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Issue #712
Volume 14  Number 33
June 2, 2017

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A comment from Audrey
Hi Darcy and TC...I'm so pleased you have chosen to use a monthly subscription for your members, lifts the guilt I always feel when I receive your newsletter without fail each Saturday with all your help, tips and interesting articles plus your free site of the week, you both work so hard you deserve a regular income, sorry I couldn't make it more than silver.  Regards Audrey

A comment from Bonnie
Just want to say Thank you for your answer to my question concerning "Privacy Badger" in your Newsletter on May 19,2017. I so appreciate it. If it weren't for you people and the Cloudeight InfoAve Newsletter, I wouldn't survive with having a computer etc. and all this technical stuff. And now with all the scams, spams, malware etc out there. I enjoy your newsletter so much and I learn something every week from it. Keep up the good work. God's blessings, Bonnie

A comment from Eveline
Hi TC...Thank-you for all your help over the past few days.  We are so pleased to have our computer working so much quicker and we feel better protected with the installation of Emsisoft.  You gave us excellent advice on some “hardware” issues and we will deal with those also.  Great to have an 8 year old machine performing well again.  Fun to watch you moving around and I learned lots too. Thanks again!  Regards, Eveline

A comment from Carol
I was very glad to have Darcy help me when my System Restore did not work.  She diagnosed the problem as a corrupt Windows file with the solution being to get the “Creators Edition” of Windows 10 & do a “Fresh Start”.  While it was not what I hoped to hear, I fully trusted that it was the best solution.  I have done this & System Restore now works.  Yes, I could ‘get by’ without System Restore, but likely other problems would come to light in the future.  Both Darcy & TC have helped me with my computer in the past, so I knew I could trust & count on their honest service.  This is important to me as I feel the problem came about as the result of me following the instructions of a tech support person regarding a new printer.  Thanks for your help, Darcy!

A comment from Kathleen
TC paid me a visit Friday....Best visitor I have had in a while. Thank You so much! In the questions and answers last issue... you answered a couple questions I had as well. So....Thank You! Been with you a long time and I have to tell of the best things I have ever done.

A comment from Patricia
Dear TC and Darcy, I want to thank you for telling us about System Restore Point Creator. I downloaded it and have used it and I can't thank you enough. I get frustrated finding it on Windows 10 and all I have to do with this is click on it and I'm good to go. Easy Peazy Lemon Squeezy! It takes a while to restore to an earlier date with Windows 10 but it gets there and works like magic. Thank you again, Patricia

Thanks so much to Audrey, Eveline, Carol, Kathleen, Patricia and everyone who wrote to us last week. And thanks all those who used our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care services  and our new Cloudeight Direct Backup Service. And a thank you also, to all who have helped us with your donations and those who have shared our site with friends.  TC & EB

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Elaine says her test on thumbnails is blurry after updating to Creators Update.
Hello TC/Darcy. Several days after upgrading to version 1703 (via update tool) I noticed the text on thumbnail images (?correct term) of opened programs located on task bar (accessed by hovering with mouse) are now blurred. Cannot find a solution to this particular problem on line. Not important in the big picture but irritating. I have added nothing since upgrade, and every thing else is working well (touch wood) Incidentally Window 10 Version 1703 is great! Thank you for your help. Elaine

Our answer
Hi Elaine. It's hard to guess what the problem is, but our guess is DPI scaling. Supposedly this was fixed with Windows 10 Creators Update, but apparently not on your PC. So, we're going to recommend a Web site with information to help you fix the blurry text issue and also a small freeware program that was created specifically for the "blurry text" problem in Windows 10 especially in the Anniversary Update (version 1607) update. But you can run it on Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) and see if it helps your blurry text... we are hoping it will. Be sure you read the notes for Creators Update users. You can read more about it and / or download the program called XPExplorer DPI Fix here.

Let us know if this works for you, Elaine.

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Eddie gets a recurring error message regarding McAfee
I continually receive the message stated below.

