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CES 2018: Five trends to watch – and new Windows 10 devices that power them

Q: CES 2018: Five trends to watch – and new Windows 10 devices that power them

It?s exciting to kick off the new year with our incredible partners at CES, the world?s gathering place for people who love consumer technology. As I walked the floor and met with our partners, it?s been amazing to see the amount of innovation in the Windows ecosystem and the trends that will unlock creativity and empower a new culture of work in 2018 and beyond.

In line with our mission to empower every person and organization to achieve more, creators, students, and gamers continue to inspire us. Over the course of this week, we showcased new devices and experiences in five key areas:

1. Beautiful devices ranging from premium to affordable to fit every lifestyle
PCs are increasingly a lifestyle statement. People want beautiful and powerful devices that fit their style. Surface Laptop is a great example. It packs performance, versatility, and over 14 hours of battery life into a sleek design. Starting at $999, Surface Laptop is available in four colors to fit your style.
Surface Laptop available in four colors
At CES this week, our partners announced incredible new devices ranging from premium to affordable. We believe affordability should not come at the cost of elegant design and access to innovation ? and no ecosystem offers more choice than Windows.

Examples of new Windows 10 PCs unveiled at CES this week include:
Acer Swift 7
Acer Swift 7
At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Acer Swift 7 is designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design, all-day battery life, and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection. The Acer Swift 7 also comes with a built-in fingerprint reader to unlock Windows Hello. The Acer Swift 7 starts at $1,699.

ASUS Zenbook 13
ASUS Zenbook 13
The ASUS Zenbook 13 UX331UAL features a feather-light 985g all-metal chassis and all-day 15 hour of battery life for $999.

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 offers an eye-catching next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display with vivid color and cinematic immersion in a slim 16mm design. It?s built with the new 8th Generation Intel Core processor combining a high-performance Intel CPU and discrete Radeon RX Vega M graphics in a single package. It?s also built with far-field microphone capabilities that let you talk to Cortana even when you?re across the room from the PC. The XPS 15 2-in-1 starts at $1,299.99.

HP Spectre x360 15?
HP Spectre x360 15?
The HP?Spectre?x360 15? is a great device with a starting price of $1,369 that will offer a beautiful convertible design, 4K screen, fast performance with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor or quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and powerful graphics that allow you to effortlessly create, edit, and stream content while delivering up to 13.5 hours of battery life.

Lenovo ThinkPad L580 series
Lenovo ThinkPad L580 series
The Lenovo ThinkPad L580 series include 8th Generation Intel Core processors and optional discrete AMD graphics in a thin and light form factor. The Lenovo ThinkPad L series ranges from $449 ? $779.

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018)
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018)
The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) has a 360-degree rotating touch screen, is Active-Pen enabled for Windows Ink (Pen sold separately) and offers secure fingerprint login with Windows Hello. Samsung will share pricing and availability of this device in Q1.
2. A new category of Always Connected PCs with up to 20 days of standby power
In December, along with our hardware partners HP and ASUS, we showed the world the first full-featured Always Connected PCs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset running Windows 10. These Qualcomm-powered devices deliver instantly on, always-connected experiences that seamlessly switch between LTE and WiFi connections and up to 20 days of standby power. Also in December, we started shipping Surface Pro with LTE Advanced to business customers. Surface Pro with LTE Advanced provides seamless connectivity with unmatched versatility and performance.
Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for business customers
This week at CES, Lenovo announced the Miix 630, a 2-in-1 detachable that gives you the power and productivity of a laptop with the always-on, always-connected mobility of a smartphone. It offers up to 20 hours of battery life in a thin and light fan-less design and supports Windows Hello with a built-in infrared camera.
Lenovo Miix 630
HP also announced their Always Connected PC running on Intel chips: the HP ENVY x2.
The new HP ENVY x2 is purpose-built for an always-on, always ready to work experience. The thin, light and durable device offers mobile flexibility to stay connected with an instant-on experience with optional 4G LTE and a brilliant touch display that supports Windows Ink.

