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  1. err0r

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    i'm sure they have tiered plans.. try that and if u need more and you feel it's worth it you can move to a bigger plan
  2. err0r

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    how popular is it? what is it for? I have low end sites that do around 400 mb bandwidth a month.. tg007 isn't used much anymore but still pulls 18+ GB a month in bandwidth ( downloads use alot )
  3. Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave permission to an app to access their public profile data, the bug also let those developers pull their and their friends’ non-public profile fields. 496,951 users’ full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status were potentially exposed, though Google says it has no evidence the data was misused by the 438 apps that could have had access. The company decided against informing the public because it would lead to “us coming into the spotlight alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal” according to an internal memo. Now Google+, which was already a ghost town largely abandoned or never inhabited by users, has become a massive liability for the company. The news comes from a damning Wall Street Journal report that said Google is expected to announce a slew of privacy reforms today in response to the breach. Google made that announcement about the findings of its Project Strobe security audit minutes after the WSJ report was published. The changes include stopping most third-party developers from accessing Android phone SMS data, call logs, and some contact info. Gmail will restrict building add-ons to a small number of developers. Google+ will cease all its consumer services while winding down over the next 10-months with an opportunity for users to export their data while Google refocuses on making G+ an enterprise product. Read full article @ https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-hack/
  4. Microsoft has paused its latest Windows 10 update following complaints that it's deleting people's personal files. "We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating," Redmond wrote in a Saturday update on its support page. Users started reporting this issue on Reddit and Microsoft's support forums shortly after Redmond released the update on Oct. 2. "Last night I updated to 1809, and it all went smoothly, but then I find that all my files in Documents are DELETED. Gone. Poof," One user wrote on Microsoft's support forum. "This included many crucial documents and financial info. Yes, I have a backup … But this is pretty bad." On Reddit, meanwhile, one person said they updated a desktop PC, laptop, and Surface device, and experienced the problem on one of the three. "On two the upgrade went perfectly, but on the desktop PC one profile had the documents and pictures folder deleted," the user wrote. "Completely gone, nothing in Windows.old either. Restored to the previous Windows version, but files were still missing." The update was slated to begin rolling out to users with automatic updates enabled starting on Oct. 9. Early adopters who downloaded and installed it manually may have been affected. Read full article @ https://www.pcmag.com/news/364270/microsoft-pauses-buggy-windows-10-update-thats-deleting-fil
  5. The internet in the 1990s was filled to the brim with flashy text art, pixelated graphics, neon colors and broken HTML. Yet somehow, those were simpler times. The web-hosting site GeoCities was a paragon of this early internet era, but in March 2019 (almost 25 years after its creation in 1994) it'll cease to exist. Yahoo Japan announced that it would shut down GeoCities.co.jp on March 31, 2019. Yahoo bought GeoCities in 1999 for $3.6 billion. In 2009 Yahoo shut down GeoCities in the US, but for some reason spared GeoCities Japan. When Yahoo shuts down GeoCities Japan in 2019, the life of GeoCities will finally come to an end. If you're nostalgic about the '90s internet aesthetic, you have a few months to explore GeoCities-styled webpages before they're taken down. Read full article @ https://www.cnet.com/news/geocities-dies-in-march-2019-and-with-it-a-piece-of-internet-history/
  6. Facebook dropped a bombshell on Friday when it revealed an unknown hacker had breached the site, compromising the accounts of 50 million users. The company's security team found three bugs were used in the attacks, saying they were used in combination to successfully break into Facebook accounts. Forbes spoke with professional web app hacker and cybersecurity researcher Thomas Shadwell, who pieced together a likely hypothesis on how the mystery hacker or hackers carried out what’s believed to be the most significant ever attack to have hit the social media beast. The perpetrator’s ultimate aim was to steal what are known as “OAuth bearer tokens.” Essentially, these tokens prove the Facebook user is the rightful owner of an account and denote what they have access to. As Shadwell describes them: “OAuth tokens are like car keys, if you're holding them you can use them, there's no discrimination of the holder.” And in the context of this attack, those keys unlocked not just Facebook accounts, but any site that affected users accessed with a Facebook login. That might include Instagram or news websites. To get those keys, the hackers abused a feature in Facebook called “View As.” It allows any user to see what another can access on their profile. For instance, if you’ve blocked your dad from looking at your photos, you can check it’s working by effectively impersonating your father and viewing your profile. “It looks like when Facebook built the View As feature, they did this by making it a modification of how Facebook would work if actually viewed by that other user,” said Shadwell. “Which of course means if there's a mistake they might end up sending the impersonated user's credentials to the user of the 'View As' feature.” This is where things get a bit weirder. If a user, via View As, impersonated a friend who themselves had a friend who had a birthday, the feature would also show a box prompting them to post a “happy birthday” video. Thanks to an error made by Facebook in July 2017, the video provided the user with one of those precious tokens, Shadwell said. More specifically, the video player generated and sent the user a token, one that would log them into the Facebook mobile app as if they were the person they were impersonating via View As. From there the user (in this case a malicious hacker) would have total access over that other person’s account. The attackers wouldn’t have found it difficult to spin up the basic premise of that hack into something massive, affecting millions of accounts. “As for scale, well, there's not really any interaction of the target required, so it's not particularly difficult to automate,” Shadwell added. Facebook hasn’t said just how many accounts were hacked, where victims were based or who was behind the attack. According to Shadwell, it would’ve taken significant skill to carry it out. “It's very technically impressive to pull this off.” Read full article @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/09/29/how-facebook-was-hacked-and-why-its-a-disaster-for-internet-security/#2e23f2742033
  7. Bad news for those hoping to stick with the classic desktop version of Skype: Microsoft is pulling the plug. Again. “As we continue to focus on and improve Skype version 8, support for Skype versions 7, and below will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices,” a revision to Microsoft’s original post about the latest Skype version now reads. “Although you may be able to use older versions for a little while, we encourage you to update today to avoid any interruption.” As you may recall, Microsoft suddenly and unexpectedly started upgrading the classic Skype desktop client—version 7.x—to a new, less capable product called Skype 8 in mid-July, right as I was heading to Sweden. Worse, they informed users that they had until September 1 to upgrade: After that, classic Skype would stop working. Two weeks later, however, Microsoft backtracked and announced that it would let classic Skype “work for a limited time” past the September 1 date. So we now know how limited that time was: Two more months. The software giant feels that it has made enough improvements to warrant the new deadline. It has added conversation search to Skype 8, for example, and will soon add the ability to tie phone numbers to Skype contacts. And Microsoft’s Ellen Kilbourne has shared an even longer list of improvements that the firm is working on, including performance improvements, advanced webcam settings, font size configuration, and more. Which is, of course, the problem: A lot of those features are really basic. And when I complained that Skype 8 was less full-functional than its predecessor, that’s what I was referring to. So what is this point of this non-upgrade upgrade? “The update from version 7 to version 8 allows us to unify the experience of using Skype across all desktop and mobile platforms,” Kilbourne explains. “Unlike older versions, all version 8 applications are optimized to work in conjunction with our modern, mobile-friendly cloud services architecture, which has allowed us to deliver features such as video messaging and mobile group video calling over the past couple years. With a unified experience and with all applications now no longer having to support legacy architecture, our engineering teams can deliver features and quality improvements to customers much more quickly.” Read full article @ https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/176499/now-microsoft-will-kill-skype-7-in-november
  8. err0r

