At current day there are following most popular browsers for desktop: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and old Microsoft Edge. New Microsoft Edge uses Chromium project and many other browsers like Opera uses it too. Chromium project itself based on WebKit project that Apple uses for browser on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Internet Explorer is dead and only used in some corporations that developed a lot of inhouse software that requires it and port code to another browser will require a lot of money and time. Old Microsoft Edge will be quickly phased out. As result huge share of browsers will be taken by one of the variants of Chromium that is WebKit. And if we consider mobile browsers, that

5 years ago, I bought iPad Air 2 for my wife. It worked just fine but about 2 years ago I started to get complains from her about battery. She is using iPad only to read books and she was saying that iPad can discharge battery in just few hours. Reading books is not something that should discharge batter that rapidly. So, I started investigation.

That time iPad has iOS 11 and I did install few tools that show battery degradation and battery was at perfect condition. I did check if battery charge is measured correctly and iPad switched itself off at about 0%. I did calibrate battery and many other things and asked my wife to check it. She

Few days I got a complain from one of the users that he cannot install Windows update. I came and checked it and I can see that it is failed with error code 0x80073712. And then I started to research this problem. On one of the pages I found recommendation to execute following commands:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Well, this is simple, and I did execute these commands. Both these commands failed with error “The WOF driver encountered a corruption in the compressed file's Resource Table”. Interesting. Then I started searching for this error and found recommendation to execute following command:

sfc /scannow

After I executed this command I got this error

I don’t know how I missed it but by default OpenWrt router will be accessed via http. Http means that when you login, data will be transmitted via plain text and in many cases it can received by other devices in your network (depending on how you access router, type of router and what is you network configuration).

Many people can say that they have only trusted devices in your network. But devices have vulnerabilities. You never know if your device is vulnerable. Sometimes you may add friend of guest to your network. You have no idea if they update their devices or if they care about security at all. And in any case defense should be layers, so failure

My house is relatively new but unfortunately in Unites States most houses have video coaxial cable and not ethernet. I seen few houses with ethernet but they still quite rare. On other side apartment where I lived before I bough house has ethernet sockets in every room. It also has USB sockets on pretty much every power outlet. Really convenient. Anyway, after I bought my house, I have to solve connectivity problem.

I had 2 ethernet sockets: 1 on the kitchen and it was built with house and second one was installed to transfer video and audio data to TV during selling process. And every room has coaxial video cable connector.

Initially I though about removing coaxial cable and please

Let me explain my network configuration. First is cable modem Arris SB6183 that works as dumb device that pretty much just transfer signal from cable to ethernet. Next is my main router based on TP-Link Archer C7. It has OpenWrt instead of stock firmware and it works great. Effectively cable modem plugged into WAN port of that router and my router does all heavy lifting. Main router is also Wi-Fi access point. But because I have relatively big house and connection cabinet is in one of its corners, I cannot provide stable Wi-Fi connectivity to opposite corner. As result I have second router based on TP-Link TL-WDR4310. It also running OpenWrt. Second routers to connected to main router by