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Security Alarm: iOS 1’s QR Code Parser Bug Disclosed

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Ever since the release of iOS 11, a plenty of bugs have been found in this iteration of iOS. Recently a new QR code URL parser bug in iOS 11’s Camera app is unveiled by infosec, which can be exploited to lead iOS 11 users to malicious phishing websites.

iOS 11 introduces a new feature to allow the native Camera app to automatically scan QR codes and interpret them, so that users don’t have to open up different apps to scan the codes separately. The Camera app can recognize varied QR codes, including HomeKit setup codes, contacts, calendars, maps, messages, network settings, websites, callback URLs and so forth, and to do so, users will need to enable the Scan QR Codes feature in Settings > Camera. Once you scan a QR code which contains a URL, a notification carrying the hostname will pop up to ask if you want to access to the URL, and as you agree to do so, you will be redirected to the website in Safari.

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March 26, 2018 Security News , , ,

Get Trouble to Uninstall Nox App Player? Look at here!

“I can’t open and can’t uninstall Nox App Player, what can I do? Can somebody tell me how to do to exactly uninstall it from Windows? Anyway, I own a Windows 8 PC. Thanks a lot!!!”

Many and many people have their problem to fully uninstall Nox App Player from a Windows PC, how can be that difficult to remove a software in Windows? Until one day I met problems too when try to remove this app from my computer, then I realize how important it is to completely &safely get rid of Nox App Player, because none of us want get to trouble in the later using of computer:

  • You need to re-install Nox App Player before using it;
  • Still find track related with Nox App Player in computer;
  • Registry files and data still remained in the system;
  • Your computer is becoming slower and slower;
  • It may lead to some risk during couple of documents;

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March 15, 2018 Operating Systems & Updates, Uninstall Guides , ,

Apple Closes iOS 11.2.5 Validation: Upgrade to iOS 11.2.6

Apple Closes iOS 11.2.5 Validation: Upgrade to iOS 11.2.6

Apple has just turned off the iOS 11.2.5 verification channel on March 2, 2018, users who have installed iOS 11 are now unable to degrade, and the lowest version of DFU‘s official version is iOS 11.2. 6.

On the early hours of February 24, Apple released the official iOS 11.2.5 firmware update that focuses on bug fixes and security updates. However, just today, Apple officials again closed the iOS 11.2.5 system verification channel, so that some users have been upgraded to iOS 11.2.6 can no longer be returned to the previous versions.

iOS 11.2.6, which is just a routine repair update and promises fix the nasty crash bug on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. A supplemental update to macOS 10.3.3 fixes it on Mac and watchOS 4.2.3 fixes it on Apple Watch. Apple’s tvOS also received an update that fixes the same bug on Apple TV. However, Apple stopped signing iOS 11.2.5 for more than a week after the update.

On its security update page, Apple has credited an anonymous researcher for discovering this bug. Security update pages for all updates carry the same details as follows:

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption
  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved input validation.
  • CVE-2018-4124: an anonymous researcher

 Apple Closes iOS 11.2.5 Validation: Upgrade to iOS 11.2.6

In general, to shut down the verification channels of the old system can effectively prevent the fragmentation of iOS ecosystem and prevent some devices from escaping.

In fact, before that, Apple has closed iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2 and other different versions of the system authentication channel. This means that, so far, users want to upgrade the system, you can only brush iOS 11.2.6 official version and iOS 11.3 beta system, in addition to wait for the updated version of the system was introduced.

At present, Apple CEO Cook has confirmed that ios11.3 will be released in the spring. In function, iOS 11.3 in addition to adding a few functional options, you can also display the battery performance and suggest whether the battery needs repair. However, want to use these features, you must now complete the relevant settings on the phone, and must be iPhone 6 and later models. If you are iPhone5S and some models, then smart missed missed.

March 14, 2018 Apple Info, iOS 11.2.5 , ,

How Could I ever Uninstall Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller Software from My Computer?

Do you ever have the problem to successfully uninstall Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller Software, someone does have trouble to remove it.

