Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Security, Art of Hacking, & the Worst 2014 Security Breaches

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Hacked TargetSecurity is hot; no doubt about it. Consider the fact that between 2011 and 2013, venture investors put nearly $3 billion into cyber security companies, resulting in new funding for some 300 firms (Source: Thomson Reuters). Worldwide security software revenue alone totaled $19.9 billion in 2013, a 4.9 percent increase from 2012 revenue of $19.0 billion (Source: Gartner). According to Gartner, global cybersecurity spending is to reach $76.9 billion in 2015 and $80 billion in 2016; in 2011 it stood at $55 billion. (more…)


Updating Windows XP/Vista/7 Graphic Card Drivers

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

If you are running Windows XP/Vista/7, you can find more info on the exact model of the graphic card by doing the following:


How to Transfer Your Putty Settings Between PCs Running Windows

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people ask me how they can export their Putty settings. For those of you who have been completely in the dark for the last decade, Putty is a Telnet and SSH client for Windows and Unix. Below I outline the steps to accomplish this goal; these steps should work for all versions of Windows. (more…)


Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a logical dummy network card. It can be very useful for testing purposes with a virtual network environment where network access is not available. You can also bind network clients and other network configuration items to the loopback adapter; I have done this in order to communicate to my PC from GNS (Graphical Network Simulator). Additionally, some applications are dependent on network functionality and they will not install if a network card is not present, so the loopback adapter can come in handy for this purpose as well. (more…)


Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Intel Core i7Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) enables each processing core to run multiple tasks or “threads” at the same time. Intel HT Technology also improves overall performance on threaded software by increasing processor throughput. For each physical processor core, the operating system addresses two virtual processors. For example, a processor with two cores with HT Technology will be capable of 4-way multitasking. (more…)