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  1. Chrome 66 is rolling out today on Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of user-facing features and policy changes that have been in development for the past several months. This includes new media autoplay behavior, blocking third-party software, and other security changes. In January with version 64, Chrome allowed users to mute audio on a site-by-site basis in order to make the playback experience more consistent. Google is now continuing those efforts with new policies that govern when media can autoplay — or start automatically — in Chrome 66: Chrome on Windows will now alert users when third-party software injects code that results in browser crashes. These warnings are designed to encourage users to remove the offending application, with later Chrome updates going further. Version 68 blocks third-party software entirely unless it prevents the browser from launching, while that accommodation will be removed in 72. In “Manage passwords,” there is a new overflow icon just before the list of stored passcodes that reveals the “Export passwords” option. A prompt asks users to confirm the download with your computer possibly asking you to enter your system credentials to proceed as the saved .csv file is in clear text. On the security front, Chrome 66 removes trust for Symantec certificates after the company failed to follow industry security standards. Announced last September, warnings will appear when visiting sites that have not transitioned to the new DigiCert Certificate Authority. Read full article @ https://9to5google.com/2018/04/17/google-chrome-66-stable-mac-windows-linux-features/
  2. Red alert, people! Gmail is being redesigned. Google sent out an email to G Suite administrators warning them a "fresh, clean look" would be coming to Gmail.com soon. Shortly after the email went out, leaked pictures of the design were posted to Android Authority and The Verge, so we have a ton of pictures to obsess over. So let's dive in. The existing Gmail for Web design is one of Google's oldest, dating all the way back to 2011. While some Google services seem to get a redesign every year or two (like YouTube) the lack of a redesign for Gmail always felt more like it stemmed from a "fear of screwing it up" than anything else. Some people who live inside Gmail will be very vocal if Google breaks anything. Even the 2011 redesign did not go over well. Thankfully, one of Google's most popular productivity apps is not turning into a whitespace-infused nightmare hellscape (like say, Google Inbox). The layout is mostly the same as the existing Gmail.com, and, just like today, there are three information density settings to choose from. The new Gmail really does seem fine on the whitespace front. What we are getting is a lot of new functionality. Gmail is pulling in a few features from its sibling, Google Inbox. First there's a new "snooze" feature, which lets you remove an email from your inbox for a set amount of time. Second, Gmail.com is getting Smart Replies, which offer up machine-learning-generated replies to your emails that you can send with a single click. Next, it looks like Google is finally building some plugins for the "Gmail Add-ons" feature that was launched last October. Add-ons live in Gmail as a vertical strip of icons on the right side of the window, offering pop-up panes that can pull in information from other apps. While the existing add-ons are all third-party services like Trello or Asana, with the redesign Google is adding Google Keep, Google Calendar, and Google Tasks integration. Bringing your calendar information up right inside Gmail sounds amazing for scheduling events and meetings, and hopefully the calendar will be smart enough to automatically show any relevant dates mentioned in the email. Google Keep looks like it will just be the regular stream of Keep notes, which will be nice for updating any to-do lists you have stored on there. Google Tasks exists today as a panel inside of Gmail and as an absolutely ancient website, but it seems like the neglected service is getting a revamp along with the Gmail redesign. The standalone website looks like it will be getting updated, too, as a new logo and some other changes were spotted by Android Police last month. The problem with Tasks is that it is just a checklist, which seems a bit redundant with Google Keep. It typically has never communicated with any other Google service (reminders and calendar integration would be nice!) and lacks a smartphone app, which makes Tasks really tough to use. We'll have to see just how thorough this revamp is. Read full article @ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/04/gmail-com-redesign-leaks-looks-pretty-incredible/
  3. Windows 10 fans will be able to download the Spring Creators Update, the next big software upgrade for Microsoft’s OS, in the next few weeks. The Windows 10 update will be the first of two upgrades that Microsoft have planned for its flagship OS this year. However, if you want to hold fire and wait for any launch issues to be ironed out before you upgrade then you can defer downloading the patch. If you wish to put the brakes on automatically upgrading to the Windows 10 Spring Creators update, then here’s how. Windows 10 users are only able to defer the upgrade process if they’re running business and education editions. These editions are Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education. If you’re running Windows 10 Home you will not be able to defer the upgrade. If you have installed the latest Creators Update, and you’re eligible to defer an upgrade, then here’s what you need to do. Read full article @ https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/941364/Windows-10-Spring-Creators-Update-delay-upgrade-Microsoft
