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  1. A team of Belgian researchers discovered privacy issues in how browsers, ad-blocking, and anti-tracking implementations handle third-party cookie requests. A team of Belgian researchers from KU Leuven analyzed third-party cookie policies of seven major web browsers, 31 ad-blockers and 14 anti-tracking extensions and discovered major and minor issues in all of them. Major issues include Microsoft Edge's unwillingness to honor its own "block only third-party cookies" setting, bypasses for Firefox's Tracking Protection feature, and use of the integrated PDF viewer in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers for invisible tracking. Cookie requests can be sorted into two main groups: first-party requests that come from the address listed in the address bar of the browser and third-party requests that come from all other sites. Advertisement displayed by websites makes use of cookies usually and some of these cookies are used for tracking purposes. Internet users can configure their browsers to block any third-party cookie requests to limit cookie-based tracking. Some browsers, for instance Opera or Firefox, include ad-blockers or anti-tracking functionality that is used in addition to that. Anti-tracking mechanisms have flaws The research paper, "Who Left Open the Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-Party Cookie Policies", detailed information about each web browser, tests to find out if a browser is vulnerable to exploits, and bug reports are linked on the research project's website. The researchers created a test framework that they used to verify whether "all imposed cookie- and request-policies are correctly applied". They discovered that "most mechanisms could be circumvented"; all ad-blocking and anti-tracking browser extensions had at least one bypass flaw. In this paper, we show that in the current state, built-in anti-tracking protection mechanisms as well as virtually every popular browser extension that relies on blocking third-party requests to either prevent user tracking or disable intrusive advertisements, can be bypassed by at least one technique The researchers evaluated tracking protection functionality and a new cookie feature called same-site cookies that was introduced recently to defend against cross-site attacks. Results for all tested browsers are shown in the table below. The researchers tested the default configuration of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Cliqz, and Tor Browser, and configurations with third-party cookie blocking disabled, and if available, tracking protection functionality enabled. Tor Browser is the only browser on the list that blocks third-party cookies by default. All browsers did not block cookies for certain redirects regardless of whether third-party cookies were blocked or tracking protection was enabled. Chrome, Opera and other Chromium-based browsers that use the built-in PDF viewer have a major issue in regards to cookies. Furthermore, a design flaw in Chromium-based browsers enabled a bypass for both the built-in third party cookie blocking option and tracking protection provided by extensions. Through JavaScript embedded in PDFs, which are rendered by a browser extension, cookie-bearing POST requests can be sent to other domains, regardless of the imposed policies. Browser extensions for ad-blocking or anti-tracking had weaknesses as well according to the researchers. The list of extensions reads like the who is who of the privacy and content blocking world. It includes uMatrix and uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, Disconnect, or AdBlock for Chrome. The researchers discovered ways to circumvent the protections and reported several bugs to the developers. Some, Raymond Hill who is the lead developer of uBlock Origin and uMatrix, fixed the issues quickly. At least one issue reported to browser makers has been fixed already. "Requests to fetch the favicon are not interceptable by Firefox extensions" has been fixed by Mozilla. Other reported issues are still in the process of being fixed, and a third kind won't be fixed at all. You can run individual tests designed for tested web browsers with the exception of Microsoft Edge on the project website to find out if your browser is having the same issues. Closing Words With more and more technologies being added to browsers, it is clear that the complexity has increased significantly. The research should be an eye opener for web browser makers and things will hopefully get better in the near future. One has to ask whether some browser makers test certain features at all; Microsoft Edge not honoring the built-in setting to block third-party cookies is especially embarrassing in this regard. (via Deskmodder) Now You: Do you use extensions or settings to protect your privacy better? Source
  2. Dushyantsinh Chavda

    Question about 'Current Issues at Nsane'

    I have read in 'Current Issue at Nsane' poll and click on first question's second option 'NO Racism is ok.' After 10 seconds I read second time, all question of polling. I am amazed.? I think 'NO racism is ok' not written 'No, racism is ok'! So, I click on 'NO Racism is ok.' means only that members' racism is not as punishable for banned but it have some penalty (any type, like he/she/? hate some race (in some posts) so he say sorry for this, in public not admin level. Also he write a post in which he write 'I love ...' opposition of 'I hate ...' ) otherwise he/she/? banned. To all nsaners, I have noticed that when I vote for 'NO Racism is ok.' it means 'NO RACISM is ok.' Not banned applied in just one / two seconds / hours. He/she/? have a 2 or 3 chance [may be card system - blue, yellow, red, give in publicly not at admin / private level] for give him forgive. Racism is never never acceptable but its result is not a hanged /death [Banned]. This is clarification about a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry big mistake by me. I am amazed second time, now. There is no identity of voters. Why ? Poll officer have any fright? Please, name the voters so anyone take decision about other good / bad nature of other nsaners (voters).
