tools

Mon
06
Oct
Brandon Dimmel's picture

BadUSB Attack: Now in The Wild; Exploits to Follow

Security researchers have purposely unleashed tools that could help hackers use USB drives to secretly spread malware on computers, including mobile devices with USB ports. The goal in releasing such tools is to coerce USB drive manufacturers into ... doing more to protect consumers against such attacks. The attack vector was initially reported in early August of this year, and until now was only theoretical. The tools were released by security researchers Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson. Their campaign is inspired by the unveiling of " BadUSB ," a type of attack that uses a USB thumb ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Hands-Free Texting Could Get You Killed: Report

Think you're a safe driver because you use hands-free technologies to communicate with friends and family while behind the wheel? Think again. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is recommending drivers not use such tools at all while driving ... their vehicles. The recommendation follows a study by a cognitive distraction researcher and his team at the University of Utah. The researchers carried out a series of tests that showed drivers could still be distracted when using hands-free communications tools. AAA chief Robert Darbelnet said the group's suggestion to avoid the technology might ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Image Tools 3.5', and 'SafeIP 2.0'

Image Tools 3.5 This software tool can be used to quickly and easily adjust your favorite digital images. Using Image Tools 3.5, you can adjust the brightness and size of images. You can also use this program to take screenshots and share your ... images with friends and family. http://union-d.ru SafeIP 2.0 Interested in protecting your privacy while using the Internet to surf, work, or play games? Then try out SafeIP, which hides your Internet Protocol (IP) address from prying eyes. This program will hide your IP address from websites, email programs, and games. http://www.freesafeip.com This ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'FileMenu Tools 6.3', and 'Favekeeper 0.7.7.1 Beta'

FileMenu Tools 6.3 FileMenu Tools is a free piece of software that allows you to customize the context menu of Windows Explorer. Its main features include: extra utilities to perform special operations on files and folders, custom commands capable ... of running external applications, the ability to copy/move files to a specific folder, and a unique command to delete only certain file types. You can also change the "Send to..." submenu to meet your special needs or preferences. http://www.lopesoft.com Favekeeper 0.7.7.1 Beta Favekeeper is a software add-on that makes it easy to ... (view more)

Mon
19
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Photo Commander 9 Review

Special Note: At the end of this article, we're offering an incredible 76% discount on Photo Commander 9. IMPORTANT: Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, please enjoy our ... review, below. If you're like most computer users today, you have hundreds, or thousands, or even tens of thousands of digital images stored on your computer. All your photos are important to you, and so you can't or won't delete them. But there are just too many for you to page through as often as you like. Finding Photos on a PC are like Needles in a ... (view more)

Mon
12
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

High-Profile Hackers Hit By Malware

Members of the hacking group Anonymous have apparently been duped into installing malware on their own machines. The malicious software was disguised as an update to one of the main tools used by the group. Anonymous has little or no formal ... structure; it's often described as an idea rather than an organization. Members generally take action as a form of protest rather than in pursuit of financial gain, portraying most of their victims as opponents of Internet freedoms. The most common tactic used by Anonymous is the distributed denial of service attack. This involves using a network of ... (view more)

Mon
21
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

'Gmail Manager 0.6.4.1', and 'ATI Tray Tools 1.7.9.1551 Beta'

Gmail Manager 0.6.4.1 Gmail Manager is a Mozilla Firefox extension which allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications without having to login manually and check for messages. It displays account details including ... unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets. http://www.longfocus.com ATI Tray Tools 1.7.9.1551 Beta ATI Tray Tools is a full-featured Radeon graphics card tweaker that can be found in the Windows tray. This very small download is quite handy and allows instant access to options and settings ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Download Google Books', and 'Dual Monitor Tools'

Download Google Books Google Books offers a vast library of books and magazines. Some books and magazines are provided as full digital copies that can be read online while others are only available as previews or summaries. Download options are not ... provided on Google Books which leaves users with no other choice than to read the books and magazines online or use a third party tool to download them. http://userscripts.org Dual Monitor Tools Dual Monitor Tools is a software package for Windows users with dual or multiple monitor setups. All the tools are open source and free, and each tools is ... (view more)

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