Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

teracopy 3.0

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 […]


hardentools

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, […]


advanced font settings

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 […]


hoeflertext font wasnt found

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 […]


nordvpn client settings

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 […]


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 […]


standard windows account

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 […]


firefox snooze tabs

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 […]


crowdstrike

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 […]


net disabler

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 […]


malwarebytes 3.0.6 update

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 […]


firefox intermediate ca caching fingerprinting

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 […]


edge flash player vulnerability

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 […]


onedrive differential sync

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 […]