Government warns users about Microsoft security

Government warns users of Microsoft Windows, Office, and Bing about security concerns

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CERT-In warns of critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft products like Windows, Office, Bing browser, Azure, etc. Attackers could exploit these to gain privileges, steal data, execute remote code, and more. Users advised to strengthen security with strong passwords, 2FA, and antivirus software to prevent potential breaches and financial losses.
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24-year-old disguises as senior citizen, dyes beard to fly to Canada, caught at Delhi airport
24-year-old disguises as senior citizen, dyes beard to fly to Canada, caught at Delhi airport

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Ashish Walter
A24-year-old man impersonating a senior citizen bound for Canada was detained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The passenger, identified as Guru Sewak Singh, was intercepted on Tuesday evening at Terminal-3. According to a senior CISF officer, Singh had dyed his hair and beard white and donned spectacles to appear significantly older. He presented a passport under the name Rashvindar Singh Sahota, which claimed he was 67. CISF personnel became suspicious due to discrepancies between Singh's appearance and the age stated on his passport. "The man’s appearance, voice, and skin texture seemed significantly younger than the details provided in the passport. Closer observation revealed that he had dyed his hair and beard white and was wearing glasses to appear older," said the officer. The revelation came after CISF officers found a photo of a passport bearing his real name on his mobile phone. Singh, who intended to board an Air Canada flight out of Delhi, was immediately handed over to the Delhi Police for further interrogation where he confessed. For forging his passport and impersonation, the passenger was handed over to Delhi Police for legal action.
98 Indian Pilgrims Die During Hajj Due To Natural Causes, Says Foreign Ministry
98 Indian Pilgrims Die During Hajj Due To Natural Causes, Says Foreign Ministry

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Ashish Walter
Ninety-eight Indian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year, the government announced on Friday. The Hajj period, which extends from May 9 to July 22, saw 175,000 Indians travelling to Makkah. The Ministry of External Affairs reported that the deaths were primarily due to natural causes, including chronic illnesses and old age. Among the deceased, six pilgrims died on the Day of Arafat, a significant day in the Hajj pilgrimage, and four deaths were accident-related. In a statement, the government assured that every effort is being made to support the Indian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The Union Health Ministry also released a document outlining the health services available to pilgrims and the process for accessing these services. Globally, about 1,081 deaths have been reported among pilgrims from around ten different countries.
Did you know your whiskey can expire
Did you know your whiskey can expire

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Ashish Walter
Indulging in whisky is a leisurely affair, quite distinct from the time-sensitive nature of wine consumption. Unlike wine, there’s no rush to finish an opened whisky bottle within a set timeframe. Yet, a pertinent question arises: Does whisky have an expiration date, especially after you’ve poured your first dram and returned it to the confines of your bar cabinet? In brief, yes, whisky does have a shelf life after being opened, contingent on the level of liquid remaining in the bottle. The interaction of whisky with oxygen triggers oxidation, ultimately leading to its expiration. The volume of whisky in the bottle plays a crucial role, with a fuller bottle minimizing the ingress of oxygen, and preserving the spirit, whereas an emptier bottle increases the risk of oxidation. The longevity of an opened bottle of whisky is intricately tied to its fill level. If the bottle is at least half-full, the whisky remains enjoyable for one or two years. However, as the liquid depletes, with only a quarter or less remaining, the expiration clock accelerates to around six months, as per insights from The Tasting Table. Upon unsealing, the alcohol content can decrease due to ethanol evaporation, altering the taste profile. For example, the extended exposure of rich, peated scotch whiskies to air diminishes their intensity over time.
Windows 11 Will Now Allow You To Send Files Directly To Android Phone
Windows 11 Will Now Allow You To Send Files Directly To Android Phone

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Ashish Walter
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for its Windows 11 operating system that allows users to send files, links and more from their PCs directly to their Android devices, as per 9To5Google. With this new feature, Microsoft will add an Android smartphone as a shortcut named ‘My Phone’ to the Windows 11 share menu. To use this new feature, users need to download a Link to Windows App on their Android devices and a Phone Link App on their PCs. By using both the applications on Phone and PC, the user needs to pair both devices. After pairing, your device will appear as a “My Phone” icon in the Windows share menu, allowing you to share content. This makes file sharing more convenient and faster than previous approaches since it adds Android sharing directly to the Windows share menu. As of now, Microsoft has rolled out this feature only for its Beta users. It’s still unclear when this feature will be available for all users.
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral

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Ashish Walter
An X user's post on how detergent was used to make milk look whiter and frothier has opened Pandora's box on social media with several other users joining in to share their experiences with adulterated food. It all started when an entrepreneur Ram (@ramprasad_c) -- who was into manufacturing liquid detergent -- recalled what one of his sales executives told him in 2005. "On food safety in India, here is a story that shocked me. Many years ago, I launched a new liquid detergent while working at a large company. One of the sales guys came up to me and said, he’d have sold a lot more if the fragrance wasn’t so strong," Ram wrote. When asked if any customer had given any feedback regarding the fragrance, the sales executive said that a lot of people bought liquid detergents to add to milk. Apparently, it made the milk look whiter and frothier. He also claimed that a rival company had a similar product with a mild fragrance and that such customers preferred to use it instead. "I told the guy we aren’t changing the product. I stopped consuming lassi, and yoghurt from those markets after that," Ram said. Another X user shared a similar incident with a friend's peanut candy manufacturing unit. "One of my friends was running a peanut candy factory and the cook who turned out temporarily for work in the place of the permanent one, used to make more peanut candies which were much crispier... On enquiry, my friend came to know that this new cook was adding dishwash liquid to the raw mixture of candies before cooking and that's what made them crispier and the production volume too was higher," wrote Rocky Bhai
Why do air conditioner blasts occur?
Why do air conditioner blasts occur?

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Ashish Walter
Ensure the thermostat is set to an appropriate temperature. Avoid setting the temperature too low, which can cause the AC to blast cold air when it reaches the desired temperature. Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, leading to uneven cooling and sudden blasts of cold air. Clean or replace air filters regularly according to manufacturer recommendations. Ensure that air vents are not obstructed by furniture, curtains, or other objects. Blocked vents can disrupt airflow and cause uneven cooling. An AC unit that is too large for the space it is cooling can lead to short cycling, where the unit turns on and off frequently, resulting in sudden blasts of cold air. Ensure that your AC unit is properly sized for the cooling area. Inadequate insulation can allow cold air to seep into the home, leading to uneven cooling and sudden blasts of cold air. To maintain consistent temperatures throughout the home, improve insulation in walls, windows, and doors.

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