October 2015 archive

Oct 28

Web Browser Progress Report

Abstract For this week, I ended up researching Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, and the Hola browser extension. Adobe Flash had some security problems that let hackers install malware when and old version of Flash is in use. Chrome doesn’t need your permission when updating and it tracks the majority before sending it to Google. Hola …

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Oct 16

Progress from Fall Break

Abstract Since my last report, I have messed around with both Windows 8 and Windows 10. I’ve discovered the Diagnostic Tracking Service in Windows 8 that gather a lot of your data and encrypts it before sending to Microsoft. Windows 10 has an AI called Cortana that needs a lot of your data in order …

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Oct 07

Privacy Project Progress Report

Abstract I managed to do a lot of research and experimenting with Windows 7 these past two weeks, but I only managed to find out that two Gadgets were pretty harmful to the users and to their computers. If anyone were to take control of these Gadgets, they would be able to force the user …

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