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Windows 10

How To Install gpedit (Group Policy Editor) for Windows Starter Edition, Home and Home Premium without any tools

There tons of guides out there which are all telling you that you need to download additional files or programs in order to get gpedit.msc on your Windows Home Edition – this is definitely wrong, Windows 10 already comes with all the files you need, it’s simply a bit hidden to find and requires deeper digging in order to solve the puzzle but it’s possible.

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Windows 10

Impressive Microsoft! After 2 years you solved the re-installing Apps problem

Microsoft fixed after almost exactly 2 years the app installation problematic for all current supported Windows 10 Builds. A lot of users reported that apps keep getting reinstalled automatically without any permission or user interaction out of nowhere.

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Security Software

DiscordCrypt: Unofficial End-to-End Encryption for Discord has arrived

Riot (Matrix) is my favorite chat program but it suffers from one major issue, it’s slow and the user Interface is – I wouldn’t say horrible – but has ‘room for improvements’. So, overall most users using Discord instead wish is still not a bad client it has HTTPS but the server owner might see and sell your content (such as news links, ideas etc). The E2E idea and the ticket (feature request) in the meantime was already closed and the developers explained in their answer that this will not be implemented.

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Lemme fix

Lemme Fix: China’s Great Firewall blocks ProtonVPN, let’s unblock it

According to multiple reports, it seems that China is cracking down on ProtonVPN recently and blocking their domain. This little guide shows how to circumvent that block and still be able to connect to your ProtonVPN.

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Windows

What is Windows Defender Application Guard?

The Windows Defender Application Guard (for Edge) is designed to protect your Windows OS from malware and zero-day attacks. When enabled, the feature works by creating a new instance of the Edge browser. The new instance is created on the hardware level using Hyper-V with its own kernel and all the required elements for the Edge browser to run normally.

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According to Microsoft the new security protection mechanism helps against new Browser attacks and vulnerabilities. Picture Source: Microsoft Blog
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Android

Starting with Android P, Google will force manufacturers to roll out regular security updates for their smartphones

Security of Android devices has been a nightmare since the first days and the biggest reason being is that users don’t receive latest security patch updates regularly. Precisely, it’s your device manufacturer (Android OEMs) actually who takes time to roll out security patches for your devices and sometimes, even has been caught lying about security updates, telling customers that their smartphones are running the latest updates.

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CKs Blog

My next VPN provider will be…

I’m a VPN user since more than 20 years now and I tried most of the top ones personally I can’t tell many negative things about what I’ve seen so far, NordVPN, ProtonVPN, PIA and others doing a good job. Some providers are slower or faster, some have different jurisdiction and at the end, you never know what they really see and if they hold their promises – it’s more a game about words, trust and marketing phrases. There some charts which are often outdated or incorrect, the most accurate you will find is this one but at the end, you need to test out how their service performs at your end.

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Apple

How To Download all the Data Apple Collects about you

Apple is making it easier for its users to download their data the company has collected about them so far. On Wednesday, Apple just launched a new Data and Privacy website that allows you to download everything that the company knows about you, from Apple ID info, device info, App Store activity, AppleCare history, your online shopping habits to all of your data stored in its iCloud. A similar feature was recently offered by Facebook, enabling its users to download all of their data, not only what they have posted, but also information like facial recognition and location data, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Intel Security

Intel’s upcoming CPU’s aren’t (fully) patched against Spectre Variant 4

Intel introduced hardware-based “safeguards” and ‘additional’ protections to its new chips to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that shocked the silicon industry when the vulnerabilities were made public earlier this year. However, those protections are specific to V2 and V3, and will not impact the newly-discovered Variant 4 as well as other potential speculative execution side channel-related flaws in the future – in other words, it just the beginning.

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Spectre Inside. Picture Source: TheHacker News