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Get Smarter in a Week!

In Mind Games on June 29, 2006 at 1:10 pm

The BBC have created an interesting online programme called “Get Smarter in a Week“. Followers of this programme can expect to improve concentration and brain power by practising brain exercises, increasing physical activity and improving diet.
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AT&T Rewrite the Rules of Privacy

In Privacy on June 28, 2006 at 9:51 am

As of last Friday, AT&T introduced a new privacy policy which effectively says customers’ confidential information is owned by AT&T, not the customers themselves!
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Send “Masked” SMS!

In GSM on June 27, 2006 at 12:48 pm

Masked SMS can appear to come from any sender, in alphanumerical form (e.g: 666, 555555555, 1234567890, “Kunoichi” or “kun01c4i”), and can be quite useful for pranks, or if you want replies to be sent to your own phone.
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Spoof Caller ID

In Anonymity, Hacking, Security on June 25, 2006 at 11:27 am

“Spoofing” a caller ID enables you to hide the number you are calling from and replace it with another. This is useful for those who wish for their number to be hidden, but are thwarted by systems which block anonymous calling, or for those who would prefer return calls to their home or office.
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UK University offers Ethical Hacking Degree

In Hacking on June 23, 2006 at 1:06 pm

The University of Abertay in Scotland will be the first UK university to offer a degree in Ethical hacking from this September.
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A quick guide to hacking wireless networks

In Hacking on June 20, 2006 at 10:37 am

LAN jacking (hacking wireless area networks) has gained huge popularity in recent years, especially as wireless networks have gained popularity amongst domestic users. LAN jacking is still in the grey area of legality: it is unlikely (though not certain!) that you would be pursued for “borrowing” your neighbour’s unsecured internet access for simply checking your emails, but cracking passwords, or using heavy bandwidth could land you in court!

There are many free wireless access points which you can access legally, but for those who wish to find other ways of securing free internet access, here is my quick guide.
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Creating Strong Secure Passwords

In Cryptography, Security on June 17, 2006 at 1:14 pm

In this digital age, we use passwords for almost everything: email, banking, Internet access, blogging… You name it!

It is estimated that around 40% of user produced passwords are easily guessed! (Source: Wikipedia). With more and more security reliant on the use of strong passwords, it is more important than ever to learn how to create them.
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How to Create AES 128 bit Encrypted Disk Images in Mac OSX

In Anonymity, Hacking, Privacy, Security on June 15, 2006 at 12:52 pm

Concerned about the security of your personal files on your Mac? Use this easy to understand tutorial about creating encrypted disk images to ensure safe back-up and security of your data.

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The Art of Haggling: How to Negotiate Better Prices

In General, Information on June 14, 2006 at 12:54 pm

Historically, few countries had fixed prices for their products: instead, you would locate an item you wished to purchase and then negotiate the price. These days, In western countries, few people utilise that art of haggling to get a discount on their purchases, when in fact most retailers are open to negotiation and you could often get things cheaper if you only asked! In this article, I will offer a few successful haggling techniques which you can even use in high street stores!
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How to use the Alphabet Technique to improve your memory

In Mind Games on June 14, 2006 at 10:39 am

The Alphabet Technique is a peg memory system which works by associating letters of the alphabet with images you create for things you need to remember.
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