5 Bootable Windows PE-Based Recovery Discs That’ll Save Your System

I’ve been using PE disks since god knows when and Hiren has been my go to of late but it’s some interesting Win10 based options here…

Every Windows user should have access to at least one Windows system rescue disc. A Windows system rescue disc is a bootable recovery environment. The recovery environment usually has a bunch of handy tools you can use to fix Windows, or at least diagnose the issue.

Lots of Windows rescue discs use a Linux environment. But there are also recovery discs that use the Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) instead. A Windows PE rescue disc has a familiar working environment, excellent hardware support, and the software you need to fix your system Continue reading

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Folks should know by now China ain’t playing with nobody and certainly not playing fair…

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has found. Continue reading

Mobdro Android Streaming App Pushes Wi-Fi Password Stealing Malware

Ruh roh…. I didn’t use it much anyway but bye bye Mobdro…. better safe than sorry….

Mobdro is an Android streaming app that many uses as an alternative to the Kodi app but comes with much less credibility. In spite that fact, and due to its pirate-friendly nature and widespread support for devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and many Android OS versions, Mobdro has grown in popularity, enjoying a significant userbase nowadays. However, a report from “Digital Citizens” puts fuel in the fire of distrust, as Mobdro was found by researchers to be amongst shady applications that push Wi-Fi network credentials, malware stealers. Continue reading

Want to communicate over Facebook without installing Messenger? Here’s a few options…

Well some of you know that I have a strained relationship with FB to put it mildly….. but friends, family and potential clients/customers are there so I must acquiesce to a point. BUT I do it without using the official FB apps because to be frank, they are shitty. They use way too many resources on mobile devices and as I have detailed in more than a few posts, them shits is all in your business in places they have no business looking.

So here’s a few options to make life dealing with FB a little easier… sorry IOS folks but this is for the Android users because your options are very limited…

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Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support


That’s even worse than the Geek Squad and their BS….. and folks acted like I was overcharging them when I did waaaaaaaaay more than most paid for lol smh

Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers paid up to $300 each for unnecessary services. Continue reading

Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

I don’t trust ANY tracking app or any kind of tracking period…. what happened to being an actual parent and not letting kids run willy-nilly…

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you’re worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps’ Family Locator left real-time location data (plus other sensitive personal info) for over 238,000 people exposed for weeks in an insecure database. It showed positions within a few feet, and even showed the names for the geofenced areas used to provide alerts. You could tell if parents left home or a child arrived at school, for instance. Continue reading

Please, for the Love of God, Make Sure You Delete Things Properly

Good info here….

Your personal data—be it financial spreadsheets or web searches—is not something you want to be leaving behind for other people to find, and totally wiping your activity off devices or the web takes a few more steps than you might have realized. Don’t worry though, as we’re going to walk you through the process. Continue reading

How Facebook Schemed Against Its Users

This story should surprise no one… FB ain’t shit…

Last year, I was trying to solve a mystery. Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool was outing sex workers’ real identities to their clients, and vice versa, and I was trying to figure out how. A sex worker using the pseudonym Leila told me she had gone to great lengths to hide her identity from clients by using an alternate name, alternate email address, and burner phone number—contact information she didn’t provide to Facebook—yet Facebook was still inextricably linking her with her clients, suggesting them to her real-name account as people she might want to friend. Continue reading