"Application resources could not be loaded successfully. Please reinstall McAfee Security Center. "

Using Regedit I removed all traces of anything labeled McAfee , but the message still appears. I have no doubt it was installed by the computer manufacturer, but what
puzzles me is that this unit is almost a year old ,and this message appeared, just a month or so ago. Accept that as a guess as I'm almost 94 and dementia may be altering that time. But really, it hasn't been long. In one of your messages relative to this subject, it was suggested the solution to the problem could be a reinstall of the program in question. Would you advise that procedure be applied in this situation? Your advise in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Eddie

Our answer
Hi Eddie. If you just started seeing it a month or so ago, it's hard to guess. It may be a preinstalled McAfee application and part of it became corrupted, or more likely, it may have been installed without you knowing if it was bundled with a freeware program you downloaded.

In your case, we would not recommend you reinstall the program, we would recommend you use the McAfee Removal Tool to remove every part of the program from your computer. McAfee Security applications have tentacles that run deep and services that auto-start with Windows that are difficult to stop. While McAfee's uninstaller does not remove all parts of the program, the McAfee Removal Tool does. And it removes several different McAfee programs. Plus, it is free and easy to use. You can download it from this link. Once you've downloaded it, right-click on it and choose "Run as administrator" and click "Yes" when Windows asks if you want to allow the program to run. Follow the on screen prompts.

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It sometimes takes a while for this tool to completely remove all McAfee products... but it does work.  Hopefully, it will solve your problem for you, Eddie.

Also, if you're looking for the best security software for your PC, we hope you'll try Emsisoft. It's the best in so many ways. And right now, when you buy a one-year Emsisoft license, we'll install it and set it up for you free!

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Jim wants to know why he needs to update his Windows 10 PC to Creators Update
Would you please tell me (again) just why I need to have the "Creator" upgrade, put up with the lengthy installation, take a big chance on it screwing up, etc., etc. Is Windows 10 broke? Incomplete? Incorrect? Or just more bells and whistles I can't remember... It's like giving a monkey a loaded pistol.  Jim

Our answer
Hi Jim. The internet is a great place and it's sure full of information. It's also full of misinformation and disinformation. Windows 10 Creators Update does not really have a lot of new bells & whistles, it has some improvements. We find many of them useful.  Also, we have not heard very many complaints at al  about it messing up people's computers. In the few cases where people had  problems with the update, all were able to roll back to their previous version of Windows painlessly and without losing anything. The chance that upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update) will mess up your PC are extremely small.

The lengthy installation is not something everyone experiences. Darcy upgraded one of her Windows 10 computers to Version 1703 (Creators Update) in just about an hour. I experienced a rather lengthy installation, but patience paid off. We think the Creators Update runs better than any previous version of Windows 10. At least it does so on our PCs.

But you don't have to update... at least not now. But sooner or later you will have to update to a newer version of Windows 10 because eventually you'll run into the end-of-support cycle for your version of Windows 10. When that will be depends on your version of Windows 10. The very first version of Windows 10, released on July 29, 2015, reached its end-of-support cycle on May 9, 2017. So that version of Windows 10 is no longer supported and anyone still using it will receive no further critical updates or security updates and patches.

If you want to know more about end-of-support for Windows 10 versions, please see this page.

In the meantime, don't believe everything you read. Those with negative things to say about anything, always have a louder voice than those who are satisfied.

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Richard has problems with Windows 7 updates
I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Service Pack 1. It has been sitting idle for several months and when I booted it up recently and connected to the internet to manually update the security patches, I get a dialog box that shows Windows checking for updates, but it never downloads or installs. This continues for hours. I have "Googled" the problem and the forum hits all suggest manually downloading Windows Client installer, and give links to do so. Problem is, those "fix links " show the same aforementioned dialog box that keeps streaming a green progress bar checking for updates with no further progress. What's up with that? Thanks in advance!

Our answer
Richard. If you've googled the problem then you're aware that Windows updates have long been a problem for some Windows 7 users. In fact, the substantial number of people who had problems with Windows 7 updates, drove Microsoft to use a different update method for Windows 10. There is really no fix for Windows 7 update issues. You can try all of the suggested solutions and still end up with Windows Update not working in Windows 10. That's why, in fact, Microsoft's ultimate answer to those using Windows 7 with update issues, is to reinstall Windows 7... which most people are not willing to do.

