Interesting Computer News – Saturday Edition

By | July 17, 2021
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Interesting Computer News – Saturday Edition

It’s Saturday, and on Saturdays, we try to do something a little different. During this past week, we saved a few articles from our daily reading to share with you. We hope you find these articles as interesting and informative as we did.


Watch out for your email inbox because one of the biggest ransomware botnets is back

After being taken down by Microsoft and the Pentagon ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the group behind Trickbot is up and running again.

The Russian-speaking ransomware group taken down by Microsoft and the Pentagon last year is back up and running and ready to infect a whole new tranche of machines. So yeah, time to be really careful about what links and attachments you click on in unsolicited emails.

The group, known by the moniker of its Trickbot malware…

Read more here.


The new PowerToys v0.41.2 for Windows 10 released with tool to keep your PC Awake

Microsoft has released version v0.41.2 of their PowerToys utility. Powertoys include a tool to rename files, a keyboard manager and application launcher, image resizer, colour picker, microphone muter, and more.

The update focuses mainly on stability and optimization but also brings a brand-new tool – Awake, which allows Power-Users to now keep their computer awake on demand.

Read more here…


Hide your shame with this Google trick that deletes embarrassing searches

A few months ago, Google introduced a new way for users to quickly delete the last 15 minutes of their browser history on Chrome. Dubbed Quick Delete, the feature was unveiled at Google I/O this past May and comes in handy if you embarked on a sensitive search without first going into incognito mode.

What is Quick Delete

While Apple has positioned privacy as a cornerstone of the iOS user experience, it’s not as if Google is taking the opposite approach. On the contrary, Google at its developer conference this year introduced several privacy-oriented features, with Quick Delete perhaps being the most noteworthy.

Before Quick Delete, deleting your browser history on Chrome was only available in five distinct time increments. You could either delete the last hour, the last 24 hours, the last week, or the last month of your browser history. You also had an option to delete the entirety of your browser history.

While helpful, the available time increments were somewhat limiting. Sometimes, for example, you only want to delete your most recent searches without necessarily erasing a full hour or day’s worth of browsing history…

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