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Off Topic - Windows X ( 10 ) Heads up - Better than Windows 8.x

The ACE  8 August 2015 04:14:19 PM
So I have had my first user experience with Windows X - other might call it Windows 10.

First impression, better than Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.x, but only because the 'Start' button has returned - this is from the user experience. I personally like Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.x which as most people know shared the new, well now old UI, because I am very happy to use the keyboard I found what Microsoft call the 'Metro' interface very easy to use.

If you are a real serious mouse user you will find 'Metro' a challenge, but, if you were thinking about staying with Windows 8.x and do not enjoy the 'Metro' interface go straight to Windows X.

You will get the 'Start' button back !!!



What is spam ? - Why scanning email spam will never work

The ACE  24 July 2015 11:42:57 AM
I recently had a staff member ask me a very interesting and possibly counter intuitive question "What is Spam ?"

If your answer is the same as mine "I cant tell you what it is because it is a on going bad experience for a lot of people" - luckily not for us or our customers.

After I thought about this it dawned on me that this is why NSA - No Spam Accepted is predicated on the correct design decisions.

Further, here is how to prove that the scanning of email after the message has been accepted by the email server will never work and as anyone who 'understand' spam will tell you.

When you talk with companies that provide email scanning software they regularly slip in the phrase "Maintenance Contact" - because the customer needs to have their scanning signatures updated over & over & over because the signatures used to scan the emails are out of date on a daily basis.

Imagine having to take you car into the mechanic on a daily basis, no other industry except ICT can get away with these revenue generating tactics.

It is the old IBM account management approach of FUD ( Fear , Uncertainty , Doubt ) approach, you scare the customer into action.

Web Site Privacy Policy

The ACE  14 November 2014 09:07:40 AM
If you are involved in a blog or web site with all the security breaches we seem to be hearing about daily, you need to have a very clear privacy policy / proclamation.

Here is one you might like to 'refresh' to your own liking :)

We are  (This Site) committed to protecting your privacy while you are visiting our Site.

Personal Details

Visitors can browse, use the search features of our site or telephone our call centre for assistance without supplying any personal details. The amount of assistance we can give without some personal details will be greatly limited.

Security

We maintain a high level of security and want you to feel comfortable with our policy regarding the collection, storage, transmission and use of any personal details collected in the course of handling your enquiry or doing business with you. In order to provide assistance, you will be asked to supply the minimum of personal details necessary to complete the transaction, such as your full name, address, phone number, email address, credit card type and number and expiration date. Your personal information will not be shared with any supplier/s unless authorised by you. Your phone number and email address may be used for advice notices regarding the services we provide to you.

Storage of your Details

Because we realise how important the security of your personal information is, the storage of names, addresses and phone numbers (THIS SITE DOES NOT RETAIN CREDIT CARD DETAILS) are held on our secure servers in our state-of-the-art data centre which has multiple levels of security including video surveillance, 24hour security staff, bomb proof building, biometric staff authentication, reinforced structure, security breach protection. Flood, fire, intrusion detection and protection systems. We will permit only authorised employees, who are trained in the handling of personal data, to have access to your personal information.

Transmission of your details

We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your personal information. THIS SITE uses S/MIME and standard SSL 128-bit RC4 encryption technology to encode all personal information relating to clients when it travels over public networks.

General security

We have made every effort to secure your information but have no control over the security of the internet as a whole, other web sites, ISP's or your own system, so we cannot give a 100% guarantee. We do recommend that users of the internet follow good security practices and maintain regular virus checks of their systems with good antivirus programs using the latest virus definitions and the regular use of freely available software to remove any malicious files, popup advertising, diallers, malicious tracking cookies, trojan virus's etc. from your system. Depending on your software, all relevant security patches/updates should be installed. Note: our internal software utilises different code and is less likely to be effected by these world wide security threats.

Market Research

We may perform market research from time to time in an effort to improve our service and performance to our clients and suppliers. This market research may be performed by our own staff or a third party may be asked to conduct market research analysis on our behalf. Only the minimum details required for this market research and analysis will be supplied to any third party and will be covered by confidentiality agreements to protect your details.

What we will not do

THIS SITE will not sell or rent your personal information including your email address to any third parties.

Pop Up Advertising

The THIS SITE web site does not employ or encourage pop up advertising but we have no control over sites which we do not own that may be linked to our site.

Information Collected

When you visit the THIS SITE web site, we like many other internet sites record statistical information about your visit such as your IP address, country of origin and the number of pages visited etc. This information is used to analyse web traffic and does not record any personal information.

Your personal details may be disclosed if:

You violate our terms and conditions, cause harm or nuisance to other users or suppliers, violate any law, rule or regulation regarding credit card fraud and violation of any other current law or regulation, or if required by law or regulatory authority or court order.

In the event that this company is sold or taken over or assets acquired, our database including your details may be transferred to another company or entity.

Not Covered by this Privacy Policy

Links to sites not maintained by us, or in the course of completing a transaction, the use of the selected third party companies or entities that we do not own or control, may have a different Privacy Policy and standard to ours. We recommend you review their respective privacy policies before supplying them with your personal details.

Comments or Questions

If you wish to make any comments about our Privacy Policy or have any questions or concerns, please email us at: privacy@webenhanced.com
Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may need to change the wording, add to, or delete sections of this policy and this could happen at any time for any reason. Any changes will be posted to this site and will take effect immediately. If any changes relate to the way we use or store your personal information, we will post an advisory notice on our home page. We recommend regular review of our privacy policy to keep up to date with any alterations.

