How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following:

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Telepathwords by Microsoft to help predict the next password character as it is typed

This is an interesting project by Microsoft Research. It lets you know what will be the next character you will type when entering your password. Try it out at this link https://telepathwords.research.microsoft.com/.

The more the next character aligns with the telepathwords generated character, the easier it is for the next character to be predicted and . . . → Read More: Telepathwords by Microsoft to help predict the next password character as it is typed

How to stop the DSMService on your Windows 8 computer

Upon connecting the Sony Xperia ZR phone or even an ordinary pen drive to the Windows 8 computer, I found that it shows a window that says Installing drivers… This is strange, because when I connected the Sony Xperia ZR to the Windows 8 computer, it detected the storage and showed it all correctly in . . . → Read More: How to stop the DSMService on your Windows 8 computer

Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow

Sony Xperia ZR upgrade to Android 4.3 was rolled out recently. I decided to upgrade. First off, I am a Linux user, who was forcibly sold Windows 8 by Lenovo, when I bought their Z580 laptop. In hindsight, this was a good thing, as I find to my chagrin, that the Sony Xperia ZR Android . . . → Read More: Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow

Display embedded Microsoft Excel Objects in Microsoft Word as Text and not Images

Whenever you choose to embed an excel sheet into Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word shows them in the Word Document as graphics objects by default. The result is that sometimes, when the contents of the Excel Sheet exceed one page in Word, they are not displayed.

To make them appear correctly in the Word document, you . . . → Read More: Display embedded Microsoft Excel Objects in Microsoft Word as Text and not Images

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