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Creating a System Recovery USB Flash Drive

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

The System Recovery feature in Windows 8 and 10 is a great feature that enables you to fix your computer if it ever gets stuck in a state in which it will not boot properly. A number of tools are included, such as Automatic Repair, System Restore, Refresh your PC, System Image Recovery, and Memory Diagnostics, along with a way for you to access the command prompt. 

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Safe Tweaking with System Restore

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

The System Restore feature has matured over the years into a very valuable tool for any enthusiast who tweaks their computer. Every time you make a change, there is a risk that something could go wrong. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily undo any change with just a few clicks? System Restore provides the solution to that problem by enabling you to jump back in time to an earlier state.

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How To Protect IE, Chrome and Firefox from the POODLE SSL v3 Exploit

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

Google security researchers have published details about a major security flaw found in the SSL protocol that is used to encrypt data transferred between your browser and a web server. SSL is typically used in situations where logon credentials are validated or when other confidential information is exchanged (e.g. online banking). The exploit Google discovered works by taking advantage of two vulnerabilities.  1. Manipulate your web browser into using an old version of the SSL protocol. 2. Using a known exploit in the old version to essentially decrypt the encrypted traffic.

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