Announcing The Live TFE Capture The Flag 2017

In 2015 TFE joined forces with Concise AC and ran a hacking competition for two weeks, no winners. This time in partnership with Quantus Technical Solutions we’ve put the Server behind our new device CAT (UTM IPS), and offer up the challenge again to hack our Server and or our CAT Appliance. The Server has numerous open ports, no firewall, just a […]

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Wikileaks CIA Leak Panic Survival Guide Reality Check

Hello readers, Tinfoil hats on? Good I guess, but reality comes creeping in as I write this I think. Chances are the Central Intelligence Agency is as irritated about the leak as you would be about a friend posting a spoiler to game of thrones on your Facebook page. The reason for this is that […]

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How Bitcoin Could Save The Internet

Hello reader, By now you have heard of Bitcoin and maybe have an idea about how the cryptocurrency actually works. The actual code used as a wallet changes on every transaction resulting in a unique identifier after a purchase, or deposit, or even after a return of Bitcoins. This is done via a process that […]

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CyberRehab

From The Desk Of Oystein Torsas – Founder @CyberRehab Accountability Is Security Nobody wants less privacy on the internet tomorrow than we have today. If we don’t want government agencies reading every email – we certainly don’t want private citizens doing so – especially if they are criminals. But network traffic is another matter. Seeing […]

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Developing A Security Suite

Hello readers, Recently I’ve been working alongside the folks at Cyber Rehab developing new software and new methodologies to combat some of the emerging threats in the Norwegian, European, and U.S. markets. Our work has focused at least in part on creating intelligent botnet prevention techniques that can be implemented at a variety of scales. […]

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Eliminating The Right Botnets

Hello readers, Are all botnets bad? Certainly not, there are countless beneficial botnets that do everything from indexing to counter attacking &… other stuff. But certainly there are bad botnets and getting rid of them is challenging work. Most botnets consist of handlers, compromised machines, and a command center that passes along instructions to target […]

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Mail Order Tech

Hello reader, Today at long last I received the little $3.25 (including shipping) mouse from China. Why does that warrant a whole article? Because it works – and it’s exactly the sort of thing you wouldn’t typically consider purchasing. Cheap electronics are nothing new. In fact, year after year more consumer electronics companies surface and […]

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The Merits Of Alternative Operating Systems Like ReactOS

Hello readers, We have just added our interview with the developers of ReactOS to this very article where we’ll tackle some serious questions about OS development, addressing the problems that come with creating an operating system, and perhaps a bit about the developers and project coordinators themselves. A bit about ReactOS – Built open source […]

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Buying A Better Computer On A Tight Budget

Hello readers, What would you do if you had less than $200 dollars to get your next computer – but you needed it for work? You would start looking online at new and refurbished computers but would you know what to pick? The criteria for buying a low price machine is not just price – […]

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What We Can Learn From Stuxnet

Hello readers, For those of you who have no idea what stuxnet is, Stuxnet was a multitier malware code aimed at stopping the enrichment of the Iranian uranium supply. It did this by targeting specific machine parts using machine language drivers to increase or decrease the rpms of the cylinders used in the enrichment process. […]

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Google Fuchsia And Other RTOS

Hello readers, Recently it was announced that Google was developing an operating system that could (according to some) potentially compete with both; Google Chrome, and Android, which are both largely driven by the Linux Kernel. The reason is speed, but perhaps not the way you currently look at speed related to computers or operating systems. […]

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Haiku Review

Hello readers, In pursuit of unusual operating systems I find myself trying new things constantly. Recently I tried the old IBM OS/2 Warp 4 for example and may feature it in an article in the near future. Part of the process of reviewing these systems involves carefully researching their history and Haiku’s history is certainly […]

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Courses In What We Know

Exclusive Courses Available In Any Of Our Topics Contact Via Email Link On Top Bar — Specify a desired course for price lists. Example: Linux Basics $250.00 – 3 week course Including Correspondence and all study materials. Example: Zen Meditation & Philosophy – 6 Month Ongoing $2500.00 Including materials and Skype sessions. Example: WordPress 2 […]

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Mainframes And Cluster Computers

