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Two ways to respond to the recent CIA and Vault7 Wikileaks exposures

In case you’ve been living in a cave without electricity for a few days, on March 7th, 2017, WikiLeaks leaked a collection of almost 9,000 documents allegedly from the CIA related to a project known as Vault7.  The CIA issued an

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How to lock your Mac like you did on your PC

“Hey Vonnie, can you come here for a sec?  I need you to help me with something” As I get up to leave my Windows 8.1 PC, I instinctively press Windows Key + L which automatically flips the lock screen

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How to connect your GNS3 lab to the internet in Mac OS X

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Today I’m going to show you how to break GNS3 out of your virtual world into the real world of the internet. GNS3 is a great resource for anyone who needs access to live Cisco gear but doesn’t have the money

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How to optimize the wireless signal for your PC

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Wi-Fi is wonderful…. when it works!  Between the abstruse limited connectivity errors and random Wi-Fi disconnects, sometimes it can feel like Wi-Fi really isn’t that great. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to reset my home Wi-Fi router.

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The real reason for Ctrl + Alt + Del

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What’s the purpose of pressing Control, Alt Delete? We all know it reboots or locks your box but have you ever wondered why you have to mash this famous key sequence at the login prompt? Today we’re going to plumb

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