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Using Artica Squid Open Source Project to Build Powerful and Safe but Simple to Use Proxy

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Looking for a pre-installed GUI based Proxy for a while and found Artica recently. The feature is pretty attractive and GUI interface looks cool. What is Artica? “Artica Proxy is an appliance that claim to manage Squid-cache proxy with all features that Squid Cache provides.With the Artica Web interface you can monitor, manage get statistics of your proxy service. Artica…

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

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Here are some simple but effective windows tweaks, tips and tricks to streamline your windows computing experience. Here are list of my collections (still keep adding): 1. Fix High CPU Usage by Windows Software Protect Service (Sppsvc.exe) 2. Install Telnet Client 3. Check System Uptime 4. Hiding Windows Folder 5. 上帝模式一键开启 6. 历史问题一目了然 (Reliability Monitor) 7. 一Click锁定电脑 Other than WIN+L…

USB to Serial Cable Driver Issue on Windows 10

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I have been using a Usb-to-Serial cable for many years without problem at windows xp and windows 7 system. Just recently upgraded to windows 10 , the cable does not work properly any more. The Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port shows not working properly in the system Device Manager. There is a yellow exclamation mark next to my Prolific USB in…

Firefox Warning Message -“This Connection is Untrusted” Caused by Proxy Server Certificate

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I am getting the “This Connection Is Untrusted” message in Firefox for all security website using https even when I go to the Mozilla support page. Any secure site is viewed as an untrusted connection only in Firefox browser, but IE and Chrome are fine. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. Here is a screenshot…

Use Endpoint Sandbox Software to Protect Your Windows Computers

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There are so many malicious websites, software and hackers in this cyber world which are aiming to get our information, hijack your computer or browsers. Even after you patched your computer, installed anti-virus/anti-spam/anti-spy/anti-bot/firewall/intrusion protection software on your computer, they will still find a way to come in to ruin your computer by alluring you click a link, open an attachment,…

Build WordPress Application Under Your Own Domain Name With Openshift and Cloudflare

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Since 2011, Blogger is used to host my technical blog – http://51sec.blogspot.com. But during last a couple of years, wordpress is getting more and more popular and powerful. This post recorded the steps how to use Redhat Cloud Platform OpenShift with Cloud Service Company CloudFlare to build a wordpress site under your domain. 1. Register your plan at Openshift.com OpenShift…

My Top Internet / Network Tools

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There are lots of useful sites which helps the troubleshooting procedures. I listed some common tools or websites used by myself. Please let me know what you are using and I would like to try them and add them into this list. 1. Internet/Network Tools Portal http://ping.eu/ Ping – Shows how long it takes for packets to reach host Traceroute…

VanDyke SecureCRT Settings Tips

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VanDyke SecureCRT provides  IT pros a very user-friendly client to manage command line devices and SSH hosts with. Connecting to devices securely is one thing, and there are other products that can achieve this goal, but with SecureCRT, multiple connections can be managed in tabs to allow you to work between sessions without changing windows. Here are some my favourite settings…

Update to Windows 10 Immediately Without Wait Validating from Microsoft

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One of my windows 7 laptop is still waiting Microsoft to validate my computer’s specific but my another one has been notified and successfully automatically updated. After a couple of  weeks waiting, this weekend I lost patience and decided to find other ways to update my windows 7 to windows 10. Validating Windows 10 for your PC One way I…