According to a recent NakedSecurity.sophos.com article; the new Facebook App Center is up to Facebook.com’s old tricks of trying to influence users to ignore the meager privacy protection tools available and allow them to give your personal information to third-party applications without your permission. They do this, in my opinion, deliberately, by designing their pages so as to “fool” the user into allowing personal information to be shared.
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SoftPerfect’s Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded scanner that scans multiple protocols at once and offers dozens of configuration options to find detailed information. This portable program comes in 32 and 64 bit and can be ran from a flashdrive. This tiny little program finds shares, hidden shares and more. The best feature is it is free!
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From SoftPerfect’s description of their Network Scanner software-
Pings computers and displays those alive.
Detects hardware MAC-addresses, even across routers.
Detects hidden shared folders and writable ones.
Detects your internal and external IP addresses.
Scans for listening TCP ports, some UDP and SNMP services.
Retrieves currently logged-on users, configured user accounts, uptime, etc.
You can mount and explore network resources.
Can launch external third party applications.
Exports results to HTML, XML, CSV and TXT
Supports Wake-On-LAN, remote shutdown and sending network messages.
Retrieves potentially any information via WMI.
Retrieves information from remote registry, file system and service manager.
It is absolutely free, requires no installation, and does not contain any adware/spyware/malware.
So how do you find Nic card vendors to help you troubleshoot your inventory and find even more information about the devices on your network? Save this file (oui.txt) from ieee into the folder where your exe is. When you load the program, select lookup NIC vendor and then scan your network.
SoftPerfect also has other excellent software that is 100% free and some Enterprise software.
We were looking for a solution to several classrooms that are completely wireless and needed an access point that could handle the traffic and any interference. With the growing trend of BYOD, classrooms easily double and triple in their infrastructure demands.
Also knowing that professional access points cost money as compared to home access points and routers; the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7300 Series wireless access point ranked number one in a majority of tests and was our pick. Retailing a little over $500, this access point handles dozens of computers and BYOD devices with no problems.
With computers loaded with iTunes, BYOD devices (netbooks, laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, iPads and Android devices), our IT team could see the need to upgrade to devices that allowed multiple connections to our internal network.
The Sirefef/Zaccess family of Trojans – designed to download other malware, disable the machine’s security features, and often make lasting changes to the computer – is usually distributed to unsuspecting victims via email spam campaigns.
But its peddlers have lately changed tack, and have begun bundling the malware with codecs, game installers and crack/keygen applications, Trend Micro warns.