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Roughly two weeks ago, the New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge was hosted by Brookdale Community College and administered jointly by CyberAces and SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security). It was my first experience in such a competition: there were approximately 600 participants during the first … Continue reading
I was receiving a stupid error from my fresh installation of Outlook 2010, it seriously “just started happening”. Clicking any such hyperlink in any such body of an email would give me such a dialog box… This operation has been … Continue reading
I was presented with the following issue during a malware cleanup. “The Windows Security Center service can’t be start”; after browsing through services.msc, the “Security Center” service was missing.
Geek Squad didn’t come through this time *cough*, so I was her last resort?!?! The laptop, running Windows Vista Home Premium x86 could not login, more specifically, the keyboard nor the touchpad were working. Okay then, will they work if I … Continue reading
I received a phone call the other day, your average “my data is gone, laptop has a virus, I don’t know what happened, help!” type of phone call. No biggie, I thought to myself, it must be ransomware and has hidden … Continue reading
I was working on a customer’s Dell Dimension 3000, for one reason or another, there was a password on the BIOS/bootup screen, and the BIOS wasn’t seeing the hard drive. Needless to say “it just happened”. Pulling the CMOS battery … Continue reading
Yesterday, I was experiencing the most embarrassing issue with VMware Workstation, but first, let me backtrack (see what I did there? ). I store the majority of my virtual machines on my Western Digital 300GB Passport external hard drive, compared … Continue reading
On Tuesday I got house call, the user said that Windows XP would not boot into any mode (safe, last config, or normal) and would restart right after the XP loading screen appeared. Tip: Last Known Good Configuration will work … Continue reading
It’s finally here, June 6th 2012, the day all internet activists and techies alike will remember forever, the day IPv6 was turned on. If you want to get in on the fun, play with an IPv6 tunnel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IPv6_tunnel_brokers) or simply … Continue reading
With the help from FastTech and their video. Apart from the video, I think the only thing worth noting is that I did not reuse the adhesives for the webcam assembly. The screen had been experiencing the normal HP dv4 … Continue reading
Dell’s Latitude series has this special feature, when the CPU becomes dangerously hot, it will downclock to nearly a tenth of it’s clock speed, and as you might imagine, you’re better off turning the laptop off then finishing your work; … Continue reading
This has been going since last week of April but it looks like it was unavailable for some customers according to comments on lifehacker, however I happened to be going through Windows Live services and saw I was qualified for … Continue reading
Made available at the beginning of this month, I’ve had some time to play around with the new 2.8 and I just love the new update! The Gimp Team has definitely been hard at work, some things have been moved … Continue reading
This scenario is for SOHO networking, we will not be touching on enterprise solutions. You will need at least two Wireless Access Points. This will work whether you have an Open network or Secured network. The we will be using consumer … Continue reading
Sam Bowne is a Network & Security professor at City College San Francisco. Below is a snippet (approx. 2.5hrs) from December 2010 from a lecture he gave at Convergence Technology Center’s Winter Retreat at Collin College in Frisco Texas concerning IPv6 … Continue reading