But if you're intrepid and want to keep pursuing finding something to fix your Windows 7 Windows Updates, here are a few suggestions for you:

As you can see, we've written a lot about problems with Windows Update. We hope one of these solutions works for you, Richard.
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Cleste can't disable the touchpad on her computer
I would appreciate it if you would again send me instructions to disable Touchpad on my ASUS laptop, with mouse attached. You did this one before and it worked; however, suddenly the Touchpad has become enabled and the curser jumps about when I type. I have tried several directions given on Internet, but none work for me. 

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Hi Cleste.  In order for you to have the option to disable touchpad (or auto disable when a mouse is detected) you will have to download & install ASUS Smart Gesture from the ASUS Web site. **Users of other brands of computers should take notice too should you be unable to disable the touchpad, or set it so the touchpad is automatically disabled when a mouse is detected. You should visit your computer manufacturer's web site for updated touchpad drivers.**

You can download the Smart Gesture installer from All you need to do is download and install the latest version (which is now about 2 years old). 

Go to the page above and click on "TouchPad" (it's a very small link). Click on "Global" to download it. Once downloaded, install it and then sign out and sign back in or restart your computer. 

You should see ASUS Smart Gesture  in your Control Panel (Your must have your Control Panel set to  "Large (or small) Icon view" and not Category view to see it. You can switch views by opening Control Panel, and changing the view in the top right corner. (See the screen shot below showing how to change views in Control Panel and how ASUS Smart Gesture appears in Control Panel after it is installed):

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When you click on "ASUS Smart Gesture" you'll see the following. Click on Mouse Detection then tick the box that says "Disable touchpad when mouse is plugged-in". And that's it.

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After you change this setting, any time you have a mouse plugged into your PC, your touchpad will be disabled automatically.

And a reminder to those using other brands of PC. Every laptop should have this same feature, regardless of brand. If you don't have it, visit your PC manufacturer's web site and search for touchpad drivers.

Another reminder: Never ever use one of those driver updater programs - they're bad news and can actually cause major problems with your PC.

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Emsisoft Now Has a New Anti-Ransomware Feature
Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (all versions) + Chrome browser

The latest WannaCry ransomware outbreak raised a lot of eyebrows as it wreaked havoc around the world, causing the shutdown of some hospitals in the U.K. and several large companies to suspend operations for 24 hours or longer.

It has been a fact, in the past, that if your device were infected with ransomware, you'd either pay a ransom or have all your personal files (pictures, documents, etc.) encrypted and locked forever - you'd never be able to access them again.

It's no secret we're big fans of Emsisoft. We're fans of their products, we're proud of their excellent team, the support they provide our mutual customers, and we're proud to be an official Emsisoft reseller.

So, we are very happy to report that all Emsisoft users will benefit from a new Emsisoft feature called Anti-Ransomware.

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Here's the announcement from Emsisoft regarding their new layer of protection called "Anti-Ransomware":

"We at Emsisoft see it as our responsibility to keep you safe from all kinds of ransomware, and we are confident that we can stay technological leaders in the fight against malware that encrypts your personal files. To emphasize our products’ strength in this regard, we decided to shift our existing and proven anti-ransomware capabilities into a separate protection layer component that we are calling 'Anti-Ransomware'.

"Contrary to most self proclaimed anti-ransomware specialist tools out there, Emsisoft Anti-Malware... (is) able to block ransomware before it even encrypts the first data file. We consider that critically important, as recent ransomware samples have shown that criminals have become selective and are prioritizing your supposedly most important files for encryption. Our licensed security solutions don’t wait until a pattern of multiple file manipulations occurs, but intercept encrypters before they can touch anything. Prevention is key...

*  New main guard component “Anti-Ransomware” to emphasize the trusted ransomware protection abilities that were previously part of the Behavior Blocker component.
*  New scan setting “Scan in email data files” that allows you to include or to skip the scan of potentially large email files.
*  Lowered the number of false positive alerts.
*  User interface and user experience improvements..."

We are pleased to tell all of you who are using Emsisoft right now that you'll get this update free of charge. It will install as part of your regular updates - you don't have to do anything at all. If your Emsisoft is set up to update automatically (it's set up this way by default), then you get the newest Emsisoft update automatically.

