Office 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft Office for both Windows PCs and Macs. If you subscribe to Office 365, you’ll always receive updates to the latest version of Office. If you buy a traditional single system license, you have to purchase each new version to receive it. Android itself is a pretty secure operating system—a statement that has only gotten truer over the last few years. Right out of the box, all mainstream Android phones feature a locked bootloader to prevent access to the system partition.
Optional “sideloading” of non-approved apps is also disabled by default. Unwanted software, which consists of adware, browser hijackers, fake system optimizers, & tracking software, continue to be a major problem for computer users of all types. Even worse, many of these programs have crossed the line from being just a nuisance to now performing click fraud, credential theft, or installing miners. If you need to see all the existing user accounts configured on your device you will learn how in this PureInfoTech guide.
Instagram hopes the new status feature will make it more fun to chat on the platform when users know if friends are immediately available. Instagram notes that you can turn off the feature at any time. Instagram has out a new feature to let users see when their friends are on the platform and available to chat.
Think carefully the next time a “free” application asks for access to your Gmail account, or any email account for that matter. And if you haven’t scrolled through Google’s list of Apps with access to your account lately, you should. Remember that “cool” free Gmail app you installed years ago and then forgot about? It probably still has access to your email, and actual humans might be sifting through them.
Before ditching your old gadget, you’ll want to wipe all traces of yourself and your data. Fortunately, Apple and Android phones and tablets offer built-in features through which you can erase all your personal information, applications, and other content. The process brings the phone back to factory conditions, so a new owner can’t retrieve any leftover information. Microsoft Word has a little-known feature called the Spike, but instead of storing pieces of paper, you can store blocks of text. Unlike the Windows clipboard, these blocks of text stay on the Spike until you want to paste them to another location in the current document or into another new or existing Word document. The Windows clipboard only stores one copied item at a time, unless you use a third-party tool to expand the clipboard’s capabilities.
Such measures enable the devices to be deterministically self-protected against attacks, without relying on frequent updates or connectivity. With that in mind Credential Guard can protect an attack vector used by a lot of bad guys trying to steal sensitive information. It’s really worth considering to turn this protection on for Windows 10 Enterprise x64 devices. It will allow users to repurpose PCs as thin clients, without requiring the VDA license to access VDI desktops. Technically, there’s nothing distinguishing a Wi-Fi hotspot from any other wireless access point.
Look at all the hubbub that was out there about Meltdown and Spectre, both of which are serious security issues, versus the number of instances reported of either actually being exploited. One has to take probabilities into account when deciding how armored one wants to be, and adding a ton of armor for an attack that’s not at all likely to occur is a waste of time and resources. Perhaps one of our security specialists will see this and comment. Applying whitelisting is a strong protection against file traversal and other exploits but it is typically difficult to manually implement and maintain. XGuard Whitelisting automatically creates binary whitelists during the image build process, without developer intervention and without any need to change version release plans. Connected devices can’t run bolt-on cybersecurity products such as anti-virus or EDR tools. To enable them to be protected from cyberattacks, connected devices must embed cybersecurity capabilities in their software.
You could consider the wireless router in your home to be a Wi-Fi hotspot. However, when we talk about hotspots, we’re usually talking about the public, physical locations where you can sign on to Wi-Fi . They’re usually provided by businesses like coffee shops and hotels but are sometimes provided as a public service. To connect to a hotspot, the only thing you need is a device with wireless connectivity, whether that’s a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Your gateway to the Internet may be the portal that foreign hackers are using to snatch your data.