FYI Those interested in the 1+ One

Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have been using the Oppo 1+ One for the last few months and I still have yet to find a phone that performs as well as this one in terms of battery life, processing power, and usability. Although it is a little big in the pocket and in the hand, I am still reluctant to change phones as I have in the past.

The 1+ One will be having a “no-invite required” sale tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the following link: https://oneplus.net/?ref=tuesday

Those of you who have been anxiously waiting on an invite can hop over to that link tomorrow at 12AM PST to get your hands on this flagship killer of a phone!

Never Settle.
-The Nerd in Black

Beware of the POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

This post may be a little bit late, however, I feel it pertinent to inform you all of a vulnerability that was discovered about year ago. To protect yourselves, it would be best to disable SSL 3.0 which is a technology that is nearly 18 years old. More info can be found here: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-poodle-bites-exploiting-ssl-30.html

Instructions on how to disable SSL 3.0 is listed below:

FIREFOX (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/967266)

Current Firefox no longer have a user interface setting to disable TLS or SSL3, but you can make the change on the about:config page. Future Firefox versions will support higher TLS versions (1.1 and 1.2) and both SSL3 and TLS 1.0 are enabled by default.
You can set the security.tls.version.min and security.tls.version.max prefs to 0 to disable TLS (0 means SSL3)

See also:

0 means SSL 3.0, 1 means TLS 1.0, 2 means TLS 1.1, etc.

GOOGLE CHROME

In Advanced setting, Network>Change Proxy Settings, Advanced tab, uncheck “Use SSL 3.0”. Default is unchecked.

IE 9.

Internet option, advanced tab, uncheck use SSL 3.0

Remain protected,

The Nerds in Black

Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Skype/OneDrive mystery giveaway. This particular time, it was for the first 4 “friends” of my Facebook page: facebook.com/Nerds.Black

The winners are as follows:

Emmanuel Eng – 200GB of cloud storage courtesy of Microsoft/OneDrive

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Mike A. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

Abraham C. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

George Y. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

All Winners have been contacted. Stay tuned for the next giveaway!

-The Nerds in Black
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