If you're not using Emsisoft, now is the time to make the switch. We'll even install it free and you'll get our Cloudeight discount.  Visit this page to get Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Anti-Virus and Anti-Ransomware, a one-year license, PLUS FREE installation and set-up by Cloudeight Direct. We know you'll be glad you did. Learn more here.

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Sign Out of Windows 10 Instead of Restarting & Save Time [Sometimes]
Windows 10 (all versions)

Have you ever installed, uninstalled, or updated a program and it says you must restart your computer? Well, if you have, here’s a simple tip to save you time the next time you are in that situation.

Instead of restarting your computer, try signing out and  signing back in again. Many times it will work if you’ve installed, uninstalled, or updated a program. It won’t work with all programs and it does not work with Windows update, but it does work most of the time.

When you restart your computer, Windows  shuts down all running programs, all open user accounts, turns your computer off and starts it again. When you sign out of your user account, Windows shuts down your user account only. The machine itself will remain powered on and will revert back to the lock screen (log in screen) for the next time you or another user on your PC (if any) logs in. Signing out and then signing back in,  generally takes less time than restarting.

Next time you install, uninstall or update a program that tells you that you must restart your computer, try signing out and then signing back in. Many times it is all you need to do and it will save you time.

Here are two ways to log off in Windows 10:

1. Right-click the start button, hover over “Shut down or sign out” and select “Sign out” from the extended menu which appears:

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2. Press Windows key + D to go to your desktop. When you’re looking at your desktop, press ALT + F4 to open the Windows Shut Down Dialog.  Use the down arrow to select “Sign out” from the list of shut down options, then click on “OK”:

Remember, this does not work all the time, but it works most of the time when a program you are installing or uninstalling (or updating) tells you that you must restart your computer. 

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Don’t Have Windows 10 Creators Update Yet? No Worries!
Windows 10

First things first. Windows Creators Update is  Version 1703. The previous version is Windows Anniversary Update (Version 1607). To find out what version you have follow the instructions here. If you have Version 1703 – you have Version 1703 already, then you’re all set.

Windows 10 Creators Update is slowly rolling out in different areas so your PC will eventually update. Darcy is in Michigan and one of her computers has not yet updated from Anniversary Update (Version 1607)  either. She is still waiting. If you do not want to wait for the Creators Update (Version 1703), you can update manually.

First to check the status of your PC type “Update” (no quotes) in Cortana (taskbar) search, if your computer has not yet updated to Creators Update you will see this: “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it? …  You can either click the link shown there to get it right away or get the update by going to the following page:

The important thing to remember is that the Creators Update (Version 1703) is slowly rolling out. If you don’t have it yet, no worries -- you’ll be getting it soon. And if you don’t want to wait, now you know how to get it right away. 

Late addition: Darcy's second PC updated to Creators Update (Version 1703) yesterday (June 1, 2017).

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How to Find Your Wireless Network Password Without Using a 3rd Party Program
Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows 10 (all versions)

Everyone should be using a Wi-Fi password for their home network. And most everyone does. And most everyone lets Windows remember that password for them, so they don’t have to type it in every time they want to connect (for example after a restart). Of course, having Windows remember it for you, means you don't have to, so if you ever need to remember it, you might not be able to.  And with all the new gizmos out there that want to connect to the Internet, you're probably going to have to remember your Wi-Fi network password sooner or later.

Yes indeed... in the modern era, so-to-speak, it’s more likely you’ll need to know your Wi-Fi network name and password in order to set up another PC, Chromebook, tablet or smartphone [even a thermostat or refrigerator!] so it can connect to your home Wi-Fi network. If you’re going to be doing this, you’re sure going to need your Wi-Fi network password.  And if you don’t remember what it is, you’ll be fumbling around, wasting time, trying to get those other devices connected.

But you don’t need to do that, I tells ya! It is really easy to find your network password… all you need to know is the name of your network. If you don’t know, you can find it in Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center… or in Windows 10 Creators Update (as well as other versions) in Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.

Once you know your Wi-Fi network name, all you need to do is enter in a simple command. In just a few seconds you’ll know your network password.