  4. It's been nearly 12 years since Sony first unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the masses. The original console was surprisingly heavy and very bulky, which resulted in it being called the "phat" PS3. It also included the ability to install an alternative operating system (Linux or Unix-based) alongside the main PS3 software. That was nice of Sony, but ultimately became a decision they would regret. When the Slim model of the PS3 appeared, the so-called OtherOS functionality had been removed as part of a firmware update due to security concerns. That in turn resulted in a class action lawsuit which dragged on until a settlement was reached in 2016. As Polygon reports, the settlement allowed phat PS3 owners to claim $55, but the amount was increased to $65. You may be surprised to hear claims can still be filed for this $65 pay out, but time is about to run out on the offer. If you own a phat PS3, you have until April 15 to submit the claim form. As part of the claim, you must state the PS3 was purchased from an "authorized retailer," although how will they check? You are also required to provide your PSN username, PS3 serial number, and claim you know Linux could be installed or removal of the feature meant the PS3 lost value in your eyes. If you intend to claim, keep in mind this offer is limited to 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB models. Read full article @ https://www.pcmag.com/news/359916/phat-ps3-owners-have-until-april-15-to-claim-65
  5. Right now, the fall 2018 edition of Windows 10 will open links within email via Microsoft Edge—and boy, are some people mad. Windows 10 Build 17623, part of the “Skip Ahead” track that will debut in the “Redstone 5” release in the fall, will begin testing a change that will make Edge the default browser for reading email links, Microsoft said Friday. The decision isn’t final, and Microsoft hasn’t even released the current version of “Redstone 4,” informally known as the Spring Creators Update. Heck, since the Skip Ahead track is a closed beta, the vast majority of Windows users won’t even be affected for months. Under the new rules, it doesn’t matter which browser you have selected as the default; if you use the basic Mail app within Windows, any link you click will open up Edge. Outlook will apparently open links using the default browser, as before. But any change to the established order of things riles up a certain segment of the Windows 10 community, who want their PC pristine, unchanged, and theirs. To be fair, Microsoft has tried this before, assigning Edge and Bing as the default apps to open up Cortana search links. And at just under 4 percent market share, it’s fair to say that the market has spoken, and against Edge. Still, woe betide the poor person who has to read the Windows feedback on this one. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Edge debacle probably overshadowed more meaningful additions within Insider Build 17623: Support for HEIF, the High Efficiency Image File Format: a new image format which helps improve quality, compression, and capabilities compared to earlier formats like JPEG, GIF, and PNG. Safe removal of external GPUs: Like the USB drives of old, Windows can now un-mount an external GPU, shutting down applications which many be running on it. Read full article @ https://www.pcworld.com/article/3263783/windows/microsoft-tries-forcing-mail-users-to-open-links-in-edge-and-people-are-freaking-out.html
  6. Researchers say they've discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices. Particularly worrisome is the fact that the alleged vulnerabilities lie in what's designed to be the secure part of the processors -- typically where your device stores sensitive data like passwords and encryption keys. It's also where your processor makes sure nothing malicious is running when you start your computer. The majority of these reported vulnerabilities would require administrative access to work, meaning an attacker would first need to have control of your machine through some type of malware. But even with the need for administrative access, putting the malware on the secure processor itself creates a higher potential for damage than a normal attack would. CTS-Labs, a security company based in Israel, announced Tuesday that its researchers had found 13 critical security vulnerabilities that would let attackers access data stored on AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors, as well as install malware on them. Ryzen chips power desktop and laptop computers, while EPYC processors are found in servers. "At AMD, security is a top priority and we are continually working to ensure the safety of our users as new risks arise," an AMD spokesman said. "We are investigating this report, which we just received, to understand the methodology and merit of the findings." Read full article @ https://www.cnet.com/news/amd-has-a-spectre-meltdown-like-security-flaw-of-its-own/