  3. VMware fixed two bugs in its VMware Workstation late Thursday night, including an insecure library loading vulnerability and a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability. The virtualization software company warned of the issues Thursday night in a security advisory VMSA-2017-0009. Jann Horn, a security researcher for Google Project Zero who’s previously uncovered bugs in Xen’s hypervisor and the Linux kernel, found the library loading vulnerability in VMware’s Workstation Pro/Player product. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-4915) is tied to the loading of Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) files. ALSA, a software framework and part of the Linux kernel, facilitates APIs for sound card driver files. If an attacker exploited the issue successfully they could be able to escalate their privileges to root in a Linux host machine, the advisory warns. The update also fixes a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability (CVE-2017-4916) in a virtual storage volume driver, vstor2. If exploited the bug, discovered by Borja Merino, a security researcher based in Spain, could allow host users with normal user privileges to trigger a denial of service in a Windows host machine. VMware is urging customers to update to the most recent version, 12.5.6, to mitigate both issues. It’s the ninth security advisory VMware has issued this year. Last month the company fixed a remote code execution vulnerability in its vCenter Server platform that could have been exploited via BlazeDS. It also fixed several critical vulnerabilities in its Unified Access Gateway, Horizon View and Workstation products. Most of those vulnerabilities stemmed from issues in Cortado ThinPrint, a protocol that compresses print data and exists in VMware’s Workstation and Horizon Client platforms. Attackers could have exploited the bugs via integer overflow and out of bounds read/write vulnerabilities in JPEG2000 and TrueType fonts. Article source
  4. As more and more people make the decision to cancel their cable TV packages and cut the cord, Kodi continues to grow in popularity. Along with Plex, the software is one of the two biggest players in the sector. There are some fundamental differences between the rivals, but if you’ve made the decision to go “TV-free”, you won’t get far unless you’ve got at least one of the two apps installed. Kodi has some fantastic benefits, but it’s not all plain sailing. There are lots of associated security and privacy issues that impinge on your usage. In this article, I’m going to explain seven Kodi-based security problems you need to be aware of. 1. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks A Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack is when a hacker intercepts, relays, and alters the communications between two parties, thus controlling the entire conversation. The affected parties continue to believe they are talking directly with each other. It’s a common method for distributing malware, though most cryptographic protocols now include a form of endpoint authentication to try and prevent them. Within Kodi, MitM attacks have targeted the app’s add-ons. When an updated version of an add-on is found, it’s automatically downloaded and installed. The user only sees a pop-up notification confirming completion. Kodi’s process for finding new updates simple: in layman’s terms, if Kodi detects the add-on’s local MD5 file is out-of-date, it tries to download a new one. Worryingly, the entire update process is done over HTTP with no encryption. Therefore, a hacker who has intercepted the network traffic can send a random MD5 file when Kodi requests the update. 2. Outdated Add-Ons The problem of outdated add-ons exacerbates the threat of a MiM attack. According to some estimates, as much as 25% of all repositories are either dead, dormant, or have outdated content. But as mentioned above, Kodi doesn’t know these add-ons and repositories are dead. Unless you manually remove them from your system, Kodi will keep trying to download updates. These are ripe for MiM attacks. It’s very easy for the hackers to find a dead repository and hijack thousands of devices as a result. The only way to find outdated add-ons is to either read the log (complicated) or regularly check the add-on’s portal (time-consuming). As always, the implications are wide-ranging and potentially severe. Hackers could clone personal information, steal passwords, and even instigate a complete takeover of your machine. 3. Malware in Add-Ons Add-ons let you access services like YouTube and Dropbox through your Kodi app. They’re also a cord-cutter’s dream — they let you (often illegally) stream live TV, access movie libraries, and obtain other free video content. Given their nature, it’s unsurprising that some of the add-ons have a suspect provenance. None of them are official. Unfortunately, a rogue add-on can be just as serious as a regular computer virus. As one of Kodi’s senior developers recently said, “Add-ons can contain anything from weird code sniffing your device to infected ZIP files.” You can help protect yourself by only using whitelisted add-ons from the official Kodi repository, but official add-ons don’t include any of the popular TV, movies, and sports content. People who want to access that type of content will continue to be affected. 