Hello reader, A quick look at the differences between: Cluster Computers Mainframe Computers Workstations PC’s A cluster computer is a system that uses many smaller computers in tandem to accomplish something that an ordinary computer would take far longer to do. A mainframe computer uses as many resources as possible within a single machine to […]

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The Real Mech Suits

Hello reader, Long gone are the fantasies of childhood for many of us. Among them the daydreams about piloting giant robots into battle, or flying motorcycles… because they aren’t just fantasies anymore. Flying motorcycles too… Essentially we have the beginnings of a technology type that should actually delight fans of Anime. I’m sure with just […]

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Quantum Computers And Related Technology

Hello reader, If you have even a passive curiosity about technology and have researched quantum computers, chances are you didn’t get very far unless you started reading about it quite recently. This is mostly due to the scarcity of material that doesn’t simply re-explain the theory driving the concept of quantum computing. A quick recap […]

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The Practicality Of General Artificial Intelligence

Hello reader, The more things change In the ancient world man tried to reconcile the notion that we were created beings. The concept of gods or demigods flourished and waned into the notion of a singular God and even of no God as science became more accepted. Man’s quest to create in his own image […]

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Setting Up A Business Development Bootcamp

Hello reader, Can you list 20 things every business out there struggles with? If so you might be in a unique position to provide a service that solves many business training related difficulties. Even if you didn’t have 20 ideas off the top of your head the possibilities are still endless. What you’ll need at […]

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Linux Office Deployment

Hello reader, New businesses often grapple with office design only after they start doing business on a larger scale. In this article I’ll show a quick and comprehensive deployment solution for small to medium sized businesses who have an immediate need for a functional office. A small business might only have an office featuring 1-5 […]

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The DIY Renaissance

Hello reader, Through the last decade we have seen an astonishing array of crafters, inventors, developers, and artisans all working towards somewhat similar aims. The culture we live in lends itself to creativity for many people and whether you have personally explored this or not it has yielded some amazing things. I often find myself […]

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Directing Your Businesses Focus

Hello reader, That title doesn’t tell you much about what this article will be about, but undoubtably many of you are looking for ways to improve: sales, customer relations, and similar aspects of your business that seem to be lagging behind what you perceive should be the normal. Is business slow for everyone right now? […]

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Presenting Your Coding Samples

Hello reader, KdenLive offers in video compositing and is available on most Linux distributions for free Recently over at mosaic hub someone asked how to present examples of code for project assignment with a large company. There are several ways to do so. But let’s not forget the wow factor involved with doing it in […]

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What do people say about us

Hello reader, Among my more cherished testimonials are those presented here. Just a few to remind our potential customers and clients who we are through the eyes of others. Felix P. Nater. CSC Certified Security Consultant There are some who believe that social media can never produce the genuine relationship that comes from a good […]

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Find a Job Or Create A Business

Hello reader, Nothing is certain in life. Some college degrees might guarantee you have a more difficult time moving into new career paths. Or worse, are you doomed from ever getting into the career you really wanted in the first place? Big companies admit (in a disturbingly gloating fashion) that they barely glance at your […]

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What To Look For When Hiring A Developer

Hello reader, Developers come in all shapes and sizes. The type of development you require to get a project done will undoubtably require a skillset that ranges in difficulty from simple enough for a child to accomplish it, to 3 college degrees and 10 years experience. However you might be surprised to find that with […]

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How To Go Completely Overboard In Any Monetized Blog

Hello reader, Lets imagine that, infographics aside, we needed to get a point across in an article about a product or topic that isn’t particularly interesting… Some examples might be pet grooming, lawn care, perhaps even social media marketing? There are tricks to overselling any idea, and with my help you can probably learn many […]

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Windows 10 News & Rumors

Heralded as a beautiful showing by the development team, Windows 10 Tech Preview quickly demonstrates more of what Windows users love about Microsoft’s flagship product. At present we are reviewing the OS preview and have written a few articles prior to this one regarding implementations of drivers, you may find those in our tech articles […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Become Dangerous

Hello reader, Generally when I think of artificial intelligence I use a bit of skepticism before arriving at the conclusion that the Terminator movies are at best, an  unlikely end to the human race. Not that the movies aren’t great but Hollywood has missed the boat on AI in so many examples of real world […]

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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