3. Voice powers an increasing number of new PCs and devices
We built Windows 10 to be the most advanced platform for the most natural of input methods, including voice. From Windows Hello facial recognition to voice input with Cortana, AI is deeply incorporated into Windows 10 to make your experience more personal and more secure.

Thanks to far-field microphones arriving in more than a dozen new Windows 10 PCs, you can ask Cortana on your PC to check the score of the game, the weather, or hear the news. New devices from Dell and ASUS recently announced are great examples of what?s possible with this far-field capability and we will continue to see this number grow. We?ve seen Cortana expand to the Harmon Kardon Invoke voice-activated speaker, and we?re looking forward to more from HP, who will unveil a new device featuring Cortana, combining connectivity and voice activation in a beautiful, compact, and stylish design later this year.

Not only have we invested in deeply integrating Cortana for these advanced experiences, Windows also provides the most robust platform for our partners to offer additional voice capabilities.

This week, device makers including Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo announced that Amazon Alexa will be available on some of their Windows 10 PCs in 2018 through an app. It?s great to see Amazon building an Alexa app for Windows 10 ahead of other platforms that leverage the far-field technology our hardware partners are building into their devices.

Finally, partners like Johnson Controls and Kohler have unveiled new smart home devices powered by the Windows and Azure platforms:
GLAS from Johnson Controls smart thermostat featuring Cortana
Johnson Controls announced the first in-home voice-controlled thermostat, using Cortana and powered by Windows 10 IoT and Azure IoT.
Kohler selected Azure IoT as its cloud platform to power its new line of connected products, KOHLER Konnect. KOHLER Konnect allows personalized bath and kitchen experiences that automate everyday tasks.
4. Mixed reality gains momentum
Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung
Last year, we welcomed the launch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from our partners Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung, and unveiled highly immersive VR experiences, highlighted by many of the most popular VR games and experiences, including more than 2,000 titles from the SteamVR library.

This week at CES, ASUS announced that their Windows Mixed Reality headset will be coming to customers in North America in the first quarter of this year.

When we unveiled Microsoft HoloLens, we knew mixed reality had the potential to change the world. Today, we?re inspired by industry leaders like Ford, thyssenkrupp, and Case Western Reserve University who are reimagining the possibilities of product design, remote assistance, and healthcare with HoloLens and mixed reality. With HoloLens now available in 39 markets and more on the way, we can?t wait to see what our partners will do in the coming year.

5. Gaming PCs that deliver more immersive and social experiences
PC gaming is booming, driven by innovation in VR, the incredible popularity of multiplayer games like PlayerUnknown?s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the excitement of esports, and game streaming services like Mixer. We continue to see PC gaming innovation from partners such as Dell, HP, NVIDIA, Lenovo, msi, iBUYPOWER, and Corsair.

This week, ASUS unveiled the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G703, a gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology that can reach refresh rates of 144Hz. It?s Mixed Reality Ultra Badged which means it?s powerful enough to run Windows Mixed Reality experiences when combined with a compatible headset and includes support for up to eight Xbox One controllers, eliminating the need for multiple adapters.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G703
Continuing to push gaming display technology boundaries, NVIDIA just announced Big Format Gaming Displays, along with supporting hardware partners Acer, ASUS, and HP. BFGDs are high-end, 65-inch, 4K, 120Hz HDR displays ? complete with NVIDIA?s G-Sync technology and integrated NVIDIA SHIELD set-top streaming box ? that they are calling ?buttery-smooth? for gaming.

With all this innovation, it?s no surprise that gaming on Windows 10 PCs has increased 500 percent in the last year, with nearly 200 million monthly active users gaming on Windows 10 devices.

This is just the beginning
We are just scratching the surface of what?s possible?and what?s to come in the Windows device ecosystem. With the relentless pursuit of new categories and new experiences on modern devices, innovation and ecosystem collaboration doesn?t stop at CES.

For us, this is just the beginning.


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As the Threat Landscape Shifts, So Too Must Protections

So far this year, IT security headlines have been dominated by two words: Meltdown and Spectre. Disclosure of the two massive CPU vulnerabilities has coincided with chip makers and OS providers scramblingemo to provide updates that fix the issues without causing other problems (with mixed results so far).

