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    • The Zeus Virus

      The Zeus Virus

      The Zeus Virus is the popular term for the Zeus banking Trojan virus which was used to steal bank account details and passwords in the U.K. This resulted in a loss of more than $850,000 for those infected. The Zeus virus has been around for a number of years as part of the larger Zeus

    • Chosen Plaintext Attack

      Chosen Plaintext Attack

      A chosen plaintext attack is an attack where the cryptanalyst is able to define his own plaintext, feed it into the cipher, and analyze the resulting ciphertext. Mounting a chosen plaintext attack requires the cryptanalyst to be able to send data of his choice into the device which is doing the encryption, and it requires

    • How to Change Your Streamyx Password

      How to Change Your Streamyx Password

      TM Net provides the Streamyx broadband Internet service in Malaysia. The service speeds range depending on the consumer’s location in the country and proximity to major network infrastructure; however, a large number of companies, schools, and individual consumers use the service for normal Internet use as well as to host websites and to stream video.

    • How MS Access Encryption Works

      How MS Access Encryption Works

      Microsoft Access had no encryption capability until the release of Microsoft Access 2007. With the MS Access 2007 release, encryption is now available. Encryption Requirements To encrypt your access database you must use a new database format released with MS Access 2007, the ACCDB format. Differences between the original MDB format and the new ACCDB

    • XOR (Exclusive-OR)

      XOR (Exclusive-OR)

      XOR is known as ‘Exclusive-OR’ and it is a Boolean operator that returns a TRUE when only one of the operands is TRUE and returns a FALSE when both of the operands are either TRUE or FALSE. It is a logical operation on two logical values. Going by the rules of material implication and material

    • How to Reset a MySQL Password

      How to Reset a MySQL Password

      A MySQL password can be reset in 5 easy steps: Stop the mysqld daemon process. Start the mysqld daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option. Start the mysql client with the -u root option. Execute the UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘password’) WHERE User=’root’; Execute the FLUSH PRIVILEGES; command. These steps reset the password for the “root” account

    • How to Clean Porn from a Computer

      How to Clean Porn from a Computer

      Virtually every computer in the world has some form of adult pornography stored somewhere on its hard drive. This can be due to personal use, viruses, or the fact that pornography seems to be included with every downloaded file, opened webpage, and email attachment. Pornography can also be a concern when many people have access

    • Cryptanalysis

      Cryptanalysis

      Cryptanalysis is the study of analyzing information systems in order to “discover” or “crack” the hidden or secret aspects of those systems. More specifically, cryptanalysis is the study of breaching cryptographic security systems in order to obtain access to the information contained within encrypted messages without necessarily knowing the cryptographic key used to encrypt the

    • Why People Write Computer Viruses?

      Why People Write Computer Viruses?

      We hear about new computer viruses all the time. What is the motivation behind developing computer viruses and watching them wreak havoc on the Internet? Fact Gathering Many viruses raid your documents including your email address book for information that can be used to make business contacts. This data is assembled into a database that

    • How to Securely Erase Data

      How to Securely Erase Data

      When you erase a file on your computer, the actual data in the file is not overwritten. The space utilized by that file is simply marked as “free” for use by other data. Once other data is written in that space, the original data becomes unrecoverable — by most people. Those little bits of magnetic

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