From Pete in AicrosoftAnswers:

“I have a game controller installed in Windows 7 Game Controllers. This controller is configured incorrectly and I wish to delete it, then reinstall the game controller.
If I unplug the game controller and reboot then plug the controller into a different USB port, the old configuration shows again.

How can I delete this controller from the Windows 7 Game Controllers?”

Well, clearly that he met problem when try to uninstall Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller Software from Windows 7. The problem is why he’s unable to remove this thing, and how exactly he can do to finally get rid of Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller Software? Let’s keep reading this page for appropriate answer.

How Could I ever Uninstall Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller Software

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February 2, 2018 Drivers, How-to-Guides , ,

‘iPhone SE 2’ said to Launch in May or June with Wireless Charging

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will support wireless charging, and will be released in the summer of 2018. Luke Lin, an analyst from Digitimes Research in Taiwan said about Apple’s latest action.

In addition, MacRumors has also quoted that “Apple is reportedly working on a new entry-level smartphone model similar to the iPhone SE that will support wireless charging and be released in time for summer 2018.” Luke Lin, who believes that Apple’s iPhone SE successor will have a glass back similar to the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X, but will lack the 3D sensing capabilities of the latter model.

‘iPhone SE 2’ said to Launch in May or June

This is what he said about ‘iPhone SE:

For the entry-level sector, Apple is preparing a new inexpensive smartphone similar to the iPhone SE for 2018, featuring the wireless charging functionality, but not 3D sensing. The smartphone will begin mass production in the second quarter with the official launch in May or June, Lin noted.

But what he saying did not mention the size of the new entry-level model, the details are the same with four-inch Phone SE 2 in previous rumors, despite earlier speculation that the device will be released in the first quarter of 2018, not in the second quarter.

Is all from August last year that the rumors flied about a the specifications of Apple’s next small form factor smartphone, when Indian tech website Tekz24 claimed Apple’s next iPhone SE model would have an A10 Fusion chip, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB and 128GB storage capacities, and a slightly larger 1,700 mAh battery.

In November, China’s Economic Daily News claimed Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE was set for the first half of 2018 and would be assembled by Wistron at its factory in Bengaluru, India, where some assembly of the current iPhone SE occurs. Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce also recently predicted that Apple is planning to launch a second-generation iPhone SE in 2018 to target the mid-range smartphone market.

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What to Do when Windows Uninstaller and unin000.ex won’t be able to Uninstall MyWinLocker?

It’s such an annoying and embarrassing thing when failed to uninstall MyWinLocker by Windows Uninstaller and build-in unin000.ex application, by the way, how should you do to remove MyWinLocker successfully when these two most common manual method won’t do anything for the removal?

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Can Windows uninstaller help?

Vernod met this problem in the past and asked for help in forum.

“I recently purchased an Acer laptop which had some application called MyWinLocker by EgisTec.

When launching the program and on startup, I get the following error:

  • The application has failed to start because sysenv.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem

When I try to reinstall from the acer restore program,

  • it says an updated version is already installed and therefore nothing can be done.

When I try to uninstall application, I click on change, and then it says:

  • Some files that need to be updated are currently in use:
  • EgisUpdate Release Application
  • The option is then to automatically close and attempt to restart applications

When I click next, I get error 1722 says there is an error with this windows installer package.”

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January 12, 2018 Encryption Software, Security Software , ,

AMD’s Ryzen Desktop APUs will be coming on February 12 from $99

Just ahead of CES 2018 pre-show, AMD has announced a lot of new products will be coming in this year, including Ryzen Desktop APUs and Ryzen Mobile APUs. Now, with the closer and closer to coming time of release, we can also see the full massage of AMD desktop version for Ryzen APU.

AMD's Ryzen Desktop APUs will be coming on February 12 from $99

The detailed information of these two Ryzen

First of all, let’s take look on what configurations of these Ryzen might have after releasing.

Also known as the Ryzen 2000G series APUs, these processors offer the power of AMD Zen CPU and Radeon Vega GPU in one single package. For starters, AMD will be releasing two different models, as listed below:

Ryzen 5 2400G: 3.6GHz Base / 3.9GHz Max Boost / 4 Cores / 8 Threads / 11 Computational Units for Graphics

Ryzen 3 2200G: 3.5GHz Base / 3.7GHz Max Boost / 4 Cores / 4 Threads / 8 Computational Units for Graphics

This is, the Ryzen 3 2200G offers four CPU cores and four threads clocked at 3.5 GHz plus an 8 compute unit Vega GPU.

