Author Topic: Interesting  (Read 1386284 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2385 on: January 22, 2015, 03:15:12 PM »
The wind is howling at about 45 MPH and our mountains are hiding.

Not a fit day out for man or beast.
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline Para-Noid

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 6711
  • Trust only what you test yourself!
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2386 on: January 22, 2015, 03:52:35 PM »
Bob, You have had more snow in New Mexico than we have had in north central Oklahoma.
In the town in which I live we have had nada, zilch, zip in the way of snow. Last week we even had some wild fires.
Dell Inspiron, Win10x64--HP Envy Win10x64--Both systems Avast Free v17.9.2322, Comodo Firewall v8.2 w/D+, MalwareBytes v3.0, OpenDNS, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Vivaldi Browser and, various browser security tools.

"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 33441
  • malware fighter
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2387 on: January 22, 2015, 04:01:30 PM »
And more snow we've ever seen in Westen Europe on the other side of the big fishing pond this year  ;D

Damian
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2388 on: January 22, 2015, 04:01:44 PM »
Bob, You have had more snow in New Mexico than we have had in north central Oklahoma.
In the town in which I live we have had nada, zilch, zip in the way of snow. Last week we even had some wild fires.
Crazy weather. As you can see, there's more coming:

My saving grace is that I'll be leaving for Arizona on 2/4/15 where it's nice and warm.  8)
Unfortunately that doesn't help Alice. She'll still be here in Meadow Lake, NM  :'(
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2389 on: January 30, 2015, 12:49:44 AM »
See the Birds . . . .

Hundreds of them.... Hope it means an early spring. :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 5420
  • Spartan Warrior
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2390 on: January 30, 2015, 09:32:07 PM »
A goof by avast!  See attached below:

Wonder if they'll fix it?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 20H2 Avast Premier Security version 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.652) UI version 1.0.612.

steffens@me.com

  • Guest
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2391 on: January 31, 2015, 06:44:37 AM »
Why we would advice against this program: http://www.sslenforcer.com/how-it-works/
because lot of users cannot use avast"s https scanning and it can cause issues on particular https connections.

Are there users that use this - and what are their experiences?

polonus

Why would you use that when you can use the browser plug-in "HTTPS Everywhere" from EFF? It has its problems, mainly in the form of incomplete support on certain websites that cause said websites to break. But you can work around that easily by disabling "HTTPS Everywhere" on a per-site basis directly from a menu in the browser toolbar.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2392 on: January 31, 2015, 03:31:48 PM »
Why we would advice against this program: http://www.sslenforcer.com/how-it-works/
because lot of users cannot use avast"s https scanning and it can cause issues on particular https connections.

Are there users that use this - and what are their experiences?

polonus

Why would you use that when you can use the browser plug-in "HTTPS Everywhere" from EFF? It has its problems, mainly in the form of incomplete support on certain websites that cause said websites to break. But you can work around that easily by disabling "HTTPS Everywhere" on a per-site basis directly from a menu in the browser toolbar.
If you want avast to keep you safe while you browse the net, then don't use a program like HTTPSEverywhere.
A secure infected site will get you infected and Avast can't protect you since it can't bypass the encryption.
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 86126
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2393 on: January 31, 2015, 03:45:45 PM »
Why we would advice against this program: http://www.sslenforcer.com/how-it-works/
because lot of users cannot use avast"s https scanning and it can cause issues on particular https connections.

Are there users that use this - and what are their experiences?

polonus

Why would you use that when you can use the browser plug-in "HTTPS Everywhere" from EFF? It has its problems, mainly in the form of incomplete support on certain websites that cause said websites to break. But you can work around that easily by disabling "HTTPS Everywhere" on a per-site basis directly from a menu in the browser toolbar.

As mentioned by polonus, it is about security, by forcing HTTPS for those avast users that can't use its https scanning feature, for whatever reason (not just what you mention), means that pages content can't be scanned by the web shield.

Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.11.2500 (build 21.11.6809.528) UI 1.0.683/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2394 on: February 03, 2015, 04:19:59 PM »

7 smartphone rules changed this week
1. Carriers can't throttle 'unlimited" data plans anymore.
2. Carriers can't sell you slow data connectivity as 'broadband' anymore.
3. Hotels can't block your personal Wi-Fi hotspots anymore.
4. You don't have to die needlessly because emergency personnel can't locate you indoors.
5. You don't have to tolerate slow airplane Wi-Fi anymore.
6. The entertainment industry can't use emergency alerts in movie promotions anymore.
7. You don't have to jump through hoops to complain anymore.
   Here's the new site to file those complaints: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2395 on: February 06, 2015, 05:48:42 PM »
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2396 on: February 07, 2015, 04:51:58 PM »
A picture is worth 1000 words.

How many words does it take to describe a 360 degree panorama ???
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2397 on: February 15, 2015, 02:53:26 PM »


Now you can give someone power of attorney over your digital life.
Facebook began letting users select a “legacy contact” who can partially
control their Facebook profile after they die.

Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 46573
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast One 21.11, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 33441
  • malware fighter
Re: Interesting
« Reply #2399 on: February 26, 2015, 06:33:28 PM »
Hi bob3160 and others,

Just the lastest update about the ill-tempered terror-Uhu of Kadijk near Purmered not that far from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. You probably heard that this big Owl has attacked innocent visitors and that umbrella's have been handed out to protect against these owl attacks.
Now a lady in Purmered missed her little Rabbit Teckle, the poor animal's skull with the red leash-collar still attached to it was found up in the Uhu's nest.
See a picture of our ill-tempered terror-owl attached.
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!