Archive for October, 2008

Flash Player Version 10 for Linux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Adobe has released the new version 10 of Flash Player. What’s notable is that the Linux version is out at the same time as the Windows version. Thanks VERY much to Adobe for making this happen. Linux users missed out on version 8 of Flash player entirely and version 9 was about 6 months later [...]

ClamAV 0.94.1 to phone home

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The release candidate for version 0.94.1 of clam antivirus and they are eager for people to get out and test it. There is a new feature in this release called “malware statistics gathering” that will pass along observed malware information back to clamav.net – they hope to be posting statistics on their site. In order [...]

Where did that 404 link Come From?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

For a while with Google’s webmaster tools they’ve reported to you which url’s they get 404 errors when spidering your site. Now with the sitemaps and webmaster tools utility they’ll show you where the link was woohoo…. I’m glad to see that I’ve been running into a few 404 errors from time to time and [...]

Can I have more than One Antivirus Program?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

This is a question I see quite a bit… in fact I just saw this questoin while browsing the web. Generally it’s NOT a good idea to have more than one antivirus program. Given the low level system access that antivirus software needs to have it can interfere with correctly protecting the system from the [...]

OpenOffice 3 officially released

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Good linux format review of the new features and the overall feel (if you can get to it this morning. The main openoffice.org site is down at the moment. New features include a plugin for pdf import, support for the new Microsoft XML docx style file formats (read only). Writer can show several pages at [...]

Want to know what people are searching for on Google?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Google Search Insights – a great tool from google that can give you detailed information on what people in different areas are searching for. Find out what the popular search terms are, where they are more popular, etc.    Send article as PDF   

WPA and WPA2 cracked 100 times faster

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The days of relying on WPA or WPA2 as your online layer of wireless security may be numbered. A new technique that makes use of NVIDIA’s newer GPU’s to do some of hte processing means that it’s possible to break “forgotten” keys about 100 times faster than was previously possible. This means a key could [...]

The latest and greatest in Malware Removals

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I have started referring to malware more and more lately because the term virus doesn’t exactly describe the pests I see on peoples machines and the terms spyware or adware aren’t doing justice to some of these pests either. (There are many pieces of what I would consider malware that do undesired things that protest [...]

BBPress forum reference

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

BBPress is nice, lean forum software from the makers of wordpress. I just wanted to do a quick post to make note of a good forum – bbpress showcase forum that has listings of plugins and other things of interest to bbpress admins.    Send article as PDF   

Where did Expert Mode go on my Westell DSL modem?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

My brother does a variety of things, as I do including the front line of dealing with todays technology. This means looking to calls about DSL modem outages and problems. Well, he was passing along that in the last several days he’s come across several Bellsouth AT&T DSL customers with a problem with the control [...]

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