Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – July 2, 2009

“’Mafiaboy”: Cloud Computing Will Cause Internet Security Meltdown – Notorious black-hat hacker warns that cloud-based computing will be “extremely dangerous,” and explains how he got into hacking at age 15.

IT professionals will not drop Windows XP quietly (if ever) – To put it politely and succinctly — most IT professionals are not looking forward to it. In fact, many are actively and passionately against the very idea.

Lifehacker: Google Voice Is Cool, But Do You Need It? – Here’s our guide for the curious and uninvited on whether your phones need some Google juice.

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The Best Way to Photograph Fireworks – Here’s what you need to know to capture the excitement of a summer fireworks display.

Lifehacker: How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack – You already know that if you want to lock down your Wi-Fi network, you should opt for WPA encryption because WEP is easy to crack. But did you know how easy? Take a look.

The death of Michael Jackson, brought the Net to a standstill at worst, a slow-down at best – Can you even imagine what would happen if there was a genuine national emergency, such as an outbreak of war with missiles flying? Seriously, if the death of a celebrity can almost bring down the Net, then the system has serious issues that need fixing.

Reset the Administrator Password – We inherited a PC. We can reset the PC password, no problem. But how do we reset the password to access Safe Mode?

10 ways to survive office politics – Office politics will never go away. It’s a fact of company life. However, destructive office politics can demoralize an organization, hamper productivity, and increase turnover. Here are some tips, applicable for both staff and management, on dealing with office politics.

Avira AntiVir Personal – If you have good e-mail habits–don’t open unknown messages, don’t run mystery attachments without scanning them, etc.–then the free version of Avira’s AntiVir is probably all you need to keep your computer free of viruses. Consistently rated in the top five for effectiveness, AntiVir is also low-profile.

Get a handful of useful Windows Vista configuration tips and tricks – Not everyone is going to jump on the Windows 7 bandwagon when it first arrives and many of you who made the move to Vista will stick with it for a while. Chances are good that you are still on the lookout for some handy tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the operating system.

Don’t Get Tricked by Fake Microsoft Update E-Mails – I do not know about you, but for the past couple of days my inbox has received several e-mails claiming to be from Microsoft while touting links to updates for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Naturally, I clicked on those links right-away and installed me some updates (not).

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