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Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

I might buy this as a preventive measure: Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E. [WayBack]

Videos of how to install are below.

–jeroen

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PSA: If you were signed out of your Google account tonight, don’t worry [Update] – 9to5Google

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

I had to re-logon to my mobile phone, but not my web browser. It seems this was due to a glitch at Google, but doesn’t remove my suspicion when I see this message come up in the future. So I did check account activity at these links:

More background here: [WayBackPSA: If you were signed out of your Google account tonight, don’t worry [Update] – 9to5Google

Via: [WayBack] Ah that explains it. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+

–jeroen

 

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“Default” birth days

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

A while ago I overheard an HR conversion about birth-date spreads which went into a topic on “default” birthdays being especially common in countries where the exact day of birth didn’t matter much. I got curious, so I dug up some links:

I remember a very long time ago seeing someones passport with zero as the birthday. Boy I wish I had taken a picture back then.

–jeroen

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SHAttered – stop using SHA-1; it’s broken

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

We have broken SHA-1 in practice.

This industry cryptographic hash function standard is used for digital signatures and file integrity verification, and protects a wide spectrum of digital assets, ranging credit card transactions, electronic documents, open-source software repositories and software updates.

It is now practically possible to craft two colliding PDF files and obtain a SHA-1 digital signature on the first PDF file which can also be abused as a valid signature on the second PDF file.

For example, by crafting the two colliding PDF files as two rental agreements with different rent, it is possible to trick someone to create a valid signature for a high-rent contract by having him or her sign a low-rent contract.

–jeroen

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Windows 10 – language neutral batch file to start Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/22

A while ago, I bitched that Microsoft moved away the Windows Update out of the Control panel into a language depended place (in Windows 10 1511 update broke the Hyper-V networking – Fix network connection issues).

Since then I had to maintain too many locales running Windows 10. So here is the batch file:

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('PowerShell -Command "(Get-Culture).Name"') do explorer "%LocalAppData%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\%%A\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms"

It uses these tricks:

  1. Set output of a command as a variable (in this case a for loop variable)
  2. Execute PowerShell script in a .bat file
  3. PowerShell Get-Culture (which gets a .NET CultureInfo instance)
  4. CultureInfo.Name property (which has the nl-NL, en-US, etc codes in it)

It replaced this simple batch-file which has worked for like 10 years:

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe

–jeroen

via: Windows Update Shortcut – Create in Windows 10 – Windows 10 Forums

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