Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – December 28, 2011

Malware Removal Guide for Windows – This guide will help you clean your computer of malware. If you think your computer is infected with a virus or some other malicious software, you may want to use this guide. It contains instructions that, if done correctly and in order, will remove most malware infections on a Windows operating system. It highlights the tools and resources that are necessary to clean your system.

10 Tips to Make Your Web Browser Less Annoying – Whether you use IE, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, we’ll show you how to streamline your browsing with these tips, tricks, and add-ons.

TTC Shelbyville Technical Blog: Hacking your wireless router – There are tons of ways to hack your router. It doesn’t always mean upgrading your firmware (although this is the best way).

Use a 64-Bit PC? Instead of Firefox, Try Waterfox 9.0 – This variant of the Firefox Web browser is built for 64-bit systems and optimized for speed.

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A Free application to Transfer Music and Video Files From An iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone to a PC – I came across this application, that is FREE, called Sharepod, that may be of some usefulness to those who are iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone users. Sharepod helps solve one of the most common dilemmas that is out there; and that is an EASY method to transfer or backup your iTunes music library to your Windows based PC.

Four Ways to Protect Your Data – The data on your PC may well be worth more than the PC itself, especially if loss of that data opens you to identity theft. Here are some suggestions to keep your personal data safe.

Qualys’ Vulnerability Management Boot Camp – Qualys’ Vulnerability Management (VM) Boot Camp is for IT/security professionals that want to reduce network risk and automate the process of finding, fixing, and reporting on vulnerabilities. Whether your IT infrastructure is several hundred IPs or thousands, the VM Boot Camp will provide you with valuable information to save both time and resources while improving your security and compliance posture.

Get (or Give) Great Tech Support – Know the right questions to ask and info to provide when you need help–plus a great free service to help you support others from afar.

The Best 2012 Security Suites – Though 2012 is days away, over half the 2012 security suites are already out. We’ve identified a couple real standouts among this group.

Ready for a New Linux Desktop? Meet Mint’s ‘Cinnamon’ – A fork of the GNOME 3 shell, this new software is meant to add another intermediate option between GNOME 2 and GNOME 3.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle – Just not your password – Which is worse: Passwords that are easy to guess or using one strong passwords on multiple websites? Recycling is not always a good idea. Create a unique, strong password at least for each website you consider important or sensitive.

Company News:

See How To Prevent Your Phone From Becoming A Statistic – Check out this video regarding the BungeeAir™ family of products. Designed to protect your phone from going missing (70 million phones are lost or stolen every year).

Aegis Secure Key Is a Solid Data Transfer Device – When this USB drive is locked, it’s totally cut off, leaving no entry for a hacker. You unlock it using an onboard PIN pad that’s designed to resist telltale scuffing of the keys you use. It needs no software and works with any operating system.

Google+, Android, Chrome Top Google Products in 2011 – As 2011 speeds to a close, it’s time to reflect on companies’ top products or achievements for the year. Google had a solid year on many fronts, including search engines and by making Android the dominant mobile platform for smartphones. The company also launched Google+, its belated answer to Facebook’s social network, and continued to develop its popular Chrome Web browser.

The Fastest Video Card You Can Buy – Loaded with features and new technologies, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is the fastest single-GPU video card you can currently buy.

Off Topic (Sort of):

Lists of Note: Take what you need – Baseball player Don Carman had grown so tired of mundane post-game interviews by 1990 that he decided to forego them altogether, and instead attached a handwritten list of stock responses to his locker along with a message to reporters: “You saw the game. Take what you need.” The list read as follows:

For Love of Corona – I haven’t had a good Corona with lime in a while. I was thinking about this on the way in from work, remembering my time in Okinawa. While on deployment there during my time in the USMC, we only had two types of beer available to us: Miller and Schlitz.

Victoria Jackson On The Rise Of Sharia Law (video 1:43) – When you start to think everyone around is the enemy. You are probably the most dangerous person in the room. (submitted by Michael F.)

Location Data Sharing is Dumb on Many Levels – I see a lot of friends and family on the social networks freely sharing their location. I can understand why they would, but I’ll never approve.

Today’s Quote:

“If a time machine could serve you up your 200-millionth-great-grandfather, you would eat him with sauce tartare and a slice of lemon. He was a fish”

–    Richard Dawkins

Today’s Free Downloads:

7-Zip (32-bit version) – When people talk about file compression, they usually mean ZIP. But ZIP is just one format, and it isn t necessarily the best. Open-source utility 7-Zip supports ZIP, but also the much-improved 7z compression format. 7-Zip s user interface will probably not blow you away. Its impressive compression ratios, however, just might.

Image Tools 3.0 – Image Tools is simple, free and powerfull mass image resizer, converter, cropper, flipper/rotater, optimizer and watermarker.

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