Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trojan Hijacks Google Text Ads

According to an article at Network World, there is a trojan that is changing the HOSTS file on PC's that replaces Googles' text based advertisements and redirects them to ads from another source. This seems fairly innocuous except I can see this potentially serving other things such as viruses or just about anything else.

What I advise to any reader right now to do is to use the custom HOSTS file and to make sure that it is installed correctly, (set its attributes to read only) and make sure that your system is up to date, including your antivirus software. There are several viruses and trojans that perform this type of trick, and some are more malicious than just depriving advertisers of their profits.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Protecting your Privacy

This is an excellent article from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on protecting your online privacy. I couldn't have written it better! I highly suggest that you follow these suggestions, but as the article suggests, You have to decide on how much security you need to suit your needs.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Linux Directory Structure

The directory structure of Linux/other Unix-like systems is very intimidating for the new user, especially if he/she is migrating from Windows. In Windows, almost all programs install their files (all files) in the directory named: `Program Files.’ Such is not the case in Linux. The directory system categorizes all installed files. Very important information for new Linux users. Bookmark This!

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Some New Things Coming

You will want to bookmark this page, I am trying to put more time into it, and therefore, there will be a ton of new original content....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Operating systems for old computers

Beginner friendly modern operating systems for old computers ordered by compressed image size.

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Cheap Laptops Bad for Vista, Good for Linux

Opinion: As laptops get cheaper, Linux and Windows XP are both making better business sense than Vista.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Mozilla Labs: Personas for Firefox

Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Google Hacks 2.0 - Security Issues

Learn about Google hacks and potential security pitfalls in the websites you browse. This time, security cameras, unspidered sites and more!

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