Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

How To Fix WannaCrypt Ransomware Backdoor on Windows 7, XP, 8

On Friday, as many as 74 countries have been hit by a huge, fast-moving and global ransomware attack, infecting more than a dozen hospitals in the UK, businesses including FedEx, universities, Spain’s largest telecom company, and more organizations. So far, in past 24 hours, this ransomware has infected nearly 114,000 computers worldwide.

How To Set A Network As Public Or Private In Windows 10

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

To set the network as private, turn on the ‘Make this PC discoverable’ option. To set the network as public, turn this option off.

Double click the Category DWORD value and set its value to 1 to make the network private. Set its value to 0 to make it public.

 

How To Apply Face Filters In Instagram

Here we go again. Instagram has added Face Filters. This is yet another feature borrowed from Snapchat. The execution and idea behind it is more or less the same as that in Snapchat. It works only with the front facing camera but you can apply them to both photos and videos. You can share the photos to your Instagram story or save it to your camera roll. You can’t apply a filter to a photo from your camera roll. The filters are live augmented reality filters. At present there are only eight filters for you to choose from. Here’s how you can apply face filters in Instagram.

Update the Instagram app first. The change log for the latest version of the app doesn’t say it adds more features but update it just the same. Face filters seem to have rolled out worldwide all at once.

Open Instagram and swipe right. Alternatively, tap the camera button at the top. This is the same button you tap when you want to go live on Instagram. On the Go Live screen, there will be a new button next to the switch camera button. The new button is a sparkly smiley. Tap it.

The camera mode sliders at the bottom of the screen will be replaced with the available face filters. Swipe through them and select the filter you like best. The filters include a few crowns, the usual animals which include a puppy and a koala, and a pair of glasses. Tap the filter you want to use and then tap the face filter button again to close the filter drawer.

Tap the capture button to take a photo, or tap and hold it to record a video. The filter is applied to both photos and videos. The face filters work in the normal, boomerang, and rewind modes. They do not work for live videos.

That’s all it takes to apply face filters on Instagram. If you’re wondering whether or not Facebook will eventually copy this, it already has. When Facebook introduced stories, they came with face filters. It’s actually surprising how long it took for Instagram to get them. It goes without saying that Snapchat’s features are still being copied. What’s disappointing is that Instagram and Facebook are both content with creating carbon or near-carbon copies of the feature. There’s nothing new in the face filters that Instagram has added that Snapchat didn’t already offer.