Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

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I know what some of you might be thinking right now. I´am using windows, everything is fine, why should I download and burn a linux live cd ? Whats my gain ? Its partially true of course, for most of the time windows is a pretty stable system but sometimes one encounters small problems that […]


No matter which internet page you open this days you are guaranteed to find at least one article mentioning the Sony rootkit affair. Instead of providing you with the latest news on the case customer vs. Sony BMG I´d like to analyse an interesting aspect of it. In the beginning, there was one guy, who […]


Crash Doctor is a useful windows freeware that tries to recover crashed windows programs. The program activates itself when a windows program crashes and tries to recover the program from crashing state by careful analysis of the program. The second purpose of Crash Doctor is to prevent further damage to other files that are dependant […]


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This article explains it all. It provides links to consumer made cd listings that contain the rootkit software, shows how cds with the rootkit software look like, explains how one can check his personal computer for the rootkit and finally gives a detailed walkthrough on how to remove the rootkit software manually from your computer.


If you are like me you are probably downloading lots of files from the internet every day. Those files are using a huge part of my hard disk space and I had to make the decision to get rid of some of them to free some space for other files I´d like to download. I […]


Gina over at lifehackers.com posted a nice article about places where one can find free music on the internet. The categories include google, of course, amazon, mp3 blogs and del.icio.us.


The outrage from the internet community about Sonys "rootkit" cds is still fresh and spreading like fire on the internet. I always thought that a business should try to please it customers in the first hand, because thats what makes the customers come back. Its obvious that the music industry has a image problem, especially […]


Ever thought about why your keyboard layout is the way it is today ? Why the first line starts with QWERTY and not some other letter sequence ? Wonder no more, the site "why qwerty was invented explains it all to us.


Help2go has some useful information about why every windows user needs a linux live cd. First, you need it if you need information out of your computer and windows seems to have a problem starting or behaves abnormaly just in the moment you need it most.


The article created a lot of feedback, mostly positive on the subject and I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their comments and present your thoughts in this new article. Most visitors agreed that the decision of the RIAA to turn on its customers badly damaged their image and unfortunatly that […]


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We read it in the news everyday. The major music industry players like Sony BMG or EMI are reporting losses all over the place and blame it solely on internet pirates. Internet pirates are actually a very good excuse for bad times. Hard facts do not exist and no one is able to check on […]


The news spread like fire last week: Sony has a installer on some of their music cd´s that might install a rootkit on customers pc´s if they put them into their personal computer. The rootkit software could not be uninstalled by normal means and has already been used by hackers to hide World of Warcraft […]


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