Public Networks

HowTo : Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Life is getting more and more convenient. You can pick up a wireless signal at nearly any coffee shop these days (Starbucks is now officially free in every location across the nation), as well as airports, libraries, hotels and more. However, along with this convenience comes ...more

News : Shadow Brokers Leak Reveals NSA Compromised SWIFT

The Shadow Brokers, a hacker group known for its dump of NSA hacking tools in 2016, has just leaked their remaining set of data which implies that the NSA compromised SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial services, to spy on banks in the Middle East. The hackers have ...more

How To : Reverse Check a Phone Number

Prank Calls, Masked NumbersWho is calling your phone or your child's? Pranksters use a lot of tricks to make sure they can get on your nerves. Being able to trace prank calls is important because you're not going to learn much from your Caller ID, since most prank callers use ...more

How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

Protect Your Facebook Profile : 10 Ways to Increase Privacy

Don't want one of your Facebook "friends" knowing your status updates? Prefer to keep a few of those "friends" out of your photo albums? Would you like to prevent a few "friends" from accessing your address? The simple answer would be to remove all of those so-called friends— ...more

How To : Change network settings in Windows 7

InfoWorld has some expertise advice for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft. Now that Microsoft has made the Windows 7 beta available for public download, many people are trying to figure out what's new and different. And many others not willing to risk their PC ...more

News : Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide!

Google+ is the most exciting new social network to come around this decade, and the only product with a chance of challenging the monopolies we know as Facebook and Twitter. As an Internet addict, I've joined every major social network there is - from Friendster (who?) to MySp ...more

How To : Secure your public search profile on Facebook

Looking for a guide on how to secure your public Facebook profile? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're completely new to the Facebook's popular social networking site or simply require a small amount of clarification on how to perform a particular task on Fac ...more

WARNING : On Public WiFi? Your News May Be Hacked

Meet Newstweek, a hidden device engineered to hack news items being read at public WiFi hotspots (cafes, libraries, airports, etc.). Both nefarious and tech-saavy, the ingenious mechanism wasn't fathered by a group of web hackers, but rather a pair of Berlin artists, Julian Ol ...more

How To : Search for Google+ Posts & Profiles with Google

The lack of a search function within Google+ is driving me crazy. It takes me way too much time to find the posts I want to save and refer back to, and it's counter-productive for Google to launch their social networking product without an integrated search. Although Google h ...more

News : Google+ Makes Blocking People Even Easier

+Eric Cattell, the Social Graph Technical Lead of Google+, announced a lot of improvements and added features this morning, most of them having to do with circle management and blocking people. Invite People More Easily You can now invite people with just a single link, in a ...more

News : Should Kids Be Allowed to Use Facebook and Google+?

It's a question I've been pondering a lot lately. Technically, children under the age of 13 are not allowed to join Facebook. But according to a Consumer Reports in May, 7.5 million children 12 and younger are already on the site. Currently, federal law prohibits websites from ...more

How To : Defeat SSL in Practice with SSL Strip

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It's an encryption standard used on most sites' login pages to avoid their users' passwords being packet sniffed in simple plain-text format. This keeps the users safe by having all of that traffic encrypted over an "https" connection. So, w ...more

How To : Protect your PC in 10 ways

There are 10 major ways to protect your PC. Disable Autorun, in Windows. Make sure that your system is up to date, by setting automatic updates. Always use a log on for your computer that does not have administrative privileges. Use different passwords, and change your passwor ...more

How To : Use LinkedIn as a college graduate

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to utilize the website LinkedIn after you graduate from college. The first step is to go online to the website. Then you should make a profile. Make your profile polished and professional so that you future boss can eas ...more

How To : Import Flickr photos to Facebook

Linking your social networking activity together has never been so easy. Randy Ksar shows us the simple process of linking your Facebook and Flickr accountstogether so you and your friends can view your them both easily without navigating from site to site. First, you should l ...more

DEBUNKED : 3 Viral Google+ Myths

It's only been a few weeks, and already there are a lot of misconceptions and myths floating around Google+. Let's take a deep breath, and tackle some of the more prominent ones. Myth #1: Google+ is Sexist At the onset, many respectable media outlets were reporting that most ...more

Social Network Wars, Part 2 : Google+ vs Facebook

As Google+ hums along, releasing new updates and unveiling new features every few days, Facebook seems to be in panic mode. Every week, they've been revealing new features that seem suspiciously similar to Google+. Facebook Updates Makes Facebook Look a Lot Like Google+ Let' ...more

How To : The Official Google+ Insider's Guide Index

Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide to all things Google+. We're dedicated to keeping you updated with all the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+, and this official index will serve as a one-stop catalog of all our How-To articles, as well as all the news & updates we' ...more

News : F.A.T. Lab (Free Art and Technology)

F.A.T. Lab (Free Art and Technology) is a network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers, and musicians dedicated to the research and development of new technologies and creative media. They are "committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of ...more

News : Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive which is initially termed as Windows live folders is one of the parts of Microsoft Windows online service. It is a password protected service that allow users to store file and share them with others. Here the windows live id is required to access the use ...more

How To : Create an SSH Tunnel Server and Client in Linux

SSH is what is referred to as the Secure SHell protocol. SSH allows you to do a plethora of great things over a network, all while being heavily encrypted. You can make a remote accessible shell on your home computer that gives you access to all your files at home, and you can ...more

News : FaceNiff App Allows Android Users to Hack Facebook

Firesheep caused quite a stir when it was released last October, giving both hackers and non-hackers instant access to people's account information when on a public Wi-Fi connection. When logged into an insecure website on the same network as someone with Firesheep, you're giv ...more

How To : Map an FTP server in Windows 7 Explorer

To do that click on tools in windows explorer and choose map network drive. Now click on "connect to a web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" and then click on next and next. Now you have to type your internet or network address for example you type ft ...more

News : Hangout on Your Mobile Phone with Google+ & More

It may not seem like it, but it's been less than 90 days since Google+ was introduced to the world. Since then, we've seen many great features that have made Google+ one of the most attractive social networks around. Today, we've received even better news: major improvements a ...more

HowTo : Stay Safe Using Public WiFi

For travelers on-the-go, or penny pinchers who like to surf the web for free in public places, there are necessary precautions one must take when accessing sensitive information over a public WiFi connection. For advice on doing this safely, check out Glenn Fleishmann'sguide t ...more

How To : Build a free XMPP/Jabber server in ten minutes

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to build a f ...more

How To : Get Free Wi-Fi from Hotels & More

Often times when staying at a hotel or anywhere for that matter, you'll whip out your laptop and check the local area for Wi-Fi. I know you've all been in my shoes when you find an unsecured network that appears to be public Wi-Fi belonging to the hotel or airport, and you con ...more

How To : Sync Your Google+ Posts with Facebook and Twitter

You've been on Google+ for a few weeks now. You're loving it. You're exchanging thoughtful posts, pictures with your friends, meeting new people and following lots of interesting, intelligent people. There's just one problem. You're still stuck in Facebook and/or Twitter beca ...more

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