network

Mon
02
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Can CryptoLocker Infect Shared Drives, Files, PCs?

Infopackets Reader Michael C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a USB drive attached to my router. This drive is shared by several computers through the router on my home private network. My question is: if one of my computers became infected by a file ... locking virus such as CryptoLocker , would the network drive or the connected computers become infected or encrypted? If so, is there a way to prevent this? " My Response: It is possible for a virus to self replicate and infect other computers on the network, but that depends on the type of virus. At the time of writing, CryptoLocker is not a self ... (view more)

Fri
03
Oct
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'York 1.61', and 'Howard 1.26'

York 1.61 Know more about your network traffic with York, which can help you log all of the traffic on your network card. York can also help analyze and parse network packets; it can even capture transmitted files and passwords - something which can ... have nefarious consequences. http://thesz.diecru.eu/ Howard 1.26 Get alerts about all of your different email clients - including Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail - with Howard, the one-stop email shop. A special sound and text notification will alert you when each new email comes in. http://thesz.diecru.eu/ (view more)

Fri
15
Aug
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'NetBalancer Free 8.2.2', and 'Glary Undelete 5.0.1.15'

NetBalancer Free 8.2.2 NetBalancer helps you control and monitor the traffic on your network. Using this tool you can define detailed network traffic rules, set traffic limits, manage network traffic priorities, and group local network computers and ... balance their traffic load. http://seriousbit.com/ Glary Undelete 5.0.1.15 Glary Undelete can help you recover files that have been removed from the Windows Recycle Bin and deleted by bugs, crashes, and viruses. It uses an accessible visual interface to show users information related to recently deleted items. http://www.glarysoft.com/ (view more)

Wed
30
Jul
John Lister's picture

Cellphone Unlocking Ban Overturned, Now Legal

President Obama is expected to sign a bill in the coming weeks to make it legal to unlock cellphones. That may give users more choice about the cellphone network they use to get service, though there will still be technical restrictions. Most new ... cellphones are sold in a 'locked' state, meaning that they can only run on a particular cellphone network carrier. Usually that's because the network sells the handset at a reduced cost, hoping to make money back from associated monthly service fees and call charges. Unlocking a cellphone effectively modifies the phone's software, and thus allows ... (view more)

Wed
05
Mar
John Lister's picture

WiFi Virus Spreads Like Airborne Disease

Computer researchers have created an 'airborne' computer virus that takes advantage of WiFi (wireless Internet) routers. The point of the study is to highlight the many ways in which wireless routers are open to abuse. The research studied wireless ... access points, and was completed by the University of Liverpool. Access points are electronic devices that relay information from a local wireless network to another (typically the Internet). For example: a PC or laptop connected to a wireless router (which is then connected to the Internet) would be considered an access point. The goal of ... (view more)

Thu
21
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

US Gov't Wants to Upgrade Nation's Landline Network

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it's time to update America's outdated landline telephone network. Chairman Tom Wheeler is calling for an all-digital system that works much like the Internet. At the moment, all landline phones in ... the United States connect to a single analog network made up of old copper wire and switches. Many of the key components are in such short supply that they are extremely expensive to replace, or simply aren't made any more. That not only makes it difficult for phone companies to maintain the network, but it means adding new lines or dealing with ... (view more)

Thu
14
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Wireless Network Watcher 1.70' and 'Extra Keys 2.1.0'

Wireless Network Watcher 1.70 This small and easy-to-use utility from NirSoft scans your entire wireless network and displays all of the computers and other devices linked to your network. Every time a device is found this tool displays a wide range ... of information, including IP address, device name, etc. http://www.nirsoft.net Extra Keys 2.1.0 This tool makes it easier to add letters and symbols that don't usually appear on your average keyboard. Each letter or symbol is added to your selected application at the current cursor position. It's a handy tool for people who often write in two or ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'WhoCrashed Free Home Edition 4.02', and 'Network Monitor II 18.3'

WhoCrashed Free Home Edition 4.02 System crashed? Find out what caused the problem with WhoCrashed Free Home Edition, version 4.02. With just a single click WhoCrashed provides you with a list of drivers that could be responsible for causing a ... crash. http://www.resplendence.com Network Monitor II 18.3 Keep tabs on your network with Network Monitor II. This program shows you important information about your wired or wireless Internet connection, including speed, signal strength, and download / upload progress. http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info This freeware software program is brought to you ... (view more)

Wed
05
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: Why Businesses Will Want Windows Blue

If Microsoft wants its Windows 8 operating system (OS) to be successful with business users, it will need to convince them that the new OS contains useful features not seen in previous versions of Windows. Microsoft recently revealed that Windows ... Blue will revive the beloved Start button and will allow Windows 8 users to boot directly to the desktop. However, at the TechEd conference currently being held in New Orleans, Microsoft focused exclusively on the features Windows Blue -- or Windows 8.1 -- will offer enterprise users. Windows Azure, Windows Server Integration First, Microsoft says ... (view more)

Fri
24
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Anonymous Threatens to Hack Guantanamo Bay Network

Hackers have reportedly threatened to attack the computer system belonging to Cuba-based Guantanamo Bay prison. That has forced the U.S. military to take the facility's wireless network offline. Reports indicate the hack was designed to show support ... for Guantanamo Bay prisoners. More than half of the prison population is currently taking part in a hunger strike focused on raising awareness about the facility's conditions. Guantanamo Officials Fear Hacking Threat Anonymous, a so-called 'hacktivism' group that uses hacking as a form of political protest, began an online campaign to mark the ... (view more)

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