Of course, adding pressure to the situation is the fact that attackers are already testing malware samples that exploit these vulnerabilities. It?s a high-stakes race to the finish, and without stable patches, organizations are being reduced to the role of passive spectators with the potential for these attacks simply hanging over them.

While this ?main event,? is getting more than its share of attention, the rest of the malware world isn?t standing by, holding its breath. Exploiting Meltdown and Spectre is just one priority that some attackers are working on. Others have plenty of additional initiatives that may not be as high profile, but are certainly just as dangerous.

As we?ve culled through attack data from the last 12 months we?ve identified three trends that are on the rise. The attack landscape is in the midst of a major shift towards the adoption of advanced, fileless techniques. The trends below provide a good indication of how that shift is playing out and where we see things headed in 2018:

1. More attacks are going ?clickless,? bypassing user interaction altogether

For years, end... Read more

A:The 3 Biggest Malware Trends to Watch in 2018

Oh c'mon!

The article missed one of the biggest recent trends... Crypto-currency malware!

It's on the rise and the rise is huge and this is for both Win32 desktop based attacks and web-based attacks.

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This is actually where I came in, nearly 30 years ago. The first malware outbreak for which I provided consultancy was Dr. Popp?s extraordinary AIDS Trojan, which rendered a victim?s data inaccessible until a ?software lease renewal? payment was made. And for a long time afterwards, there was not much else that could be called ransomware, unless you count threats made against organizations of persistent DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.

All-too-plausible deniability
While Denial of Service attacks amplified by the use of networks of bot-compromised PCs were becoming a notable problem by the turn of the century, DDoS extortion threats have accelerated in parallel (if less dramatically) with the rise in ransomware in the past few years. However, statistics may be obscured by a reluctance on the part of some victim organizations to speak out, and a concurrent rise in DDoS attacks with a political dimension rather than a simple profit motive. There are other complex interactions between malware types, though: there have been instances of ransomware variants that incorporated a DDoS bot, while more recently the charmers behind the Mirai botnet chose to DDoS the WannaCryptor (a.k.a. WannaCry) ?kill switch? in order to allow dormant copies of the malware to reactivate.

The worm turns
Of course, there?s a great deal more to the malware ESET calls Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor than the Mirai factor. The combination of ransomware and worm accelerated the spre... Read more

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2017 was an exciting and productive year for Cortana ? from launching the Harman Kardon Invoke intelligent speaker, releasing our Skills Kit, and introducing many new features and capabilities ? we continue to grow the Cortana ecosystem to help people get things done across work and life.

To kick-off 2018, we?re making it easier than ever for OEMs and developers to build for Cortana with the Cortana Devices SDK. Just last week, Johnson Controls announced the new Cortana-enabled JCI Glas thermostat, built using the Cortana Devices SDK. We?ve also partnered with industry leaders including Allwinner, Synaptics, TONLY and Qualcomm, to develop reference designs for new Cortana experiences. Sign up today to start building with the Devices SDK and bring Cortana to your very own designs or leverage one of the many reference designs from our Cortana Device Program partners. Additionally, skills created using the Cortana Skills Kit are available on devices built leveraging the SDK, allowing users to seamlessly access their favorite Cortana skills across all devices.

With the support of both existing and new partnerships, we?re continuing to bring Cortana to even more places in the office, at home and on the go. Regardless of the device or context, our goal is to put Cortana everywhere you need assistance, whether that is on your PC, phone, Xbox, mixed reality headsets, intelligent home speakers, thermostats and even more in the future. You?ll continue to see Cortana integ... Read more

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iTunes movies can't be played on my ASUS? How to play iTunes M4V on ASUS? What do you think is the best way? Thanks.

