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Repair or buy new laptop

Before repairing a laptop, people often ask whether it is worth fixing.  The price of laptop or other computer repairs may be in the hundreds. The price of a new laptop starts from $400 or even $300, so naturally, when the price of repairs exceeds $300, people tend to decide to buy a new laptop […]

Free, Fast, and Secure Adobe Reader Alternative – Google Chrome

A good alternative to Adobe Reader for reading PDF documents is the PDF viewer in the Google Chrome browser – which is not a well-documented feature. Though the PDF viewer has limited functionality in comparison to the full-blown Adobe Reader, it is more efficient than the original Adobe Reader. You can view, scroll, and search […]

Internet Explorer 0day accidentally leaked to Chinese hackers

Details concerning a potentially serious security vulnerability in fully patched versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer have been leaked to people in China, a researcher warned over the weekend…..The bug leads to arbitrary crashes in the EIP, or extended instruction pointer, of machines running the Microsoft browser… www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/03/ie_0day_leaked

MS Word: Get A Patch Or Get A virus

Vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 editions could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted e-mail message in RTF format. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. To trigger vulnerability you need to view [malicious] […]