Trojan Uses Commercial Firewall to Block AV Updates – This new dirty trick employs components of a commercial software firewall development kit, called WinpkFilter, the Windows Packet Filter Kit, from NT Kernel Resources.
Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Beta Packs Eye-Catching Updates – Alongside the batch of open-source software updates you’ll find in any new Linux distribution release, the upcoming Ubuntu Linux 9.10, now available in a beta version, includes enhancements around disk encryption, tightened access controls and Web service integration. Take a look at what’s coming in the “Karmic Koala” Ubuntu release.
5 Ways Wireless Carriers Gouge You And How to Fight Back – Cell phone carriers are notorious for slapping consumers with fees and unexpected charges. But if you look carefully at what you’re paying for and figure out what you need, you can keep your monthly bill down.
How-To: A Guide to Windows 7 Security – Lock down your PC, protect your data, and safeguard your network with Windows 7’s security tools.
BlackViper.com: Windows 7 Service Configurations – To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date. Before adjusting your service settings, ensure that your system has already installed all updates by “checking now” for any available updates via Windows Update. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system.
The Cash Factory – This article is a study of one spam email and illustrates the methods employed by today’s cyber criminals to create botnets and conduct mass spam mailings. The methods and techniques used are clearly illegal in nature and have a single aim: to make cyber criminals rich.
Bracelet controls Internet rage – The Rationalizer is designed for online traders to ensure that they don’t make bad decisions. A wristband designed to pick up bio signals from the subject’s skin communicates wirelessly with an ‘Emobowl’, which changes colour according to their mood, and also displays patterns spinning at different speeds depending on how hyped up they are.
Four Ways to Get Stunning Depth of Field – Everyone loves photos with a sharply defined subject and a blurry, indistinct background. This powerful photographic effect has been used for ages–and its shallow depth of field at work.
Companies seek social media experts to keep online conversation rolling – Calling all wired-in 20-somethings with a flair for Facebook and a talent with Twitter: you can make a career out of your perpetual online presence.
A particle God doesn’t want us to discover – Could the Large Hadron Collider be sabotaging itself from the future, as some physicists say.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”.
– Thomas A. Edison
Today’s Free Downloads:
Autoruns 9.54 – Autoruns is an extremely powerful tool, which shows you all the programs, devices, drivers, and operation system components which run every time during system boot-up or during user login. This includes all programs that are configured to load under Startup, Run, RunOnce, or under other registry keys.
CDBurnerXP – CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.
If you enjoyed this article, why not subscribe to this Blog via RSS, or email? It’s easy; just click on this link and you’ll never miss another Tech Thoughts article.