  7. Microsoft said Tuesday that it has expanded its ongoing efforts to patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in two directions: by providing patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and archiving microcode patches for Intel's Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake chips. To address Meltdown and Spectre, PC owners need patches for both the operating system and the processor on their device. To date, Microsoft's efforts to patch the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have focused on providing the most recent updates for Windows 10, its most modern operating system. On Tuesday, it began adding support for both Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 via Windows Update and its archived patch catalog, though there's a catch: only 32-bit versions are currently included.  Microsoft also said it has begun archiving microcode patches that support Intel's Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake chips, all members of Intel's line of Core microprocessors. Microsoft had begun archiving some of Intel's Skylake microcode patches for Spectre and Meltdown and earlier this month. What this means for you: Microsoft's latest efforts simply make available Meltdown and Spectre patches to more PC users. Sure, the majority of Windows 7 and 8.1 users probably run 64-bit versions of Windows. But Microsoft's step-by-step approach to increasing support for Spectre and Meltdown patches also means that you can probably expect support for more of Intel's processors, as well as 64-bit versions of Windows 7/8.1, within the coming weeks. As always, the best way to protect yourself against Spectre, Meltdown, and other vulnerabilities is to patch your PCs. Read full article @ https://www.pcworld.com/article/3262969/windows/microsoft-expands-spectre-meltdown-patches-windows-7-81-intel-skylake-coffee-lake-kaby-lake.html
  8. Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirmed this week on Twitter that the company is indeed discontinuing Windows 10 S— the latest version of its flagship operating system, released in mid-2017. On Wednesday, he posted a blog entry elaborating on his comments. The blog entry confirms earlier reporting by Microsoft blogger Brad Sams, indicating that all versions of Windows 10 would be getting an "S Mode," optionally giving users the same benefits, but also the same tradeoffs, as Windows 10 S. "Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled, and commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled," Belfiore writes in the blog. The big idea with Windows 10 S is that it brings higher performance and better battery life to any PC. The tradeoff, however, is that it only lets you install apps from the built-in Microsoft Store. That means no Google Chrome, Steam, or any other app you'd grab from the internet. It was intended to power low-cost, high-security laptops for education, as a maneuver to chip away at the dominance of Google's Chromebooks in American classrooms. So "S Mode" would let you toggle those features on and off, for better or for worse. This has precedent: The existing version of Windows 10 S lets you switch over to the more traditional Windows 10 Pro, in a painless process that takes mere minutes. Indeed, "S Mode" has been available to Windows 10 business users since late 2017. Read full article @ https://news.google.com/news/headlines/section/topic/TECHNOLOGY?ned=us&hl=en&gl=US
  9. Amazon Prime is a great service for anyone who regularly does their shopping online, but at $11 a month or $99 per year (if you’re willing to drop that much all at once), it can be an expensive extra. Amazon already offers a few discounts for Prime, such as ones to students and those receiving government assistance in the form of EBT benefits, but today it’s adding a new one. If you receive Medicaid benefits, you can now get Prime at a discounted rate as well. Like the discount for EBT recipients, this Medicaid discount brings the monthly cost of Prime down to $5.99 per month. This isn’t a pared back version of Prime, either, as you’ll get all of the extras those paying full price for their subscription do. That means access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and even Prime Now should you live in an area where it’s available. While a Prime subscription might seem unnecessary to some, it could actually be a big help to those receiving Medicaid. Not only does Amazon typically offer prices at or below those of brick and mortar retail stores, but online shopping might be the only viable option for those grappling with disabilities. When you consider the included subscriptions to Amazon Video and Music, this could also help those receiving government assistance save money in other areas, which is never a bad thing. Of course, the discount on Prime is no big deal for Amazon. In cases like this, we can look at Prime as something of a loss leader for the company, with the idea being that a subscription to Prime encourages users to do more of their shopping through Amazon. In the end, selling discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income families and students could very well be a big win for Amazon.
