Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

A few minutes ago I read a news article written by Brian Krebs who described how some Sony Music Cds try to install a software on pcs that could be labeled as spyware. It seems that we have reached a new level in the fight between the record companies and its consumers. If you put […]


The guys at neowin.net posted an article on how to find out if a recovery cd is in fact a normal windows xp version labeled recovery version. The process involves a total of eleven steps, starting with the creation of the cd structure and the movement of the files needed to later burn them to […]


can your computer run the game

I found a website that tests the ability of your pc to run a certain game. They have most newly released and soon to be released games in their list, e.g. Age of Empires III and Civilization IV.


The National Security Agency offers Operating System Guides on their websites. These guides are currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline their systems.


Everything you do on the net transmitts your Ip Address. If you chat with someone he could easily find it out, if you write an email the information will be transmitted with the email. The article describes what the IP reveals about the user behind.


youtube movies

I thought this would be of interest to some of you. Watchfilms.com are offering more than 300 movies on their website that you can watch for free. The movies are divided into six categories: Movies, Cartoons, Documentaries, Newsreels, Commercials and Short Films. Most films are black and white movies from 1930-1950.


This article describes how search engines work, how the data is processed, how search results are generated. It also describes most of the advanced search operators available today.


process partrol

Process Patrol allows you to manage the Windows processes on your computer. You can set stop lists for spyware, adware, and virus programs that will be automatically killed. Program files are renamed to prevent restarts.


infoblox

Just a quick news this time. A new free online proxy site opened up its gate. You can use it to bypass restrictions at school or work for example. (e.g. filtered sites)


Richi posted a nice introduction on how spammers actually send the millions of spam mails every day. He begins by describing two ways of sending spam mails: traditional and viral.