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Microsoft Internet Explorer Serious Bug Leaves Browsers Open to Hackers

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Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 6-11 Serious Bug Leaves Browsers Open to Hackers

UPDATE: 05/01/2014

[notice]PCMAG Reports that Microsoft has fixed the bug in Internet Explorer, Ever for Windows XP users[/notice]

FireEye has discovered early this week that almost all Version of IE (Internet explorer) Version 6 to 11 have a major bug that enables hackers to redirect websites, run malicious software on the user’s computers and even take control to some extent.
Users can run alternative web browsers until Microsoft is able to fix the problem
Microsoft is investigating the issue and for now suggests that users make sure that there Anti-Virus is running properly and take extra cautions when visiting unknown websites, also recommend disabling the Adobe Flash plug-in for now. Microsoft may release fix throe their Windows Security Update feature in Windows, Internet Explorer Update or a Patch will be available to download from Microsoft website.
For Details regarding the IE flaw you can visit FireEye  post which provides detail that FireEye has discovered.
Unfortunately for users that still run the most popular Windows XP, they will not see a fix for their Internet Explorer Version 8 because Microsoft has dropped support for Win XP last month. The only options XP user have is Switching to alternative browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox . Both are free web browsers available for download.

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable TWC merger Deal

Comcast announced that it wants to merge with TWC in a $45.2 Billion deal.

Time-Warner-Comcast-MergerComcast and Time Warner Cable are currently the two biggest cable and internet providers in United States. Many believe that the merger would eliminate competition when it comes to TV and internet providers as the only other competitor is Verizon. If the two companies merge than the deal could be better for consumers or worse. Comcast Customer satisfaction has fallen over the years and prices have increased. The new deal could rise prices of internet and TV service and that is the biggest worries for current and New customers.

Comcast assures the they will maintain current pricing a service speed but the agreement will expire after certin number of years and Comcast will be able to do what they wish

Time will tell if the deal will hapen or if it is going to be a bust.

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7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter Review and USB 3.0 missing Driver Fix

7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter Review and USB 3.0 missing Driver Fix

 

 

USB 3.0 7-Port HUBTechnology moves fast and the most popular device we use are powered and used via USB port.

Because I recently bought a USB 3.0 Flash Drive and Memory card reader that runs un USB 3.0 and learned that USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times as fast as USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s) before taking into account that USB 3.0 is full duplex whereas USB 2.0 is half duplex, giving USB 3.0 the potential total bandwidth if utilized both ways to 20 times that of USB 2.0.

Now that I had few USB 3.0 devices I wanted to have a way to easily access the ports without pulling my PC tower to plug in my Flash Drive.  So I searched online and found A 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub.

I found one on eBay for $25. It’s a USB 3.0 7-Port Powered Hub. The reason I said powered is because It comes with A power supply. There are bunch of hubs that come without a power supply however you need to understand that USB devices consume power and USB port provides limited amount of power. With few USB devices plugged in into a USB hub you will noticed that your computer will throw a warning indicating that some of your devices are not working properly or will show other indication stating that there is a problem. This error or  device not working properly is a result that all available power has been used and you need to turn off one or more devices from your hub. This is where powered hub comes is and fixes that problem by providing additional power to your USB Devices.

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When you purchase a USB HUB especially like mine 7 Port USB 3.0 you will need that extra power especially without addition power you will not be able to use all 7 Ports.

 

The USB 3.0 Hub that I purchased is a NO name USB Hub. The box states that it is Win/Mac Compatible and that it supports windows 7.

When I finally got it I was so excited and I will be able to plug in all my devices and any future devices I will have.  This particular Hub has 7 ports, Light indication that indicate when a device is ON and a ON/OFF switch for each port just in case you want to leave your device plugged in but you don’t want it to be used. The Hub came with USB 3.0 2 feet cable and 4A power supply. The thinks that it did not come with was any CD or manual. No big deal Right? Wrong!!!

I quickly unpacked it and plugged it in to a USB 3.0 in the back of my PC and connected the power supply to AC outlet. The computer recognized that it is a Hub and started to load Drivers but after one minute a notification came up stating that the device was not installed correctly.

The box stated that this Hub supports Windows 7 but the problem is that I have Windows Vista Professional 32Bit installed on my system. I automatically knew that the problem is that I need to find a driver for this Hub.

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After spending some time on the web I was able to find something similar to what I was looking for.

I found a Driver On Lenavo website USB 3.0 Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP – ThinkPad which I installed and my USB 3.0 Hub Started working.

If you are need a driver for your USB Hub than CLICK HERE to Download USB 3.0 HUB Driver directly from Lenavo Website.

 

 You can try one from Intel CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 You can try one from Via Labs (slow download) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLAD

 

I hope this fixes you USB 3.0 Driver problem.

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