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Thu
20
Feb
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'SysTools Driver Viewer 1.0', and 'Sticky Password Free 6.0.15.469'

SysTools Driver Viewer 1.0 Retrieve information related to all of the hardware drivers stored on your computer with SysTools Driver Viewer. This freeware program shows you network drivers, sound drivers, graphics drivers, even motherboard drivers ... after a quick initial scan of your system. http://www.systoolsgroup.com Sticky Password Free 6.0.15.469 Never lose a password again. Sticky Password Free features an advanced password manager that generates, stores, and recalls each and every one of your passwords. It's a handy tool that can help you prevent identity theft and protect your data. ... (view more)

Mon
17
Feb
John Lister's picture

Kickstarter Site Hacked, Passwords Stolen

Kickstarter, a popular site for raising money for technology and art projects, has been hit by hackers. The site says no credit card information was compromised but warns users to review their passwords. Kickstarter is a popular "crowdfunding" web ... site. It lets members of the public pledge money towards a project, usually as a pre-order for a finished product; the pledgers only have to hand over the cash if the project reaches a set funding target. The most successful such project was Pebble, a wristwatch device that used Kindle-style electronic ink to display information from a ... (view more)

Mon
18
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Adobe Reader 11.1.0', and 'Password Security Scanner 1.20'

Adobe Reader 11.1.0 Adobe Reader is arguably the world's most popular tool for viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The fast and fluid Adobe Reader also allows you to password-protect your most important PDF documents. http://get.adobe.com ... Password Security Scanner 1.20 This tool can be used to scan your Windows-based computer for passwords stored by various applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer. It then displays vital information related to those passwords, including number of characters. http://www.nirsoft.net This freeware software program is brought to ... (view more)

Mon
27
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Twitter Boosts Security After Hacking Barrage

Twitter plans to introduce an "account verification" feature that the social networking site hopes will help beef up security. The move follows a spate of attacks in which high-profile media accounts have been taken over and used to publish bogus ... news claims. The new system is a form of 'two-factor verification', meaning that merely providing a standard password isn't enough. When a person uses two-factor verification security, a hacker who gains access to a password still won't be able to break into an account. If users enable the new system in their account settings, they'll be able to add ... (view more)

Mon
06
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Trusted Contacts': Facebook's 'Spare Key' Feature

Facebook has a new solution for people who are having trouble accessing their accounts: if you sign up for the site's 'Trusted Contacts' feature, you can log in with a little help from your friends. The system is designed for people who've forgotten ... their password and is an alternative to existing security measures that involve answering questions and awaiting a confirmation email. Using the feature you can designate between three and five people from your Facebook friends list as Trusted Contacts. If and when you are unable to access your account and trigger the feature, Facebook will send a ... (view more)

Tue
26
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Web-Wide Scan Reveals Shocking Security Weaknesses

In one of the most spectacular research projects ever carried out online, an anonymous security researcher has scanned the entire Internet for security holes. They found that millions of devices have no password protection whatsoever. The project ... was simple in concept: the researcher tried to contact and then access devices by trying every possible IP (Internet Protocol) address using IPv4, a system by which every device connected to the Internet uses 12 digits as identification. This means that IPv4 allows for a maximum of around 4.2 billion IP addresses. The researcher tried to contact ... (view more)

Thu
10
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Drive Speedometer 1.1', and 'Network Password Recovery 1.32'

Drive Speedometer 1.1 Interested in finding out more about how your Windows computer's hard drives are performing? This free software utility monitors the read and write speeds of your hard drives, and reports the information to you. This kind of ... data can help you keep track of your hard drives' performance and also prepare for a crash, if hard drive problems are detected. http://www.pcwintech.com Network Password Recovery 1.32 Each time you connect to a remote server, Windows asks for your network password, which can be saved and stored for future use. This free software utility is capable ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Password Security Scanner 1.1', and 'Pretty Run 6.7.0.133'

Password Security Scanner 1.1 This program for Windows computers scans the passwords stored for applications like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Outlook. It then provides you with useful information about those passwords, ... including their length and style. It's a great way to help you track your passwords and construct better ones. http://www.nirsoft.net Pretty Run 6.7.0.133 Pretty Run is a special tool designed to help you navigate the Start Menu on your Windows computer. For example, if you think you've got a program installed on your PC, but don't want to sift through all ... (view more)

Fri
14
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: How to Remove the Log-In Prompt

We recently received this question from a regular Infopackets reader: "Hi there, Thanks for all the great information you've been supplying me. Now I have a question: I'm a Windows 8 user who has never really appreciated the log-in prompt. Is there ... a way to disable it on my computer? Thanks! John C." My answer: Yes, John, there is. Windows 8 users who don't like the log-in screen can bypass this part of the normal process when starting up their PCs. Ending Log-In Prompts in a Few Easy Steps To get rid of the usual Windows 8 log-in, first boot up your computer and enter your log-in ... (view more)

Wed
12
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

System Guesses 350 Billion Passwords Per Second

A newly-unveiled password-cracking system can reportedly guess billions of unique passwords every second. At that rate, it's entirely practical to have the device attempt every possible eight-character Windows password. The password-cracking system ... is a Linux-based graphical processing unit (GPU) 'cluster' that uses a special type of virtualization software which allows it to use not one, not two, but 25 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Radeon graphics cards. 350 Billion Passwords Guessed Each Second That kind of GPU power enables the cluster to guess passwords at an astonishing rate: 350 billion ... (view more)

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