What is The Latest iOS Update – Version 11.1 Letter i Bug Fix

What is the latest iOS update you ask? As of the time of this blog post creation Apple iOS 11.1 is. However, there is known bug in this iOS 11.1 update that will cause the letter "i" to autocorrect into an A.

Apple Incorporated is aware of this bug and admits to it. When iPad, iPod, and iPhone users upgrade to iOS 11.1, the auto correction feature will change the lower case "i" into an upper case A symbol. This symbol is supposed to become an emoji but does NOT work correctly. In order to solve this bug, you can setup "Text Replacement" for the letter "i".

Browse to "Settings" then choose "General". In "General" choose "Keyboard" then "Text Replacement". Tap the plus + symbol. You can setup a upper case "I" for phrases and sentences.

For shortcuts you can type in a lower case "i". Apple Incorporated claims that they will relese a patch for this bug in the near future. They claim perhaps in a week, they will release a patch.

This update might be iOS 11.1.1.

Ubisoft Tech Support – Deny DRM & VMProtect Cause 100% CPU Usage

Ubisoft Tech Support is categorically denying that Digital Rights Management and Virtual Machine Protect is causing one hundred percent Central Processing Unit usage with the Assassin's Creed Origins video game on personal computers. Digital rights management and virtual machine protect is used in some video games to stop piracy. However, there are claims that this anti-piracy solution actually causes video games to heavily use a central processing unit.

Some gamers playing Assassin's Creed Origins have complained that they notice one hundred percent CPU usage. Some are even complaining of their computer over heating and getting a blue screen of death. Aside from your computer running slower at one hundred percent central processing unit utilization.

You do NOT want your computer to over heat. When your CPU utilization spikes like this you want to monitor the temperature of your computer. One hundred percent CPU usage can cause a computer to overheat.

"The anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance. Uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements... while ensuring a steady 30fps performance."

Ubisoft Spokesperson

Ubisoft tech support recommends at minimum an Intel Core i5-2400s running at 2.5 gigahertz or Advanced Micro Devices FX-6350 running at 3.9 gigahertz or equivalent processor. Ubisoft tech support has released a version 1.03 patch for this Assassin's Creed Origins game. However, they did NOT stipulate whether or not this would fix the one hundred percent CPU usage issue.

Not all gamers playing this game are receiving this issue. This patch is 1.3 gigabytes in size. It is supposed to improve performance and stability in game play.

Since Ubisoft tech support denys that their anti-piracy implementation is causing high CPU usage, perhaps they won't release a patch to fix this problem. If you notice high or one hundred percent central processing unit usage playing this game, make sure to monitor the temperature of your computer.

Youtube ad Monetization – Request Manual Review Not Working

YouTube ad Monetization

Another problem with YouTube ad monetization appears. This time this platform's "Request manual review" button is no longer working. I am NOT the only YouTube content creator with this problem.

YouTube's artificial intelligence or lack there of algorithm is flagging some videos as "Not suitable for most advertisers". This problem has also been affecting countless YouTube content creators. Now a new problem arises when the request manual review button does not work.

When I click on this button, it goes from solid blue to greyed out, then the button appears again. Normally, after a few seconds this page refreshes itself and that blue request manual review button disappears. If you then look at that video details from video manager you will see a "Review requested" status.

A google product forum question was asked about this problem on August twenty seventh of this year. I did NOT start seeing this problem with the request manual review button until today. I have noticed more and more of my YouTube videos are being flagged as not suitable for most advertisers.

I have most of my videos getting flagged within twenty four to forty eight hours. However, around five older videos from even years ago, are now getting flagged. Some of those videos are now monetized after I submitted manual review requests.

One YouTuber emailed YouTube's support team and received this response:

"Thanks for reaching out to YouTube Creator Support! I’ve consulted with our technical team, and they confirmed there is a technical issue affecting. The engineers are hard at work and will implement a solution as soon as they find the fix.

Unfortunately, at this point we don’t have a timeline on when the problem will be fixed, but I’ll keep you up to date as we have more information. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns."

Later on in this forum question thread, YouTube claimed this problem was fixed around October seventeen. However, three days later now for the very first time, I cannot submit manual reviews. I tried multiple web browsers, more specifically succinctly Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

I made certain that I did NOT have any ad blockers enabled. However, as of this blog post creation I cannot submit request manual reviews. These types of intentional problems, at least to me, could cause some YouTube content creators to quit using YouTube.

One of my solutions is to start uploading my video content to other platforms like DailyMotion.com, Vid.me, etc. I have tried clicking on request manual review more than once to no avail. However, I was able to get two videos submitted for manual review by clicking this button a sccond time.

However, I tried clicking this manual review button more than once on some other videos and it would not get submitted.

AOL Company – Discontinues AOL Instant Messenger

AOL Company also known as America Online Incorporated has decided to discontinue their AOL instant messenger service. For twenty years this free instant chat messaging system was used by millions of users.

