Tricks, Tips, or Hacks

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A new rootkit?

July 27th, 2010

For the third time in the last few weeks I have had to clean up yet another malware infection. However, these have all displayed similar symptoms, and I am thinking there might be another outbreak of malware coming.  I have noticed that malware seems to come in waves.  I will spend a whole bunch of […]

Mozilla Disables Java Deployment Toolkit in Firefox

April 20th, 2010

If you have read my previous articles about Java being a malware writers dream, then you’ll understand why Mozilla did this. If you hadn’t… well, hit the 2 links above to catch up. When I fired up Firefox today I got an interesting message: Nice!  Apparently Mozilla has decided to act where Oracle has not.  […]

Android Contact’s Birthdays In Your Calendar

March 28th, 2010

I’ve had my Android phone a week and a half now and I love it.  It brings everything together in to one phone.  Perhaps that is why they called it the Nexus One? But there was one “link” missing.  If you spent time entering birthday information for as many of your contacts as possible, they […]

TrueCrypt Full System Encryption on a Netbook

January 2nd, 2010

For the uninitiated, TrueCrypt is a Free, Open Source, on-the-fly disk encryption software.  You can do many things with it, from Encrypting flash drive, to creating Encrypted file containers, to Full System Encryption.  I had done all except the latter and I have been wanting to try it out.  For various reasons though I had […]

Make Firefox More Secure, Disable Java

November 13th, 2009

No, not Javascript.  Java. Despite similar names, Javascript and Java are 2 entirely different things. Java, or Java applets are programs that can be embedded in to websites.  They are generally poorly written, and hardly ever function right.  Most people will probably never even need java, and in fact the only website I can think […]

Changing Antivirus Programs, so long NOD32

August 5th, 2009

For the last couple years I have relied on NOD32 to protect my systems from the nastiness of malware, viruses, and all the like. For most of that time it was a good program.  It had it’s little hiccups along the way, but they always seemed to be resolved by Eset rather quickly. That was […]

Clean up old files after installing Vista’s SP2

May 28th, 2009

Around a year ago I wrote about getting 800mb of space back after installing SP1, and I come to you today with a similar tip for SP2! This one is not as dramatic as 800mb, but I did gain back around 400mb of disk space. Just as with SP1, this works by removing backup files […]

Install IPCop from a USB Drive

May 1st, 2009

IPCop is a really neat open source project that can basically transform any old computer with 2 NIC’s in it in to a hardware firewall, VPN server, and Web Filter, among many other useful things. We use it quite a lot where I work and we’re always looking for the smaller, better IPCop box. The […]


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