Monthly Archives: May 2018

Speed up budget laptops

After a quick get by purchase, I somehow purchased a 1.5Ghz laptop in a hurry.  I always try to look at reviews and go over the hardware to make sure I have a minimum of 2.0 Ghz for the processor … Continue reading

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DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

Source: DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

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FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

Source: FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

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FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices | Ars Technica

From Rick over at What’s on My PC – 500k routers infected

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Good tweak or bad tweak? TweakHound helps you decide.

An excellent site to look at tweaks and optimization of your operating system is TweakHound.   TweakHound gives step by step guides and hundreds of tweaks – they also help you look at these individually and explain why they are good … Continue reading

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Have a web server you’ve recently added a SSL certificate on and SQL is not starting?

Here’s a solution if you SQL isn’t starting –  SQL Dude’s Blog NARTAC also makes a software to help you tweak and strengthen ciphers and protocols.  IIS Crypto can be downloaded here. You can also test your site or other … Continue reading

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Think home automation or IoT is safe? Think again.

Think IoT and home automation is secure?  Think again.  During the 2018 Middle TN Cyber Summit, the first thing that was owned was an automated outlet.  How long did it take?   Seven seconds. See our post on the summit here.

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Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit 2018

The program included presentations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, FBI, and private sector cyber security partners. Speakers addressed business and industry intrusions, incidence handling and response, identifying vulnerabilities, understanding threats, and … Continue reading

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