AOL Company is discontinuing AOL instant messenger on December fifteen two thousand seventeen. This free instant chat service was created in nineteen ninety seven. On December fifteen two thousand seventeen you will no longer be able to sign in and use this service.

America Online will NOT be replacing this free chat software with any other software or service. AOL Company also plans on removing download links before this date. America Online is not retiring their aim.com email service.

You will still be able to send and receive email with your aim.com account. You will not be able to export and save your America Online instant messenger buddy list. Any and all data associated with AIM will be deleted after December fifteen two thousand fifteen.

You will be able to save your images and files. First, login to your AIM account. Open a chat with the buddy that you want to save data from.

Click on an image or file that you would like to save. This image or file will open in a new web browser tab or window. Right click on an image, then select "save" to save it to your hard drive.

Some web browsers may prompt you when you try to save files or just begin to download them. By default AOL instant messenger enbales chat logs. You will be able to save your chat logs, as long as you had chat logs enabled.

You will not be able to save chat logs if you or a buddy used the "Go off the record" option. To save chat logs in AOL instant messenger, by clicking the drop down menu in upper right hand corner. Then you choose "Open Chat Log".

You will be able to view and save your chat logs in this manner up until December fifteen two thousand seventeen. After this date you will NOT be able to view your chat logs by signing in to AOL instant messenger. The following applications can be used to save and view your chat logs:

* aim.com
* aim app on android and iOS
* windows aim 8 and later
* macintosh aim

After December fifteen two thousand seventeen, you will be able to access your AOL instant messenger chat logs located on your local hard drive. Do NOT delete AIM 8 software or else you will delete your chat logs. On a Microsoft windows computer, click into a search bar in Windows.

Type "AIM Logs" without quotetations into this search bar and press enter. Wait for those search results to complete. An AIM Logs folder shows up as long as you had logs enabled.

Double click this folder or select it. Look for and double click on your folder with your screen name ie. johndoe. Look for a screenname(s) or groups on your buddy list to view those saved conversations. Double click on screen name folders to open them.

These chat logs will NOT get deleted until you manually delete them or you remove AIM 8 software. Inscructions for Macintosh is similar. Click on a spotlight search icon.

Type in "AIM Logs" without quotations into a search bar. If you had chat logs enabled you will see an AIM Logs folder. Double click on this folder.

Look for your screen name and double click on this folder. You will see a file for each screen name on your buddy list with a chat conversation. These chat logs will remain until you manually delete them or you remove AIM 8 chat software.

Microsoft Office Word – Exploit

An email exploit has been found by Mcafee virus researchers. This exploit targets versions of Microsoft Word that are not patched. This exploit uses Microsoft object and linking embedding.

Attackers are then able to embed malicious code inside Microsoft Word documents. As soon as these files are opened, then this exploit is executed. A Dridex gang than emailed million of users an exploit using this flaw.

Microsoft claims that they will patch this exploit on Tuesday April eleven two thousand seventeen. You can block this exploit by enabling "Protected View Mode". This zero day exploit actually affects all versions of Microsoft Office Word program.

This Driden attack mostly targeted users in Australia.

Apache Struts – Web Server Vulnerability Found

An exploit that was recently patched is being heavily attacked. A security vulnerability is being exploited by hackers in Apache Struts 2. Bans, government agencies, and large Internet corporations are at risk.

This vulnerability can allow a remote user to capture almost full control of a web server. This open source software was patched two days ago. However, since this patch was released, hackers are able to easily compromise systems that have not yet been patched.

This is a code executing bug. Also, there are two variations of this bug available. Jakarta file upload multipart parser is where this bug resides. Hackers are primarily submitting probing commands and releasing malware.

Apache Struts version 2.3.5 to 2.3.31 include this vulnerability. Apache Struts 2.5 through 2.5.10 also include this vulnerability. Web servers running Apache Struts 2.3.32 or 2.5.10.1 should upgrade as soon as possible. This security vulnerability requires no authentication, highly reliable, and are pretty easy to implement.

Peter Bright a technology editor claims that perhaps one reason why this exploit is being compromised so much is that this exploit requires code to become recompiled. Applications using Apache Struts 2 must become recompiled with this patch. Quite often patches are just installed and services for software are restarted or a server is rebooted instead.

Mozilla – FireFox 51.0.1 Released to Fix Two Bugs

Mozilla.org on January twenty six two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 51.0.1. This latest version includes two bug fixes.

* Multiprocess incompatibility registration bug
* Geolocation Windows bug

You can install Mozilla FireFox 51.0.1 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 51.0.1" button. You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 51.0.1.

Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options". Click on "Advanced" tab.

Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Music & TV – App Not Starting Potential Fix For Windows 10

Music & TV application on Windows ten quit working after a recent windows 10 update on November eight two thousand sixteen. Quite frankly I could care less if this application works or not as I do not use it. However, I thought I would try to fix this problem and found some potential solutions to fix Music & TV.

