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Using Firefox’s Reader View To Remove Web Clutter

by Grey One •

The Firefox browser has a useful feature called “Reader View” which strips away clutter like buttons, ads and background images. It also adjusts the page’s text size, contrast and layout for better readability. You can find the Reader View button here: Here is an article from Reuters as it appears in Page View Mode: There is also a Firefox extension …

A Field Guide To Malware In 2016

by Grey One •

Malware is used for a wide variety purposes from sleazy business practices to blatant crime. Discussions of malware often mix up the technology of malware and their uses. You will see below that the same technology can be used to direct ads to you that normally you would not see, or steal your credentials to your online banking account. It’s …

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Malware: The State Of The Threat In 2016

by Grey One •

Most malware is acquired when users visit questionable web sites (e.g. adult sites) or when they click on questionable email (e.g. free offers or fake invoices). MS Windows is by far the most vulnerable operating system — but malware exists for Apple OS X and Linux also. You can significantly reduce your risk of a malware attack by keeping your OS, web browser and applications updated diligently.