Here’s how you do it:

Step one: Open a command prompt with administrator privileges:

On Windows 7, type CMD in the Start menu search, press Enter, – right-click CMD when it appears at the top and choose “Run as administrator”.

On Windows 8, press Windows Key + S, type CMD press enter, right-click when it appears and then choose “Run as administrator”.

On Windows 10, right-click the start button and click on “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

NOTE: If you’re using Windows 10 Creators Update and you don’t see Command Prompt (Admin), but you see Windows PowerShell (Admin), here’s how to change PowerShell to Command Prompt and back again with the flip of a switch. Or, be lazy, you can enter the command in PowerShell (Admin) just like Command Prompt (Admin)

Step two: Enter the following command, at the prompt in the Command Prompt window. Make sure you Substitute your Wi-Fi network name for my network name which is OMAHA. Don’t worry: network names are not case sensitive in Windows.

netsh wlan show profile name=OMAHA key=clear

Above: My network password showing in plain text. No! I am not going to let you see it! I blurred it! I don’t want you telling EB and then having her mooch off my Wi-Fi. I save her enough money already by working for peanuts. So, I am not showing you my network password! Are you crazy?

REMEMBER: When typing commands in Command Prompt or PowerShell you must type them exactly as shown – including spaces… OK? 

HINT: You can copy commands and paste them into the Command Prompt.

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Google Announces New Security Improvements for Gmail Users
All Gmail Users

Google has updated Gmail's anti-phishing which uses a new algorithm to flag and delay potentially suspicious messages. This kind of machine learning has already helped Gmail achieve "...99.9 percent accuracy in detecting and blocking spam and phishing messages" according to Andy Wan, senior product manager of counter abuse technology at Google.

The new update to Gmail will increase that number by subjecting emails that look suspicious to even more rigorous scrutiny.

The brief delay that will be imposed on suspicious messages, also gives Gmail an opportunity to check the mail with real-time updates to its anti-spam filtering system. According to Google, only a very few emails - less than 0.05 percent - will be subjected to such delays.

A new "click-time warning" feature in Gmail will warn users who attempt to click on a link that could lead to dangerous content or other potential dangers.

Google is also rolling out new malware protection for Gmail that uses a new way of classifying new threats using attachment heuristics to ferret out emails that could be threats based on certain signals and by sender signatures (senders who are already classified as malware or malware senders). Also, Gmail will target polymorphic malware. Polymorphic malware is any malware that rapidly changes to elude detection by anti-malware programs

While most of the new security improvements target Enterprise (corporate) customers, all Gmail users will benefit from the improved security

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The Fight For Net Neutrality

Before we begin our rant, let’s first define what net neutrality is and what happens when it’s gone:

What is Net Neutrality

“Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.” (Definition from )

What Happens if it’s Gone?

“Without net neutrality, ISPs can force websites like Amazon or Netflix to pay additional fees to be accessible. Without net neutrality ISPs have the ability to smother their competition by simply making it inaccessible to consumers. Garage-based startups of the world simply cease to exist, unable to even reach market. If net neutrality is removed ISPs will have full reign over the internet, this likely means you can expect to see things like Internet fast lanes – what does that mean? Imagine having to pay extra money to access websites like Facebook or Hulu.” (From )

Now, put on your imagination caps and imagine a highway that has 6 lanes. Each lane has it's own speed limit. If you are rich and can afford to pay the most money, you can drive in lanes 5 and 6 with no speed limit at all. If you afford to pay a little less, you can drive in lanes 3 and 4 with a speed limit of 70 MPH. But if you don't have much money, you'll be able to use the highway, but only lanes 1 and 2 - which have a speed limit of 35 MPH. But that speed is rarely attainable because there is so much traffic... it's bumper-to-bumper if you're driving in lanes 1 and 2. OK got the picture? This is an over-simplified example of how the internet may work if net neutrality rules are removed.

On May 18th 2017 the FCC voted 2-1 to remove net neutrality regulations in the United States.

