Major Security Flaw in Intel, AMD and Other CPUs. Patch Now.

Serious security flaws discovered in CPUs. ALL Intel x86 and some AMD processors affected. These flaws allow hackers to break into computers and observe activities in realtime to get passwords, to break encryption and steal sensitive data. The first CPU security flaw is Meltdown: Meltdown affects potentially all out-of-order execution Intel processors since 1995, except … Read more

Fast, Safe, Ad Free Browsing

Example hosts file. This example shows a Linux hosts file.

Your computer has a secret to tell you. Hidden away in its file system is a file called hosts. This file is the most efficient way to block websites. The hosts file can be used to block ads, to block pornography, to block gambling sites and to block accidental access to malicious web servers. Any … Read more

Virus Email Alert

Just a quick post to do two things: one, let you know I’m still about and, two, to alert you all to a new email scam that is doing the rounds. As the first item is self-evident, I’ll jump into the email virus warning. If any of you receive an email entitled “Please look my … Read more

Backing up your Firefox Profile without FEBE

This is actually quite easy. Although we wont use FEBE, for those who do not know FEBE is a Firefox plugin used to back-up and retrieve user profiles. It copies and all plug-ins, themes, bookmarks and undeleted browsing history (including the cache) then compresses them into one zip file ready to be re-imported into Firefox should a profile become corrupt or destroyed, or should a profile just need copying to another computer.