network

Mon
15
Nov
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New Firefox Plug-in Detects Browser Hijack Attacks

Cloud-based security company "Zscaler" has launched a new Firefox web browser plug-in called "BlackSheep" designed to protect users against a recent browser hijacking tool that allows just about anyone to potentially hijack your web browser session. ... Firesheep: A 'Peculiar' Extension In order to explain the details of how "Blacksheep" came to be, we need to take a few steps back. In October of this year, a Firefox plug-in dubbed "Firesheep" was created. It was an extension put together by developer Eric Butler and demonstrated at the Toorcon security conference. ... (view more)

Tue
26
Oct
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'Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6,' and 'Super 2010 Build 39'

Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 v1.6 In previous versions of Windows, network activity was represented in the Windows taskbar icon which used two computer monitors to demonstrate network activity. However, this icon / feature was later ... removed by Microsoft in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Network Activity Indicator brings back the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7, which flashes blue to show network activity on the System Tray. Unlike the original Windows XP utility (that has individual indicators for each interface), this program indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on ... (view more)

Mon
12
Jul
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Honeypot

In computer terminology, a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it consists of a computer, data, or a network site that appears to be part of a ... network, but is actually isolated, (un)protected, and monitored, and which seems to contain information or a resource of value to attackers. Honeypot Function A honeypot is valuable as a surveillance and early-warning tool. While it is often a computer, a honeypot can take other forms, such as files or data records, or even unused IP address space. ... (view more)

Wed
03
Mar
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'Network Search Engine', and 'Mute on Lock'

Network Search Engine Network Search Engine is a self-contained index-based network search engine that indexes all files in your local area network and provides users with the ability to locate necessary files within a few seconds. It returns ... blazingly fast search results to users, even when large numbers of shared files and folders are present. http://www.softperfect.com Mute on Lock Mute on Lock is a tiny resident utility that sits in the system tray allows you to lock your Windows workstation and mute the sound of your speakers. With the help of this program you can quickly mute or un-mute ... (view more)

Fri
19
Feb
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US Gov't Pushes for Warrantless CellPhone Tracking

The United States government is in court fighting for the right to track people's location via their cellphone, without warrant. It says the powers are needed to hunt down criminals, but civil rights activists say that tracking shouldn't be allowed ... without ."probable cause." Cellphone Tracking Uses Triangulation The case doesn't involve monitoring conversations or reading text messages, but rather using call records to track a user to within 150 feet. That's usually done by triangulation, which involves finding a cellphone's distance from the three nearest network towers. Cellphone ... (view more)

Fri
19
Feb
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'Network Windows Live MovieMaker', and 'OkMap'

Network Windows Live MovieMaker Windows Live MovieMaker is a good tool for creating videos in Windows 7, however, one problem is it doesn't allow you to import videos directly from network locations. How-To Geek explains how to perform a quick ... registry hack that will enable network support. http://www.howtogeek.com OkMap OkMap is interactive software which allows you to work on your computer screen with digital maps that you have either bought or scanned. OkMap lets you organize paths by creating waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer monitor, and upload this data to your GPS. http:// ... (view more)

Thu
10
Dec
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MIT Wins $40,000 'Balloon Hunt' Thanks to Internet

A government contest whereby participants were requested to spot ten weather balloons at once has been won by the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). But MIT took the prize thanks to the help of a network of ordinary Internet users ... recruited under an intricate cash reward system. The content was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same group which developed a network commonly acknowledged as the forerunner of the Internet. The idea of the contest was to see how people would use online networking to solve a problem too big for any one individual. ... (view more)

Thu
22
Oct
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How to Share a Printer between PCs

Infopackets Reader Sally B. writes: " Dear Dennis, We purchased an HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro printer to replace an older HP OfficeJet 7200. The 7200 was connected via USB cable to the server computer [and thus, all print requests were sent via the ... server]. We have been unable to get the Officejet 8500 printer to work on the network. Any tips? " My response: This is one of those questions that could be a "1 in a million" reasons as to why it's not working, but I'll give you a quick checklist of things you can try so you can at least guess where the problem lies: 1. Unplug the old printer and ... (view more)

Wed
07
Oct
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Share PC Programs on Laptop?

Infopackets Reader Alan G. from Australia writes: " Dear Dennis, I would like to use some of my programs which are on my PC by linking them to my laptop. Is this possible? If so, how do I go about it? I am an aged pensioner at almost 80 years of ... age. I have used computers since they were input and output with punched cards, so I am not exactly a newbie to computing -- but there are things that I don't know, and this is one of them. Thank you in advance for your help. " My Response: There are ways to get around to do what you're asking (sort of), but generally speaking, it's not possible to ... (view more)

Thu
03
Sep
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iPhone: Not the Jackpot that AT&T had Hoped, Report Says

A major newspaper has recently questioned how much AT ... (view more)

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