Elite News

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Vishing : The New Internet Con

Internet con artists are turning to an old tool � the phone � to keep tricking Web users who have learned not to click on links in unsolicited e-mails.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Windows account password cracks

Ophcrack is the fastest Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 password cracker. Download and burn!! Ophrack 2.1 comes with a GTK+ Graphical User Interface and runs on Windows as well as on Linux.

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Microsoft censors MSN Messenger

Microsoft filters out any MSN messages containing "download.php" or "gallery.php". The messages are silently discarded without any indication being given that they have been blocked. To see a list of legitimate URLs that are now unable to be sent through MSN, put allintitle:download.php into Google. Many are Free Software downloads.

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The Internet needs YOU!

The US government is asking for comments on how the Internet should be run, and anyone is allowed to comment - but you'll need to be quick.

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Academics break the Great Firewall of China

Computer experts from the University of Cambridge claim not only to have breached the Great Firewall of China, but have found a way to use the firewall to launch denial-of-service attacks against specific Internet Protocol addresses in the country.

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Little-Known Tweak to Boost Hard Drive Performance!

This tweak involves a registry change to force Windows to use UltraDMA-6 mode (133MB/s) for transfers with your drives. Windows has a particularly strange way of handling transfer modes for storage devices, so you could be running slowly and not even know it. I was able to boost the transfer rate of my hard drive by 6X with this tweak!

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Recovering Deleted Files in Windows XP

How-to for undeleting / recovering deleted files in Windows XP using a tool you can put on a USB drive.

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Faster Win XP log off and shut down tool!

Microsoft has a downloadable tool that they describe as: "A service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems." Usually the culprit to slow log-offs or long shut downs is due to profile resources being tied up for whatever reason. This tool will unload any profile resources tied up to help the computer log off or turn off much faster.

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