Janus Workspace is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that allows you to load multiple sites on the New Tab Page.
There are numerous New Tab Page extensions available for Google Chrome. All have in common that they change what Chrome displays by default when you open a new tab.
What the content is changed to differs highly though. From blank and motivational quite pages to elaborate constructs.
It is up to the Chrome user to pick one of those options; there is something th
Attach from Clipboard is an extension for the desktop email client Thunderbird to create file attachments from clipboard content.
If you want to paste clipboard content into emails, you may be able to do so directly. The content is then added to the email body however, and not as an attachment.
If you want to add it as an attachment, you'd have to use another program for that. Say you use the Print key to create a full screen screenshot of the desktop. You would then have to open an image editor
LoadedDllsView is a new portable program by Nirsoft that lists all DLL files loaded by processes that run on a Windows computer.
The program shares the traits of all Nirsoft applications for Windows. It is provided as a 32-bit and 64-bit executable file, tiny at less than 150 Kilobytes unpacked, and portable which means that you can run it from any location.
While it is usually not necessary to list the dll files that get loaded by Windows processes, doing so may be useful when you are troublesh
CloudBleed is the unofficial name for a security issue discovered on February 17th, 2017 that affected CloudFlare's reverse proxies.
CloudFlare is a large provider that is used by more than 5.5 million Internet properties according to the company's website. It offers CDN and DDOS protection, optimization technologies for websites, dedicated SSL and a lot more.
The basic service is offered for free, but webmasters and organizations may upgrade to a paid plan for additional features and better pro
Google disclosed a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer yesterday that Microsoft failed to patch up until now.
This is the second vulnerability that Google disclosed this mean. Last week, the company disclosed a Windows vulnerability that affected the gdi32.dll dynamic link library in Windows.
The new vulnerability that Google disclosed yesterday affects the web browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
The issue is described as type confusion in HandleCo
Last year, Mozilla announced major changes that it planned to implement that would change Firefox in several fundamental ways.
The deprecation of Firefox's long-standing add-on system in favor of WebExtensions is probably the change that will have the largest impact on the Firefox browser and users.
The main reason for this is that Mozilla plans to remove support for classic add-ons in Firefox by the end of 2017. Any add-on that is not recreated using WebExtensions APIs won't work in Firefox any
If you follow the release of Windows 10 Insider Build releases, or have installed one on a PC, you may have noticed that Microsoft put a lot of effort in recent builds to improve the system's default web browser Microsoft Edge.
Edge is a rather bare bones browser, which is refreshing when you come from Internet Explorer, but disappointing if you expect the same level of customizations that Firefox offers for instance.
While Microsoft continues to add or improve features, it seems that the compan
TeraCopy 3.0 is the latest version of the popular file transfer utility for Windows designed to speed up and improve the user experience.
We reviewed TeraCopy for the first time back in 2007 here on the site, and looked at a development version of TeraCopy 3.0 in mid 2016 as well.
The first public build of TeraCopy 3.0 was released by its author in December 2014. What followed were several beta and release candidate versions, before the final release.
One of the main changes, which we mentione...
Hardentools is a free open source program for the Microsoft Windows operating system that will harden the system by disabling features.
The Windows operating system ships with a broad range of features. Some of these features are enabled for compatibility reasons on all editions of Windows.
While these features have their uses in certain environments, Enterprise for instance, they may not be used by the majority of home users.
The main idea behind Hardentools is to turn off these features to mak
Advanced Font Settings is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that gives you more control over fonts on sites.
Google Chrome gives you some control over fonts in the browser's settings. You can modify the default font size and page zoom level, and customize the following types of fonts with a click on the customize font button which opens this page chrome://settings/fonts in the browser:
Standard font and size. Default: Times New Roman on Windows.
Serif font. Default Time
It is interesting from a purely scientific angle how attackers come up with new methods and schemes to distribute malicious payloads on to user systems.
The "HoeflerText" font wasn't found is a recent attack that changes website text so that it looks as if a font is missing, to get users to download and install an alleged update for Chrome that adds the font to the system.
I talked about this on the private Ghacks forum for supports back in January already. The first report about the attack came
One of the VPN providers that I use on a regular basis is NordVPN. Is is popular provider that is offering an excellent service for a reasonable price if you pay annually.
While there are certainly cheaper providers out there, I found NordVPN to be one of the best choices when it comes to VPN networks.
Obviously, you may have different priorities than I have, but the service offers all the features that I require. The servers are fast -- I get full throughput on my 50 Mbit connection, there are
The Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp is a 10 course eLearning bundle that teaches you a variety of programming languages.
Suitable for users of all experience levels, it is ideal for users who are making their fest steps in the coding world, and also to programmers who want to learn another language.
The courses cover a wide range of languages including Ruby, C#, Erlang, and Google Go, as well as techniques such as building modern layouts with CSS Flexbox, exploring Bootstra
A new report suggests that Windows admins and users could mitigate 94% of all critical vulnerabilities automatically by running non-admin accounts.
