Update Your Logitech Wireless Dongle Right Now

Logitech’s Unifying Receiver (wireless dongle) is vulnerable to some newly discovered vulnerabilities, updating the firmware will patch the flaws.

If you use a Logitech Unifying Receiver (also knows as the wireless dongle) download and install the latest firmware update to protect against vulnerabilities. Unless you’ve updated the firmware, the Logitech Unifying Receiver is still vulnerable to an issue discovered in 2016 as well as some newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Logitech didn’t recall the Unifying Receiver back in 2016 when the hack called “Mousejack” appeared. Many of the Unifying Receivers were still on the market, though Logitech started releasing updated dongles sold with mice, keyboard and stand alone receivers. Not long after the discovery, Logitech issued a firmware update but it wasn’t widely known and the firmware isn’t all that easy to find on the site. If you didn’t update the firmware then (and most of us didn’t know about it) now is a good time to get the update as new vulnerabilities have been discovered.

Logitech isn’t the only company that’s been affected; any device that uses the same Nordic and Texas Instruments chips and firmware for wireless receivers are impacted, including devices from Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. If you use a wireless device from one of those companies, you might want to check if the firmware can be updated. Logitech lets you update the firmware on the wireless dongle.

Download “Learn Ethical Hacking From Scratch” eBook Free for A Limited Time

Get this 564 page eBook (a $23 value) free for a limited time. “Learning Ethical Hacking from Scratch” is for anyone interested in learning how to hack and test the security of various systems. It starts from scratch and assumes no prior knowledge of hacking or penetration testing. The book is an overview of tips and techniques covering several areas. Basic terminology, penetration testing, man in the middle attacks, working with Linux Kali and the command line, accessing networks, scanning tools, and web vulnerabilities like XSS and SQL injections are all covered. The book reviews how computer systems work, some of the vulnerabilities, exploiting weaknesses, testing security, and securing systems. The information in the book is presented for educational purposes. The free offer expires 07/23/19.

The book is a free PDF download from TradePub for a limited time. TradePub offers free useful and interesting eBooks on a regular basis. If you don’t have an account you can create one for free. The sign up process is a bit lengthy and geared towards businesses. If you’re an individual fill in the required information as well as you can to register for an account. If you’d like to expand on the book, the author teaches a (paid) class with the same title at Udemy.  Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Icebergs, Mountains, and Sky

This weeks wallpaper has a group of icebergs floating on calm water against some rugged hills that are partially snow covered. The clouds appear to be shelf clouds building up on the left side of the image, casting a soft light over the landscape. It’s a little toasty in the northern hemisphere in some places at the moment, it seems a good time for something cool to rest one’s gaze on. Some blues, some blacks, some yellows and white snow make up a cool, serene image. Icons work fine with this background.  Read More

How To Download Windows 10 ISO Directly

Want to download current or previous versions of Windows 10 without using the Media Creation Tool? Here’s how.

For most downloads of Windows 10, the Media Creation Tool is fine. If you want a clean install, have multiple computers to upgrade, want a previous version of Windows because you’re having issues or to be able to resume an interrupted download of Windows 10, you can download a Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO ) directly. Once you’ve downloaded the ISO, you can create an installation DVD or bootable USB flash drive.

If you want to download a Windows 10 disc image (ISO) using a Windows device, the only option Microsoft offers on the Windows 10 download page is to use the Media Creation Tool. You can use it to download an ISO of the most recent version of Windows, but not previous versions.
Downloading an ISO (disc image) with the Media Creation Tool is simple. Download, install, and run the Media Creation Tool. Check the button next to “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC” instead of “Upgrade this PC now”. Next, select the language, architecture and edition. The next page is the “Choose which media to use”, select ISO file instead of USB flash drive, then download the ISO to your device.

There are two ways to download a Windows 10 ISO without the Media Creation Tool. You can alter the user agent in your browser so the Windows 10 download site thinks you’re using a different operating system (not too difficult), or download and run the “Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool” from Heidoc (easiest).  Read More

A Superb Android Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads

Google Play Music is mostly preinstalled on Android smartphones but it lacks some features you may need, like browsing music files by folder, editing mp3 tags, etc.

If what you have been looking for is an offline music player with more features, then check out this powerful music player Musicolet, which the developer says it is made for music lovers, created with love, lots of codes and sleepless nights.

Upon running the app, Musicolet automatically adds audio files to the player, and lets you instantly access music files either by queue, folder, album, artist, genre, playlists and more, besides editing music tags, album arts, synced or unsynced lyrics from within the player.

In addition to supporting playlists, this player is currently the only Android app that allows multiple queues of songs for playback.