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    they need to check your account not give you links :S
  9. Microsoft is getting ready to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update. While the prompts can be turned off, they’re yet another example of Microsoft infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads and pop-ups. Some similar prompts already appear and attempt to push Chrome or Firefox users to use Edge, but this latest one steps up Microsoft’s war against Chrome even further. It’s not clear why Microsoft thinks it’s a good idea to include these irritating prompts, as all they’re likely to do is anger Windows 10 users rather than convince them to switch to Edge. Microsoft has previously pushed notifications to Chrome users to tempt them to switch to Edge, used OneDrive ads in File Explorer, and preloads a variety of crapware apps in Windows 10. Microsoft tried a similar push to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for all email links, but the company reversed the change after a backlash. This prompt is more of an irritating one off when you first install another browser, but the feedback will be another test for Microsoft’s “Windows as a service” model that relies on testers to provide responses to the company’s ongoing changes. Read full article @ https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning
  10. err0r

    Buzzen Guest

    did u visit helpdesk?
  11. err0r

    Buzzen Guest

    try signing in @ http://chat.buzzen.com instead. If you continue to have a problem visit their helpdesk and let them make sure your site and chat accounts are in sync.
  12. err0r


    glad to see you joined the growing list of IRCwx networks
  13. In its continued efforts to encourage corporate customers to make the switch to Windows 10, Microsoft is shaking up its support and life cycle plans again. Support for some Windows 10 releases is being extended, and the company is offering new services to help detect and address compatibility issues should they arise. The new policy builds on and extends the commitments made in February this year. Microsoft has settled on two annual feature updates (the "Semi-Annual Channel," SAC) to Windows 10, one finalized in March (and delivered in April) and the other finalized in September (and delivered in October). Initially, the company promised 18 months of support for each feature update, a policy that would allow customers to defer deployment of feature updates or even skip some updates entirely. Going forward, the September releases are going to see even longer support periods; for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education, each September release will receive 30 months of servicing. In principle, an organization that stuck to the September releases could go two years between feature updates. Customers of Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations will continue to receive only 18 months of updates for both March and September releases. This 30-month window is also being retroactively applied to the Enterprise and Education editions of all prior Windows 10 feature releases that are currently supported: 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803. As ever, for customers wanting even longer service periods, the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) releases will be made approximately every three years; these releases will receive the traditional five years of mainstream support (during which security, reliability, and compatibility fixes are released) and five years of extended support (during which only security fixes are published). More compatibility Microsoft is also working to ease compatibility concerns with Windows 10. The Windows Analytics service, which provides an overview of device health, compatibility issues, update compliance, and upgrade readiness, is being expanded to a new Desktop Analytics service. This move will expand compatibility assessments to include applications, also helping to create pilot groups for update testing that span the entire range of application and hardware configurations that an organization supports. If an application compatibility problem is found, Redmond is offering a new service called Desktop App Assure. Customers will be able to file support tickets for application compatibility issues, and Microsoft will provide engineering support to work with those customers until the issue is resolved. Microsoft wants organizations to be using Windows 10 with its steady stream of updates, and compatibility issues remain a significant customer concern standing in the way of this. By offering tools to help organizations better identify compatibility concerns themselves and providing stronger support guarantees when problems arise, the company is hoping to salve those concerns and remove them as a reason to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1. Windows 7 lumbers on And for those customers still on Windows 7 and planning to stay that way beyond the January 2020 end of extended support, Microsoft has a new scheme for receiving paid updates. Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) will offer an additional three years of security fixes, through January 2023. Paid security fixes aren't a new thing for Microsoft, but what's different here is that this extended support will be offered uniformly to all volume license customers of Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise. It'll be offered on a per-device basis, with the cost increasing each year. The extended Office 365 support described above will also cover Windows 7 ESU machines, in addition to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2016. Read full article @ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/09/windows-10-support-extended-again-september-releases-now-get-30-months/