It is common sense that using standard user accounts on Windows, opposed to accounts with elevated privileges, is a good security practice.
The main reason behind this practice is simple: if a user cannot perform certain operations due to limited rights, so can't malware that attacks the system.
The recently released Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report
Mozilla launched the two new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Snooze Tabs and Pulse recently for all recent versions of the Firefox web browser.
Firefox Test Pilot is a relatively new system that Mozilla uses to gather information about ideas and features that may one day be integrated in the Firefox web browser.
The main idea behind each experiment is feedback and demand gathering. Firefox users may install any public experiment to try new features before they may land in Firefox.
Not all experim
CrowdInspect is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to give your system a thorough second opinion malware scan.
While you may have all the confidence in the world in resident security software, it may be a good security precaution to run second opinion scans regularly on machines just to confirm that confidence.
The reason for scanning the system with other security software is simple: no solution is perfect. What one product may detect, may be totally unknown
Net Disabler is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to disable the Internet connection of the device temporarily.
An Internet off switch can be useful at times, for instance to block anyone from connecting to a machine, or making sure that processes don't phone home at a specific point in time, or to cut malware off from downloading additional payloads.
While you can do so in a number of ways, from removing the network cable or turning off WiFi on the router, to using a firewal
Windows is the reigning champion when it comes to operating system share percentages according to NetMarketShare.
However, as the world is learning more and more, day by day, there are other alternatives out there; the main two being Apples Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.
However, not everyone is ready to entirely dedicate themselves or their machines to making the switch to GNU/Linux, and so that leaves some people in a pickle of trying to decide what to do. Thankfully, there is a very easy solution:
Malwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular Windows security software right now. While it works well for many users, some are reporting issues such as not being able to enable real-time protection, crashes, updates that won't install, and others.
The company behind the product released Malwarebytes 3.0 not too long ago. The new product changed things around significantly, for instance by bundling the company's products -- Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware -- into a singl
New browser capabilities and features are designed to improve the user experience or compatibility with technologies.
Sometimes, these features may also be used for shady activities such as user tracking.
One of the latest of these activities can be used to fingerprint Firefox users using intermediate CA caching.
To break it down into a single paragraph: Firefox caches intermediate CAs to speed up the loading of sites. These cache entries can be retrieved by sites, and it may also reveal informa
Microsoft announced last week that it would not release security patches on February's Patch Day. In fact, the February Patch Day was canceled completely by the company; a first in the Patch Day's history.
Microsoft revealed that it would delay the February Patch Day to the March Patch Day. This means that the February 2017 security patches will be released alongside the March 2017 patches by the company.
This would not be a problem where it not for known unpatched security issues. A SMB securit
The updated OneDrive roadmap for the first and second quarter of 2017 suggests that Microsoft plans to add differential sync support to OneDrive in the second quarter of 2017.
Microsoft revealed back in 2016 that it had plans to introduce differential sync support on OneDrive. The company listed the feature under committed, but did not reveal a timeline back then. This meant that it was not clear when Microsoft would introduce the feature for all files, but that it was working on it.
We have a new Linux author here on Ghacks, and new Linux topics will be published regularly from now on again on the site.
If you are just starting out, you may want to check out this cool Linux Essentials Bundle on Ghacks Deals. It is a 5 course eLearning bundle that covers Linux fundamentals and some advanced topics as well.
Here is what is included:
Linux for Absolute Beginners -- Think You're Tech Savvy? You're Not If You Don't Know Linux
Fundamentals of Unix & Linux System Administration
Avira Free Software Updater is a program for Windows by German security company Avira that checks Windows PCs for software updates.
It is recommended -- most of the time -- to run up to date versions of programs installed on Windows. The main reason for that is security, as older versions may have security issues that newer versions patched. Other reasons may be stability and new features.
There are reasons for not updating software, for instance when a new version is worse than the old, or when
A large part of the Internet is powered by the content management system WordPress. While some call it a blogging platform, WordPress is more than that thanks to its extensibility.
There are plugins that turn WordPress into a full featured eCommerce store, plugins that make it an art gallery, and plugins that create community sites with forums and more.
This site runs on WordPress and the default editor that ships with WordPress is used to publish articles on it.
WordPress supports formatting op
The following guide explains in simple terms how to remove any element on any web page permanently using the browser extension uBlock Origin.
Ublock Origin is a content blocker that works really well out of the box. It supports lists that you can subscribe to, to improve the blocking of certain types of annoyances on the Internet (e.g. social media plugins, malware domains, trackers), options to whitelist sites to support them or make them work, a custom filter list, and an element picker that y
PlainPaste is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to copy, paste or cut plainly on demand independently of programs you are using.
If you copy or paste text on a Windows machine, the formatting of the text is copied along with it to the Windows Clipboard.
While that may be desired at times, it can be problematic if you need to paste the textual contents to an editor that supports the formatting, but want to paste it without it.
Some programs allow you to do that natively. Firefox and Th