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    • Anonymous Proxy

      Anonymous Proxy

      An anonymous proxy is a piece of software that protects web browsers’ privacy and anonymity from web site operators, Internet snoops, and even unfriendly governments. The anonymous proxy software resides on a proxy server. The web browser connects to the proxy server and the proxy server connects to the web server. The web server does

    • Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, connects computers and other devices using an encrypted connection. This means that all data travelling through such a network is unreadable to anyone who might intercept the data stream, making it as private as it would be if all of the connected devices resided within the walls of a

    • How to Change a Yahoo Password

      How to Change a Yahoo Password

      To change a Yahoo Password, visit Yahoo: Change Password. Changing a Yahoo password causes all the passwords on Yahoo’s personalized services to change. These personalized services include: Yahoo! Mail Yahoo! Messenger Yahoo! Chat My Yahoo! Yahoo! Finance The instructions to change a Yahoo password will only work if the user knows his/her current Yahoo password.

    • How to Recover a Zip Password

      How to Recover a Zip Password

      PKZip utilizes a proprietary stream cipher that is vulnerable to a known plaintext attack, as Eli Biham and Paul C. Kocher describes in A Known Plaintext Attack on the PKZIP Stream Cipher. In ZIP Attacks with Reduced Known-Plaintext, Michael Stay describes an improved known plaintext attack that works against files that non-PKZip zip programs such

    • 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 Pick Locks

      How to Pick Locks

      Learning how to pick locks is almost as much an art as it is a science. Locksmiths describe lock picking as the exploitation of a lock’s machinery to open a lock without a key. To understand the process of picking locks, the prospective picker has to be acquainted with how locks and keys function. The

    • 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

    • Verizon Router Default Password

      Verizon Router Default Password

      In addition to its services as a cellular telephone carrier, Verizon produces a wide variety of products, such as wireless routers. Verizon routers can be used to wirelessly connect to the Internet via home broadband Internet access, Verizon broadcast towers, or through a Verizon USB based modem card. Verizon routers provide the same support as

    • Anonymous Surfing

      Anonymous Surfing

      Anonymous browsing is simply browsing the World Wide Web with most of one’s identity hidden. This is primarily done through what is known as an anonymous browser based proxy. These websites hide information such as the computer’s location and IP address when users use them to browse the web. For example, when the user tries

    • How to Delete WD SmartWare

      How to Delete WD SmartWare

      Western Digital (WD) Portable Hard Drives are capable of storing quite a bit of information. Modern Western Digital drives come with a firmware called “SmartWare,” which can be useful to some users. The SmartWare can provide backup solutions that may not be available with the operating system in use. WD hard drives with SmartWare also

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