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  1. Wow, that Konboot really is something, thanks for sharing :)

    I was like you Darren, "oh another boot changin' password thing" but this actually as legitimate purposes too. In addition to those mentioned on the ep it could also be used by computer repair technicians for users that actually do set passwords on thier machines, so being able to reboot without having to ask nor know thier password to fix thier computer is very nifty.

    As for the rest of the episode it was as good as always. Great work guys.

  2. Its probably a 5 min segment of something they'll throw in the next ep of Tekzilla I guess.

    Edit: Nevermind, they announced it at the end of the last episode on unraid server. Why they titled thier sticky with 109 though there won't be one who knows. Well, we'll see everyone again soon on Tekzilla and the new show then.

  3. 6 Replace all occurrences of the word "secure" with the word "insecure" in the

    configuration lines of the file. Any line that does not begin with a "#" is a configuration


    Doesn't work.

    Don't you mean replace "insecure" with "secure"? I'd think for it to secure the shell so you must enter a password it would need to be "secure"...

  4. Here's a list of my current tools on my 2gb Toshiba U3:

    Obi Wan's SwitchBlade




    System Information for Windows



    Foxit reader for U3

    VLC media player portable

    TmpEnc 4.0 Xpress


    Alcohol 120%

    Opera portable personal edition

    Process Explorer

    I got Wireshark portable myself but its not very useful having to haft to installl winpcap on each system I want to use it on. Any way of making it fully portable without need for installation of anything to get it working? I've been able to accomplish it with Cain but not having too much luck with Wireshark.

  5. It may be that the software shipped with the laptop wasnt updated and contains a few bugs or what have you causing the problems your describing. Like I stated earlier its just better removing it. Should your friend need it support well give him/her step-by-step instructions over the phone to download/install it, and it also ensures they've got the latest version which is what the support technican on the other end well want you to have.

  6. Apologies, bloatware was the wrong term to use. If annoywares a term than thats what I'd label it. If you feel you need it then great. To me its one extra thing I dont want starting up with my system and bugging me. I've stated opinion more or less. If you feel its useful by all means continue using it.

  7. You should never have it installed unless a support technician is helping you. Why?...

    a) Why do you need it on the computer if you are not in need of support?

    b) When you recieve support that requires the use of dell remote access the technician helping you well have you go and install it anyway first thing, even if you've already installed it, so its pointless having it installed ahead of time.

    c) Its basically bloatware when not in use. So is a lot of other additional software they pre-load on there such as Dell support or url assitant.

  8. Sec+ is great to start out with. You can get the 2009 Security+ exam objectives here, detailing all knowledge domains you should study for in order to be prepared to pass the exam, most of which deals with basic cryptography concepts. For studying I'd recommend MeasureUp, though there are some free resources online as well.

  9. If you want real dirt cheap way where you don't need to download/install anything I used to use Windows briefcases (built into Windows and still do actually) before I got Acronis to sync stuff to an external drive. Sort of works but gets very slow with video files and doesnt work with Access databases too well for some reason. I still use it for syncing up with my UFD between my two computers so I always got access to work related files :)

  10. If your school/teacher hasnt ordered pratice test software you should look at A+ MeasureUp tests. They've helped me get my A+/Net+/Sec+. If you can pass those than I'd say you're ready for it. Its good to learn the material as best as you can, but there comes a point where you really just going to haft to memorize facts (espeically with the older stuff nobody even uses anymore thats still covered on the exams). Notice I said exams. You need to pass two exams to get the A+ cert. One of them well deal with commands/hardware (tech stuff) while the other well for the most part require you to know how to interact with customers based on common secnarios an IT worker would face.

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