What this means,, no one knows… exactly. But it doesn’t take a huge leap of logic to imagine sites paying ISPs for “favored” or “sponsored” status. If you’ve been paying attention, small mom & pop ISPs have been disappearing  from the landscape, either being absorbed by the big predatory ISPs like Spectrum (formed by the merger of Charter Communications & Time Warner Cable), Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T, and a few other big, but lesser players… or simply because they were too small to compete...

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Today I Found Out

Abraham Lincoln said: “I don’t think much of a man who doesn’t know more today than he did yesterday.” And we think he was right. No matter how old you are, or how much you know, you should never live a day in which you don’t learn something new. I keep telling EB this, but she keeps forgetting to learn something new. How do I know? I know because she asks me the same questions over and over. I try to teach her, but the wisdom I impart gets lost in somewhere in that jumbled, aging brain of hers. Maybe it’s just because she thinks she knows it all?

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Today we’ve chosen a site from which you can learn something new every day. Today I learned about the Lancet Liver Fluke. And, my friends if you don’t know the Lancet Liver Fluke, you don’t know Jack, I tells ya.

Oh, so you are curious eh? OK. Here you go, but just a morsel now:

“Making zombies of ants, Swiss cheese of snails and Sherpas of sheep and cows, the lancet liver fluke proves that you don’t need to be big to be powerful.

“Growing up to 10 mm by 2.5 mm (0.5 x 0.1 inches), Dicrocoelium dendriticum is a parasitic flatworm (also known as a trematode) that begins life as eggs living in the poo of (generally) cows or sheep. Shortly after being deposited, the eggs are ingested by a snail (such as Zebrina spp. or Cionella spp.) where they hatch into larva (miracidia). In this form they burrow through the snail’s gut and rest in its connective tissue where they develop into a second larval stage (sporocysts). Now they move to the digestive gland where they bear female sporocysts, that themselves produce yet another larval stage (cercariae). These last travel to the snail’s respiration chamber from which the snail finally rids itself of the parasite when it exits as a slime ball…”

Yummy… Yummy…Yummy!

Anyway… If you like learning, you’ll love this Cloudeight Website Pick. It’s a virtual repository of little gems, interesting tidbits, and lengthy screeds. So if you’re the type who likes his or her learning in little sips (What the heck are you doing subscribing to this newsletter?), you’ll find tasty little morsels on this site which take only a second or two to digest. If you’re the kind who likes details and verbosity, you’ll find that on this site too.

So… Go forth friends and fellow humans and sip, quaff or guzzle knowledge freely dispensed by this here Cloudeight Site Pick [Grammar!]. It's called Today I Found Out…Feed Your Brain. And you can zip right on over there by visiting this odd-looking URL

Maybe EB is infected with the Lancet Liver Fluke and that’s why she acts the way she does. As for me, I’m no fluke I tells ya!

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What is the Dark Web?

I'm certainly glad you asked that question. If you've ever worked with or around EB, you know what dark is... her moods are darker than chocolate syrup on chocolate fudge ice cream. And if you have to work with her on the Web - oh my - the entire web gets dark, I tells ya. That's what the dark web is.

WAIT! Don't hit me, EB. I'm only kidding - except about your addiction to chocolate.

The Dark Web consists of sites that exist on the Internet, but they are on encrypted networks which cannot be accessed by traditional browsers nor explored by using traditional search engines.

The most famous tool used to access the Dark Web is the Tor browser. Some of you are familiar with Tor for its ability to hide your IP address (identity) and your online activity.

People who use Tor can spoof their location so it appears they are from a different location, even a different country, than they actually are. In short, they can hide their true location from the Web sites they visit. Even their ISP cannot record (or log) their Internet activity while accessing the Web using Tor's encryption. Tor in a way, operates like a VPN.

Imagine then that a Web site running through Tor is also hiding its real location and identity.

The most famous site on the Dark Web the Silk Road was ferreted out by authorities for selling illegal drugs and other illegal commodities. A new Silk Road called Silk Road Reloaded supposedly has taken the place of the now shuttered Silk Road. Silk Road Reloaded does not use Tor, rather it uses something called I2P, another layered anonymous, encrypted network, similar to Tor.

Now you know more than you ever wanted to know about the Dark Web. And probably EB too!

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Volume 14 Number 33
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