4. ISP Tracking We don’t condone using Kodi to watch illegally obtained content, but the reality is lots of people who use the app do so for this purpose. If you live in the United States and you use Kodi in this way, you can expect a threatening letter from your ISP. They routinely monitor all your web traffic and have recently taken a particularly dim view of people who bootleg TV and movie content on Kodi. At this stage, no one really knows what happens after you received the letter. Could you be cut off? Are they passing the information on to other government agencies? Your guess is as good as ours. 5. Pre-Loaded Kodi Boxes Kodi can be difficult to set up for a novice, and there’s now a booming market in pre-loaded Kodi boxes. A cursory look at Twitter during big NFL or Premier League games reveals how widespread the problem is. The boxes typically run on Linux, Android, or the Chrome operating system; Amazon Fire sticks are also available, ready to plug-and-play with your TV. As Kodi highlighted in a blog post, these are dangerous in two ways: Financial Loss — They are often being set up by people who have no intention of providing a stable and working box. They just want to make a quick buck. Piracy — The content on the pre-loaded boxes is often touted as being totally legal. It’s not. If you want to pirate content, you should do so at your own risk. You shouldn’t be doing it accidentally because someone duped you. Don’t buy pre-loaded boxes. Take the time to learn the ropes and set up your own box to your own specifications. 6. Kodi Watched Status Logging I’ve covered five security issues to be aware of, but what about privacy issues that lie closer to home? One issue is Kodi’s Watched Status Logging. It marks every video you’ve watched with a tick. It theoretically makes it easy to pick up where you left off with a TV series or movie. Sounds great, but it comes with privacy issues. It’s not going to steal your passwords or compromise your network — but it could get embarrassing. Do you really want your teenage daughter to know you’re a Gilmore Girls addict?! Thankfully, disabling it is easy. Due to the number of different skins in use, there is no one-size fits all solution — but you’ll always be able to find the option within the skin settings. 7. Database Remnants Kodi keeps a record of every single video you’ve ever watched on the app. It doesn’t matter if you deleted the source video, removed the repository, or the add-on stopping working. Every item is dutifully logged in the video database. Of course, this is a privacy issue. There is nothing in the app that can clean out the database. There is a “Clean Library” button, but it will only work with content that has been added to the Media Library. Some Kodi fanatics have taken steps to address the problem. They’ve released an add-on called “Database Pre-Wash Scrub“. It’ll clean-up the video database by removing references to old paths and files which are no longer listed in the app’s sources. The add-on is still in beta, so use at your own risk. What Issues Concern You? I’ve shown you seven security and privacy concerns you need to be aware of, but there are more. I’ve love to know what concerns you about using Kodi? Were you aware of these issues? Most importantly, I’m keen to learn what steps you take to stop yourself being affected by them? Article source
  5. After a year of effort, they finally fixed Notepad. Partially. I mention a coincidence. Just yesterday, Microsoft published yet another lengthy blog post describing the challenges of high DPI displays and how it is continually improving the OS to make it better. Speaking of challenges, I challenge you to actually read it. It’s dense, and tough-going. But if you slog through all of it, the conclusion is obvious enough: Microsoft will never really fix this problem. Not really. And you can see why in this post’s lengthy explanation about how Microsoft, over multiple releases of Windows 10, attempted to fix just one legacy desktop application that’s built into Windows, Notepad, to work correctly on high-DPI displays in a very specific scenario: You have two displays, each with its own display scaling setting. You couldn’t pick a simpler application. And yet, this was a huge challenge to fix. “During the first Windows 10 release we developed functionality that would enable non-client area to scale dynamically, but it wasn’t ready for prime-time and wasn’t released publicly until we released the Anniversary Update,” the post explains. That’s right. It took Microsoft three releases of Windows 10 to get one app—one very simple app—to work properly with high DPI. In one scenario. Seriously. Read that post, just the part about Notepad. And then wonder to yourself: How on earth will this ever just work? For me. For my wife. For you. For anyone. And the conclusion is clear: It won’t, not really. “We recognize that there are still gaps in the DPI-scaling functionality that Windows offers desktop application developers and the importance of fully unblocking developers in this space,” the post concludes. “Stay tuned for more goodness to come.” I could use some goodness right now, to be frank. So could a lot of other people. Read original article source