TrustedAdvisor.IT recommends checking remote systems - Microsoft DOS systeminfo command

The ACE  13 November 2014 11:45:16 AM
Microsoft DOS systeminfo command

About systeminfo

Displays complete system information for Microsoft Windows client computers.

Note:
This command is only available to Microsoft Windows client computers and is not available in Microsoft Windows XP Home.

Availability

The systeminfo.exe command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.

Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8

Syntax

systeminfo [/s Computer [/u Domain\User [/p Password]]] [/fo {TABLE|LIST|CSV}] [/nh]
/s Computer Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
/u Domain\User Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by User or Domain\User. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
/p Password Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/fo {TABLE|LIST|CSV} Specifies the format to use for the output. Valid values are TABLE, LIST, and CSV. The default format for output is LIST.
/nh Suppresses column headers in the output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.




Examples

systeminfo

The above command would display information about the computer and the operating system, including networking information, and installed hotfixes.

ozUtz.com.au announces the release in 2015 of their Led Light Bar Mounting Kit - L2BMK

The ACE  12 November 2014 09:46:32 AM
ozUtz.com.au (ozutes) have announce the release in 2015 of their Led Light Bar Mounting Kit - L2BMK

After years of development and many prototypes, drum roll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are releasing a revolutionary led light bar mounting kit to is an adapter ad a off the shelf pair of roof racks.

No concerns about scratching or drilling holes into your roof.

Notice this picture below, the Led Light Bar is attached to a standard roof rack.

NSA - No Spam Accepted - waste their time

The ACE  31 October 2014 08:43:59 PM
This was our experience with kickstart - not much

Your project title and blurb should be simple, specific and memorable. Our search tools run through these sections of your project, so be sure to incorporate any key words here!

Project title

We have developed No Spam Accepted (NSA) over more than 5 years and the design of this system guarantees that we do not accept spam. Due to the amount of traffic our servers receive day in day out we are not happy to detail how we achieve this in this forum. We get a lot of wannabie's come a knocking :)

Over the years one of our blogs http://blog.ozitsecurity.com.au has been visited by hackers as you can read about on the blog who are very annoyed at not being able to deliver their pay loads. Yes the system does not accept store and then analyse spam for content it blocks spammers in real time. The hackers have download the whole blog over & over & over and when we add any new entry to the blog it is hit almost immediately. I guess they are hoping we will brag about how we are able to determine they are spammers.

How do we know they are hackers, well we have a list of all the IPV4 address allocations and from the monitoring of the inbound traffic we know that domains like 162.com, hinet.net, ovh.net and vnn.vn to name just a few that we have seen over the years trying to relay mail or deliver spam to our servers.

One of the ten commandments of NSA is that it does not provide a 'great' service to spammers. So we are attempting to waste as much time of these as we can !!!

Short blurb


We are looking to migrate our  No Spam Accepted (NSA) system from IBM software written in C to a Zimbra add-on.

Funding Duration


Funding duration can not be changed after you launch your project.

Your project ends on Sun, Dec 21 2014 10:38 AM ACDT
We recommend setting a funding duration of 30 days or less. Shorter durations tend to have higher success rates. Once your project has launched, it won’t be possible to change your funding duration. For more tips, check out the Creator Handbook.
Note: After your project ends, there is a 14-day window for collecting and processing pledges. After that, funds will be transferred to your bank account. Please plan accordingly.

Funding goal
(Can not be changed after you launch your project.)

$82,500 AUD
Your funding goal should be the minimum amount needed to complete the project and fulfill all rewards. Because funding is all-or-nothing, you can always raise more than your goal but never less.
If your project is successfully funded, the following fees will be collected from your funding total: Kickstarter's 5% fee, and payment processing fees (between 3% and 5%). If funding isn't successful, there are no fees.

Risks and challenges

We see the biggest risk as the method we use to reject the spam leaking out into the public domain and thus giving the spammers a vector to try and get around our methods.

As NSA has been in production for more than 5 years we know the design is solid as it has been time tested, but the code is procedural C not C++ and we would like to 'refresh' the code base when we move to Zimbra, so obviously we would be introducing 'issues' as we move to the new platform.

What is ItIs.NU (New)

The ACE  7 July 2013 01:24:47 PM
We started ItIs.NU (NEW) because we could not find a site that allowed us to post details about an item (Shinny Stuff) we wanted to buy and have been trying to organise a deal for it.

As we worked away at ItIs.NU we came up with other cool ideas of how we could use the system to do many other tynigs with our new shinny stuff.

- Keep a list of our assets for insurance
- Track our warrantys
- Private / Reverse Group purchases
- Find someone who wanted to buy our pre-loved items
- Haggle for a better deal by advertising the purchase
- Swap cool ideas of how to 'Hack' our5 shinny stuff
- Have a central portal to manage quotes
- Tell others about a great of not so good service you have received

The marvy thing about ItIs.NU is that you can update or system from Twitter and Facebook or update Twitter and Facebook from our systems with a SMS or email.

Welcome to ItIs.NU (NEW), this site will allow you to easily manage all your shinny stuff

The ACE  4 February 2012 02:30:21 PM
Welcome to ItIs.NU (NEW), this site will allow you to easily manage all you shinny stuff

You can us SMS or email to update ItIs.NU which can then update Twitter and Facebook from our system about a cool ideas of how to 'Hack' our shinny stuff, manage quotes, maintain a list of assets for insurance, help you claim a warranty return, advertise that you are selling a pre-loved item/s, haggle for a better deal by advertising the purchaser as a Private / Reverse Group purchase and tell others about a great of not so good service you have received