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Archive for July, 2008

Man Gets Four Years for Piracy and ID Theft

A 23-year-old man in Oregon got himself four years in prison for selling illegal copies of software on eBay. Along the way, he was also convicted of ID theft for using some 40 eBay and PayPal accounts to make the sales. Read More…


Multiple DNS implementations vulnerable to cache poisoning

The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses (and vice versa) and is critical for the normal operation of internet-connected systems. DNS cache poisoning (sometimes referred to as cache pollution) is an attack technique that allows an attacker to introduce forged DNS information into the cache of a caching nameserver. DNS cache poisoning is not a new concept; in fact, there are published articles that describe a number of inherent deficiencies in the DNS protocol and defects in common DNS implementations that facilitate DNS cache poisoning. Read More…

Troubleshooting Network Connections

If you experience a network connection problem. Here are some of the most useful network troubleshooting commands. Just type the command in a Command Prompt Window (CMD.EXE).

IPConfig Command

# ipconfig /all [ Display full Information about Network configuration]

# ipconfig /displaydns [ Displays the contents of the DNS client resolver cache ]

# ipconfig /flushdns [ Clear the local dns cache.]

# ipconfig /registerdns [ Is used for manual dynamic registration for the DNS names and IP addresses that are configured at a computer.]

# ipconfig /release [ Sends a DHCP release message to the DHCP server to release the current DHCP configuration and discard the IP address configuration for all network adapters.]

# ipconfig /renew [ Renews DHCP configuration for all network adaptors. *It does not clear the client resolver cache on client computers.]

Another excellent command is Netsh – Netsh.exe is a command-line scripting utility that allows you to, either locally or remotely, display or modify the network configuration of a computer that is currently running.

# netsh interface ip set dns [ is used to configure the source of DNS server addresses, set a DNS server address, and manage DNS registration behavior. And not to clear client resolver caches.]

# netsh interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” dhcp [ Typing this command changes the interface named “Local Area Connection” to DHCP configuration.]

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And others such as  Ping,Tracert and NSLookup Commands.

Applies to Windows 2000 & XP

Logging In, Logging Out

Do not copy and paste your passwords. The contents of your (memory) can be seen by a hacker. Avoid similar letters and numbers in your passwords, such as zero (0) and the letter O, and the number one (1) and lower case L – (l). Sooner or later we all mix them up and are unable to log in to our favorite Web site. Read more at: Logging In, Logging Out

Hold On to That Laptop!

A new survey reports that over 10,000 laptops are reported lost each week at 36 of the largest U.S. airports. are easy to lose, and can disappear in an instant. They are a favorite target for thieves, who can easily resell them. More sophisticated thieves are after the data that is on your laptop, rather than the machine itself. Read more at: Hold On to That Laptop!

Using Virtual PC 2007 to Capture a ISO File

Just follow this easy steps:

1. open the virtual machine
2. Create the Virtual Hard Disk
3. Select from the CD menu capture a ISO image
4. Select from the Action menu reset
5. Configure your OS as normal

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Secure Web Browser based on Firefox

XB Browser

– *** free and open-source ***
– surf anonymously
– stop snoops
– remove tracking data

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