Archive for the ‘Operating Systems’ Category

April 8, 2012 0

Why MAC address filtering is not perfect

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MAC addresses – which are different for each device on your network – may seem to be the perfect way to keep out intruders, but there’s a catch. Since you can change the MAC address on most modern hardware, someone could theoretically connect to a filtered network by spoofing the MAC address. This makes the […]

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December 17, 2009 0

How to handle error messages

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When we were kids, we imagined that the future held flying cars and moon bases. Technology and humanity would be in perfect sync. Our machines would anticipate our needs, leaving us to pursue only the most relevant, important work. Well, it hasn’t happened yet; we’re still very much slaves to our machines instead of the […]

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