Monday, November 11, 2019

Lest We Forget

The "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.  Whether you call it Veteran's Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, November 11th is a time to put aside politics and pay tribute to all who died for their country.  It is also a perfect time to thank the Veterans in whatever country you live in.

As in previous years, I am republishing a portion of my friend Canuk's last tribute and, once again, adding a special thank you to my friends Mitch the "Phantom Phixer" and Larry, "Ghost".

The comment Canuk posted provides one example of why he was a special person:
"I too "will remember your friends who never had a full life", while thanking you and your comrades who have served with pride, honesty and honour."
LEST WE FORGET




We Shall Keep the Faith by Moira Michael, November 1918
Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet - to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died. We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields. And now the Torch and Poppy Red We wear in honor of our dead. Fear not that ye have died for naught; We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought In Flanders Fields. Flags courtesy of3DFlags.com









Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...



Monday, November 04, 2019

Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows Released


Malwarebytes Version 4.0 has been released.  The update includes the new Malwarebytes Katana Engine which has new detection technologies to provide greater security.  In addition, the user interface has been designed:

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Following are the key features from the Announcement:
  • Improved zero-hour detection – pinpoints new threats as they arise and before they can wreak havoc on your device
  • Expanded malware detection – blocks even more malware for improved protection
  • Signature-less behavioral detection – identifies the latest variants of dangerous malware families that attempt to evade traditional signatures through runtime packing, obfuscation and encryption, offering instant protection against new threats that traditional AV has a hard time detecting
  • Faster threat definition process – streamlines the publishing of new definitions, reducing the time it takes to protect you from new threats
  • Revamped user interface – Completely redesigned user interface that is intuitive, more informative and simple to use
  • Threat statistics – allows you to see what Malwarebytes is doing for you in real-time and get a first-hand view of what threats are coming at you (and being blocked)
  • Cybersecurity news – dynamic feed keeps you informed of the latest threats and other security topics
  • Easier updates – more automation means you receive the latest protection with less effort
See the referenced Announcement for Known Issues, FAQs and other information.

System Requirements:  Malwarebytes Version 4.0 no longer works on Windows XP or Windows Vista.  However, Malwarebytes 3.x, will be supported for the foreseeable future.

Windows 10 Note:  Although Malwarebytes is an antivirus software, if you use another program as your antivirus (Windows Defender, McAfee, etc.) as your antivirus, it is necessary to make a change in Malwarebytes.  Go to Settings > Windows Action Center, change the setting to "Never register Malwarebytes in the Action Center".  Malwarebytes 4.0 will continue to run with the installed antivirus in compatibility mode.

Update:

Malwarebytes 4.0 can be installed over the top of your exist Malwarebytes programs.  If you do not want to wait for the upgrade to be offered, you can download and run the installer from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ (direct download link here)  Malwarebytes 4.0 will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes 4.0. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mozilla Firefox Version 70.0.1 Released

Firefox

Mozilla sent Firefox Version 70.0.1 to the release channel today.  The update included several bug fixes, including one that resulted in some sites failing to load.

As of the time of this posting there was no indication of an update for Firefox ESR.

Fixed

    • Fix for an issue that caused some websites or page elements using dynamic JavaScript to fail to load. (Bug 1592136)
    • Update OpenH264 video plugin for macOS 10.15 users (Bug 1587543)
    • Title bar no longer shows in full screen view (Bug 1588747)

      Changed

      Update:  To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

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