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What is Domain Name (DNS)

What is Domain Name (DNS)





If everything was addressed by their IP address, life would be challenging. A DNS server is the device that translates the www.google.com you type in your browser to the 216.58.212.78 IP address that it really is.

In a home network, your router acts as a DNS server, translating hostnames to IP addresses. If you need to access another...

What is Site-to-Site VPN

What is Site-to-Site VPN



A VPN connection that allows you to connect two Local Area Networks (LANs) is called a site-to-site VPN. Site-to-site VPNs are normally established between corporate offices that are separated by a physical distance extending further than normal LAN media covers.

Site-to-site VPN extends the company's network, making computer resources from one location available to employees at other locations.

What is MIME (Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions)

What is MIME (Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions)



Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) should be discussed. MIME is an extension of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that provides the ability to pass different kinds of data files on the Internet: audio, video, images, application programs, and other kinds, as well as the ASCII text handled in the original protocol, the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP).

Servers...

How to Enable HDR and WCG Color in Windows 10

How to Enable HDR and WCG Color in Windows 10

Window 10 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) to help you get the most of out your HDR and WCG supported TV or PC display. An HDR-capable display or TV can show a wider range of colors compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display. As a result, you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture when you connect to an HDR10-capable display.

Let us see how to turn on this amazing feature.


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What Are Brute Force and Dictionary Based Attacks

What Are Brute Force and Dictionary Based Attacks



Password attacks are to a great degree common, as they are anything but difficult to perform and regularly result in a successful intrusion. There are two basic types of password guessing that can be performed: brute force or dictionary-based attacks.



What Is Brute Force Attacks

How to Copy a File Path Using Context Menu

How to Copy a File Path Using Context Menu

Instead of typing out a file’s path by hand, or trying to grab it from the file or folder’s Properties window, why not use a quick and easy Windows trick? When you right-click on a file, the default context menu wont have a option to copy file path.



But if instead you press and hold the Shift key before right-clicking, you’ll instead see this:

How to Turn Off Cortana Notifications in Windows 10

How to Turn Off Cortana Notifications in Windows 10

Microsoft really wants you to use Cortana, in fact, they want you to use Cortana so much that they pester you with notifications. The good news is that you can at least turn off notifications for Cortana, whether you use the feature or not.

To begin with, on the off chance that you happen to get one of the Cortana notifications while it's still in your Action Center, you can quickly turn off Cortana notifications by hovering your cursor over...

How to Use the Calculator App as a Currency Converter in Windows 10

How to Use the Calculator App as a Currency Converter in Windows 10

The Windows 10 users don’t need to make the extra trip to web to perform quick currency conversions. The built-in Windows 10 Calculator app can do way more than what you think it’s capable of doing. It includes a somewhat hidden currency converter tool.

1. Launch the Calculator app from the Start Menu or by searching for it with Cortana.



2. Once it loads,...

How to Disable Transparency in Windows 10

How to Disable Transparency in Windows 10

One of the changes introduced in the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update is a significant expansion of transparency effects in the operating system. Applications and utilities such as the Settings app now feature a frosted glass-type transparency that lets the user’s desktop wallpaper, or any apps positioned in the background, shine through parts of the interface.

This new look, called Acrylic is a Fluent Design System component that adds...

How to See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

How to See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
The Windows Experience Index was a handy benchmark score that users of Windows Vista through Windows 7 could use to gauge the performance of their PC.

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) uses Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) to measure the capability of your PC's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your PC will perform better...

How Malware Infects PCs

How Malware Infects PCs


It is well known that the PCs are attacked the most. Windows PCs in particular, are generally open systems that have many vulnerabilities.

There are several reasons why Windows PCs have become appealing for viruses, these include:


• Maintenance of backwards software compatibility
• Home users with administrative privileges
• Open networking stack
• Volume of user base

The...

Phishing Against Mobile Devices

Phishing Against Mobile Devices





Mobile phishing is an emerging threat in today’s connected world.

A report finds that the number of mobile phishing attacks has been increasing over the last few years for various mobile device  platforms.

Most instances of SMS phishing (smishing) target banks or financial institutions by sending a phone number that the victim calls after receiving the message, resulting in...

