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Fri
16
Dec
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How to Fix: Thunderbird: One Inbox, Multiple Accounts

Infopackets Reader Julia S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your articles on Thunderbird. I have a question! I have multiple email accounts that I use with Thunderbird; one issue I find is that it's difficult to figure out which inbox has my new ... emails. Some accounts are set up with POP3, others with IMAP. The IMAP accounts have their own 'Inbox', 'Sent', 'Deleted items', etc, whereas the POP3 emails end up in my 'Local Inbox'. Is there a plug-in or a way to configure Thunderbird so everything goes into one single inbox? It would make my life so much easier! " My response: I wondered the ... (view more)

Wed
30
Dec
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MS Defends Windows 10 Policy to Copy Hard Drive Keys

Microsoft has confirmed it automatically uploads Windows 10 disk encryption keys to its servers. The company says it was a deliberate decision based on weighing up the worst case scenarios. The encryption key in question is not related to logging ... into and running Windows itself. Instead its an encryption of the entire hard drive of the device running Windows 10. This means that if somebody physically steals your computer, they can't make any sense of the data, even if it's been copied to another device (using a disk image backup, for example). Encryption Key Would Help Computer Thieves ... (view more)

Fri
19
Sep
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Online Banks Get Extra Defenses Against DDoS Attacks

A company that helps protect websites against a popular form of cyber attacks says it's solved a major security concern. The change could mean high-profile websites can be much more resilient and secure. The company in question is CloudFlare, which ... offers services to defend against denial of service attacks (DoS) , including distributed denial of services attacks (DDoS) . That's where cyber attackers flood a website with bogus data requests, until the site (or server) is no longer able to deal with legitimate requests. Oftentimes such an attack will bring a web server to a grinding ... (view more)

Fri
14
Feb
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New Infopackets Website Relaunch - Complete

Dear Infopackets Readers, I'm pleased to announce that our website relaunch is now complete. Unfortunately, the transition did not go as smoothly as anticipated. Shortly after the new site went live, the server was maliciously attacked and the ... databases became corrupted. There were also 185 (or so) documented bugs I needed to correct over the last month, before giving this official 'go ahead' announcement. This is described below. A Bit of History This project officially began shortly after April 2011, coinciding with Google's algorithm change which dropped our web traffic and ... (view more)

Mon
13
May
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'Doro PDF Writer 1.83', and 'The Uniform Server 8.8.3'

Doro PDF Writer 1.83 This program is designed to help you create unique, customized colored PDF files. It's simple and easy-to-use and won't bombard you with banners or annoying restrictions. You can encrypt your new PDF files with 128-bit password ... protection. http://thesz.diecru.eu The Uniform Server 8.8.3 This unique program allows you to run a web server using any Microsoft Windows-based computer. It won't take up much room on your system, meaning it can be easily moved around. You don't even have to install this program in order to run it. http://www.uniformserver.com This freeware ... (view more)

Thu
06
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

'Universal Media Server 2.1.2', and 'Windows Media Player Plus! 2.5'

Universal Media Server 2.1.2 Universal Media Server is a free software tool for Windows capable of streaming and transcoding most types of media file formats. In most cases, no configuration is required from the user. This program is written in Java ... and works with all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. http://www.universalmediaserver.com Windows Media Player Plus! 2.5 Windows Media Player Plus! is a completely free plug-in utility for the standard Microsoft Windows Media Player platform. Once installed, it adds convenient user interface and playback options and ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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Microsoft, Adobe Fix 'Critical' Security Flaws

It will be a busy week for IT administrators as Microsoft rolls out fixes for five critical vulnerabilities in its products -- including both Windows and Internet Explorer -- and as Adobe issues patches for similar flaws in its Reader and Acrobat ... programs. As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft plans to release nine security bulletins on August 14, 2012. Five of those nine bulletins have been designated "critical", the Redmond, Washington-based firm's highest security rating. Windows, Internet Explorer Receive Updates Those five critical bulletins address serious ... (view more)

Fri
18
Nov
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Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet Reviewed

The first hands-on reviews of Amazon's debut tablet device, the Kindle Fire , are beginning to appear. Their general theme is that the price is great, but the device itself could use some improvement. The Fire costs $199, approximately 60 per cent ... lower than Apple's iPad, and right on the consumer electronics price point at which mass market purchasers become more willing to try out new technology. Kindle Fire: Silky Smooth But Not Ultra Fast Most of the reviews claim that Amazon's highly promoted web browser for the Kindle Fire, Silk, is too slow. The browser actually displays web pages ... (view more)

Mon
03
Oct
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Infopackets Back Online; New Server, and More!

Dear Infopackets Readers, Our web server was shut down on September 23rd around 12:05AM EST as part of a mandatory upgrade (the operating system was no longer supported). Since the server was 6 years old, I decided to retire it and upgrade to a new ... server for the same cost. This also allowed me to upgrade my operating system at the same time (but also required all files be transferred and reinstalled to the new server). Not fun! Read on to find out exactly what happened over the course of the past 4 weeks. Connectivity Lost Starting September 21st Access to our website was blocked from ... (view more)

Fri
27
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Session Hijacking

In computer science, session hijacking is the exploitation of a valid computer session (commonly known as a "session key") used to gain unauthorized access to information or services in a computer system. For example, when a user logs in to a web ... site, the user's PC is tagged with a session key using a browser cookie (a cookie is a small file stored on the users PC that the browser reads). Any time the user requires access to a restricted area of a website (usually requiring login), the session key is extracted from the users' PC and compared to the key stored on the web server. If valid, the ... (view more)

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