Tag Archives: Internet

Open a lot of tabs in Chrome? Is your computer sluggish? Here’s what you can do

If you are an internet surfer and open a ton of tabs, you may notice that your computer has become sluggish.   Many times this can be from using a lot of memory usage (caused by a website) in Chrome. … Continue reading

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Watch hackers break into the US power grid

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Check your router’s security – F-Secure Router Check

Has your router been compromised?  Is it secure?  With F-Secure’s Router Check, you can check to see if your router provides a secure connection to the internet. Many routers today are older and some manufacturers have abandoned firmware updates.   … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer – Check Out Your Network

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer (Link) is a network analyzer that allows you to analyze network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP … Continue reading

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MTU Settings for Ubuntu

Setting your MTU settings adjust your internet connection.  With my connection, a default setting of 1500 causes some webpages not to display at all (i.e. Ebay, Microsoft, etc.) My optimal settings are 1492 to change yours, open a terminal and … Continue reading

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Debug Your Internet with ICSI Netalyzr

This analyzer helps you to debug dozens of features that have a direct effect on your internet connection.  From Berkeley,  this analyzer loads a small Java file to your computer.  Link

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Sometimes you travel the world to get to where you are going…

Jay, one of our students,  was using a visual trace route on his iPad to see how many hops it took to go from Shelbyville, Tn.  to a business in Ohio. Amazingly he went from –  Shelbyville, TN Murfreesboro, TN … Continue reading

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Do you know about decimal formats and websites?

Over the years, you have learned that you can go to a website by simply typing the name of the website.  Such as – http://www.wordpress.com Did you know if you ping it, it will return the webserver’s address and you … Continue reading

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Vista, 7 and 8 Networking Woes – Fixed

These tips work on Snap Servers and NAS devices that say they are NOT Vista, 7 and 8 capable and XP workstations that will not connect. Option 1 When connecting Vista, 7  or 8 to XP, if you have problems, … Continue reading

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Streaming TV, Movies and more with Rabbit TV?

There’s big talk about Rabbit TV, the usb stick that delivers  TV, live streaming, movies and more.   Curious about any technology that is out there, I purchased one for $9.99 at a local drug store with a one year free … Continue reading

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Experts hope for another failure in next Anonymous attack

“Anonymous’ failed attack against Israeli websites last month has left security experts cautiously optimistic that the hacktivist group will be unsuccessful in its plans to disrupt U.S. government and banking sites. Anonymous plans to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) … Continue reading

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Unseen, All-Out Cyber War on the U.S. has Begun

“There’s a war going on, and it’s raging here at home — not in the streets or the fields, but on the Internet. You can think of it as a war on the digital homeland. If you work for a … Continue reading

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How long will it take to crack your password?

Mickey found a great site that gives the approximate time it will take to break your password.  The site, howsecureismypassword.net gives the  approximate time and a background color that indicates how secure your password is.  There are other things to … Continue reading

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See cyber attacks as they happen

The website sicherheitstacho.edu shows cyber attacks as they happen.  Currently with 97 sensors, the site gives information about malicious activities on the web.

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Test your ISP’s Quality

Almost everyone is familiar with testing their internet for speed.  With sites such as   Testmy.net, a true internet speed test and Speedtest.net, you can see how fast your internet is (download and upload speeds) performing. But what about quality? … Continue reading

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How long will it take a file to transfer on a network or to download?

Numion has several excellent tools in order to estimate how long it takes a file to transfer on a network or to be downloaded from the internet.   Of course these are estimates that are affected by overhead and other … Continue reading

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2013 Cyber Threats

2013 Predictions – Cyber Threats Steve As BYOD takes off in the workplace and in education, the use of social media along with emails on BYOD devices will cause infections and loss of data IDS/IPS systems along with firewalls that … Continue reading

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Increase QoS priority in Windows 7

If you are video conferencing from one computer to another, QoS plays an important role.   By default, QoS has a priority of 20%.   So how do you increase this?  Easy.  This applies to Windows Pro and above. Expand … Continue reading

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Test your website in each browser

Our director often makes changes to our website.  One of the problems I had was testing it with different browsers.  Problem solved.  Browsershots.org allows you to test your website in several dozen browsers.  Link Select the browsers to test. After … Continue reading

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Add PHP website search to your website

Want to search your site or another?  You can easily do this by creating a folder in your IIS server.  You will have to right click on the folder and check the security tab of the folder.  You must have … Continue reading

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