Today’s Tech Sightings:
Writer Roger Cheng conjures up scary images of Halloween ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day as he offers a brief look at some of the biggest tech fiascoes of 2015.
What is Deletion Stress Disorder (PDSD), you ask? Well, if you have deleted stuff from your phone to make room and then regretted the loss later, then you have PDSD. A recent study in the UK found that 56 percent of about 1,000 people regret deleting their stuff after the fact. The study from WD, a Western Digital company, found that seven percent of those polled run out of storage room on a daily basis, while 16 percent reach full storage capacity every week.
Dell computers loaded with the Dell System Detect tool that helps with tech support are highly vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, where hackers can impersonate websites to trick users into divulging their passwords and personal information. This is the second vulnerability associated with Dell certificates this week.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update, which has suffered a few setbacks, appears to remove third-party apps such as CPU-Z and AMD Catalyst Control Center from some systems. There have been complaints that CCleaner, Intel WiDi Remote, Speccy and Cisco VPN disappeared after the latest Windows 10 update. Some users speculate that Microsoft is hunting down faulty drivers that risk crashing the OS.
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