  6. Clean-up script to be released soon, the company promises The fix will first be tested with insiders Microsoft has already confirmed that it’s working on a patch that would correct Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 installation issues, and now the company claims that it’s very close to releasing it to users. Details aren’t yet available, but given that the firm says development is close to the final stages, the release could take place as soon as this week, most likely in the coming days. “We’ve been working diligently on this issue and are finalizing a clean-up script that will fix the underlying issue preventing the install of KB3194496 (Cumulative Update 14393.222) for affected users. Your patience during our research and subsequent work is greatly appreciated,” Microsoft said in a post on the Community forums. What’s important to know, however, is that this fix might first be released to insiders, as they were also experiencing problems with the cumulative update, so retail users might have to wait a little bit longer until they receive the same patch. Try this fix Just like it happened with many other cumulative updates, KB3194496 fails to install on a number of systems with the same “undoing changes” error message that doesn’t tell too much. We’ve already found a fix for KB3194496 issues, and the chances are that the patch that Microsoft is working on does the same thing as this workaround, but performs all steps automatically. In the meantime, if this manual fix doesn’t make any difference for you, it’s better not to try to install the cumulative update anymore, as Microsoft itself explains that there is no point in struggling to get it work because it’ll fail every time anyway. So for the moment, it’s better to wait for the official fix because it seems like its release is just around the corner. A new cumulative update is expected to land next week on Tuesday, and with a little luck, everything would work correctly, and the patch installs fine on all PCs. Article source
  7. Reduce it for Redmond's engineers, that is – not you Microsoft wants to hire a particularly thick-skinned person to help run its Windows Updates team. The Windows Servicing and Delivery team Senior Program Manager will be tasked with overseeing the release of features, fixes and security patches Microsoft delivers for Windows. That means the person who fills this role will be in charge of getting Redmond's infamous "Patch Tuesday" bundles out to folks, and in the likely event that one or more of those packages causes problems for people, will help put out fires as well. The newly recruited boss will help plan and prioritize the monthly updates for Windows and Windows Server, deciding which issues are most in need of patching and oversee the creation of those patches within Microsoft. Not surprisingly, the job description asks candidates have the "ability to reduce chaos, increase simplification and reduce stress for the team." "The team is focused on enabling and unblocking key consumer and business scenarios by keeping customers up-to-date with the latest features and bug fixes, and patching security vulnerabilities for in market OS versions," Microsoft says. "We are looking for an energetic, highly technical candidate with a strong customer focus for the role of senior program manager." Here are some examples of the highly technical cockups you'll be expected to clean up: Completely borked Group Policy Thoroughly knackered print job support Broken Windows Server 2012 WSUS updates Inconvenient 'convenience' patches for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Screwed-up Outlook updates Dodgy Exchange 2010 fixes Windows 10 removing .NET frameworks essential to applications Windows 10 turning computers into paperweights This comes as Microsoft prepares to roll out all-or-nothing monthly batches of fixes for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Here's what the senior manager will be expected to do day to day: Investigate and understand customer scenarios and expectations in depth, using telemetry/data, anecdotal evidence, personal experience and market perceptions. Manage and coordinate with a team of engineers to deliver features, fixes, and security updates on a monthly basis. Understand the broader ecosystem and customer scenarios and using that understanding to set priorities for the team. And so on and so forth. The job will require working both with Microsoft's own engineering team to prioritize and create the updates, and with external partners to deal with the patches once they are out the door and possibly breaking customer PCs and servers. Other requirements include a Bachelors degree or higher in computer science, seven years of industry experience, knowledge of C++ and TFS/VSO, and a knack for warding off infuriated, pitchfork-wielding mobs of administrators (not listed, but we assume it's included). Article source
  8. KB3194496 causing problems on Windows 10 PCs Another update, another installation problem KB3194496 was officially released to retail users earlier today even after insiders complained of installation issues, so it’s no surprise that many more PCs are hit with the same problems. Users who rushed to install this cumulative update are now reporting the same bugs as with the previous releases, explaining that on some PCs, it fails to install successfully with an error saying just “Undoing changes.” “Fails to install for me, tried 3 times. Every time I get an 'undoing changes...' screen during the reboot. I'll just wait if there'll be another update to fix that,” one user explains on Reddit. “I keep getting Undoing changes, couldn't install updates. I have tried troubleshooting windows update. I get the following error is event viewer: 0x800F0922 and a few AppReadiness errors,” another one added. No workaround available For the moment, there is no workaround available, but what’s important to know is that the number of complaints coming from users who installed it is substantially smaller than for the previous cumulative updates. Most likely, Microsoft is already looking into these reports and if a fix is necessary, it could be released in the coming weeks. A new cumulative update should land on October 11 when Microsoft rolls out Patch Tuesday updates, but it remains to be seen if a different one could arrive in the meantime. What’s also critical to know is that there were users who claimed that KB3194496 got stuck at 45 percent during the downloading process, a bug that was already experienced by some people with previous cumulative updates. This time, however, patience is really a virtue, and if you wait long enough, the process should complete successfully and luckily, the update would install smoothly too. There are only a few reports pointing to this bug, so it’s probably just a minor issue that should be resolved in the next cumulative updates. Article source