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Hi, I'm a transcriptionist. I recently just bought an HP Pavilion Laptop. I use ALL USB ports. I use a microsoft keyboard and mouse, headphones, and a infinity foot pedal.  When all these things  are in use, within a minute I lose connection with my foot pedal, windows displays HIDWatch Read Error 1167. When I unplug the microsoft keyboard and mouse and reboot, my foot pedal works. However, the foot pedal works for around 1 hours and I lose connection. The infinity foot pedal is only 5 months old. How can I get ALL these things to work simultaneously?  Please HELP!!!!!  

A:USB devices Watch Read Error 1167

Hi @kab3600 , Welcome to the HP Forums!It is a superb  place to find answers and suggestions!For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide Learn How to Post and More I grasp that you recently purchased the HP Pavilion laptop.  You use a Microsoft keyboard, and  mouse , head phones and an Infinity foot pedal. After approximately one hour of use you receive" HIDWatch Read Error 1167" and your foot pedal stops responding. Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you ran the  HP Support Assistant to assist  with any HP updates? You could  also look for an updated driver for the foot pedal from the manufacturer's site. Please verify that your USB ports are not going to sleep. Go to Device Manager. Click on the Universal Bus Controllers. On each USB root hub right click and choose properties. Click on the power management and if "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is checked uncheck it.Repeat this process for any additional USB hubs. If the issue should still remain you could try using a powered USB hub.  Best of Luck!    

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Hello everyone, I just got a X1 carbon 2018. As we know if we don't want the mouse or keyboard to wake up the laoptop from sleep, we can set that like the following picture:But in the X1 carbon 2018, keyboard and mouse missing Power Management Tab in the Device Manager. If anyone has any idea about that, please help me out of that. Thanks a lot.

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Hi guys, we got a couple of x1 carbon 6th at work, and we have this problem that when the laptop go in mode sleep let say we go for lunch or whatnot when we come back they will not wake up and do a blue screen of death (Power watch dog time out). They both have drivers up to date and the windows updates too ...  Anyone knows how to fix this ?

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Okay, so this started yesterday and by the looks of it for no reason. So yesterday I started to a YouTube video and my computer crashed. I thought it was odd but nothing more, because in the past, it did this before. So I turn my computer back on and continue surfing the web and I come across a different site with a video not from YouTube, I start watching and the same thing again. At first I thought maybe I needed to do some clean up so i did I fragmented and cleaned the registry, but it still happen again. So my next thought was that my computer was overheating so I checked the fan, which looked to be ok, and raised my laptop for better airflow, but still happened again. I don't think I'm because I can work on my computer for hours without any problem and this seems to still happen even if I just started up my computer. So now I think that my computer has a virus or some kind of malware, because this also happens when I try to started up Spybot -search and destroy and it will crash in the middle of an AVG anti-virus free scan.
There's also one more thing a little while ago I had my computers memory replaced becuases the old one died and maybe it's my video card's turn to?

So some info on my computer: I'm on a IBM ThinkPad, I work off of Windows XP, I have 149 GB, 40 RAM I think, and a Radeon 7500 graphics card

and I did a Hijackthis scan too

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:32 PM, on 2/14/2010
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DDoS attacks are constantly evolving, both in terms of size as well as sophistication. Not keeping up with the changes in the DDoS attack landscape could leave your business vulnerable to attacks.
Read the Top 10 DDoS attack trends report and find out:
What are the latest, most dangerous types of DDoS attacks
The impact these attacks can have on your business
What types of steps your business needs to take to protect itself.
DDoS Downtime Calculator
Incapsula?s DDoS Downtime Calculator is designed to help you assess the risks associated with an attack, offering case-specific information adjusted to the realities of your organization.

The algorithm inside the calculator is based on real-world information from a DDoS Impact Survey conducted among 270 organizations representing various sizes and industries. Subsequent data analysis uncovered factors that cause impact cost variances. These insights helped estimate the probability that your organization will incur a DDoS assault.

Full Article. Top 10 DDoS attack trends - Help Net Security

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Some of you may find this interesting...
The Avast PC Trends Report for Q1 2017 looks at the
anonymous data of millions of desktop and laptop users
worldwide running Windows® to give a real world picture
of most used applications, which hardware is the most
popular, which software is outdated and more.