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As for the price, these two APUs are pretty crazy in what they offer at a low price point. The Ryzen 3 2200G is from $99 dollars, while Ryzen 5 2400G is $169 dollars.

The Ryzen 5 2400G, for example, has a four core, eight thread CPU clocked at 3.6 GHz with a boost up to 3.9 GHz. It also packs a Vega GPU with 11 compute units, or 704 shader cores, with a base clock of 1240 MHz. You get all of this for just $169, which is only $5 more than the Ryzen 5 1400, yet you get higher CPU clocks out of the box and decent integrated graphics.

These two APUs will be available on February 12, 2018, please pay attention to the official website if you’d like to purchase one.

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Take Proper Steps to Uninstall Whatsapp on Your Mac

Take Proper Steps to Uninstall Whatsapp on Your Mac

Encountered issues when trying to get rid of Whatsapp? Wondering how to effectively uninstall Whatsapp for Mac? Simply dragging its icon to the Trash does not help remove all the components this app creates on your system. In this post we would like to share three available methods to help you remove Whatsapp on macOS/Mac OS X.

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January 3, 2018 Uninstall Guides ,

Trump Signs Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

Trump Signs Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

American president Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the bill into law to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab software within the U.S. Government, which puts an end to the months-long attempt to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies.

“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue,” said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who led calls in Congress to scrub the software from government computers. She added that the Russian company’s software represented a “grave risk” to U.S. national security.

The directive appears in Section 1634 of the 2018 NDAA, and it reads as follows:

“No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through work with or on behalf of another department, agency, organization, or element of the Federal Government, any hardware, software, or services developed or provided, in whole or in part, by—
(1) Kaspersky Lab (or any successor entity);
(2) any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Kaspersky Lab; or
(3) any entity of which Kaspersky Lab has majority ownership.”

In September the Trump administration issued a directive requiring both military and civilian agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days.

Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied that it has ties to any government and said it would not help a government with cyber espionage. In an attempt to address American government suspicions, the company declared in October that it was willing to submit the source code of its software and future update for inspection by independent parties. This proposal was not accepted however, and last week Kaspersky Lab announced that it would close its its Washington, D.C. offices.

As a response to this ban, Kaspersky Lab said in a statement on Tuesday that it continued to have “serious concerns” about the law “due to its geographic-specific approach to cybersecurity”. It added that the company was assessing its options and would continue to “protect its customers from cyber threats (while) collaborating globally with the IT security community to fight cybercrime”.

Source: Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

 

December 13, 2017 IT News ,

Microsoft Updates Remote Desktop App for macOS

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Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday released out its new Remote Desktop app for Mac computers in the App Store. The update introduces a new UI design, some improvements in managing connections and new functionalities available in a remote session. Note that you can only use this app to control a remote machine running a Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise version of Windows via your Mac.

The new version (10.0.1) is free to download and requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. If you have installed the previous version of Remote Desktop, you can get the new version in Mac App Store. Here are some new features contained in the version:

  • Redirect your local microphone and smart cards
  • Use MacOS keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy, and paste in a remote session
  • Assign desktop connections to custom groups
  • Easily identify active connections in the connection center
  • Manage a single list of user accounts in the preferences of the app
  • Store multiple entries of the same username with different passwords

To remotely control your Windows PC via your Mac, you need to complete the configuration of the Microsoft Remote Desktop clients on both Windows PC and Mac. To migrate connection data from Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0 you have installed on your Mac, you can first of all, download the new version in App Store to install it, then click connections in the menu, and choose the option to import connections from the other app. Note: friendly names for the connections are not ported to the new app.

On January a vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac OS X, which allows a malicious terminal server to read and write any file in the home directory of the connecting user. The code execution hole was submitted to the company on July 2016 but Microsoft patched it on January 2017. Considering the potential risk, you are suggested to update the software to the latest version.

November 30, 2017 Software Review , ,