  9. A fix is being developed, a company official says Microsoft being Captain Obvious once again Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 cumulative update for PCs running version 1607 (Anniversary Update) and just as we reported yesterday, there were plenty of users who experienced installation issues. In a post on the firm’s Community forums, Microsoft engineers confirm the installation problems and explain that the team is already investigating and developing a fix. “Investigating” There are no details as to when exactly this new cumulative update fix could be released, but it’s worth noting that Microsoft itself says that there’s no point in trying to install this cumulative update because it’ll keep failing anyway. “Teams have dug into this issue and do believe the cause has been identified. The correct team is developing a fix/workaround and once we have the full details, we'll be posting that information. For your affected machines, there's no need to keep attempting the install. It'll keep failing. In the mean time, hold tight! We're all over this and will keep sharing information along the way,” Microsoft says. Several company engineers have already joined the discussion thread on the Community forums, asking for more details on the problem, so it’s very clear that the firm is actively investigating the problem. What’s more frustrating, however, is that this cumulative update actually experienced the exact same issues when being tested as part of the Windows Insider program, but Microsoft shipped it anyway. This is a bit odd given the fact that the previous cumulative updates also had problems installing on a number of computers, so Microsoft should pay more focus to testing these updates before rolling them out to all PCs worldwide. In addition to this new cumulative update fix that should land in the next few days, Microsoft is also expected to release a new one on October 11, when the company is also shipping Patch Tuesday fixes for all Windows computers. CUs for the original Windows 10 version and for November Update should also go live. Article source
  10. Batu69

    Fix Windows Store issues

    If you are using Windows Store occasionally or even regularly, you may have encountered issues at times while doing so. Maybe you could not get an app to download to your device, get a listing to display in Store, or even open Windows Store at all. The experience can be frustrating if you run into these errors at times, especially if you want that one app or game to download or update. The following guide provides you with a list of quick fixes that you may try to resolve these issues. Please note that there is no catch-all solution that resolves all issues that users face when they work with Windows Store. Fix Windows Store issues The three most common issues on Windows Store are related to downloading, updating and opening Windows apps. Fix 1: Make sure you meet the minimum requirements Your device needs to meet the minimum requirements as listed on the apps' Windows Store page. The most important bit is the Windows version which you find under system requirements when you open an application using the Store app. Minimum OS is the most important information, but you may also want to verify that the architecture is correct. You may check the version of your system in the following way: Tap on the Windows-key, type winver and hit enter. The window that opens list the operating system and its version. Fix 2: Check date and time settings of Windows Windows Store seems to have considerable issues providing its service on devices that have out-of-sync time and date settings. You may check date and time quickly on the taskbar by hovering the mouse over the system clock. If you notice that the date is off for instance, you may fix issues that you are experiencing by adjusting the date accordingly. Easiest way to do so is to click on the system clock, and select "date and time settings" from the popup that opens. This loads the "date and time" configuration page where you may adjust the time zone, and either select to have date and time set automatically, or manually. Fix 3: Sign out and in again Windows Store is linked to a Microsoft Account. It happens sometimes that things get messed up even while you are logged in to the account and shown as logged in. You may want to try signing out of the account and signing in again afterwards. This is a quick process that may resolve account related issues. With the Windows Store application open, click on the avatar next to search to display a context menu with options. The first option lists your name and the account's email address. Click on that to open the account page. To sign out of an account, click on it on that page, and select the sign out link that is displayed then. If this worked, you should see the avatar icon turn into a generic icon. This indicates that you are signed out currently. To sign in again, click on the avatar icon and select the sign in option. Enter your Microsoft Account credentials to complete the process. Windows Store may throw an error message during sign in. If that is the case, try to sign in at a later point in time, or try the fourth fix. Fix 4: Windows Store Reset You may reset the Windows Store cache to resolve temporary issues. Windows Store uses a cache