Per the folks at “MakeTechEasier” – – Firefox users can now disable Facebook privacy intrusions (especially tracking of browsing history from your other open tabs).
This is done by “containerizing” Facebook so it doesn’t have view, save, write, etc. capability outside of the container.
See this article for more specifics (note – – this is easy to setup but it disables some FB features).
MakeTechEasier blog re Facebook Containerization via Firefox Extension
Want to delay the install of the massive Spring 18 “Creators” update for MS-Windows? In this article Chris Hoffman explains how to delay it for a few weeks . . .
Chris Hoffman on Spring 18 “Creators” Update
Although this e-article was designed for distribution to business and other large orgs . . . the symptoms apply to all users of PC hardware. Both Intel and AMD have seen a direct hit on their trustworthiness.
Dark Reading article on Spectre/Meltdown collateral damage
AMD’s newest Ryzen processors have four confirmed security flaws – which will require bios firmware updates. At the next club meeting, we will discuss if this affects our membership and what steps (if any) are needed.
HTG Article Link re 4 Ryzen Flaws
Just another “word to the wise” . . . be very cautious about unsolicited “surveys, questionnaires” etc. via web, email or even phone.
ZDnet recap of Facebook Failure . .
Furthermore, don’t allow site access via 3rd party sites . . (note the very last sentence of the article on how to access the Facebook page with your settings for 3rd party app access . . )
Ever wanted to improve your wireless Security at Public wifi locations?? Or if on the road at a Hotel, Airport, etc.?
Well, the short article below by the good folks at MTE (Make Tech Easier) explain how to check if a specific VPN is one of the “good” ones.
MTE Link to VPN Security
Another good read from Chris Hoffman: (lots of $ involved for certain parties . . however, users still allowed to uninstall these apps . . for now)
HTG Article from Chris Hoffman