Rare Cross-platform malware rears ugly head

Rare Cross-platform malware rears ugly head

On Wednesday, July 11, security firms F-Secure and Sophos both confirmed a Java Archive file which detects a user’s platform and connects to a remote server to fetch additional code which creates a back-door for hackers has been unleashed onto the internet. The file pretends to be a needed Java add-on, which unsuspecting users allow to be installed on their system. What’s unusual in...

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Wifi Boosting Tips

Wifi Boosting Tips

Over the years, I’ve come across a number of tips for boosting wifi signals. Here is a quick list that may be of some help as you set yours up. The computer case itself can be a significant barrier to the Wi-Fi signal – try positioning the case so it doesn’t come between the network card and router antennas. The addition of a “high gain” (higher dBi) external...

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How to Migrate Your Firefox Profile

How to Migrate Your Firefox Profile

Have you ever been migrating your user profile (or someone else’s) from one computer to another and wished that you could keep all the settings/cookies/bookmarks/add-ins/etc that you already had in Firefox with one easy change? If you have, this is the blog post that you’ve been looking for. I can’t make all your dreams come true, but I can help with this one. Turns out that...

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Rethink those passwords. Someone wants your data.

Rethink those passwords. Someone wants your data.

We are in the internet era. Passwords are unavoidable and chances are you juggle dozens of them. If you haven’t already happened upon you, it should have: the password dilemma. Do you create a password that is convenient and easy to remember? Or do you create a password that is complex, doesn’t conform to any pattern and would be impossible for Ethan Hunt to break? Well, finely tuning...

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PlainText + DropBox = Pure Love

PlainText + DropBox = Pure Love

I signed up for a DropBox account so long ago that any sign of it drifted into the land of forgotten and uninstalled software. I didn’t see a use for DropBox. There are so many file sharing options one more didn’t seem particularly appealing. I got suckered into a MobileMe account back in the days when it was called iTools and ran on Mac OS 9 for free. When I compared the 20 GB of...

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Youtube.com Fix: We’re sorry, this video is no longer available

Youtube.com Fix: We’re sorry, this video is no longer available

For months now I’ve dealt with not being able to view videos from youtube.com. Every time I attempted to view a video, whether embedded in a neutral site or on youtube.com. In the past, at least for me, this would not have been an issue; I rarely have time to peruse random videos uploaded by random people I don’t know. Now, however, sites take advantage of Google’s free...

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