HACKING HISTORY


This is by no means a thorough explanation of the history of hacking is,but an attempt at showing its history.

 

HACKING and its ORIGINS

Currently hacking is  defined as to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file, computer, or network.The term has changed over time:

Phase 1: early 1960s to 1970s

  • It was a positive term
  • A “hacker” was a creative programmer who wrote elegant or clever code
  • A “hack” was an especially clever piece of code

Phase 2: 1970s to mid 1990s

  • Hacking took on negative connotations
  • Breaking into computers for which the hacker does not have authorized access
  • Still primarily individuals
  • Includes the spreading of computer worms and viruses and ‘phone phreaking’
  • Companies began using hackers to analyze and improve security

Phase 3: beginning with the mid 1990s

  • The growth of the Web changed hacking; viruses and worms could be spread rapidly
  • Political hacking (Hacktivism) surfaced
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks used to shut down Websites
  • Large scale theft of personal and financial information

Ear Trumpet-What Windows 10 Should have Shipped With!


Do I dare say Windows 10 is damn near perfect OS but there is something that i believed is missing,and that is the ability to control individual sounds.By Individual sounds i mean for example i have Tidal playing and have it set at 67 % and systems sounds are too loud at 67 % and would like to have them at 4 % and Chrome at 100% but there is now way to do that until i discovered this app in the Microsoft App Store!

Microsoft does have an App Store for those wondering and it does have some meh apps  and some gems like  Ear Trumpet.This App has apparently been around since 2016 and frankly this is what Microsoft  10 should have been shipped with.

The latest iteration is:

  • version 2.0.3.0

– Fixed an issue with certain apps (e.g. Sea of Thieves) not appearing correctly – Added additional languages (Arabic, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean, Turkish, and Ukrainian).Its only 26.47MB the install is pretty easy.

Once installed you get this sound icon similar to the stick but with options to set the volume individually!!!!. Plus this App has a 4.5 Rating on Microsoft’s App store.

Ear Trumpet

Minimum Requirements:

Windows 10 x86

Additional Features:

  • Visualize Audio with Multi-Channel Aware Peaking
  • Default playback device management
  • Automatic updates via the Microsoft Store
  • Support for light/dark mode and all accent colors
  • Configurable hotkey
  • Modern context menus
  • Growing multi-lingual support
  • Cairo Shell support

For more information you can visit their Github webpage.

Dont take my word for it,go to the App store and download the app and take it for  a spin.

 

Recycle Bin Pro-Tip!


How many time have you deleted something from the Recycle Bin and immediately regretted it,or wondered why you did not get a delete confirmation.

Well it would behoove you to perform the following steps to check whether the ‘delete confirmation‘ is turned on

  •  Right click on the Recycle Bin icon on Windows 10 desktop
  •  Select Properties and once the Recycle Bin Properties dialog opens
  • Check the box next to Display delete confirmation dialog. Then click Apply and OK.

And just like that you are all set.

 

Professional Etiquette


Professional Etiquette

Professional etiquette is an unwritten code of conduct regarding the interactions among the members in a business setting. When proper professional etiquette is used, all involved are able to feel more comfortable, and things tend to flow more smoothly. Professional etiquette plays a monumental role in making a lasting positive first impression. In professional situations, displaying proper etiquette can give you a competitive edge over others who may not be using proper etiquette. Likewise, failing to use the correct etiquette may result in being overlooked for employment or losing other valuable opportunities. Professional etiquette can be applied to many areas of an individual’s work life including e-mails, phone calls, and business meetings.
Remember that the information contained in this tutorial is based on what is customarily considered proper professional etiquette in the United States. If you are meeting a possible business contact from another culture, or making contacts while travelling abroad, it would be wise to do some research beforehand to find out what is considered proper etiquette in that particular culture. There are many differences in dining style, greetings, perceptions of body language and so forth, worldwide. Being educated on these differences could save you from making a blunder and possibly offending someone or ruining an opportunity for yourself.

Eufy Lumi Plug-In Night Light, Warm White LED, Light Sensor


The 4 pack Eufy Lumi Plug model T1303 comes in a small standard box that weighs in at 7.2 pound that is not too obtrusive but clearly explains what is in the box. Each Night light is house in a recess in the box ensuring that they arrive to you in good condition.I have seen some products where they cobble together the units.

They are rated at an input AC 120V-60Hz and Power 0.4W.

The packaging of each night-light is in a soft white plastic pouch.Clearly quality is eufy strength. You get two leaflets one is instructions on usage which are self-explanatory and the other is a Happy Card with warranty information.

One is greeted with 4 night lights that are white in nature and a small eufy logo at the bottom of the white light. The LED glow a soft white light that is not harsh to the eyes something that I clearly consider when looking for night lights and are bright enough for any space be it in the bathroom, bedroom or walkway in the house.

 

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At 12.99 they are great value for money when you compare to other models that retail for 15 dollars for a two pack.Anyone looking for nice white night lights ought to take a look at this. The only caveat I have noticed is that its only useful being connected to the top socket since if connected to the bottom socket that leave the top socket covered. Also noteworthy is that the light turns on only when the room is pitch black.

I own several Anker products and have been impressed every time and now recommend their products to family and friends and this is no exception.Would definitely get another pack.

Units were provided to me for review by Eufy.

 

 

 

Net Neutrality as a Regular User


The Internet plays a pivotal role not just as a platform, but as a catalyst for innovation, financial growth, and democracy.Net Neutrality according to www.fcc.gov is having an open Internet which means that consumers can go where they want, when they   want. In other words ISP would treat all data that travels over their networks equally as opposed to allowing some internet providers to providing better access to some websites that pay a fee to reach users faster. This would in turn mean that new websites that can’t afford expensive fees for better service will face new barriers to success, leaving users with fewer options and a less diverse internet.

Net Neutrality has a couple of stakeholders which include; Whether the Internet is neutral or not has serious implications for Internet service providers (ISPs), businesses operating online, governments, and civil society.

The Stakeholders against Net Neutrality which in this case would be the ISP’s argue that, as owners of the networks, they should be able to control and maintain their networks in any manner they wish. ISPs believe they should be able to recoup expensive investments in broadband networks by charging customers differently based on level of service and by seeking opportunities to obtain revenue from broadband intensive application, service, and content. Ultimately, the business model adopted by ISPs involves large investments in networks, and as a consequence, the case is made that the ISPs should have the right to make independent decisions about the direction of their industry without interference. Another counter argument ISPs present suggests that avoiding net neutrality would actually encourage competition and innovation. That is, innovation can take place on the network itself in the form of distributed content delivery, integrated voice/video/data platforms, and advanced quality of service.

A regular internet user, I am in favor of Net Neutrality, because it would eliminate fast lane type internet where the user would be relegated to a second-class information highway, with slower speeds, than favored customers (those willing to pay premiums or purchasing services directly from the ISP providing the bandwidth), or, facing higher costs for the things they buy as corporate customers pass on to their customers the extra costs of joining the “fast lane”

 

Sweetpacks Removal Guide`


How many times have your loved ones called you to say that they think they have an infection on their PC and your head starts spinning when you log on to their PC and notice the image below when you open the browser:

Sweetpacks-search-virus

Pretty soon you start cursing heavily under your Breath and having to do this for free,well there is a guide i have been using for years and always forget to share it with you.

See the Guide Here.

Thank you Malwaretips