Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News back in 2005. Martin started his career as a tech support representative at a large German financial corporation which he used to finance his college education in English, Information Technology and History.
He quit college and his job when Ghacks began to attract a large enough readership. He made the decision to become a full time blogger and webmaster, and has not looked back since.
Martin is interested in all things tech. His primary focus is on desktop operating systems, web browsers, Internet services, and privacy related topics.
He published the book The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version in 2017. Martin writes a weekly column for fellow tech site Betanews as well.
Martin's articles on Ghacks
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 a music cd in question into your drive a installer will popup. If you agree to install the software you won´t find a uninstall feature anywhere on your pc.
Apparently all Music Cds labeled "Content enhanced & protected" have the installer on the CD, make sure you check this before you buy a cd you would want to hear using your pc.
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 a new cd.
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.
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 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.
Greg Hoglund with some time at his hands performed a long reversing session on a game most of us played or have at least heard of: World of Warcraft.
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.
This short guide has the intention to provide even new users with an easy way to enjoy the internet. A big problem that stands between the enjoyment is mail spam or simply spam.
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.