  14. A recent study by Ghostery found that more than 55 percent of the time it takes to load an average website is spent on behind-the-scenes drudgery the actual user doesn’t care about — namely, on the loading of ads that users often ignore anyway and which slow the whole experience down. Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, pointed to that reality as one of a few important reasons the company is making a major change in the way it tries to protect user privacy. In short, Firefox is going to start clamping down big time on brands’ ad-tracking that tries to stalk you around the web. Over the next few months, Mozilla announced via a blog post today, it plans to roll out a series of features in line with its new attitude toward ad-tracking via three key initiatives. Citing the Ghostery data, one of those approaches has to do with improving page load performance. “Long page load times are detrimental to every user’s experience on the web,” the company’s blog explains. “For that reason, we’ve added a new feature in Firefox Nightly that blocks trackers that slow down page loads. We will be testing this feature using a shield study in September.  If we find that our approach performs well, we will start blocking slow-loading trackers by default in Firefox 63.” Cross-site tracking, meanwhile, is also in Mozilla’s crosshairs. You wouldn’t expect the representative of a brand in the real-world — like, a real live person — to sort of casually walk behind you as you venture from one store to the next. Yet that, of course, is kind of the reality on the web, and because of that Mozilla argues most browsers don’t come close to giving users the level of privacy they expect and deserve. That’s why the company says Firefox will start stripping cookies and block storage access from third-party tracking content. It’s a feature that’s already available for Firefox Nightly users to try out, and Mozilla is hoping to bring this protection to all users in Firefox 65. Stamping out general bad practices is also part of this new approach. Things like trackers “fingerprinting” users, which users aren’t able to control and which allows for the identification of users by their device properties. It’s these kinds of things Mozilla argues have made “the web a more hostile place to be” and future versions of Firefox are going to block such practices by default. “This is about more than protecting users — it’s about giving them a voice,” the company says. “Some sites will continue to want user data in exchange for content, but now they will have to ask for it, a positive change for people who up until now had no idea of the value exchange they were asked to make.” Read full article @ https://bgr.com/2018/09/02/firefox-blocks-ad-trackers-aggressive-change/
  15. Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity – and it’s ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more youthful demographic with its update, but in doing so, it cluttered the user experience with features no one had asked for or needed. One of these was “Highlights,” a feature that was very much Skype’s own take on Snapchat’s or Instagram’s Stories. With Highlights, Skype users were able to swipe up to pull up their smartphone’s camera, then snap a photo or record a video that could be decorated with typed or handwritten text, as well as with Skype’s own set of stickers. This could then be shared with individual Skype users, groups, or posted to the Highlights section of the app. The company had argued at the time that the rise of stories across social media meant it was something that all social apps would adopt. And because it was the way people were used to interacting now, Skype needed to include the feature in its own app, too. But stories, as it turns out, may not be as ubiquitous or as in-demand as a “news feed” interface – there are places it makes sense, and those where it does not. Skype is the latter. In its announcement, Microsoft admitted that the changes it had introduced weren’t working. “Calling became harder to execute and Highlights didn’t resonate with a majority of users,” wrote Peter Skillman, Director of Design for Skype and Outlook. Instead, the app is introducing a simpler navigation model where there are now just three buttons at the bottom of the mobile app – Chats, Calls, and Contacts. Highlights and Capture are both gone. (If you actually used Highlights, you have until September 30 to download them to save them before the feature is removed). There were already some hints Microsoft was planning to dial back its design changes. It recently announced it was keeping Skype Classic (Skype 7) around for an extended period of time, after its plans to shut the app down was met with overwhelming user outcry. It said then that it would gather more feedback to find out what it is that people wanted before forcing the upgrade to Skype 8.0. Read full article @ https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/03/skype-rolls-back-its-redesign-by-ditching-stories-squiggles-and-over-the-top-color/