NVIDIA: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered [maybe a FIX]

Several times in the last week my dual monitor setup (BENQ GW2765HT and DELL U2414H) has blacked out, flickered and then either failed to come back or left me with only one display working.

This is normally coupled with a popup error message in the system tray:

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 331.82 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 331.82 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

I’m not sure why it says it has “successfully recovered” because I am unable to launch NVIDIA control panel until I’ve restarted the computer.

My display adapter is an NVIDIA NVS 310, computer is a DELL Precision T5610 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Continue reading “NVIDIA: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered [maybe a FIX]”

Macbook Pro Kernel Panic – High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D47)

Macbook Pro Kernel Panic - High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D47)
Screenshot: Macbook Pro Kernel Panic

My 15″ Macbook Pro with TouchBar had it’s first ever Kernel Panic since I bought it in 2016. It was waking from sleep when it froze/locked up completely before showing the kernel panic grey screen of death.

I’ve included the full logs from the Panic Report at the end of this post. If anybody can spot the cause or is having similar kernel panic issues please leave a comment below. Continue reading “Macbook Pro Kernel Panic – High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D47)”

WARNING: Business scam/spoof email requested payment of just under £10,000

DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY! IT IS A SCAM!

Screenshot: Spear Phishing / Whaling Scam email

Quick heads up to anybody searching for information about this. As of 24th January 2018 there appear to be an influx of emails to businesses around the UK trying to trick the accounts department into paying large sums of money to a new beneficiary.

The body of the email is short and to the point:

I need you to process a “Faster Payment” to a new beneficiary, can you handle this right now?

Payee details attached.

Regards

<Director’s Name>

Sent from my iPhone.

The emails generally appear to come from the name of a company director and the email address may look legitimate but the hidden “reply to” address is different and the contents of the email and attachment are a scam. The reply to email address is subtly changed and instead of .co.uk on the end of the email address it’s .co.uk-k.uk which a lot of people might not notice, especially on a small smart phone screen that truncates text.

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