FBI issues another warning about tech support phone scams

I’m pasting this in verbatim, because The FBI has very effectively communicated the extent of the problem. Be very careful about giving remote access to your computers to people you don’t know and trust! 3 November 2014 Alert Number I-111314-PSA NEW TWIST TO THE TELEPHONE TECH SUPPORT SCAM The IC3 has produced Scam Alerts in the past advising the public of an ongoing telephone scam...

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The POODLE exploit

If you’re on the web much, have any online banking accounts or watch TV news, you’ve probably heard about POODLE in the last few weeks. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’m going to post some links here for those of you who are interested to peruse. What you need to know about the SSLv3 “POODLE” flaw (CVE-2014-3566) If you use the Internet at all, you’ll want to disable...

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How to generate a CSR in IIS 8

Generating a certificate signing request on Windows Server 2012, with IIS8 Open IIS 8 Administrator and choose the appropriate web server.  Double click on “Server Certificates.” Choose “Create Certificate Request.” Fill in the blanks. Choose 2048 as the bit length. Save the CSR someplace where you can easily find it. Click...

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How to add an auto responder for your hosting account

These instructions apply to the account administrator. If you’re an email account holder, please see the instructions located here.  Click on any of these images to see them in their original size. First, login to your cPanel account by going to http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel Next, click on the Auto Responders icon. Fill out the information required for the auto responder to be...

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Closing a telnet session

Here’s a tip for you command line people. When you use telnet to access a service on another machine, have you ever wondered how to get out of your telnet session? Let’s say we used telnet to check an SMTP host: # telnet someserver.somehost.com 25 Trying 01.02.03.04… Connected to someserver.somehost.com. Escape character is ‘^]’. We know from the clue above that we...

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How to enable compatibility view in Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer 2. Click on Tools and then Compatibility View Settings 3. Enter in connectnc.com in the Add This Website box 5. Click Add...

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