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Phishing brought to extreme levels exploiting punycode – How it works, how it to prevent and be sure of websites through SSL

Punycode is an encoding system that serves to represent a sequence of unicode characters via an ASCII character sequence, to make it possible to use these sequences in domain names, without having to modify existing infrastructure and standards.  In this way you can manage internationalized domain names (IDNA) by adding the characters ‘xn–‘ to the beginning of the punycode string.  For example, by entering xn–google.com as address, we …

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How to change Ubuntu resolution in VirtualBox

If you have installed Ubuntu Linux in a virtual machine on VirtualBox you will surely realize that by default its resolution is set to 640×480, very poor for any type of use.  You will have also noticed that going on the screen settings it is not possible to change this resolution from the dropdown.      To change the displayed resolution …

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Public IP address and DDNS: what it is, how to check and set it to reach devices in LAN from WAN

A computer or any device, when connected to a network (LAN), is identified by an IP address assigned by the router.  This address is usually in the form 192.168.X.Y and it is released by the router’s DHCP to identify the various devices connected to it.   However, since the router itself is connected to the Internet …

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Tutorial RaspberryPi: models – setup – first boot – configuration in a nutshell

A quick guide to the world’s cheapest and best-known Linux-ARM platform  Models – Connections – Setup – Installation – Booting – Configuration commands – Linux commands – Tricks  Introduction  What is Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi was conceived from the idea of creating a low-cost computer.  In particular, a card that is able to run a linux distribution with …

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Slow PC? How to check on tasks that clog system interrupt and DPC requests

If we happen to see the PC is running slowly and, by opening Task Manager, we can see that the system interrupt consumes a lot of CPU, how can we determine which driver to remove?  What it is:  In fact, the interrupt is an asynchronous request that executes a hardware component following its synchronous (execution) event.  In case of an interrupt, …

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cUrl list of the most used and pratical commands of the powerful open source networking tool

What is cUrl  cUrl is an open source object programming language, it’s very useful in web applications where a strong inter-compatibility between protocols and documents is required.    In particular, it avoids the developer having to use multiple programming languages, making  a single framework available in a series of functions combined between markup (HTML or JS) and computational languages (Java, C#, C++…).    …

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How to verify the security of certificates installed in Windows

Sigcheck is a useful tool provided free of charge by Microsoft to check your computer for harmful digital certificates.  You can download it from the Ms-TechNet website.   You can download it from the site, click on  How to use and once you have downloaded the tool and extracted the .zip, open a prompt window on the folder (by pressing the SHIFT key …

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