and Analysis. “This country is number one in the world …
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As pros, 2012 US Olympic men's team shut out in London has acquitted itself well

As pros, 2012 US Olympic men's team shut out in London has acquitted itself well
Spence (19-0, 16 KOs), one of boxing's very best prospects and with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao now retired, is considered to be among the next faces of the sport. The southpaw from Texas headlines the … Spence says Olympic politics …
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Maximum Velocity: Facing the ATP's fastest serves head-on
He normally does it only once before each serve, but this is set point, 6–5 in the first set tiebreaker against world No. 71 ranked Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the quarters of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston. A second bounce helps …
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How Do You Go Deep On Machine Learning?
And let's assume that this is someone who wants to work on computational advertising, natural language processing, image analysis, social networks, search, and ranking. Let's start with the requirements for doing machine learning (disclaimer to my …
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Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 14-20)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 14-20)
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog shocked Muppets fans August 4, 2015 by announcing the end of their long-running and often tortured love affair. "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult …
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B review
While the Pi 3 is still remarkably power efficient, running off a 5v micro USB connection with a maximum power draw of 2.5A, the extra hardware means that, for embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Foundation still recommend the Pi Zero and Pi 1 A+ if you …
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How was your weekend running?
I'm not sure why, but I've always wanted to do the Kingston Breakfast Run. I think it might be the presence of a meal in the title. So yesterday I finally managed to get around to ticking it off my bucket list. Having been ill most of last week, I …
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Bribery helped criminals whitelist malware in Chinese antivirus product

Bribery helped criminals whitelist malware in Chinese antivirus product
“These apps passed Qihoo's inspection and were whitelisted, allowing them and the contraband malware to run on machines protected by the widespread and free anti-virus solution offered by Qihoo for mobile and PC. Once this phase was complete, the …
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AVG CloudCare
The service is comprised of AVG Antivirus (which includes file protection), e-mail protection for Microsoft Outlook and other mail clients, identity protection, web protection, and a firewall. AVG Content Filtering Service and AVG Online Backup Service …
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Is it time to switch your business to Windows 10?
If you do the upgrade directly online, it is about a 3 GB download – so it may be necessary to plan to do fleets of PCs locally so as not to congest limited internet connections in some businesses. Note this free upgrade is not available to volume …
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