DNS Changer: Fix it Before it Strikes

(First I’m going to explain a few things, you can scroll down to the removal steps if you’d like to skip the educational part that will make you a better person.)

I’ve been cleaning malware (the general term for trojans, viruses, and unwanted programs) for over 14 years now. I’ve seen the “Black Hat” hackers go through all sorts of fads trying to put a new spin on old exploits. There is truly “nothing new under the sun.” Continue reading

Setting DNS in Windows XP

DNS refers to a set of servers out on the internet (Domain Name Servers). Everything on the internet has an identifying number called an IP address (there is no such computer called “google.com.” When you type “google.com” into an internet browser that request goes to a Domain Name Server and translates “google.com” into the IP Address for their server and points your request to San Francisco. Continue reading

Simple 12 Character Passwords

I here very often “I have too many passwords to remember.” or “This password is too hard” or “Why do I have to change my Password so often?

Making a simple passwords nearly unbreakable is a cinch.

“One UPPER, One lower, One number, and a Bunch of characters.”

The way it works:

When a “hacker” is trying to break a password they have to “guess” the WHOLE password at once.

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