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Jul
11
comment How insecure is my short password really?
To check if your system stores LM hashes, open secpol.msc and go to Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change. If it's disabled, enable it and then change your password. It defaults to disabled for XP, enabled for Vista or newer.
Jul
11
comment How insecure is my short password really?
Windows can still store passwords with the LM hash format. Whether it does or not depends on the length of your passwords and the configuration of the computer. It will not store LM hashes for passwords greater than 14 characters (it will actually give you an error message about backwards compatibility if you try to create one).
Jul
11
comment Windows 7 - crossover connection
Have you tried using a straight cable? Most modern computers auto-sense.
Jul
11
comment Can Excel use formula-input data for cell references?
Ummm... what? Your post doesn't sound like it is at all addressing my question - in fact, there have never been any screenshots in my question here.
Jul
3
comment When should I use hard links as opposed to soft links?
So, an appropriate metaphorical interpretation would be that a soft link is just a file shortcut while a hard link is a synchronized copy of the file?
Jun
7
comment Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows Command Prompt
I think I figured out my problem. It looks like this won't work if your settings are locked down by GPO.
Jun
7
comment Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows Command Prompt
I tried this and it didn't work. Might it need to be run from an elevated command prompt?
Jun
7
comment Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows Command Prompt
Great post here. Some clarification: For English, the current scheme is referred to as Power Scheme, the subgroup GUID for screen settings is labeled Display and the setting GUID for brightness is labeled Display brightness. The following command will get all the necessary data for you: powercfg -q | find "Power Scheme GUID" & powercfg -q | find "(Display)" & powercfg -q | find "(Display brightness)"
May
28
comment How much information can my ISP see?
@CamiloMartin You'd be surprised. The first examples that come to mind are MUDs. I'm sure there's others.
May
3
comment How can I write a script to count files modified within a particular month?
Is ? an alias for where that I'm forgetting?
May
3
comment How can I write a script to count files modified within a particular month?
Doesn't this search for "dec" in the file name? I need to check the file's modified date - the time is not specified in the filename.
Apr
10
comment Disable text effects on tab labels in Firefox with ColorfulTabs
Sometimes, I wish I could up-vote myself. Had to look this up again after a re-install. Good to have my old notes here.
Mar
28
comment How can I run a program with Administrator permissions on startup, and minimize to tray?
@AthomSfere Not really. The features I've mentioned in Process Explorer are sufficient for my interests right now, plus keeping it in the system tray makes it quickly accessible without actually making it the replacement for Task Manager.
Mar
28
comment How can I run a program with Administrator permissions on startup, and minimize to tray?
@Col I have not tried Task Scheduler yet. If you have a process for configuring Task Scheduler in such a way that it meets the goals I've laid out in the question, please post it as an answer.
Mar
22
comment Data recovery on FDE with information
@MaxSan Edited answer to include another possible option. If that doesn't work, see above comment.
Mar
22
comment Data recovery on FDE with information
@MaxSan In that case, you're probably just plain hosed. Presuming that they key itself is part of the "truecrypt configuration" which was corrupted, your only option now would be a brute-force attack against the data. This is generally infeasible for anyone short of a well-funded and dedicated government organization - and even then, if it's at all possible, it's not likely to be done within any reasonable time frame for your purposes.
Mar
13
comment How can I create an encrypted file on OSX for opening on Win7 w/out 3rd party software?
While this question is about security features in an OS, it's not actually a security question as much as it is a software usage question. It would be more properly on-topic for Super User. I've flagged this question for migration. If a moderator (or 4 other high-rep users) agree, it will be moved - please don't cross-post.
Mar
5
comment Firefox, how to force a specific plugin (i.e. Java) to always load through 'click-to-play'?
I'm not sure the feature is worth a whole tag just yet. firefox is enough for now. You may also want to specify your Firefox version in the question body, though.
Mar
5
comment Unable to connect to wifi router
There's a number of things that could affect this, and @DaveM has given some good suggestions. It is also possible that there is something in the construction of the building, either inside the walls or in the paint/wallpaper, that could be killing your signal. Your best solution will probably end up being to run a wire and set up another AP on the other side.
Mar
1
comment How do I remove a user account which is invisible on the logon screen or user manager for Windows 7 Home Premium?
@moses There are ways to use accounts not displayed on the "Welcome" screen. I forget how to do it in Vista/7, but in Windows XP you would do a double-three-finger-salute.