Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords
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Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords. Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords. This is where password managers come into play.

View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed
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View which Service Packs and Hotfixes are installed

So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.

Stop Google from tracking your Chrome usage
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Stop Google from tracking your Chrome usage

When Google Chrome launched, everyone jumped to embrace the new browser. Unfortunately, each Google Chrome installation contains a unique ID that allowing identifying its user. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like anyone or anything tracking my usage, especially not a company as powerful as Google.

Disk Heal (Tool Tuesday)
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Disk Heal (Tool Tuesday)

With a name like Disk Heal, you would consider it to only work on your hard disk. However, Disk Heal does a wee bit more than just that. Disk Heal boasts of the following features: Fixes Disk Problems Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility Perform Security, Internet Explorer, Appearance & Control Panel Tweaks The software is easy to use, but would do really well with a better interface upgrade.

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Hack Windows Vista; Get Paid

Less than a month after Trend Micro discovered Vista flaws being sold off for $50,000 in the underground market by hackers, VeriSign’s iDefense Labs has placed an $8,000 bounty on remote code execution holes in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7. This is part of its three-year old Vulnerability Contributor Program which compensates individuals who provide iDefense with advance notification of unpublished vulnerabilities and/or exploit code. 3Com’s Zero Day Initiative is a similar program.