Facing an Outrageous Increase in App Traffic Due to COVID-19? Technology Fixes that Facilitate Scaling Up

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Let us be straightforward about it…

Until a vaccine is in place, it would be difficult to bat away the virus of COVID -19 completely. Until then, humans and businesses need to go about their businesses with resilience and positivity. Companies, especially, have to think about whether to scale up or scale down their operations.

As it turns out, if you are into food delivery, logistics, or online learning, without a doubt, scaling up your applications will be on the top of your mind, what with consumers thronging the online stores and apps in significant numbers for purchases, delivery requests and more. The increased demand has pushed applications to their limits and beyond, leading to outages and other such issues. In short, businesses out there are struggling to scale up their applications.

If your company is witnessing an unprecedented increase in business and application load, all that

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Grindr fixes issue that let hackers easily hijack accounts

Illustration for article titled Serious Grindr Vulnerability Let Hackers Hijack User Accounts With Just an Email Address

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The popular LGBT+ hook-up app Grindr has fixed a glaring security flaw that allowed hackers to take over any account if they knew the user’s registered email address, TechCrunch reports.

Wassime Bouimadaghene, a French security researcher, originally uncovered the vulnerability in September. But after he shared his discovery with Grindr and was met with radio silence, he decided to team up with Australian security expert Troy Hunt, a regional director at Microsoft and the creator of the world’s largest database of stolen usernames and passwords, Have I Been Pwned?, to draw attention to an issue that put Grindr’s more than 3 million daily active users at risk.

Hunt shared these findings with the outlet and on his website Friday, explaining that the problem stemmed from Grindr’s process for letting users reset their passwords. Like many social media sites,

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Windows 10: Microsoft’s new 2004 update fixes bug that stopped WSL 2 working

Microsoft has released an optional preview update for Windows 10 version 2004 that addresses Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 issues that emerged after September’s Patch Tuesday update. 

The preview update KB4577063 for Windows 10 version 2004, aka the May 2020 Update, bumps up this version to build number 19041.546.

This preview update brings many of the same fixes Microsoft released in last week’s 20H2 Beta preview for Insiders on the Release Preview Channels. Microsoft is expected to release 20H2, or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, either this month or in November.

SEE: Windows 10 Start menu hacks (TechRepublic Premium)

Two key issues addressed in this optional update for Windows 10 2004 are the WSL 2 bugs and a lingering connectivity issue with WWAN LTE modems.

The update addresses an issue in WSL that generates an ‘Element not found’ error when users try to start WSL. 

The other is a

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Spellbreak Update 1.1 Fixes Bugs, Adds Anti-Cheat Measures, And Smooths Out Aiming Issues

Spellbreak, a free-to-play battle royale where every player has an elemental power to fight with, has received its first major update. The game, which launched on PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on September 3, has updated to version 1.1, and has fixed numerous bugs and issues in the process.

Update 1.1 brings several fixes to Spellbreak across all platforms, as well as some system-specific changes for each different version of the game. It doesn’t add any major new features, but instead focuses on tweaking and improving what is already there.

“We wanted the focus of this one to be on stability and performance across all of our platforms,” the Spellbreak blog reads before detailing the patch notes.

The complete patch notes for Spellbreak Update 1.1 are below.

Gameplay

  • The Lighting Bolts spell’s recovery animation can now be interrupted by casting a sorcery.
  • Fix edge case where reviving or exiling
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For Honor PC Errors and Fixes- Anti Cheat Errors, Stuttering, And More

Some tech tips for For Honor.


For Honor is a surprisingly fantastic PC port- there is little wrong with the PC version of the game, unlike so many major Ubisoft games in the past. Most of the issues you run into are likely going to be because of the game’s persistently online nature.

However, there will still be some you run into that may be more than simple connectivity issues, and ones that you need help with. That’s where we come in with this guide. This guide here will help you deal with a fair few of the technical errors and glitches you can run into while playing For Honor on PC. But first, the specs:

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660/GTX 750ti/GTX 950/GTX 1050 with
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Windows 10 20H2: New build brings this bunch of bug fixes for October 2020 Update

Microsoft has released the 20H2 build number 19042.541 to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for those Insiders who are on previews of what will become the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. 

The new preview build follows last week’s 20H2 preview release when Microsoft officially named this feature update the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. 

Microsoft suggested that that preview, build 19042.508 (KB4571756), could be the final update before releasing 20H2 to mainstream users.

SEE: Windows 10 Start menu hacks (TechRepublic Premium)

This new preview addresses the one known issue in build 19042.508, which stopped users launching Windows Subsystem for Linux. 

“We have fixed the issue where WSL fails to start with an ‘Element not found’ error,” said Brandon LeBlanc, a program manager for the Windows Insider Program. 

Internet Explorer 11 now contains a notification, warning users about the end of Adobe Flash support in 2020. Enterprise customers still have

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