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Mon
10
Aug
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Hackers Crack Nat'l ID Card; Gov't Plans to Forge On

The security technology used to protect information stored on the UK's prospective national ID card was reportedly hacked and the data cloned by a computer expert in just 12 minutes. The Daily Mail newspaper hired computer expert Adam Laurie to test ... the security that allegedly protects the information on the chip that is embedded in the card being issued to foreign nationals. Laurie was able to copy the data on the card in minutes with a Nokia mobile phone and a laptop computer. Data on Chip Easily Manipulated With the help of another technology expert, Laurie was able to create a cloned card ... (view more)

Fri
14
Nov
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'GPU Caps Viewer', and 'Create Video Card Profiles'

GPU Caps Viewer GPU Caps Viewer is an OpenGL graphics card utility for Windows XP and Vista (32/64-bit). This tool offers quick view of the graphics configuration, display of the main OpenGL capabilities, display of the OpenGL extensions supported ... by your graphics card, or even the display of all existing OpenGL extensions. http://www.ozone3d.net Create Video Card Profiles The following article is a guide to create profiles for the installed video card to optimize it for different applications, namely working on the desktop and gaming. The problem with running a video card in Windows is that ... (view more)

Fri
23
May
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Phishing a High Stakes Game

More than three dozen people around the world have been charged with stealing personal information from Internet users through a 'phishing' scam. That's where criminals trick people into revealing information by posing as staff from online banks or ... other organisations, usually sending emails asking customers to confirm details for 'security reasons'. The arrests come following a Justice Department investigation that wound up in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Of the 38 people busted, more than half were Romanian, with the rest hailing from the United States, Canada, Portugal and Pakistan. ... (view more)

Wed
08
Nov
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'Fasterfox', and 'Find My Credit Card'

Fasterfox Fasterfox includes performance and network tweaks for Mozilla Firefox. It includes prefetch links, tweak network, and more. http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/ Find My Credit Card Find My Credit Card software is intended to show you private info ... on your own machine, which you may not know of, and erase redundant information posing hazard to your security. http://www.smartpctools.com/secure_credit_card/index1.html (view more)

Tue
09
May
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'Find My Credit Card', and 'Hd Clone'

Find My Credit Card Perhaps, you have no idea that your computer may contain your private information which you have long forgotten about. These may include your credit card information, login names, passwords as well as cookie files tracking your ... Web surfing habits. The Find My Credit Card software finds all personal information and suggests its unrestorable erasure. Please bear in mind that no antispyware will save you from information theft. You need to be aware of what and where sensitive information is stored on your computer and purge it on a regular basis thus making information theft ... (view more)

Wed
28
Sep
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Convert Tape to CD: Recording in Mono?

Infopackets Reader Dion E. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a tape to CD by transferring the audio to my computer, and then recording it to CD using my CD burner. To convert the tape to CD, I am using an audio cable to go from my ... earphone jack of my tape player to the sound card of my computer. The problem is that my computer is recording the tape audio in 1-channel mono sound (and not stereo!). I am reasonably sure that the original recording is in 2-channel stereo. What should I do? Thanks in anticipation for any help you can offer. " My response: I have a few ... (view more)

Sat
10
Sep
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Upgrade from USB 1.0 to USB 2.0 high-speed Hub?

Infopackets Reader Jules E. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a low-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) connection on my computer. Can you tell me if there is a way to convert this to a high-speed USB adapter, and is it possible to do so without replacing ... the existing unit? I have an external USB DVD drive and would like to burn at 8x and 16x speed, but my current hardware configuration prevents me from doing this. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. " My response: It is not possible to "convert" a low-speed USB hub to a high-speed USB hub, per se. Also, most USB ... (view more)

Tue
16
Aug
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Sound Card

A sound card is a computer expansion card that can input and output sound under program control. Most personal computers today have sound cards built onto the main board and do not require a secondary / separate sound card. Sound Cards: General ... Characteristics A typical sound card includes a sound chip usually featuring a digital-to-analog converter that converts recorded or generated digital waveforms of sound into an analog format. This signal is led to a (earphone-type) connector where a cable to an amplifier or similar sound destination can be plugged in. More advanced designs usually ... (view more)

Tue
16
Aug
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Integrated onboard sound versus dedicated soundcard?

Infopackets Reader Trevor V. writes: " Dear Dennis, My computer includes an integrated sound card built onto the main board. In your opinion, would it be worth my time to add a dedicated sound card such as 'Creative SoundBlaster Live!' to increase ... sound quality and CPU performance? What do you think? " My response: Generally speaking: most dedicated soundcards will almost always perform better (both CPU wise and sound quality wise) because there is more hardware devoted for the task at hand (I.E.: producing sound). Comparably: a dedicated sound card has many chips and transistors to ... (view more)

Wed
25
May
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BVS Video Poker Review

Synopsis: If you enjoyed our review on BVS Solitaire , you'll *love* BVS Video Poker v1.3.1 for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP! BVS Video Poker is an enjoyable and extremely addictive card game that simulates video poker gambling machines. Featuring the ... most commonly found machines in casinos, including: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker -- and many more, BVS Video Poker is the only Video Poker you'll ever need! BVS Video Poker: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1. BVS Video Poker: Go Big or Go Home! BVS Video Poker trains you to use the best long-term strategies when playing poker. Each ... (view more)

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