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Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7

Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7

If you’ve got drives in My Computer that you never access, such as a USB Flash drive that is used s olely for MagicJack, a floppy drive, or a network drive only used for a particular piece of software, then you might want to hide the drive from your computer, so it doesn’t bother you. Now note, that this just hides the drive from view, the [...]

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. I would recommend that anyone who has a Apple computer or administrates an apple computer goto your software [...]

Facebook Privacy Scanner

Facebook Privacy Scanner

A lot of recent concern over Facebook and their recent privacy changes and people are either talking about deleting their Facebook pages or trying to navigate the privacy settings to keep them safe.  The latter is what I though I would do, since when I’m not at work, I’m addicted to Facebook.  I thought I got the security settings that I [...]

Question and Answer: Stop Domain Users from Installing Files

Question: I have Windows 2003 domain and some users have local admin rights. I would like to prevent these users from installing any software on their PCs. Bobby Clem Boulder, CO Answer:     In an ideal world we wouldn't have users who were also local administrators, but we in the IT world often have perfect systems to work with.  [...]

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Being a Network Administrator I’ve ran my fair share of Linux servers with various Linux OS’s on them doing many things.  I’ve decided to give you some tips on using the Linux OS when you are more familiar with another OS.  This isn’t meant to give you everything you need, but give you the ground to build upon. One of the first [...]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

On Tuesday May 11th Microsoft released another round of updates for the Windows Operating System.  Here’s what they are and what they do: SECURITY UPDATES: Update: MS10-030/KB978542 Type: Critical Affected Systems: XP, 7, 2003, 3008, 2008 R2, Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 for 2000 What it does: Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live [...]

AVG Free vs Microsoft Security Essentials

    For the longest time when asked about a free anti-virus/anti-spyware software that I would use and recommend, usually top of the list would be AVG Free and I think that many of the techs that I worked with would agree with it.  Infact another tech originally turned me on to the software and it became part of my virus/spyware removal [...]

Admin Toolkit: 5 Linux tools you need for Windows

I think most System Admins have a USB thumb-drive with a bunch of tools that may be needed to diagnose any problems that might come to their network or their own computer. (Or is it just me?)  I plan to go over what tools I use in more detail at a later time, but for this post I wanted to focus on the Linux tools that I have on my thumb-drive to [...]

Q&A Monday: Test your Security

Question: Hi, I'm not a computer expert, but I just switched internet providers and I want to make sure that my home network is secure by seeings what "ports" are open? -Leah J. Hemby, Stockbridge, GA Answer: There is a website that I've used and recommended to other to use to self test their own network. The website is hosted by GRC and the [...]

Exchange and iCal Problems

    Recently I got a call, that a user was having problem with a program callediCal, I had seen and briefly used the software, but wasn't an expert on it. I did some research I verified that it was Apple's built in e-mail client.  The user didn't always have this problem, it occured one day while he was attempting to delete stuff from the [...]

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