to load some data from it instead of the server. Cached data may be corrupt or outdated, and those issues can be resolved by clearing the cache. You can check out tutorial on resetting the Windows Store cache for a detailed guide on how to do so. The following instructions simply tell you how to run the command. Tap on the Windows-key, type wsreset.exe, and hit enter. That's all there is to it. The cache is cleared when you run the command. This means that data is pulled directly from Microsoft servers instead of the cache when you use Windows Store. Fix 5: Make sure User Account Control (UAC) is enabled Windows applications, of which the Windows Store app is one, require that the User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. Please note that you cannot disable UAC using the Control Panel applet. While you may set it to Never Notify, doing so won't disable UAC. You need to disable UAC using policies. Note that the Group Policy Editor is only available in professional editions of Windows. Tap on the Windows-key, type gpedit.msc and hit enter. Go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Local Policies > Security Options Locate "User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode". Double-click on the policy, and switch it to Enabled to make sure UAC is enabled on the system. Fix 6: The Windows Store Troubleshooter Microsoft's official Windows Store Troubleshooter program for Windows 8 and 10 may fix Store issues that you are experiencing. The app, released for Windows 8 initially but updated to be compatible with Windows 10 as well, may resolve several Store or application related issues. Simply download it from Microsoft's website and run the program once it is on your system. The application checks for various issues including Windows Store cache, or whether UAC is activated. Closing Words Sometimes, even these things may not work. If Microsoft experiences server issues, then they won't help for instance. You may try and restart the PC, or wait to try again at a later point in time. Article source
  11. Fix WiFi Not Connecting In Linux Mint 18 And Ubuntu 16.04 Problem description I experienced this strange issue in Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18. When I tried to connect to wifi, I clicked on the available wireless networks, entered the correct wifi password. A few seconds later, I was still not connected to the internet. I thought it may be that I entered an incorrect password. So, I tried to connect again. This time typing the password slowly and then I double checked it to make sure that the password was correct. But no, it won’t connect to the internet. This was frustrating as my wifi password is 26 characters long. Reason I went to the network settings to find out what was wrong with it. I noticed that my wifi password was not stored which could be normal as I was not asked if I wanted to connect to the network automatically. I manually entered the wifi password and saved it in the network settings in an effort to not have to enter the long passwords again. What surprised me that it just got connected to the internet after that. I don’t know exactly what made it work but it worked. I haven’t looked to find if it is a bug in this version of the network manager or not but I experienced the same issue after installing Linux Mint 18. And using this trick again saved me. Steps to fix wifi not connecting despite correct password in Linux Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 Basically, all you need to do here is: go to Network Settings choose the network you are trying to connect to under the security tab, enter the wifi password manually save it This trick has worked for me repeatedly, both in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I hope that it works for you too. Since I am using Linux Mint 18 right now, I am going to share screenshots so that it would help beginners to fix this issue. Step 1: Go to Network Settings: Step 2: Choose the network you are trying to connect to. Note that it already provides a configuration option because I tried to connect to it earlier. Step 3: Under the security tab, enter the wifi password manually and click on apply to save it: You’ll see that your network is now connected: I hope this helps you. Note that this article deals with the problem when the wireless network is working fine in your system but it cannot connect to the access point despite correct password. I suggest this article if there is no wireless network in Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Have you already encountered the same wireless connection issue in Ubuntu 16.04 or Linux Mint 18? If yes, how did you fix it? Source
  12. Over the last weekend, we reported about an issue in Windows 10 Anniversary Update which prevented some webcams from working. Microsoft confirmed the issue on their side and informed users that they are working on an update to fix the issue. Mike M from Windows Camera Team has now provided a detailed reply on Microsoft Forums about their plans to completely fix this issue on Windows 10. Read his reply below. Article source