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Dear Forum members,

I am very interested in collecting views of this forum members on a study I am conducting on the use of software design patterns in software development projects , specially system integration related projects.

I am kindly asking you to participate in filling an online questionaire at

Your help is highly appreciated


A:Software development trends

Just a reminder ...

Dear members , thanks for those who completed the online survey.

I kindly urge others to spend 5 minutes and fill the survey , still more completes are needed.

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If you're using Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 9 updates for May 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.


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October proved to be a quiet month in terms of information security events. However, over the course of the second autumn month, a number of popular Internet resources still fell victim to attacks of cybercriminals?the hacked websites were used to distribute a dangerous program disguised as an anti-virus utility created by a well-known developer. Moreover, October witnessed emergence of new Trojans for Android and iOS?in particular, Android.BankBot.80.origin that was spread as an official online banking application of a Russian financial organization and IPhoneOS.Trojan.YiSpecter.2 designed to display advertisements and stealthily download other programs to compromised devices.
A number of websites got hacked by cybercriminals to distribute malware
Emergence of a new Trojan designed to perform web injections
Distribution of new malicious programs for Android
Full article.. Dr.Web ? October 2015 virus activity review from Doctor Web

A:Malware Trends in October - Report by Dr. Web

Currently the malware became multi-target...

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The overall trends in spam and malware can be characterized by a larger number of more targeted, stealthy and sophisticated attacks...Spam has become more dangerous. Earlier versions of spam attacks were primarily selling some type of product. In 2007, more than 83 percent of spam contained a URL to a rogue Web server that was frequently serving malware.Full article with graphs at ironport.com

A:Internet Security Trends For 2008

This was a very interesting read, especially for someone who works in a coporate IT office. Thank You.

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To read the Phishing Activity Trends Report for the 1st Half of 2009 refer link -


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Hi all,
What I've been working on is I have written a script in VBA to pull large amounts of related data from from a database.
What I want to do now is graph all the trends on a single graph so you can visually inspect how the trends relate to one another.

The issue is there is more than 2 possible scales for the data (ie some of the trends could go between 1-10 others 2000-20000) So when I put them all on 1 plot the details in the data are lost.

What I have written as a solution is I wrote a script that creates a individual graph for each trend line and then overlays them over each other. This is an acceptable solution, however if you want to examine a value on a specific trend you have to keep sending the "top" graph to the back till you get the one you are looking for.

I'm just wondering if there is an easier solution to this problem.

A:scaling trends on line graphs

2 possible solutions which may (or may not) work for you;
You can have 2 scales on the same graph. If you right click on a line from the lower end of your data and then click on Format Data Series and select "Secondary Axis" this will create the 1-10 axis on the right side of your chart. You'll need to do this for each line that you want on the second axis.
Alternatively, you could scale your larger data to 1000's and then plot your chart.
If you have some sample data and chart you could upload we could possibly come up with other solutions.

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After upgrading Windows 10 to the April 2018 Update (Windows version 1803), Windows Hello is no longer available on my Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Generation ultrabook, and drivers for the Synaptics WBD (SGX enabled) biometric fingerprint reader show as failing to load in Device Manager.  This is despite registry settings, group policies, and a PIN being set up to enable biometric scanning (the fingerprint scanner worked previously). Is anyone able to assist to enable the Windows Hello fingerprint scanner under Windows 10 version 1803? Thank you.  

A:Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803): Windows Hello / Synaptics WBD (SGX enabled) Fingerprint Reader

And you have the lastet 5.2.3531.26 version of the Synaptics driver released on May 3, 2018 already installed?

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I started having internet access issues and discovered there was a HyperV adapter installed. I frequent that command screen often as habit. I have not rep'd MS for several years and don't keep up. I've read a bit now but in checking why this adapter is
being mounted and monitoring w/ wireshark I found that my system restores are gone before 2018.03.28 and my Defender was last UD'd 2018.03.24... Has anyone heard of this scenario? I've run the troublshooter and it stalls looking for restarts pending I've run
the defender update utility and it stalls for longer than I can wait, >30mins, and I've disabled the HyperV adapter. I now can stay connected to the internet but still don't don't have defender updates. I fear if I dig more with my level of misunderstanding
of win10 I would regret not asking here first. 

