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Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hyp

Prease to read more here:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3196673/malware/faq-are-you...

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2017-05-08

This week we’re recognizing, Bobkz!

Bob’s been with us for over ten years!
His contributions have been numerous. This week we’re recognizing him once again for his popular, Offbeat Tourist Attractions file. His recent addition of 38 locations makes 210 new locations added in less than a month.

Ransomware Security Update for Windows XP

Support is no longer provided for Windows XP, but Microsoft has provided a security update for the current ransomware attack:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer...

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Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 15, 2017

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Inaccurate Waypoints

Can someone explain why some of the GPS POI files that are uploaded are so inaccurate? I'm editing a file of Walmart stores and some of the locations are so off the mark it isn't funny. I'd be ashamed to have my name attached to anything that was so useless.

Update - HP Business Laptops Are Logging User Keystrokes

Editor's Note: This story has been updated on Friday, May 12, with a comment from HP vice president Mike Nash.

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Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have long been a promising option for sustainable transportation. They come with practical headaches like expensive, bulky batteries that often need recharging, however. Israel is tackling those hurdles by investing in roads that power electric buses—as they ride down the street.

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How Many Active Members have been here over 10 Years?

Just curious how many of the 'Over 10 Years' members are still active here?

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

HOLY S#*!T: NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

By - Sam Biddle May 11 2017, 7:57 a.m.

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New features coming for Windows 10.

An upcoming feature in Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.

https://www.apnews.com/7e2d5df97bd94fb693a669a75696cdc1/Wind...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Maybe Big Brother Breathes! -> AI detective analyses police data to learn how to crack cases

A system called VALCRI should do the laborious parts of a crime analyst's job in seconds, while also suggesting new lines of enquiry and possible motives

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Minority Report becomes real? Emotion reading technology claims to spot criminals before they act

Paranoia will set you free!! razz

Emotion reading technology could soon be used by police after a Russian firm created a tool that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous.

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( This is Rich ) -->>> Microsoft CEO: tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian "1984" future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the mainstream.

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Kaspersky Denies Allegations That It Aids Russian Intelligence Agencies

Earlier today, an ABC News report said that the FBI is investigating Russian security company Kaspersky Lab because U.S. officials have concerns about the company’s ties to Russian intelligence. Kaspersky stated that the allegations are false.

Russian Antivirus

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Driver-less cars and drone jamming

Drone jammers are used to bring down or misdirect unwelcome drones flying over property, they are operated in violation of FCC regulations. Some also jam GPS signals.

What are the chances that they will also impact driver-less cars.

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Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

The point of antivirus is to keep malware off the system. A particularly nasty software flaw in Microsoft’s antivirus engine could do the exact opposite and let attackers install malware on vulnerable systems.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Just So You Know: HandBrake Warns Mac Users Of Compromised Mirror Server

There's a 50% chance that Mac users who recently downloaded HandBrake, a video conversion tool, accidentally installed a Trojan instead. The app's developers said in a security warning that a mirror download server was compromised between May 2 and May 6.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2017-05-01

This week we’re recognizing, CraigW!

CraigW is a mainstay in our discussion forums. This last week he was particularly helpful in the Can Not Reset 1450 thread.

Thanks for continuing to share your knowledge and experience with our community, CraigW!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 08, 2017

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Honor Flight

My father (turns 92 in a month) is in Washington DC today, VE Day, as part of the Northern Colorado Honor Flight. Reports are that today's events start at the White House with an appearance from the VP. His army infantry service was in Italy during WWII where he was awarded the purple heart.

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