Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows

by Creative IT | April 19, 2016 4:37 am

Apple has ended all support for QuickTime. No loss as QuickTime was always a bloated, slow piece of shit that you should have gotten rid of years ago. So, for those of you that still have QuickTime, uninstall it now and replace it with K-Lite Codec Pack:
http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm[1]

And for good measure, add VLC Media Player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc[2]

Uninstall QuickTime
Install VLC Media Player
Install K-Lite Codec Pack
In the settings for K-Lite, select VLC Media Player as the Default Player for everything

With both K-Lite Codec Pack and VLC Media Player, you will be able to play everything.


Press Release: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows – Contains Vulnerabilities that Remain a Risk

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A[3]

Systems Affected
Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed

Overview
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.

Description
All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows.
The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows.

Impact
Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.

Solution
Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.

Endnotes:
  1. http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm: http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
  2. http://www.videolan.org/vlc: http://www.videolan.org/vlc
  3. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A

Source URL: http://creativeitworld.com/apple-ends-support-for-quicktime-for-windows/


Opera Web Browser & Google Chrome: Enabling Silverlight

by Creative IT | March 5, 2016 10:47 pm

Note: This relates to all NPAPI plugins.

For both Opera and Chrome, type the following into the address bar:

chrome://flags/#enable-npapi

Activate and restart your browser.

Update 18 March 2016:
The option is still there in Opera, but it no longer works. Silverlight will no longer work with Opera web browser or Chrome.

To get around the problem, use IE Tab http://www.ietab.net[1]. Works in both Opera and Chrome.

Endnotes:
  1. IE Tab http://www.ietab.net: http://www.ietab.net

Source URL: http://creativeitworld.com/opera-web-browser-google-chrome-enabling-silverlight/


Email Address Encoder

by Creative IT | December 2, 2015 3:30 am

This form will allow you to encode your e-mail address through the use of Character Entities, transforming your ascii email address into its equivalent decimal entity. Simply enter your regular e-mail address in the first text box, click the encode button, and then highlight and copy the resulting code produced in the second text box. This encoded e-mail address can be read and translated back into its original ascii text by almost any web browser without any further action on your part. Just replace all instances of your e-mail address on your pages with the code, and you won’t have to worry (too much) about spam lists.

It may also help you with getting around those pesky automated forum censors, so you can post whatever you bloody well like.

For example

On the visible web page:

“For more information, send email to yourname@domain.com.”

In the source code for the web page, the above should look like this:

“For more information, send email to <a href=”mailto:&#121;&#111;&#117;&#114;&#110;&#097;&#109;&#101;
&#064;&#100;&#111;&#109;&#097;&#105;&#110;&#046;&#099;&#111;&#109;”>&#121;&#111;&#117;&#114;
&#110;&#097;&#109;&#101;&#064;&#100;&#111;&#109;&#097;&#105;&#110;&#046;&#099;&#111;&#109;
</a>”

Note: This technique is not by any means a foolproof solution – high end software such as that used by Google’s™ search engine can still sniff out your email address regardless. But this technique will still certainly go a long way towards minimizing your exposure to less capable automated email harvesters.


Regular E-mail Address:

Encoded E-mail Address:


Original Script Design: http://wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html[1]

Endnotes:
  1. http://wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html: http://wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

Source URL: http://creativeitworld.com/email-address-encoder/


Removing Spyware from Android

by Creative IT | September 10, 2015 12:03 pm

android-spyware[1]
1. Boot your device into safe mode (Please note that entering “safe mode” varies depending on your device). Safe mode boots the device with default settings without running third party apps.

2. Uninstalling spyware from your device requires you to first remove administrator privilege. To do that, go to Settings –> Security –> Device Administrator and select app, then deactivate.

3. Once this is done, you can go to Settings –> Apps –> Uninstall app.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://creativeitworld.com/wp-content/uploads/android-spyware.jpg

Source URL: http://creativeitworld.com/removing-spyware-from-android/


UEFI BIOS – Change Windows Version – Boot from CD

by Creative IT | August 16, 2015 1:28 am

The newer UEFI type BIOS prevents you from:

Booting your computer from a CD or USB;
Remove Windows 10 and replace it with Linux or an earlier version of Windows.

 

Fixing the Problem:
Enter BIOS;
Go to Security;
Disable Secure Boot;
Go to Advanced;
Go to System Configuration;
Change Boot Mode to CSM Boot;
Go to Boot;
Set your preferred Boot Order.

Source URL: http://creativeitworld.com/uefi-bios-change-windows-version-boot-from-cd/