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Forward data from virtual serial to a network address via TCP socket

Let’s see how to forward data from a virtual serial to a network address.   Step 1 – Choose the serial to use  It is possible to view the list of virtual serial numbers available in the system with the following command:  dmesg | grep tty    Step 2 – Socat  Socat is a very useful tool that is already …

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What are symbolic links between folders and how to use them to increase space on your OS HDD

When we install a large program on Windows, links are created in the registry that help keep track of the real location of the executable files.  For this reason, if we move a program to a secondary partition, it will stop working (the links will stop running).    How do you ensure the continuity of …

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Restore the credentials management panel on Windows 10 or fix the continuous Onedrive password request

If you have found an error when opening the ‘Credentials Management’ tool in Windows 8/8.1/10, you will know that without some reset it is impossible to even read the saved passwords.  This error can also affect other applications in the system, such as OneDrive or mail administrators (obviously in addition to Browsers, who use the encrypted archive of this tool to store …

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How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 7 8 or Windows 10 in a few steps

In some situations we may have to connect to a Wifi network that is not ‘visible’ from our homes.  Especially on holiday, where we are forced to stand at the window to try to get a better signal from a public HotSpot.   How to ‘repeat’ the signal picked up outside, in our house?    We …

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Restore Windows following a driver error or failed update

A brief guide to help you resuscitate your PC in case you are no longer able to start after malicious driver updates.  NOTE:  This guide also applies in the event of an error due to driver installation that is not compatible with your system.  Blue error screen: CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED.    If you are in the condition of not being able to …

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How to create a safe and easy to remember password

They say that the most used passwords are always the same (example: 123456, password, qwerty, etc. …), or in any case referable to birth dates or memorable moments of someone’s life. Well, using public characters or real places is not a good idea anyway: in fact there are some software (like John the Ripper) that are able to use huge dictionaries, …

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What are DNS, how to configure and protect DNS on Windows

DNS stands for Domain Name System, it is the protocol used globally for domain name translations. What does it mean?  When we type in the name of a website (e.g. spaceclick.com) our computer sends a DNS request to an appropriate server to translate this name into an IP address (e.g. 105.0.0.155). And then it connects to that IP address …

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