For best results view fullscreen (different resolutions may obscure some of the details) [seoslides embed_id=”204a28bfab2d” script_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com/embed-script/linux-mint-17-1-cinnamon/hello-world-6/” overview_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com/slides/linux-mint-17-1-cinnamon/” site_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com” site_title=”AlwaysInTao” title=”Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon” /] A brief review… As a Linux user I’ve found that overall the Mate desktop seems to outperform the Cinnamon desktop on the machines I use. However in 17.1 apart from some […]

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Handling Difficult Driver Installations In Windows 10 Tech Preview

Hello reader, Windows 10 Tech Preview… A beautiful operating system to say the least. While it can be challenging to get everything running on newer operating systems quickly, it can be twice as frustrating when the tried and true methods simply don’t seem to work. A not so hypothetical example… It is 6:20 am and […]

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Microsoft Visual Studios 2013 Community Edition

Microsoft Visual Studios 2013 Community Edition Hello readers, Recently as I drifted back toward programming I found myself tinkering with a variety of development environments. I don’t customarily blog about it when eclipse or codeblocks gets a new feature because frankly not many of you are programmers… yet. I say “yet” because I think between […]

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Security For Your Business

As an author, I’ve had to make an art out of studying things patiently. Whether it’s for public speaking, business consultation, software security, or anything else I find myself doing, I try to know what will be needed. In my study of business security I met a man who literally defines the “immediate action mindset” […]

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No One Tool Philosophy

Hello reader, In computers todays we have many options to choose from and some are arguably better than others for different tasks.  Many users have strong preferences and brand loyalty rooted in everything from personal ethics to blatant bias regardless of the facts. Some of those facts are difficult to hear for some of us […]

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Installing drivers in Windows 10 Tech Preview

Hello reader, Depending on the age of your computer you may find it helpful to install graphics drivers, network drivers, sound drivers, or other drivers depending upon the performance of your computer at the time of installation. By default Windows 10 Technical Preview comes with basic display drivers at a minimum, which while not adequate […]

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Windows 10 Technical Preview Hello reader, While it’s no secret that I prefer the Linux operating system, I recently started a series about Windows entitled “Patch or Smash Windows XP” and thought that this would make an excellent follow up. Many Windows users have extremely strong preferences for specific distributions and XP’s following was no […]

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Linux for Businesses

Among the questions I am asked more regularly by non Linux users looking to make the switch, “Which Linux distribution would work best for my business?” This of course is a question that requires a deeper understanding of what that particular business does and therefore needs. Generally businesses fall in to several categories that might […]

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Patch or Smash Windows XP

Hello reader, Be afraid, be very afraid… Since it’s inception in August 24th 2001 Microsoft has arguably never had a more popular operating system than Windows XP. Even as I write this my own operating system load out consists of: XP on 2 machines, one virtual, and one fully partitioned in dual boot (dual core […]

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This is what Microsoft’s Nokia-less Lumia phones will look like

After the Nokia France Facebook page tipped Microsoft’s branding plans earlier this week, Microsoft made if officially official: The company’s future smartphones will be called Microsoft Lumia, dumping the Nokia moniker. Along with its announcement,…

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MosaicHub On The Way To Solutions

Countless business related networking sites have demonstrated a model that emulates Linkdin* which of course seems to be the standard. I have come to the conclusion that MosaicHub* has in many ways exceeded that standard. Let’s evaluate that! (*copyrighted and or trademarked) Versatility Sophistication of design User interaction When we say versatility we mean that […]

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Making a Video Tutorial

In this installment I wanted to go over the basic Video Tutorial Techniques that result in a quality tutorial for newcomers. At a minimum you will need: Screencapture Software (Vokoscreen or equivalent for Linux) (Skitch or equivalent for Windows) Sound Recorder Software (Audactity for any platform) Optional* Video Capture Software (Cheese for Linux) (Logitech video […]

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Ustream for quick webcasting

Many businesses have a need to screen cast quick webinars, podcasts, and updates about their services. Ustream offers a fast solution that you can deploy in the next few minutes. It starts at the homepage where you can either take the tour or jump right in. Most of us know how to sign up for […]

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Vokoscreen Is Incredible

Some time back I went on and on about a screen capture tool called Kazam, and up until now it seemed like the best. Now there is better, introducing vokoscreen Today while I tinkered with an old game called YsFlightsimulator  trying to configure it in Wine on Linux, I decided to attempt a screen capture […]