  13. There's a brand new Windows 10 build available for both PC and Mobile, build 14905. The news comes less than a week after the first Redstone 2 build for PCs, 14901. Redstone 2 is to be the next major feature update to Windows 10. Microsoft has confirmed that we won't see it until 2017, and we're expecting it in April. There weren't any new features listed for the PC build, but there are a number of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here are the fixes and improvements: We have fixed an issue causing a large blank space to appear between the address bar and web content after the address bar moves back to the top when opening a new tab in Microsoft Edge. We have updated Narrator Scan mode for table navigation to now support CTRL + ALT + HOME to go to the beginning of the table CTRL + ALT + END to go to the end of the table. Microsoft Edge now supports the CTRL + O keyboard shortcut for setting focus to the address bar. We fixed an issue resulting in Sketchpad and Screen Sketch crashing after trying to change the ink color twice in a row when the ruler was visible. Here are the known issues: Support for kernel debugging over 1394 has been removed, but will be available in an upcoming kit release. A work-around will be posted to the Debugging Tools for Windows Blog shortly. Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes when you try to launch it. Cortana’s text to speech capabilities is not working in this build. For example, Cortana won’t be able to read text messages out loud for you, tell jokes, sing, or give verbal prompts. When clicking on the power button on the Start menu, it closes the Start menu without opening the flyout with restart/shutdown options appearing. As a workaround – you can right-click on the Start button (or WIN + X) and choose to shutdown via this menu instead. Apps such as Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Google and the Skype Translator Preview app will crash in this build due to a compatibility issue from a recent platform change. The Settings app may crash on certain editions of Windows 10 when navigating to different settings pages due to a missing .dll file. We are working on getting this fixed soon. Microsoft hasn't yet announced any major new features that are available in the Redstone 2 builds, so it might be best to skip these early builds. After all, you're taking on known issues without the new features. If you do want build 14905, make sure you're on the Fast ring by heading to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Insider Program, and make sure that your PC is set to the Fast ring. Source: Windows Blog Article source
  14. Top 10 Android Most Common Problems With Their Solutions 10 Most Common Android Problems & Solutions Are you facing problems with your Android smartphone? Although Android is a great platform for mobile and tablet, you may experience problems with it at one point or another, just like any other operating systems. However, the best thing of having an android is maximum problems has a solution. In this article, we have picked the most common 10 Android problems along with its simplest and most effective solutions. Battery Drain Battery drain is one of the most common problems in an Android smartphone. This is the price we have to pay for having the smartest devices in the world. While there are many reasons behind the battery drain issue, one of the best ways to solve this issue is to enable battery saving mode and reduce your Android smartphone brightness. To resolve the problem of battery drain, you can use DU Battery Saver & Fast Charge. Also, DU Battery Saver helps you to charge your battery fast by removing the apps running in the background of your Android device. Open your Settings menu, click on the location and enable battery saving mode. Always use low brightness in an Android smartphone. Related Article: 7 Hidden Tricks Of Android Smartphone You Probably Didnt Know! Freeze Android smartphone and slow speed One of the major issues in an Android smartphone is slow speed. The reason behind the slow speed is installation of lots of unused Android apps. Also, we tend to open many Android apps at the same time resulting in slow speed. However, the solution of the problem is very simple. You need to uninstall unused apps, delete big files from Memory Card. Download Clean Master for Android smartphone. Clean Master can do all the listed things, such as it can make you uninstall an unused app and can help you clear big files from Memory card. Further, it can also clear Phone junk files using this. Related Article: Secret Trick To Make Your Android Smartphone Super Fast Wi-Fi not connecting Many a times, we face problems connecting to the internet in spite of the Android smartphone being connected to the Wi-Fi. This may solve the problem. Just go to Wi-Fi > Settings > Menu > Advanced and choose to stay connected to Wi-Fi during sleep. Alternatively, you can restart your Android smartphone and Wi-Fi router or enable Airplane mode for atleast a minute. Then, again try to connect with your Android smartphone to Wi-Fi. Syncing error with Google Several users face syncing problem with Google server in an Android smartphone for many reasons. However, the solution is simple. Firstly, check if you have recently changed your account password. If yes, then you need to update it with the new password. If the problem still persists, then enable Airplane mode for 30 seconds and try again. Alternatively, you can do remove your Google account and add it again. Keyboard not working By default, keyboard of the Android smartphone gets hung. If you are facing problems such as Keyboard taking too long to respond, or stopped responding, then it is suggested that you download Google Keyboard, as it is one of the most popular Google keyboard apps. You can make it as your default Keyboard app and can improve your typing experience too. Screen turns off when charging Your smartphone screen automatically turned off when you plug your smartphone with charger. To recover this, you need to go to Settings / Applications / Development and tick the ‘Stay awake’ option to keep the screen on when charging. Related Article: How to Charge your smartphone faster Your smartphone can’t connect to your PC (for transferring data) If you