Best Open Source Office Suites

Best Open Source Office Suites

Open source office software has come a long way in recent years, so choosing free software over expensive proprietary software doesn’t mean you’ll lose features and support. Today’s open source office productivity software is feature-rich and provides access to online documentation and large communities of users and developers. Choices abound, but few are worth your […Read More]

Use Windows File History to Back Up Your Data

Use Windows File History to Back Up Your Data

File History is a built-in tool that was first introduced in Windows 8 and it allows you to recover files you might have accidentally deleted, or restore a modified document to an earlier version. Windows 10 offers an improved version of the File History tool. Here’s a rundown of how it works, configuration tips, and […Read More]

Remove old and corrupt Windows update files

Remove old and corrupt Windows update files

Microsoft has just released its biggest update to Windows 10 yet. The Creators Update introduces lots of new features and general improvements. However, a big update like this requires a big download, and the installation files that Microsoft places on your system don’t get removed afterwards. Fortunately it’s easy enough to reclaim this lost free […Read More]

Fixing Microsoft Windows Update Issues

Fixing Microsoft Windows Update Issues

If an Microsoft windows update keeps trying to install and keeps coming up with errors, then this update repair tool from Microsoft may help. To automatically reset Windows Update components, run the appropriate Windows Update diagnostic, and then follow the on-screen instruction. If the above tool doesn’t work for you can try the following solutions […Read More]

List of boot menu and BIOS keys by manufacturer

List of boot menu and BIOS keys by manufacturer

Easily find your boot menu option and system BIOS keys for all laptops and desktops. Below is a list of computer brands with their corresponding hot-keys. Manufacturer Type Boot Menu Option Keys System BIOS Keys Lenovo Desktop F12, F8, F10 F1, F2 Lenovo Laptop F12, Nano Button, Fn + F11 F1, F2 or Nano Button […Read More]

Fix missing system tray icons in Windows

Fix missing system tray icons in Windows

When your network, volume, clock or other icons are missing from the system tray, returning them is easy and only takes few steps. Step 1: Back up the Registry or create restore point Click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type […Read More]

How to protect yourself from ransomware

How to protect yourself from ransomware

Ransomware has been a growing trend for the past few years, it can hold your computer and your data hostage with the threat of losing your data for good unless the ransom demand is paid. It’s such a profitable scheme that experts say traditional cyber thieves are abandoning their old ways of making money—stealing credit […Read More]

A reasonably secure operating system

A reasonably secure operating system

Qubes OS is a security-focused operating system, the core idea behind how Qubes provides security is an approach called security by compartmentalization. This approach focuses on limiting the damage an attacker can do by separating your activities and their related files into securely isolated compartments called qubes you can think of them as virtual machines […Read More]

Open Source Web Application Firewalls

Open Source Web Application Firewalls

A web application firewall (WAF) is an application firewall for HTTP applications. It applies a set of rules to an HTTP conversation. Generally, these rules cover common attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. WAFs may come in the form of an appliance, server plugin, or filter, and may be customized to an […Read More]

Disable Insecure Login Field Warning in Firefox

Disable Insecure Login Field Warning in Firefox

The new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser – version 52.0 has brought some new security enhancements. With the new release comes an insecure warning on any page that offers a login form over an HTTP connection instead of HTTPS. This is part of the industry-wide campaign to move away from HTTP, which is insecure, […Read More]

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