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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Thanks for the section on USB docks. We had been just discussing how to make it easier for staff to use their laptops in classroom more user friendly. Docks were mentioned but I had forgotten about these devices and was going along the lines of manufacturer specific docks. That makes it more limiting when buying laptops in small batches as we tend to have to do so we can spread the renewals out over several years. Now all we need to do it ensure is that they have USB 3 and that is not difficult at all.
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When transmutation gives you lemons... Comic by Jim K Benton
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It turns out that anyone who ran the "Detect Product" on the Dell support web site between Oct. 20 and Nov. 24, 2015 received a copy of the root certs. It turns out I was one of them. Fortunately Microsoft Defender picked it up for me and dispatched it (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/26/dell_cert_windows_defender/).
Dell support article tagged with: edellroot certificate, edellroot, edellroot removal, how to remove edellroot certificate, edellroot certificate removal, DellRoot certificate, Dell Root certificate, Root certificate, Dell Root, DellRoot, Dell Foundation Services, Foundation Services, self-signed root CA, Trusted Root Certification Authorities, Trusted Root CA, Dell security, security vulnerability, DSDTestProvider, how to remove DSDTestProvider,...
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A friend of mine shared this on Facebook, and several of his friends actually needed to ask if it was real or not.

We're basically doomed. Facebook has just made us more aware of the fact.
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Padre mentioned in a recent Know How that there was no way to protect yourself from bad USB. This is another interesting use of a Raspberry Pi to take files from one USB drive and copy them in a safer alternative format to another device. 

I am sure it would be feasible for someone to compromise the Raspberry Pi with a bad USB device and remove the effectiveness of this but for many the threat from malware on a USB is likely to be a much more significant problem. 

Not only does it fix a real problem we can make it ourselves.
CIRCLean is a new tool developed by CIRCL, allowing to clean any malicious files from a USB key. Transform an untrusted key into a trusted one.
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This device only solves one problem, if like I said it doesn't have the Intel’s xHCI usb interface.
Any other chip can have the firmware modified which is what the BadUsb attack is all about.

Protecting your computer from malware is all about YOU.
Don't pick up a usb you found in the parking lot and stick it in your computer.
Maybe this can explain it better.
https://tidbits.com/article/15505
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I've signed this. If you are a UK citizen then please consider signing it to.
Strong encryption is used every day by citizens, businesses, the government, even this very web site. Encryption exists, and like trying to ban multiplication, it is pointless to try to stop it. A ban, or forcing back doors, can only harm law abiding citizens and have no impact on criminals.
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Adobe is telling people to stop using Flash

Finally. 
Adobe is finally ready to say goodbye to Flash. In an announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now "encourage content creators to build with new web standards," such as HTML5, rather than...
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Some people will steal anything. I guess they are heading for someone's Christmas dinner table.
 
Number of ducks were stolen overnight, Wed 25th - Thur 26th Nov in Audlem. Any info about the theft, please ring 101 quote inc 312 27/11/15
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Looking forward to being in the audience for this week's Windows Weekly. Thanks +TWiT​.
A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.c…
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Stop clicking on unsolicited .DOCs! Right now. STOP!

https://grahamcluley.com/2015/11/stop-clicking-unsolicited-docs-right-stop/
Spread the word about the danger of unsolicited email attachments. Don't spread the malware.
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  • Knutsford Academy
    Network Manager, 2012 - present
  • Knutsford High School
    Network Manager, 2008 - 2012
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    Deputy Network Manager, 2005 - 2008
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    Laboratory Technician, 1987 - 2005
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A great place to send the kids what ever the weather. They may come home caked in mud, wet and cold but they will have had a great time.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Unless it's a busy time the fish is usually freshly cooked to order so is at its best.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Food was okay to point. Service was awful, very slow and errors on every course. First the number of drinks was wrong, then one of the kids main courses and then all three kids deserts. Worse still was the kids chocolate pudding was actually adult chocolate brownie which contained significant quantities of nuts without a mention on the menu. Fortunately my kids are not allergic, they just don't like them. Finally the coffee was very poor with an after taste and the milk contained coffee grounds. Out of 15 items ordered 6 were wrong and sent back. No discount was offered despite the complaint. Will never be going back.
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Been a couple of times. Food was good and was served reasonably quickly. Clean up afterwards is a little slow but I can live with that. They don't have staff checking on you throughout the meal, if you want more drinks you go to the bar yourself, again I can live with that.
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