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Computer and other Security Related Articles

How to install VMWare PCI Compliance Checker tool

How to install VMWare PCI Complaince ToolIn this step by step article we will show you how to install and run VMWare's free PCI Compliance Checker tool, which will greatly help you in your PCI Compliance Audits. PCI stands for Payment Card Industry and if your business or workplace uses credit or debit card processing, either by cashiers, online on the web or using self serve kiosks then you must be PCI compliant and stick and adhere to security standards set up by the Payment Card Industry. PCI clompliance requires you maintain a secure network and store data securely. In addition to this, you must conduct regular tests to ensure there are no breaches.

What is a Botnet and how you can prevent your computer from becoming a zombie

In the past we did an article on What is a Botnet and how you can deal with them. I just came across an informative video from Symantec about Botnets and just wanted to share with everybody! Did you know about 40% of all SPAM is sent by Botnets, thats about 300 MILLION emails in a single day!. It is indeed scary stuff out here, but good news is that if you are infected with a botnet infection, you can deal with it easily. Our article on What is a BotNet will show you the precautions you can take to prevent your computer becoming a zombie and being controlled by a BotMaster somewhere and also how you can fight the infections.

How to overcome firewall restrictions and censorship using a Proxy

How to overcome firewall restrictions and censorship using a ProxyIn this article we will show you ho you can use anonymous proxies to overcome firewall restrictions and internet censorship. There are many advantages of using a proxy, cached information and speed is one of them where content is served to you from a server one hop away on your ISP rather than a website that might be located on the internet somewhere. With an anonymous proxy, you can bypass censorship and firewall restrictions for legitimate reasons, weather it be watching HULU outside the USA when traveling or posting on your blogs from countries that censor the internet or hiding your real IP address for security reasons

Will it become harder to pirate Windows Seven

Will it be harder to Pirate Windows Seven ?Windows Seven is really become much more popular than its predecessor Windows Vista. Its the one operating system from Microsoft that has kept the same "minimum system requirements" from going to one OS to next (Vista to Windows Seven). The one thing that has not gone down, for the new operating system is the price. The charm and temptation of Windows Seven had kept up the piracy levels despite the normal anti-piracy and counter fitting measures in place from Microsoft. Pirates and hackers were simply able to defeat or trick the "Windows Activation" requirement and bypassed the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) check . This all just changed and the anti-piracy bar has just been raised with Microsoft's new patch release

How to recover deleted files and photos on your hard drive and cameras

Recover deleted files and photos off your hard drives flash drives and camerasHow many times has it happened that you have deleted a file from your computer and repented after you deleted it from the recycling bin ? In our tutorial about data recovery today, we will show you how you can recover data from your hard drive, camera, Flash Drive, Zip drive, USB drives, SD Card, iphone or itouch using a free software. This software Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.) and it has a very simple and easy to use point and click interface. It supports Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems and recovers all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything. Best of all, it can be run just from a USB stick!