On my Windows ten computer Music & TV application tries to open, but closes after a few seconds. First item I tried, was to make sure that my system date and time were correct. Click on Windows start button, then select settings.

In settings choose "Time & language". Make sure that your time is correct. Also, make certain your day, month, year, and timezone are set correctly.

Now try to see if Music & TV will open properly. Second possible solution is to perform a file system check. Right click Windows start button and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)".

In a black command prompt window type in:

sfc /scannow

Hopefully, that will allow Music & TV to open properly, if not you can attempt to delete libraries from Windows file explorer. Left click a yellow file explorer icon in task bar. Look for Libraries on left hand side.

If you don't see them then click on "View" then "Navigation Pane". Choose "Show Libraries". Under Libraries you want to delete documents, music, pictures, videos by right clicking and selecting "Delete" for each one.

This step does not actually delete these items from your computer, just deletes these items from a libraries feature. Right click Libraries and select "Restore default libraries". Now try to open "Music & TV".

Another potential fix is to try clearing out your temp folder. You want to browse to C:\Windows\Temp folder. Select everything in this folder and delete those items.

None of these a fore mentioned steps worked for me. However, this next step did. Try to remove and reinstall Music & TV application using Windows power shell.

Click on a Cortana icon. Type in "Power Shell" in a search bar. Select first option "Windows Power Shell".

In a blue window type in or copy and paste following command, to remove Music & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Once this command finishes and Music & TV disappears from both start menu and a tile, then type in following command to install Music & TV application:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Once again, wait for this command to finish and for Music & TV to show up in a Windows start menu. In order to add Music & TV as a tile again, I had to right click "Music & TV" from start menu and select "Pin to start". Music & TV application successfully opened up the first time I tried, after reinstalling.

Groove Music – Not Starting Potential Fix For Windows 10

Groove Music application on Windows ten quit working after a recent windows 10 update on November eight two thousand sixteen. Quite frankly I could care less if this application works or not as I do not use it. However, I thought I would try to fix this problem and found some potential solutions to fix Groove Music.

On my Windows ten computer Groove Music tries to open, but closes after a few seconds. First item I tried, was to make sure that my system date and time were correct. Click on Windows start button, then select settings.

In settings choose "Time & language". Make sure that your time is correct. Also, make certain your day, month, year, and timezone are set correctly.

Now try to see if Groove Music will open properly. Second possible solution is to perform a file system check. Right click Windows start button and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)".

In a black command prompt window type in:

sfc /scannow

Hopefully, that will allow Groove Music to open properly, if not you can attempt to delete libraries from Windows file explorer. Left click a yellow file explorer icon in task bar. Look for Libraries on left hand side.

If you don't see them then click on "View" then "Navigation Pane". Choose "Show Libraries". Under Libraries you want to delete documents, music, pictures, videos by right clicking and selecting "Delete" for each one.

This step does not actually delete these items from your computer, just deletes these items from a libraries feature. Right click Libraries and select "Restore default libraries". Now try to open "Groove Music".

None of these a fore mentioned steps worked for me. However, this next step did. Try to remove and reinstall Groove Music using Windows power shell.

Click on a Cortana icon. Type in "Power Shell" in a search bar. Select first option "Windows Power Shell".

In a blue window type in or copy and paste following command, to remove Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Once this command finishes and Groove Music disappears from both start menu and a tile, then type in following command to install Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Once again, wait for this command to finish and for Groove Music to show up in Windows start menu. In order to add Groove Music as a tile again, I had to right click "Groove Music" from start menu and select "Pin to start". Groove Music successfully opened up the first time I tried, after reinstalling.

Juniper Networks Finds Backdoor Vulnerability in Their Firewalls

Juniper Networks Incorporated announced on December seventeen two thousand fifteen, that they found a backdoor code vulnerability in their firewalls. Knowledgeable attackers could potentially gain administrative access remotely via Juniper's Netscreen firewalls and decrypt Virtual Private Network connections. Juniper Networks has since released a critical patch update.

These patches have been released for ScreenOS which is Juniper's firewall software. Juniper Networks claim they found this backdoor security flaw through an internal code review. Juniper recommends their customers install recently released patches. Also, Juniper claims they know of no known exploitations of this security risk.

Bob Worrall Juniper Networks' Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer was quoted as saying:

"On behalf of the entire Juniper Security Response Team, please know that we take this matter very seriously and are making every effort to address these issues. More information and guidance on applying this update to systems can be found in the Juniper Security Advisories (JSAs) available on our Security Incident Response website at http://advisory.juniper.net."

All NetScreen devices using ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18 and 6.3.0r12 through 6.3.0r20 are affected and require installation of released patches. This security backdoor vulnerability only affects Juniper Networks ScreenOS software. You can check out Juniper's security announcement for more information.

A user could potentially gain administrative access remotely via Secure SHell or telnet. Also, a user could potentially monitor Virtual Private Network traffic via encryption. Both issues are independent from each other.

This Juniper Security Bulletin addresses more technical information about both of these potential backdoor security flaws.