  10. Spotify is cracking down on subscribers who are using “unauthorized” apps to enjoy paid features at freemium prices. First reported by TorrentFreak, Spotify is sending users the following email about “abnormal activity.” It’s not clear which apps are being targeted, but TorrentFreak points out that there are numerous versions of Spotify that enable non-paying users to bypass certain annoyances, like shuffle-only play and limits on the number of tracks you’re allowed to skip. The day after Spotify announced it was going public, it sent GitHub a takedown notice for a modded version of the Spotify app called “Dogfood.” The notice also requested the removal of several projects that forked Dogfood’s code. Some users who received the email from Spotify told TorrentFreak they were still able to use their account to listen through a modified app, while others said the email was accurate and they were locked out of the app. Spotify’s email may seem friendly, but if you’re one of its recipients and your app still works, you might want to think twice about continuing to use it or you might find yourself with a terminated account. Gizmodo has reached out to Spotify to clarify whether its email meant that subscribers’ accounts have been disabled until they log in to the authentic app, or if Spotify is claiming to have disabled a modified app itself. A spokesperson replied that “the users in question were accessing Spotify through an unauthorized app, so we have disabled access through such apps.” Read full article @ https://gizmodo.com/spotify-is-blocking-subscribers-who-used-hacked-apps-to-1823528380
  11. This release includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Added support for IRCv3 STS secure connection feature. Fixed SSL connect behaviour that prevented a retry connect attempt for non-critical SSL errors. Updated code signing certificate. Added support for IRCv3 batch feature. Fixed online timer bug that caused mIRC to freeze once a minute the more connected status windows were open. Extended ^K color support for indexes 16 to 98. Updated libraries to OpenSSL 1.0.2n. Fixed font dialog not displaying sample text correctly for certain fonts. Added "Hide away reminders" option that hides repeat away messages for ten minutes. Fixed /timer -h bug that prevented a subsequent /timer -h request from using the multimedia timer. Changed script editor file monitor to ignore daylight savings offset and to check file size changes. Changed CAP cap-notify support for NEW/DEL so that mIRC no longer disconnects/reconnects for most CAP features unless necessary. Changed mouse wheel scrolling to scroll by page if this option is enabled for your mouse in Windows. Added $fromeditbox identifier that returns $true/$false if command or identifier called directly from an editbox. Fixed $msfile() gpf when too many files are selected. Fixed regular expression bug relating to \K escape sequence. Added /ignore support for highlight, speech, and tips. In total, there have been around 70 changes since the last release. For a more detailed list of recent changes, please see the whatsnew.txt file. As always, the latest version of mIRC can be downloaded from the download page. Read full article @ https://www.mirc.com/news.html
  12. A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password. This new tool lets customers find out if their passwords have been leaked without ever transmitting full credentials to a server. Security researcher Troy Hunt this week announced his new version of "Pwned Passwords," a search tool and list of more than 500 million passwords that have been leaked in data breaches. Users can access it online and developers can connect applications to it via an API. Within a day, the company AgileBits had integrated Hunt's new tool into the 1Password password manager. AgileBits' announcement describes how it works: Customers with 1Password.com accounts can already use the tool in a Web browser. You'll need to input "Shift-Control-Option-C (or Shift+Ctrl+Alt+C on Windows) to unlock the proof of concept." After that, a "Check Password" button will appear next to your passwords. Read full article @ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/new-tool-safely-checks-your-passwords-against-a-half-billion-pwned-passwords/
  13. E-Roomlister

    the find is for searching whatever category you have listed.. you could use find to locate %#Regulars\bComputing\bChat by typing in the word regulars or computing you wouldn't include %# or \b in searching
  14. Buzzen Profiles

    you are probably not using CLIENTMODE CD1 in your sockopen connect where you auth.. u must use CLIENTMODE CD1.. but if you use CLIENTMODE CD1 you will need to edit your raw 422 in your connection to fix it for mirc nicklist
  15. Buzzen Profiles

    in your connection you can get the sex of ppl in the room when you join using raw 353. I tokenize my sockread for my connection so you can use if ($2 == 353) { You will see something like this :Buzz_IRCwxSrvPanther01 353 err0rstotle = %#ChanName :UMPN,err0rstotle UMPN,Eyecu UUNN,'^Bot_Info for err0rstotle you have UMPN .. second character is the sex M for male.. You can get the part you need from there to store in your table.. next you want to get the sex for ppl that join after you. i do that in my connection too when $2 == JOIN.. return on join would look like :femaleuser !1.1c0d8bc.8bbb60568c4e89df0365d6c3ca21dc2e@BuzzenPassport JOIN UFPN :%#ChanName the second character is F for female If the sex isn't set it will be letter U for unknown P is set if the user has a Photo