Category: Security

December 1, 2011 /

It was my loss of important data due to hard disk crash that i have to go for an online storage. But then which one was the question. So i tried some and liked two the most. 1. Windows Live mesh 2. Dropbox I have been using then since then and these have been to my profit in various tasks. Windows Live Mesh Windows Live Mesh 2011 helps you access the stuff on your computers from almost anywhere.  What you can do in Windows Live Mesh 2011 Keep your documents, photos, and other files up to date on all your…

November 24, 2011 /

With Windows 8 Microsoft introduced a new back up and restore tool called File History. Just like System Restore is able to restore the state of your computer to an earlier date, File History is capable of restoring your files to a specific date and time, thus allowing users to turn the clock back in time and retrieve data and files that have been previously edited or deleted. File History is a vast improvement over the Previous Versions (or Shadow Copy) feature introduced in Windows Vista, in a way that it offers the user better control over what to the…

October 30, 2011 /

USBDummyProtect is a small utility that employs a clever trick to prevent spreading of viruses through USB drives. This open source tool creates a dummy file that takes up all free space available on the drive. With every byte of free space gone there is no room for viruses to get into the drive. Simply copy the executable file of USBDummyProtect to the USB flash drive and run the tool. A dummy.file will be created and the drive will show 0 bytes remaining. You can now plug this drive on any infected PC and remain safe. This is of course, assuming…

October 30, 2011 /

Facebook has become an integral part of our lives as we need to get online everyday. If you are not able to access it even for a day, it seems like you have not contacted anyone for long time. Facebook offers great connectivity and a lot of freedom. You keep so much of your personal information on it that anyone able to access it can create problems. For this you need to secure your account. All of you would have heard of “prevention is better than cure”, so why wait for getting our account hacked, why not prevent it from…

October 30, 2011 /

Sometime last year, Facebook overhauled the Facebook profile page implementing several new cosmetic features. The most prominent among them is the way Facebook profile picture and recently tagged pictures of yourself are displayed. The profile picture was changed from the regular rectangular shape to a vertically elongated one, and at the top of the page a row of the five most recently tagged photos of yourself on Facebook was now visible.Some creative users with enough time in their hands started taking advantage of the new layout to create impressive profile pages. Several Facebook apps were developed that enabled less creative…

July 21, 2011 /

The first line of defense for your Wi-Fi network is encryption, which encodes the data transmitted between your PC and your wireless router. This is necessary to prevent other users from connecting to your network and taking a free ride at your expense. The more serious issue is securing your communication from hackers and trouble makers in general. Wireless Network Watcher is a small utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network, allowing it to easily find out who is connected to your network. For each…

July 21, 2011 /

When someone’s email account gets hacked, it’s usually the friends who find this out first, unless the hacker has completely booted the owner out of his inbox by changing the password. This is because friends are the ones who start receiving spam mails or plea for money. When this happens, what one normally does is call their friend or contact them on an alternate email address to let them know that their email account has been compromised. Now Microsoft has introduced a new system that allows friends to report hacked accounts to Hotmail directly. When you get a spam message…

November 26, 2010 /

There are several ways to temporarily lock your computer when are away from your desk. One option is to use the native desktop locking feature in Windows � the keyboard hotkey Win+L. Pressing the keys Win and L together, at any time, locks the computer and takes it back to the logon screen. The computer cannot be unlocked without entering the correct user password. Then there are third party tools, many of which were featured previously on Instant Fundas. Let us recall them. 1. Mouse Lock is a free, open source utility that can dim the desktop and lock the cursor into…

November 14, 2010 /

Facebook is a great platform for networking. You can reconnect with old friends from school or stay in touch with family and friends who live far away. Facebook makes it easy to find and get in touch with people. However, this feature can haunt you when someone you wish you had never met won�t stop messaging and harassing you. If your stalker�s prime route of contact is through Facebook, there are several things you can do to block that Facebook stalker and make it difficult for them to contact you. This article will guide you through the options you have.…

October 18, 2010 /

Locking our computer definitely comes into play when you are not the only user of it. There are many ways to lock our windows operating system. Usually in most of the ways, for locking windows you need to have a password entered for it. And again you need to type in a password in order to unlock windows. These days USB Flash drives are so common and almost all the computer users have one with them. So, how about making use of these USB flash drives to lock your windows computer?Predator is a small windows utility that will help you to lock the current windows session…