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Comment by MmeMoxie on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 06:28 AM)
Great article and it was wonderful to see Steve Gibson doing what he does best. . .Teaching others about Security and Safety. I have been using Shi...
Comment by MINOO on [HOWTO] Protect Your Router Now (June 23, 2018 03:50 AM)
Recently my IPS provider upgraded their customers to digital optic cable, they also provided a combo WiFi Router/Modem with a signal booster. I have a...
Comment by Liz on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 03:05 AM)
Thanks so much, Bob. I ran all three tests at Shields up (including the two recommended for newcomers) and they all came out perfect. Not sure how t...
Comment by Robert T Deloyd on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 01:25 AM)
No problem with my router... I think I'll save the link you provided to the ShieldsUP! page... It looks mighty useful! Thanks :) ...
Comment by Egbok on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 12:26 AM)
Thanks Bob! Clicked the Security Now video, info plus info, held me for the whole thing. Thanks Again!...
Comment by Normintura (Australia) on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 12:22 AM)
Am I also at risk if I only use my mobile phone's hotspot for internet connection? I don't have a router as such. Thanks for your articles, great stuf...
Comment by Jay R on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 11:26 PM)
Yea! My PC passed. Thank you, Bob!...
Comment by Denis on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 10:57 PM)
Thank you for another great article Bob. My router passed the test with 'No response'....
Comment by Chris on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 09:03 PM)
Thank you; I appear well-enough hidden....for now!...
Comment by gene on [HOWTO] Protect Your Router Now (June 22, 2018 08:05 PM)
I've got Xfinity as my ISP and a telephony modem (that I bought myself) but all of that goes through my Linksys router first - which does have a stron...

Windows-8 Articles

 

Cheap Windows 8 PCs

Earlier this year, Microsoft began to offer a variant of Windows 8.1 to PC vendors at a special, super-secret price that is rumored to be “practically zero.” This “Windows 8.1 with Bing" license has brought a crop of low-cost PCs to the market. Here's the scoop, and what you need to know about the Bing thing...

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3 Ways to Repair Windows 8

If your Windows 8 computer isn't working properly, there are three new tools built into the Windows 8 operating system that you can use to attempt repairs. Read on to learn about Restore, Refresh and Reset...

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Uninstall These Windows Patches NOW!

On August 2, Microsoft began pushing out its monthly bundle of Windows security patches and feature updates via Windows Update. By August 5, hundreds of users’ PCs were failing to boot after being powered off; the infamous Blue Screen of Death appeared. Some tech-savvy users traced the problem to a handful of patches in the August 2 release. On August 15, Microsoft pulled the flawed patches from Windows Update and advised users to uninstall them. Here is what you need to do:

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Crazy Eights? Come on, Microsoft!

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Even I was confused at first about how they differ, and the mess about 'no more updates unless you install the Update update.' Hopefully, this will clear it all up...

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Switching to Windows 8 Made Easier

A reader asks: 'I really need a new laptop computer, but all of them come with Windows 8 now. I've heard many negative things about Windows 8, but my friend says it's not so bad once you get used to it. Are there any tips or tricks you can share to ease the transition to Windows 8?' Actually yes! Read on for my tips on restoring sanity to Windows 8, and some surprising things you'll actually LIKE in Windows 8...

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Chromebook Versus Windows 8

There are signs in the market that Chromebooks are preferred as an alternative to laptops running Windows 8. If you’ve been looking for a new laptop, but don't want the learning curve of Windows 8, you may find a Chromebook is the right choice for you. Read on to learn more...

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Windows 8 Pricing (Plus Other Confusing Facts and Rumors)

Windows 8 is coming to market on October 26, and Microsoft is doing all it can to urge users to upgrade to its radically new operating system. That includes dropping the cost of a Windows 8 Pro upgrade to unprecedented lows. But will the lower price tag be enough to entice people to switch?

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Why NOW is a Good Time to Buy a New PC

If you're currently using Windows XP or Vista, and wondering whether you should buy a new PC with Windows 7 now, or wait for Windows 8 in October, here's my advice...

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Windows 8: Will You Be Pleasantly Surprised?

The run-up to Windows 8's release (tentatively in October) has made everyone nervous -- or excited -- depending on how one feels about radical changes to the world's most popular operating system. As pundits probe the beta versions of Windows 8, surprise features and Microsoft policies are greeted with delight or dismay. Here are some of the current rumors surrounding Windows 8...

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Laptops for Windows 8

My laptop is five years old and still runs XP. I'll be buying a new laptop before summer ends, and I want to make sure it's compatible with Windows 8. Are there any specific features, brands or models you can recommend?

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Download the Free Windows 8 Consumer Preview

On February 29, Microsoft made the beta version of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system software available to the public. You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for free and install it on a PC or tablet device. Here's what you need to know...

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New Features in Windows 8

Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at the D9 conference in early June, 2011. CEO Steve Ballmer hints that Windows 8 will be launched in late 2012. The next generation of Windows will be a radical departure from the past for users and software developers. Here is what we know about Windows 8 so far...

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Windows 8 Preview

The development of every new version of Microsoft Windows is accompanied by speculation, hope, and advice for Microsoft. We don't know anything, for sure, about what will be new in Windows 8. But here is what the rumor mill is grinding out right now...

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