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    • 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 Change an AOL Password

      How to Change an AOL Password

      There are two circumstances that can cause someone to want to change his/her AOL password: 1) forgetting the AOL password and needing to recover it and 2)  to change the AOL password. The latter can be because the AOL password has leaked to someone or the user wants to adhere to the good practice of

    • How to Set up a VPN

      How to Set up a VPN

      A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is typically used by companies, schools, and other organizations when they want to allow remote access to their servers, printers, and other network devices without compromising security. A VPN therefore extends a private network across the internet, but protects this connection by encrypting it, thereby creating what many refer to

    • How to Disable LoJack

      How to Disable LoJack

      LoJack refers to a GPS dependent tracking device that allows users to locate devices or vehicles that have been stolen. It is available in both a software version for computers and a hardware version for vehicles and communicates with GPS satellites to show a user where his/her stolen item currently is. LoJack can be activated

    • g2mdlhlpx.exe

      g2mdlhlpx.exe

      The original g2mdlhlpx.exe is a part of Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Malware creators have copied this filename in an attempt to “hide” from PC owners and system administrators. Someone who has Citrix GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar installed does not have to worry about this process. However, if he/she does not have either of these Citrix products

    • 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

    • TP Link Default Password

      TP Link Default Password

      TP Link is large manufacturer of networking products that boasts tens of millions of customers worldwide. TP Link produces thousands of networking products, including modems, routers, and network storage devices. TP Link also markets a number of USB based modem cards, device emulators, and service packages for a variety of cellular and Internet providers. TP

    • How to Determine if a Credit Card Number is Valid

      How to Determine if a Credit Card Number is Valid

      Credit cards use the Luhn Check Digit Algorithm. The main purpose of the Luhn Check Digit Algorithm is to catch data entry errors, but it does double duty here as a weak security tool. The Luhn Check Digit Algorithm For a card with an even number of digits, double every odd numbered digit (1st digit,

    • PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)

      PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)

      PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a data encryption and decryption program used in e-mail messaging, encrypting/decrypting texts, files, or even disk partitions, in order to provide security of data. The program was created in 1991, by Phil Zimmerman. Pretty Good Privacy encryption is based on using a serial combination of data compression, hashing, public-key cryptography

    • Trendnet Default Password

      Trendnet Default Password

      Trendnet advertises itself as an Ethernet based device manufacturer, but also boasts a large collection of wireless devices as well. Trendnet routers often include dual antennas for maximum coverage, four Ethernet ports, and advanced WPA encryption. Trendnet devices tend to be small, lightweight, and stylish, allowing users to set them up and forget about them.

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