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Dear Technet Community!
Do we need to install KB4338823 before KB4345459 or is it enough to install only KB4345459 to a Windows 7 64 bit system, that has no 2018 July updates installed on it? With one word: does KB4345459 replace/supersede KB4338823? Can we say that KB4345459 is
the new July 2018 Windows 7 SP1 Security-only update?
According to package details in Microsoft Update Catalog, KB4345459 does not replace KB4338823, but searching on the net I have found other, opposite informations as well.
After all these, what is the truth?
Thank you very much for the help!

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If you're using Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 11 security updates for September 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download and save all 11 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 11 security updates have been installed.


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The volume, scope and material cost of cybercrime all remain on an upward trend and have reached very high levels. Some EU Member States now report that the recording of cybercrime offences may have surpassed those associated with traditional crimes.

An expansion both in the number of cybercriminal actors and opportunities to engage in highly profitable illegal activities has partly fuelled this trend, as has the development of new cybercrime tools in areas such as ATM fraud and mobile malware. However, a large part of the problem relates to poor digital security standards and practice by businesses and individuals.

A significant proportion of cybercrime activity still involves the continuous recycling of relatively old techniques, security solutions for which are available but not widely adopted.

?The relentless growth of cybercrime remains a real and significant threat to our collective security in Europe. Europol is concerned about how an expanding cybercriminal community has been able to further exploit our increasing dependence on technology and the Internet,? said Europol?s Director Rob Wainwright.

?We have also seen a marked shift in cyber-facilitated activities relating to trafficking in human beings, terrorism and other threats. In response law enforcement authorities have increased their skill-sets and their capability to work together in platforms such as the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, but the growing misuse of legitimate anonymity and en... Read more

A:Europol identifies eight main cybercrime trends

Tip of iceberg...

I expect at some point there will be a concerted multi-national effort to illegalize bitcoin and shutdown\eradicate all bitcoin exchange firms.

* * * * * *

It is just a matter of time before a billion dollar stealing malware surfaces... I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it turns out to be a malicious Android app or malware that targets the financial infrastructure at the bank level and higher (instead of consumers directly).

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Hello Everyone.

I have been getting the occasional BSOD the past month or two which I shrugged off and presumed to be driver based. After updating on each occasion and not getting one for a few days, I just assumed the problem would go away. It's been getting more and more frequent recently and after uninstalling all Firewall and antivirus programmes and still getting crashes this morning I am at the end of my patience, so I now seek your help.

Here is the hardware details as instructed in the thread:

- I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
- The original installed OS is Windows 7 Ultimate
- Full Retail Version
- The system is about a year and a half old.
- I reinstalled Windows in January more as a clean up than because of problems.

I will post a few hardware information too, I hope this is helpful:

- ASUS M4n68T-M LE Mobo
- AMD Athlon II X3 440 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
- Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card
- 4 GB RAM
- Previously had AVG and ZoneAlarm installed, both uninstalled, still get BSOD (I am aware Antivirus, particularly AVG, is a common cause of BSOD)

I keep all my drivers up to date as much as possible out of habit.

Attached to this post is the necessary dump info as requested. Any and all hope eradicating these errors is much appreciated.

A:Persistant BSOD at various times, no noticeable trends.

I just received another BSOD a moment ago, this time there was no error message to indicate what the specific error was nor what file or driver failed, however I did write down the bugcheck code. It was 0x1000007E. Sorry for bumping the topic to post this information.

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as the title states. For example, bring your own device has caused many companies to rethink the way they secure their network/data, as company data is stored on a personal device which is more susceptible to malware as the users get to use the device for purposes otehr than work. What are some other trends that has caused companies to change their security infrastructure?

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I'm building a new desktop and have run in to the following problem:

When I start the computer, the IDE device will not power up if they are plugged into my motherboard. As soon as I remove the IDE cable from the device (be it hard drive, CD-ROM, CR/RW) the device will power up as normal. I've got all of the jumper settings correct, the IDE cables going in the right way (grooves prevent improper placement).

