Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 2 of 972

Martin Brinkmann

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Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News back in 2005. Martin started his career as a tech support representative at a large German financial corporation which he used to finance his college education in English, Information Technology and History.

He quit college and his job when Ghacks began to attract a large enough readership. He made the decision to become a full time blogger and webmaster, and has not looked back since.

Martin is interested in all things tech. His primary focus is on desktop operating systems, web browsers, Internet services, and privacy related topics.

He published the book The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version in 2017. Martin writes a weekly column for fellow tech site Betanews as well.

You can reach Martin on Facebook or on Twitter. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the author directly.

Martin has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes,, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit,, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

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MDS Tool: find out if you are vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling Attacks (MDS)

MDS Tool is a free cross-platform security program for Windows and Linux devices that checks whether the system's hardware is vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks. Intel disclosed a new group […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2019 overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Patch Day overview for May 2019. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system -- client and server -- and […]

Ghacks Deals: GCP: Complete Google Data Engineer and Cloud Architect Guide (92% off)

The Complete Google Data Engineer and Cloud Architect Guide preps you for the Google Data Engineer and Cloud Architecture certification exams, and teaches you essential machine learning, big data, and cloud platform […]

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Fix Chrome prioritizing search words over visited sites in address bar

Google Chrome users who have updated the desktop version of the web browser to the latest version may have noticed a change in how Google Chrome responds to input in the browser's […]

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Mozilla releases Add-on to fix signing issue in older Firefox versions

Mozilla released the Firefox add-on Disabled Add-on Fix for Firefox 47 - 56 yesterday, and Disabled Add-on Fix for Firefox 61 to 65, and Disabled Add-on Fix 57 to 60 on May […]

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Chrome bug that prevents the browsing history from clearing

Recent versions of the Google Chrome browser have a bug that prevents some users from deleting the browsing history of the browser. All browsers come with built-in options to clear the browsing […]

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Simplewall 3.0 Beta First Look

Simplewall 3.0 is the next major release of the free open source firewall and security software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. We reviewed Simplewall back in 2017 for the first time. A […]

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Restore YouTube's Classic Look in Firefox and Chrome

YouTube Classic is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that changes the design and layout of YouTube to the classic version. Firefox users can install the browser extension from the […]

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Google Chrome: new Settings page lands in Canary

Recent versions of Google Chrome Canary feature a redesigned Settings page that adds option groups to the web browser. All desktop browsers come with Settings pages that let users modify certain behavior […]

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A look at the archiver Explzh

Explzh is a free software for Microsoft's Windows operating system to manage -- create, extract, change -- archives using an Explorer-like interface. There is certainly no shortage when it comes to software […]

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Chromium may soon use less memory and start up faster

Chromium-based web browsers such as Google Chrome, Brave, Vivaldi, Opera, or the new Microsoft Edge browser, may soon start up faster and use less memory. One of the effects of Microsoft switching […]

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Simple Ping Blocker for Firefox

Simple Ping Blocker is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser that blocks any pings from being sent when links get activated in the browser. Mozilla revealed recently that it […]

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Nvidia GeForce Driver 430.64 fixes high load issue and security issues

Nvidia released a new GeForce Game Ready Driver on May 9, 2019. The new GeForce 430.64 driver fixes a performance issue in the previous driver version caused by the process nvdisplay.container.exe, and […]

Mozilla apologizes for recent add-on disabling issue and provides details

The last week has not been great for Mozilla. Last Friday, reports started to come in from around the world that installed add-ons would not verify anymore and were disabled as a […]

Ghacks Deals: Complete Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle (96% off)

The complete Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle includes eight different project management and quality management focused eLearning courses. The courses cover popular solutions such as Agile or Six Sigma, and preps […]

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Mozilla will fix add-on signing issue for older Firefox versions

Good news for Firefox users who run older versions of the web browser that are not supported anymore officially by Mozilla. Mozilla plans to release updates for these web browsers and also […]

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Are the days of Windows UWP applications numbered?

Microsoft has big plans when it released the Windows 10 operating system: make customers forget about Windows 8, reach 1 billion devices running the system in record time, and establish a new […]

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Firefox might get a Super Private Browsing mode in the future

Mozilla published the organization's Research Grants for the first half of 2019 yesterday. The 2019H1 funding series seeks answers to 12 research questions in the categories "Growing the Web", "New Interaction Modes", […]