What is App Containers

What is App Containers



When you install a Win32 traditional desktop program on your PC, it installs into the Program Files folder from which, with administrative privileges, it can see and access each other file and folder and envelope on the machine, including critical Windows operating system files.

    Information
Win32 is the programming interface...

What Is Windows SmartScreen?

What Is Windows SmartScreen?


Windows SmartScreen is an online feature of many Microsoft products, including Windows 7 (where it’s called the Phishing Filter), Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and some online services as well.

The Windows SmartScreen automatically scans applications, files, downloads, and websites, blocking known-dangerous content and warning you before you run unknown applications.

Because the service runs online,...

The Overview Of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Overview Of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

The GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018...

How to Change the Default System Font in Windows 10

How to Change the Default System Font in Windows 10

The font on Windows 10 is called Segoe UI, and if you don't like it, you can use this Windows 10 tutorial, which will walk you through the steps to modify the registry to change the default system font on your computer.


How to change the default Windows 10 system font

1. Open Control Panel.

2. Open the Fonts.

What is Fork Bomb

What is Fork Bomb


Fork Bomb is a program which harms a system by making it run out of memory. It forks processes infinitely to fill memory. Fork Bomb, a form of denial-of-service attack against a computer system, implements the fork operation (or equivalent functionality) whereby a running process can create another running process. A fork bomb is also known as a wabbit or rabbit virus. To incapacitate a system they rely on the (generally valid)...

What is Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)

What is Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)


802.11 networks use a method known as Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA). In wireless networks, usually only the AP can hear every workstation that is communicating with it.

Additionally, wireless networks do not use fullduplex communication, which is another way of protecting data against corruption and loss as a result of collisions.

What Is Trusted Boot?

What Is Trusted Boot?



The Windows operating system has many features to help protect you from malware. When you run Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on a PC that supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Trusted Boot protects your PC from malware from the moment you power on your PC until your anti-malware starts.

Trusted Boot takes over once the OS begins to load. This system checks the OS kernel and all other OS components,...

What Is Secure Boot?

What Is Secure Boot?



Secure Boot is one feature of the latest Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.3.1 specification. The feature defines an entirely new interface between operating system and firmware/BIOS. When enabled and fully configured, Secure Boot helps a computer resist attacks and infection from malware.

First developed by Intel, Secure Boot performs two tasks when a PC is switched on and before the OS loads....

What is Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

What is Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum



In telecommunications, direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) is a spread spectrum modulation technique used to reduce overall signal interference. The spreading of this signal makes the resulting wideband channel more noisy, allowing for greater resistance to unintentional and intentional interference.

Spread  spectrum signals may be divided into two main groups - direct sequence spread spectrum...

What is Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum

What is Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum



Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) is a method of transmitting radio signals by rapidly switching a carrier among many frequency channels, using a pseudorandom sequence known to both transmitter and receiver. ... Signals rapidly change ("hop") among these in a predetermined order.

As the name implies, FHSS works by quickly moving from one frequency to another according to a psuedorandom...

What is Spread Spectrum Technology

What is Spread Spectrum Technology


Spread spectrum technology has blossomed from a military technology into one of the fundamental building blocks in current and next-generation wireless systems. From cellular to cordless to wireless LAN (WLAN) systems, spectrum is a vital component in the system design process. The spread spectrum defines methods for wireless devices to use to send a number of narrowband frequencies over a range of frequencies...

How To Turn Off The Apps For Websites Feature for An App in Windows 10

How To Turn Off The Apps For Websites Feature for An App in Windows 10

Microsoft added “Apps for websites” to Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. This feature allows installed apps to take over when you visit their associated website. For example, when you visit a Groove Music web page in Edge, Chrome, or another browser, the Groove Music app can pop up and take it from there.



This feature also works in other browsers, not just...

How To Optimize Battery Life While Playing Videos in Windows 10

How To Optimize Battery Life While Playing Videos in Windows 10

We know that video playing drains a considerable amount of battery. You can optimize the battery life based on quality of the video. If you choose battery life, then the video quality needs to be compromised. In this tutorial, we will show you how to optimize battery while playing Videos in Windows 10.


Optimize Battery While Playing Videos In...
 
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