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How To: Remain Anonymous and Chat Securely with Cryptocat

I'm sure we've all heard about MSN and Yahoo! Messenger, right? They can be useful, but the setup can be quite time consuming for those who need to use it just once or twice—and the privacy statements are a real bother. For example, we must provide our real details. You could use Fake Name Generator, but if you get caught, you will have your account suspended. I don't have a law degree, but to my understanding the United States recently passed legislation that gives the authorities the power ...

How To: Keep Your Computer Organized in Windows 7

At some point, we all go from organized to disorganized. Let's assume you are a business executive working in a busy corporate building. Chances are you are going to get a heavy workload and it will impact how clean your workspace is. However, this article is about keeping your desktop clean and clutter free, along with the use of software to find documents you have misplaced.

How To: Find Out Who Unfriended You on Facebook

How many Facebook friends do you have? The average person on Facebook has around 140 friends while some hit the ridiculous Facebook friend limit of 5,000. Facebook states that its services are for people you know in person. I don't think anyone has 5,000 friends in person, do you? Personally, I don't even think Megan Fox has 5,000 friends in person, so how could any regular person have that many? But that's beside the point.

How To: Encrypt Your Sensitive Files Using TrueCrypt

Hello and welcome to another InfoSecurity World tutorial. The intent of this article is to teach one how to encrypt sensitive files. When set up correctly with a strong password, it would be almost impossible to hack. Even the FBI have had issues decrypting this software. I'm here to teach you how to create a general encrypted container—not the complex hidden TrueCrypt volume.

Hide Your Secrets: How to Password-Lock a Folder in Windows 7 with No Additional Software

Today's guide is on creating a password protected folder on Windows 7 without any additional software. Yes, you heard that right. No extra software at all! This guide is intended for beginners. But please note, this method should not be used to store financial or otherwise highly confidential material. It might be a good place to hide a planning document for a family member's birthday party or similar occasion where you need to keep something secret temporarily.

Lockdown: The InfoSecurity Guide to Securing Your Computer, Part II

This is Part II in the Lockdown: The InfoSecurity Guide To Securing Your Computer series. Before beginning, check out Part I. This article will cover using alternate software to increase your security and will provide you with some information about websites and programs that test a computer's security. It will also guide you to software you can install or follow so you know what programs need to be updated on the computer. Lastly, I will talk about some features that should be disabled when ...

Lockdown: The InfoSecurity Guide to Securing Your Computer, Part I

This is a two-part series to locking down the computer to provide maximum protection. Even though this guide will sound intrusive, we are talking about reality here. Extreme measures must be taken to protect our computers, especially when we have confidential documentation or do internet banking, which many people do. We all have to use electronic devices at some stage, whether it be for business or personal use.

The Ultimate Guide: Diagnosing & Fixing Connection Issues, Part II

Hello everyone and welcome to Part II - The Ultimate Guide: Diagnosing & Fixing Connection Issues. In this tutorial we will discuss more advanced methods that I took in order to fix our home network. I have also attached a link to download the FREE eBook - so feel free to download it to you can refer to this manual when you are experiencing connection issues. I would also like to note that the manual has been loaded onto a free server - it will remain on the server until people stop downloadi...

How To: Install Windows 8 Beta on VirtualBox

Windows 8 Beta (Developer Preview) It wasn't that long ago Windows 7 was released - now Windows 8 Beta is here. I did do a Google search to see when the stable version will be out but wasn't able to find an official statement from Microsoft. However - I saw several articles on Google hinting that the final release might be in August or there about.

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