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Having a program or app which is digitally signed shows potential users that it really is from the person or company that it says it is, and that it has not been modified by a third-party and / or had a virus, worm, or other nefarious code added. To find...Read More
Backing-up The Windows Registry As an IT professional, I have often been asked what the best way is to backup the Windows Registry. Most people use the Windows Program Regedit. Check out my latest YouTube video to find out why this may not be the best idea. The answer may...Read More
From time-to-time one may come across a reference to the Registry, whilst reading articles in respect to the Windows operating system or PCs. So, what is it? The Registry The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that contains information, settings, and options about software and hardware installed on the...Read More
SHA-256 is one of a set of cryptographic hash functions designed by the NSA. The SHA-256 algorithm is often used to produce a hash value (see below) in order to confirm a file’s integrity. Why do we need a hash value for file downloads? When we download files from...Read More
Many people still unpack their new router and set up their WiFi network without giving a second thought to security. This is sometimes due to the fact that the less experienced WiFi user believes that the router is secure, straight out of the box. This, of course, is not the...Read More
Often referred to as Pending File Renames, these operations are events relating to folders and files which take place when your PC is rebooted, or switched off and back on again. These events fall into the following categories: Delete files / folders Rename files / folders Move files / folders...Read More
Alternate Data Streams (ADS) are part of the NTFS file system in Windows operating systems. They are not included in the FAT and FAT32 file systems. ADSs were originally included in NTFS to provide compatibility with the Macintosh File System. What is an ADS? Every file has a primary data...Read More