Category: Security

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Security secrets — spotting SPAM

Below is an example of a spam message. notice that the subject is one that you do not expect from people that you normally interact with via email. notice that the name attached to the email is different than the one in the closure notice the email address has many random characters . it could …

Security Secrets — phishing

If you ever receive an email like this Disregard it! It is a scam/ Hoax to get your personal information. It is also called Phishing, as in fishing around for your information

How to Set Up a simple linux based webcam security system

Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion. See more below. sudo apt-get install motion&&sudo gedit /etc/motion/motion.conf replace file with # config file for motion very inamilistdaemon offquiet on# You may …

Linux speed hacks

Preload Install an application called prefetch which preloads commonly used files. It may take a few days for the program to learn your preferences so be patient. soon you will notice a significant boost in speed for your most commonly used applications. Note: Prefetch has been renamed to preload sudo apt-get install preload TMPRAM If you have …

How to Set up Drupal CMS

The following illustrates a set-by-step process that I took for my Drupal installation and set-up. As your needs may differ than mine, the particular “themes” and “modules” I am using may differ from what would work best for you. I hope that through these general instructions, you will be able to walk through a successful …

SSL in a Nutshell

I’m going to skip the commands and just give you a clue as to what the steps are. Generate a key that will be used to encrypt stuff. Name it something like host.key. Use the key to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) e.g. host.csr which asks for specific information about which entity is requesting the key for …

DirecTV Whole Home DVR Setup – Part 2

Now that you have the DVR set up and ready it is time to set up your Mini Recievers for the rest of your house. Mini Receiver This box hooks up to the other TVs in your house. One per TV. To Set it up plug it into the Power, TV and satellite line. Then Just Like the …

DirtecTV Whole Home DVR- Self Setup. Part 1

First You Start With your DVR Box Plug Plug the included Ethernet cable into this box and then wireless router Under the door that holds the DirectTV Card their is a little red button. Push the red button. Wait.  Once your screen returns to the DirecTV programming you are all set. Thats it for this Part 1