use laptop or Wi-Fi network, you can try Airdroid app for wirelessly transferring data in the Android device. Airdroid is one of the best apps for transfer data in PC to mobile and mobile to PC. Sometimes, the USB or USB port in PC doesn’t support each other, which is why you face these type of problem. Google Play errors Google Play Store is the main hub for downloading apps in Android devices. For instance, if you are getting error like not downloading an app from the Google Play Store, then your smartphone may have a serious problem. When you are unable to download Android apps, you can’t do anything in android mobile. Just follow some simple methods to sort out these errors. You need to remove and add your Google Account. Removing it and adding your account can solve your problems within minutes. You can clear the data and Cache of Google Play Store and Services. This will fix the problems. If the problem still persists, then you need to head over Google Play Store in “Apps” and select the option of “Uninstall Updates.” Games not working The main reason for such an error in an Android smartphone could be due to the device not supporting that particular game. Always ensure that the game you want to download is compatible with your Android OS versions. Another reason for the games not running is because of insufficient RAM space in Android smartphone. Use Clean Master for boosting games in Android mobile. If you are game lover then you can go through our list and download Best Free Car Racing Games for Android Mobile. Insufficient space error Android provides limited storage for apps and we don’t have the authority to expand it. So, if you are running Android that frequently shows up insufficient space error, then there is no fix. You just need to install the app CCleaner in your Android device that will help you free up some storage. Related Article: Top 5 apps for saving storage space on Android smartphones Source
  15. Microsoft is keeping up with its goal to perfect the Windows 10 Anniversary Update before it’s released this summer. Today, they pushed Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14376 to the Fast Ring. Here’s what’s improved and fixed for PCs: We’re rolling out an Store update (11606.1001.25) that improves performance and reliability and includes fixes for accessibility as well. Clicking on networks or VPN connections in the network flyout on the taskbar should now launch the network settings page like it should. We also fixed an issue where the network flyout would sometimes only show the network settings link, despite being currently connected to Wi-Fi. For my dev peeps: we fixed the issue causing an error message when you enable Developer Mode due to the necessary package needed from Windows Update not being published appropriately. Go forth and create! We have updated Narrator to now support using physical volume buttons to adjust the volume while Narrator is in Scan Mode. We also fixed an issue that could result in Narrator crashing when arrowing through list entries. We have updated Windows Hello on the Lock screen to not repeat the name of the person logging in, when it is already displayed on the screen. We have fixed an issue where you might be unable to type in some UWP apps. We also fixed an issue resulting in certain Polish characters being duplicated when typed into UWP apps. We fixed an issue where the Lock screen background might not be displayed correctly. We fixed an issue where your password would revert be being hidden if you tried to edit it while holding the reveal button. We fixed an issue where the search dropdown in the Settings app could end up displaying above the search box instead of below it. We also fixed an issue where the “For developers” settings page would be blank while checking for an optional package, and an issue resulting in no handwriting, speech and other optional components being listed for languages that do support them. We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to turn on “set time zone automatically”. We fixed an issue where the icons in some Start menu tiles could appear zoomed in, for example Alarms & Clock app or Calculator app. We have improved the consistency in scrolling and zooming speeds between monitors when using a precision touchpad on a multiple-monitor setup. We fixed an issue that could result in Explorer.exe crashing after receiving a notification from Microsoft Edge. We fixed an issue where the caret might jump to the beginning of the line, rather than maintaining current y axis position when using the up and down arrow keys in a textbox in Microsoft Edge. We fixed an issue resulting in an authentication error when launching mstsc.exe from an elevated Command Prompt. Hit that update button on your PC and get this new build installed if you’re a Fast Ring Insider. Let us know in the comments if you come across anything else that’s fixed or improved. Article source
  16. If you are using recently released Windows 8.1 RTM in your computer, here is a great chance for you to enjoy a new exclusive interface of Google Search which can be tested in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) web browser only. When you open google.com and search for something, The search result page opens broken as shown in following screenshot: Here is how to fix it Open Internet Explorer and click on "Tools -> Compatibility View settings" option. It'll open a new window. Now uncheck "Use Microsoft compatibility lists" option and click on Close button. That's it. It'll disable the built-in compatibility list of Internet Explorer and Google Search will work fine in IE11. more : info : here
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