Dropbox hacked? Well, apparently some of its user accounts were actually hijacked. Dropbox, the online file storage service, on Tuesday has confirmed that some user accounts were indeed accessed by hackers. On investigation, Dropbox found that usernames and passwords, which were recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts. Which means, even after so much warning, users are still using same username and password for multiple accounts. Responding to the problem, Dropbox has sent password change notification to the affected users. Dropbox said that it is now adding more security features including two-factor authentication to prevent future problems.
If you are wondering, what actually is going on: It all started on July 17, 2012, when few Dropbox users begun receiving spam on email accounts, which were exclusively attached to their Dropbox account only. Which can only mean that either the email addresses were leaked via Dropbox itself or Dropbox itself was hacked. The users started reporting the issue to Dropbox via Dropbox Forums. Some users also started wondering if their favorite cloud backup service, Dropbox is hacked. These reports mainly came from the international users of the cloud backup service mainly based in Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands.
Adobe has released Flash Player 11.3.300.262, which officially fixes the issues faced by Mozilla Firefox users.
Adobe Flash Player update that shipped earlier this month caused problems for Firefox users. Most users complained that the update caused Firefox to crash or freeze. Mozilla released an update last week to temporarily fix some issues related to Flash. Mozilla, along with Adobe also offered some troubleshooting tips for affected Firefox users.
Microsoft is offering an online help utility to Office 2010 users having issues with the product key for their copy of the productivity suite to help them resolve their problems.
Earlier, we have posted many articles aiming to help out Microsoft Office users. Some articles related to Product Key problems. If you are having any issue with Office 2010 product key, you can refer to those articles. See this article to reset your Office Product Key using a small program. Or do you want to change Microsoft Office product key easily without the help of any other program? Wondering how to check the activation type and check the license status of Office? Want to use Office trial version for more than 30/60 days, up to 180 days?
Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 will help you boot into Windows when you can’t due to the dreaded Blue/Black Screen of Death.
Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 integrates the latest Microsoft WinPE technology to boot into Windows. Using the application, you can easily create a bootable LiveBoot CD or LiveBoot USB drive. Upon booting into Windows using it allows you to fix your computer boot up problem, rescue data, backup and restore file or system, clone and deep wipe disk, manage disk, etc. The LiveBoot CD/USB created by the application features over 40+ utility functions in total.
Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8 is coming with a unique feature called “System Reset“. System Reset will let users restore Windows 8 to factory defaults. This feature will save a lot of time for system administrators and users alike, and will save you from having to reinstall Windows.
RefreshPC is a free program developed for Windows that offers similar system reset option to current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Though this freeware application will not restore the operating system like Windows 8’s “System Reset” feature, but it will restore only a few sections of the operating system.
Living in an Internet age has its own set of headaches. Problems related to the Internet not working properly, connection issues, high pings, slow connections, or complete drop in pings for no reason whatsoever. All these problems leaves the users confused and in trying to get them fixed asap, they spend a lot of time and money.
Here’s a freeware portable application for Windows, called “Complete Internet Repair,” which will save you from having to go through lengthy troubleshooting sessions. It will instead try to fix the Internet or networking issues in Windows with the click of a button. The best thing is that it will also repair Internet Explorer 9 along with others.
The free portable application will help you reset, restore, clear or repair a variety of Internet related settings on your Windows computer system.
If your install of Windows 7 won’t boot or has started giving you problems and you are thinking of reinstalling. Think again, you may only need to use the System Repair Disc to fix the problems. This will definitely save you a lot of trouble and may also save your data and user settings. Windows System Repair Disc is designed to rescue your system and lets you boot Windows when everything else fails. It provides several options for repairing the failing system and revive it.
For this to work, you either need the original Windows installation DVD or better if you have already created the system repair disc (see our article on creating a system repair disk in Windows 7). If you can’t create a repair disk, you can download one (see our article on downloading a system repair disk for Windows 7 or Vista).
You have just brought a brand new PC or laptop or netbook that came pre-installed with Windows 7 from one of the major manufacturers, viz. Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, etc. But the problem that you face when buying from them is you won’t receive any Windows 7 installation media with your purchase. Instead, you will receive either a “recovery disc” (if you’re that much lucky) with your purchase or you’ll have a “recovery partition” built-in your machine.
You may ask what is the problem here, as you can easily recover your Windows 7 or Vista, using the “recovery disk” or “recovery partition.” Well, the problem is, when you use the recovery disks/recovery partition to recover Windows 7 or Vista, it will delete all your files and restore your computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it.
Microsoft came up with FixIt solutions, which will generally fix Windows problems, especially that of Windows 7 and Vista. But, some of these FixIt solutions need some interaction from the user, which might confuse some users, especially who are new.
The Windows Club has come up with FixWin, a nice little portable application which provides much of the same functionality as FixIt Solutions but without the confusion.
FixWin is very small in download just 173KB, but packs loads of helpful registry fixes, in total, FixWin has around 50 fixes for both Windows 7 and Vista. FixWin will fix 50 common Windows annoyances, issues & problems which are categorized under 5 tabs, viz. Windows Explorer, Internet & Connectivity, Windows Media, System Tools & Misc Additional Fixes.