Monthly Archives: January 2011

VirtualBox Virtual Appliances | VirtualBoxImages.com

VirtualBox Virtual Appliances | VirtualBoxImages.com. VirtualBox Virtual Appliances Total Activated Virtual Computers:  46,902 VDI images of pre-installed “Open Source” Operating System distros. Pre-installed virtualbox images ready for you to explore and play with. VirtualBox runs on SunOS, OpenSolaris, Mac OS … Continue reading

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Free eBooks for your iPad, Kindle, Nook, Phone or Computer

People are always asking me where they can get free eBooks.   While there are many places to obtain free eBooks, Project Gutenberg  and Google’s eBook store are some of the best online free resources.  With thousands of books, new and classics … Continue reading

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Data Privacy Day

It’s January 28th, 2011, and that means Data Privacy Day is here! The NCSA would like to celebrate this event by emphasizing ways that everyone can contribute to cybersecurity and data privacy. See which categories apply to you and check … Continue reading

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Excellent tools for your computer

Dawn found a listing of tools that analyze crash dumps, hunt for trojans and more.  Check out this website for an excellent assortment of tools.

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Test If You Can Multi-task

Can you multi-task?  Here’s a simple test to see.   Link (Note, your computer will go to full screen.) My results are below, I was eating chocolate cake with whip cream and strawberries while feeding the dogs and watching a … Continue reading

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Bypass your proxy to update your programs

Recently Pat had a program he needed to update.  I couldn’t remember the settings to bypass a proxy server if you have a program that will not update and there are no settings to use a proxy server. Here’s his … Continue reading

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Improve your laptop hard drive speed

This tip has been around for a while but your risk data loss in a power failure if your computer isn’t on a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) is increased.   Because laptops have a battery, this can be an ideal … Continue reading

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Improve Hard Drive Performance in Windows 7

You may be able to improve your hard drive’s performance in Windows 7 by using this registry tweak.   Like any registry tweak, you should have all of your files backed up and make a restore point before trying this … Continue reading

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Hacker Sells Access To Military, University Websites | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Hacker Sells Access To Military, University Websites | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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Free IPv6 Tunnel Broker

With only 8 days left many ISPs are scrambling to get IPv6 compliant.  Hurricane Electric offers many tools, tunnel broker and certifications in IPv6.  Link Articles on IPv6

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Is Your Phone Carrier’s 5gb Plan Enough?

With the world of mobile devices upon us, is 5gb enough?  After researching the way people use the internet with social websites, e-learning and streaming video is this amount enough for an average user?  

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Smartphone Hack Highlights More GSM Woes – Darkreading

Smartphone Hack Highlights More GSM Woes – Darkreading. A European researcher today showed how bugs he has discovered in the baseband chipset firmware of iPhone and Android smartphones could be exploited to ultimately take control of these devices.

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Weekend Contest: Win A Bulletproof IoSafe Hard Drive

Weekend Contest: Win A Bulletproof IoSafe Hard Drive.  

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Erase Your Hard Drive

Many manufacturers offer a download to securely erase your hard drive.  Darik’s Boot and Nuke downloads as an iso that can be written to a CD or DVD.   Boot and Nuke erases your hard drive when you have installation … Continue reading

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Smallest Backup Program

Bart my not be the smallest but I haven’t seen a smaller utility to backup your files.  At 50 kb, this light weight program can be used to backup your files onto your external drive or across a network.   … Continue reading

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Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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Was your identity stolen in 2010?

The Identity Theft Resource Center has reports that cover last year and information about past data breaches with prominent companies.  The ITRC has information on what to do if your id is stolen.  Link

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Full Books online

Full Books Amazing list of books online.

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Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using cloud – The Local

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud – The Local. Interesting article on how passwords can be broken if given time.  By using cloud computing, this individual could use multiple fast computers to break a password on … Continue reading

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Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading

Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading. “The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 breaches on its 2010 ITRC Breach List. It is apparent, with few exceptions, that there is no transparency when it comes to reporting … Continue reading

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