Has anyone ever run into this problem? If so, what could cause it?


James Hardeman.

A:IDE Devices will Not power...

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If you want to get an early start on installing this bi-annual upgrade, go HERE to obtain the new Media Creation Tool (10.0.17134.1).

It will allow you to obtain the appropriate Windows 10 .ISO file so you can create install media in a bootable USB thumb drive or bootable DVD.


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If you're using Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 8 security updates for July 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download and save all 8 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 8 security updates have been installed.


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If you're using Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 4 security updates for June 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download and save all 4 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 4 security updates have been installed.


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Bitdefender 2018 Final released for Windows

Offline installer link for Bitdefender total security :






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If you're using Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 7 security updates for August 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download and save all 7 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 7 security updates have been installed.


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​Source(pdf) for further details : https://docs.apwg.org/reports/apwg_trends_report_q4_2015.pdf


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Trends in Network and Internet Security Threats in 2010.

SonicWALL released its 2010 end-of-year summary of cyber-security intelligence today, revealing global trends in malicious network activity and application usage across its customer base.

SonicWALLs data, collected from over 30 countries worldwide, showed spikes in vulnerabilities on Mondays and Tuesdays, points to seasonal trends in threats associated with specific types of malware, with the most active time for threat-related traffic in the United States being between the hours of 10:00 AM. and 11:00 AM PST.Click to expand...

Visit the above link for other findings and trends in malicious network traffic specific to different threats..

-- Tom

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I have an eMachines W3050 Desktop

For some reason, all of a sudden,when I plug in my USB network adapter, it doesn't turn on and every other device plugged in turns off. If I connect anything to the computer, they won't turn on. The problem occurred when my desktop was running Windows XP. I wiped it and booted Ubuntu but the problem didn't go away.

I'm here asking for help because I don't know where else to look. There isn't anything important on (or in) my desktop so throw me all your suggestions as long as it is mostly safe to do. I just want internet, a working mouse, and a working keyboard all at the same time. Please help!

Thank you TSG community,


A:USB ports don't seem to power other devices

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Hi Guys,

I have a home built PC running based on ASUS Maximus IV motherboard running Win7 with a Corsair ATX PSU (AX750) all in an ANTEC Sonata Elite case.

On my previous Win XP system I had the USB enabled power bar switching off my screen and other devices when I powered down my PC. With my new setup, the devices connected to the 'switched' outputs of the same USB power bar do not turn off when I power down - it is as if they are connected to the 'always on' outputs.

I'm not sure of the make of the power bar (it is hidden behind my desk and I cannot easily get at it) but I would have thought it was fairly generic.

Does anyone know whether there is a setting in the POST for the motherboard or a physical setting on the PSU that would enable the power bar USB signal?

Thanks for any help you can give.


A:USB Power Bar does not turn off devices

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I've been trying to figure out my desktop issues for a while now and im very close to giving up.

It all started when it kept rebooting perpetually. Sometimes I was able to log on to windows and use my computer for a while.. But not for long until it reboot again.

When I opened up my event viewer it seemed that ati2mtag kept crashing at a round the same time my computer did.
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- reinstalling my video card drivers (when I could anyways)

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Hi All

Either I made this all up in my mind and am imagining things or I did hear from some where that Win 7 is able to power down and shut off USB devices (for example my 1tb external) automatically when not in use for a certain period of time. Just wondering if this is true and if there is already a feature like this that Im missing out on or like I said I just made it up in my head


A:Can Win7 power down USB devices not in use?

My 1TB external drive will put itself into stand-by mode, after 5-10 minutes of inactivity. It's not done by Windows 7 though. I'm not sure if 7 will do it for you or not.

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Any ideas on an approximation for what sort of power supply I would need for this machine:

P4 (skt478) 3.2Ghz Prescott
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3.5' Floppy
Belkin Wireless Card
128 Mb Radeon 9800 Pro
2 X Internal case fans
1 X CPU cooling fan

Also it would be great if you could tell me what values you used for future reference!


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