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Mac – How to capture or copy your screen

How do you take a screenshot with a Mac?  To capture your screen, use Command-Shift-3 To capture part of a screen, use Command-Shift-4.  Use your mouse and drag the cursor over the area you want to capture.  The file will … Continue reading

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Photo viewers and Windows 10

Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This … Continue reading

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IronWASP – Open Source Advanced Web Security Testing Platform

Do you monitor webservers or other servers that are online and want to test their security? IronWASP is an open-source system that test web application vulnerabilities.  IronWASP is free and GUI based and allows even novice users to use this … Continue reading

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Apple Takes Tool offline After New Security Hole Surfaces

“Less than a day after Apple announced a new two-factor authentication to better protect Apple ID and iCloud accounts, the company was scrambling to fix another major security hole with its own password reset tool.” AddThis ThreatPost Apple Takes Tool … Continue reading

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One in four wireless networks are still unsecure

Annually our class studies wireless technology and its implementation into homes and industry.   Surveys are conducted to analyze security used, transmit power and geographic location of wireless technology.  According to Wigle.net, Security has improved over the last nine years. … 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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Phrases you may hear in IT

Years ago we made a list of phrases we’ve heard in IT.   These are phrases you may hear in the server room or when someone is on the phone with end-users. “Try it and see…” “Who knows?” “Reboot it” … Continue reading

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One of the largest list of technical, DIY and how-to blogs on the web

As this year comes to a close, take a look at Rick’s Bookmarks4Techs site.  A comprehensive list of nearly 500 blogs.   This list is a valuable resource for anyone in today’s world who enjoys technology.   Just a few … Continue reading

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What is HashTab and how can it be used to verify files?

HashTab  provides the hash algorithms’ in several formats.  How is it used? You can use HasTab by Implbits.   HashTab installs a tab to the properties of a file. Once you verify the file and upload it or email it, you … 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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Over 500 tech links

Need resources for technical information?  Looking for the best technical blogs on the web?   Bookmarks4Techs has over 500 resources and is one of the largest resources on the web for technical blogs.    Check out the collection of Freeware … Continue reading

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What’s one of the best cloud backups?

Backblaze Cloud Storage backup offers these key features – for only $5 per month per computer. Unlimited Data Backup Locate your Lost or Stolen Computer Unlimited Max file Throttle Adjustment for Better Bandwidth Works on Windows and Mac How long … Continue reading

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Slow network file transfer from Apple to Windows

The solution below worked for us.    (We disabled NetDMA) – This also correct copy problems to a NAS that runs a Linux based OS. To enable or disable NetDMA, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, … Continue reading

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Innovate the Future Challenge – Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s secure future challenge – “Innovate the Future” ‎”Lockheed Martin recognizes that great ideas can come from anywhere. This campaign offers a global forum for participants to share their ideas for ways to enable a more secure future for … Continue reading

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Web100 based Network Diagnostic Tool

Web100 based Network Diagnostic Tool This java applet was developed to test the reliablity and operational status of your desktop computer and network connection. It does this by sending data between your computer and this remote NDT server. These tests … Continue reading

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Privacy hackers | Homeland Security News Wire

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged two businesses with illegally exposing the sensitive personal information of thousands of consumers by allowing peer to peer file-sharing software to be installed on their corporate computer systems…Privacy hackers | Homeland Security News Wire. The … Continue reading

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Testing IPv6 Teredo – A comprehensive list

Instead of trying to impress everyone with bits, bytes and binary, we’re trying to put these tips in layman terms for young IT professionals (quick start guides). If you have installed your Teredo drivers and IPv6, you should receive a … Continue reading

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Apple’s website change

An interesting article on Apple.   Link

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MTU settings should be made smaller for IPv6

So as your ISP offers IPv6, you may notice something…slow internet.   Why?  As everyone scrambles to enable 6 to 4, you yourself have IPv6 installed and then something happens.   Your browser trys IPv6 first and you may notice … Continue reading

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WOT vs. Russian spammer?

Kevin (a student) recently showed me an email from an internet vendor.   Having placed several orders he hesitated before he clicked an order he knew he didn’t order.   He knew he didn’t place an order and he had … Continue reading

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