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Mitigate your Shell Shock risks in environments using bash

 Already being compared to the heartbleed bug last year, many across the internet are lighting up Linux user forums with tests and comments about “Shell Shock” Shell shock is a vulnerability in the bash shell terminal that can execute code after a function is called out, and only post authorization via ssh. That said cgi […]

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No Matter What

Examples of racial and religious prejudice have existed since the beginning of recorded history. Often the holy texts of any given culture denounced and advocated the enslavement or eradication of another culture in a landscape not unlike modern marketing. While the seemingly sudden rise of media interest in any given extremist group’s activities or behaviors […]

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How to use Hootsuite and Tweetdeck to Run a Campaign

  So while I wait for the video tutorial to render and upload it to YouTube… There are some important things to note about using the same links across multiple social media platforms. Featured Images will usually show up on Facebook, and often on Linkdin Some content doesn’t work as well from one platform to […]

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Would you?

As an author I recognize the value of good marketing. Throughout my time on Twitter and Facebook I have seen the keys to running successful campaigns. Whether your goal is to increase followers, increase sales, increase brand recognition, or just to get something specific in front of more people, it can be very useful to […]

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Candles For A Cause

Hello reader, My long time friend Dominus Riviera came to me over a year ago with a brilliant way for you all to contribute to your favorite charities. A tool to raise funds, and spread some illumination while you are at it. I present #CandlesForACause courtesy of Charleston Candle Company. The idea is simple and […]

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Social Media Magic

By the author of 18 books this incredible mini guide can help you learn to utilize social media to develop networks, take the lead in projects, and reach more customers than you may have imagined possible. This very short focused book/guide has been created using tested methods and like almost all of this author’s other […]

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Selecting a Webhost

Several companies that I have used for webhosting have had different tiers of service… I’d like to address that. My very first website was probably one of those free ones that nobody visited… This was before social media existed. Today there are actually still places to have a free website but the limitations on what […]

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The Zealots Guide To Computer Security 2013-14

From the author of 18 books comes this detailed guide to network security and focuses on the countermeasures to exploitative hacking. Whether you use Windows, Mac, Linux, or even Solaris type Unix systems the information contained in this book is absolutely relevant to operating a business with any online presence. Some of the topics in […]

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Website CMS

There are many options to consider when building a website. Between Joomla, Html, WordPress, Drupal, Elgg, and countless others, the two that stand out as the most popular seem to be WordPress and Drupal to non developers, though html still ranks very highly among newer and older developers untill they have plenty of experience with […]

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Multiseat Linux and Your Business

*Warning* (If you are old enough to remember mainframe computers some of this might cause flashbacks.) So what is Multiseat? Long before there were cloud systems there were seldom more than one or two workstation computers in a given business. In fact if you go back far enough the original Unix and Linux systems were […]

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Internet Of Things

To date the biggest question a company could hope to address is how their creation can fit into the landscape of evolving technology… Ladies and gentlemen, the internet of things. While research into the networking of machines may have begun in the 60’s with the first packet switching taking place on Arpanet, Cyclades, Telnet, and […]

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Product Blogs and Monetization

In this article we will be focusing on presenting product information, as well as monetized content, i.e. links that can lead to sales, ads, and related images. Before we begin I’d like to summarize what we’ve discussed so far. Primarily we’ve illustrated how to use sharing tools, follow buttons, keyword based links, images and some […]

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Social Media Affects SEO

There are at least a few ways that social media affects a website’s SEO both directly and indirectly. We’ll count down a few of the ways. 1. Links and their potential to be used as backlinks: No matter how many articles float by on Twitter, invariably some of them are cited by other websites and […]

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What we can learn from games like Sauerbraten

Similar to the classic old school shooters like Doom, Sauerbraten manages to stay on our list of favorite games. Click the Cube 2 logo to go get the game for free. (Open source rocks) While you can easily just hop in and play single player or multiplayer through servers, (there are public and privately built […]

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Blogging and Social media

Tips for bloggers using social media. One of the ways content became king, was through syndication. People often forget the importance of putting their blogs in front of the “interested people” and as a result there are literally millions of blogs out there with practically no views, despite being well written. Some of the social […]

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