One Click Extension Manager: Manage Chrome extensions

If you have multiple extensions installed in Google Chrome browser, whose icons take up a considerable amount of space on the computer screen, then this simple trick will help you disable them in an instant. Google Chrome doesn’t support one click disable feature. Every time you want to disable a extension you manually need to navigate to settings. However, there exists a way to hide multiple extension icons in Google Chrome browser using One Click Extension Manager.

Download One Click Extension Manager. It is a useful extension to disable extensions installed in google Chrome. Once installed, Chrome Extension Manager silently resides on the side adjacent to your address bar and assist you to disable the extensions at command. Earlier, the extension was known by the name “Disable all extensions”.

If you want to disable the extension, simply click the switch-off icon.A tab will appear on your screen prompting you to disable all the extensions. Chose this option to disable all extensions tab. At any time you can also enable the extensions. After you chose the “Disable all extensions option, it displays “Re-Enable all extensions” option. simply click it to undo the changes made earlier.

One Click Extensions Manager also provides individual remove or toggle option from the same menu.

Left-clicking on an extension enables or disables its active behavior, while right-clicking allows you to uninstall it from your web browser. It does ask you to confirm the uninstall action twice to prevent you from accidentally removing an extension.

Increase Icon Cache size in Windows 10/8/7

If you feel that your desktop or explorer icons load slow when they start the PC  you may want to increase Icon Cache size and see if it helps you.

To Increase Icon Cache Size first create a system restore point. Should something go wrong, you will be able to restore your computer back to this point.

Having done that, open WinX Menu and select Run. Type regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Now navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Now right-click and create a new REG_SZ (String Value) and name it Max Cached Icons.

Give it a value of 4096 (4MB) or 8192 which is 8MB.

Save and exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

If the results are not to your expectation, you may delete the created REG_SZ (String Value) or change its value to 500, which is the default value. You may also restore your computer to the created restore point, if you wish.

 

Amazon granted patent for authorizing payments with selfies

Online retail Amazon was granted a US patent on using selfies instead of passwords  for shopping when using smartphones.

Seattle-based Amazon reasoned that combining sensor and camera capabilities in smartphones with face and gesture recognizing software results in higher security than passwords or identification numbers.

Such approaches provide for user authentication without the user having to physically interact with a computing device, which can enable a user to access information by looking at a camera, performing a simple gesture such as a smile, or performing another such action,  Amazon said in a patent application filed late last year.

Such an authentication can be user friendly, particularly with respect to conventional approaches such as typing and remembering long passwords, and can provide enhanced security because it can be difficult for another person to replicate a user’s face in three dimensions.

Smartphone cameras would capture video snippets to avoid being duped by a fraudster using someone’s picture to impersonate them in an online transaction, according to the patent application with the USPTO.

Hacker gets $15000 reward for finding bug in Facebook

Bengaluru-based Anand Prakash found a vulnerability on Facebook which could have been used to hack into any user account easily without any user interaction. This could give full access to view messages, credit/debit cards stored under payment section, personal photos and much more.

According to a post on Prakash’s blog, he stated that, “Whenever a user forgets his password on Facebook, he has an option to reset the password by entering his phone number/email address and Facebook will then send a 6 digit code on his phone number/email address, which can be used in order to set a new password.” He added that he tried to brute the 6 digit code on Facebook and was blocked after 10-12 invalid attempts.

Prakash looked out for the same issue on beta.facebook.com and mbasic.beta.facebook.com and found that rate limiting was missing on ‘forgot password’ endpoints. He tried to takeover his own account and was successful in setting new password for it as well. With this method, he could then use the same password to login in the account.

Facebook, on its part, acknowledged the issue promptly and fixed it. The hacker was rewarded $15,000 (approximately Rs 10 lakh) considering the severity and impact of the vulnerability.

Restrict/set Time Limit for User Account in Windows 10-8-7

To Restrict Time Limit for User Account use the Net User command. Net User is a command-line tool that helps system administrators add or modify user account behavior.

While you can always use Parental Control or Microsoft Family Safety to do this and more. But in Windows 10, this built-in feature is tied to your Microsoft Account.

If you use a Local Account to sign in to your Windows 10 PC, then this command can be of great help to you.

To begin, run cmd as administrator. Now copy-paste the following command and hit Enter, replacing username with the name of the user account:

net user username /times:M-F,10:00-18:00;Sa-Su,10:00-14:00

This means that the selected user will have access to his account from Monday to Friday, from the times 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

When you set a time limit for a particular user, then that user will be able to log in and access the PC only between that times. The usage syntax is as follows:

net user <username> /times:{day[-day][,day[-day]] ,time[-time][,time[-time]] [;] | all}

To restore default and allow the user access at all times, use:

net user username /time:all