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Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 Will Block Websites with SHA-1 Certificates

Beginning February 14th, 2017, the Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will start blocking websites with a SHA-1 certificate. The browsers will prevent sites that are protected with a SHA-1 certificate from loading and will display an invalid certificate warning. Users will have the option to ignore the error and continue to the [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Internet|

How to Opt-Out of Google’s New Advertising Plan

According to a report released by ProPublica today, Google quietly changed its privacy policy in the past few months, allowing its advertising system to collect data that is associated with identifiable user information. Google’s DoubleClick ads can now use information from your Gmail to serve you up ads on YouTube or your YouTube search history [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Internet|

Tweaks to Speed Up Google Chrome For 2016

A few years ago, I wrote a Tech Tip for Speeding Up Google Chrome. As with any technology, Chrome has released a number of updates since that 2013 article. Most of the advanced settings I mentioned then are now either the defaults, or they're not available anymore. Out with the old and in with the [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Internet, Tech Tips|

Configure IIS for SSL/TLS Protocol Cipher Best Practices

As the need for internet security rises, it is important that server administrators keep up with security protocols and disable obsolete and insecure protocols. If you're running a website on IIS, then you'll want to read this article and check your servers. Basically, you'll want to disable the older protocols and ciphers through your registry. [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Internet, System Administration|

Fix For WebEx Not Working In Windows 10

As Windows 10 becomes more and more popular, there will be more compatibility issues that arise as it is adopted into the workplace and enterprise. There are many reports of Cisco's WebEx not working in Windows 10, in any browser. There are a few different error messages you may see, including: "Invalid input or system [...]

By | December 2nd, 2015|Internet|

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

If you're a Safari user you've probably used their AutoFill or AutoComplete feature. Depending on where the information is stored or how old it is, some of the information it offers you to autofill is incorrect or out-dated. Luckily, you can find some settings in the preferences. - Open the Safari app and choose the [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Apps, Internet, Mac|

Google Chrome Error SSL Server Probably Obsolete ERR_SSL_FALLBACK_BEYOND_MINIMUM_VERSION

If you're a Google Chrome user, you might have come across the Google Chrome Error SSL Server Probably Obsolete ERR_SSL_FALLBACK_BEYOND_MINIMUM_VERSION while trying to browse to a HTTPS website. Unfortunately, as a user, there's not much you can do to get around this error message except to try a different browser like Internet Explorer. About a [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Internet|

How To Speed Up HTTPS Sites In Windows 10 Internet Explorer

Many sites use HTTPS to encrypt information between the client (you) and the website's server. Think about your bank websites, online stores, social media sites, etc. Almost any site that requires you to login or provide private personal information will encrypt it using HTTPS. Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 adds support for an encryption [...]

By | August 29th, 2015|Internet|

How To Find And Use Internet Explorer 11 In Windows 10

If you're new to Windows 10 you've probably noticed that Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with their new Microsoft Edge browser. While Microsoft Edge comes with many enhancements over the old Internet Explorer, some websites could still have issues with the new browser. I recently ran into an issue accessing a Microsoft Exchange server's Outlook [...]

By | August 29th, 2015|Internet, OS|
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