Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

A Tutorial On OAuth

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

The Open Authentication (OAuth) standard is truly becoming the sole standard for authenticated transfer and use of data on the internet. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are jumping on board. Whether making web sites or desktop applications, developers will need to become more familiar with this protocol. The hope of this series of articles is to not only establish clear terminology, but concisely explain how the protocol works.

Link: DevWebPro

51 Free Tools To Stay Invisible On The Internet

Friday, October 14th, 2011

If you value your rapidly disappearing privacy while surfing the Internet you need to know about these tools. Whether you want to protect yourself from snoopers, want to spy on those out to get you, or want to be able to track trends that you know will lead to something big, then these tools will help you get the job done. The best part about them is they are FREE!

Link: The Survival Station

Disguise Confidential Folders As System Folders In Windows

Monday, October 10th, 2011

There are many ways to protect your secret or confidential folders in Windows. You can either lock it with tools like LocK-A-FoLdeR, BuduLock and Freeware Lockbox or hide it using the Windows folder hide option. Another way is to disguise the folders to look like system folders. Disguise Folders is a nice freeware app for Windows which allows you to set your secret folders look like system folders. The app is portable and works with ease. You just need to select the folder to disguise and then select the system folder which you want to be disguised to.

Link: NirmalTV

Turn An Old Computer Into A Networked Backup, Streaming, Or Torrenting Machine

Monday, September 19th, 2011

At its most basic, Network attached storage, or NAS, is a great way to share files on your local network. But it’s also a perfect solution for backing up your computers, streaming media across your home network, or even torrenting files to a central server. If you have an aging computer lying around, you can turn it into a NAS for for free with the open-source FreeNAS operating system. Here’s how.

Link: LifeHacker