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The Internet is full of fantastic resources, but finding the right tool for the task can often be daunting. That's why was created. Let us sift through all the resources out there and find the best freely available solutions for you!

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Portable Software ~ Created: 30 Sep 2013 02:44
With the proliferation of USB thumb drives, the practice of using software from portable devices has gained considerable momentum. As such, you now have sites like PortableApps and PenDriveApps, among...

Malware Cleaning ~ Created: 29 May 2013 02:48
I've been meaning to write this article for a while and when my wife's laptop recently got infected with malicious software, it reminded me that I should do so. After spending almost a decade...

Android Protection ~ Created: 26 Jan 2013 08:06
I've talked previously about Android startup management and the proper way to do it, but the face of Android is quickly changing. One of the programs I've thoroughly enjoyed since it's release is LBE...

The Futility Of Android Startup Management ~ Created: 20 Aug 2011 19:39
Saving Battery Life I've spent the last several hours attempting to find ways to improve my Android's battery life using programs to manage the software that starts when my device does. I have an...

The Complete Windows 95, 98 & ME Troubleshooting Guide ~ Created: 04 Aug 2011 20:34
Buy A New Computer. No, I'm not being facetious. I'm actually curious how you're even online reading this article if you still have a computer running those operating systems, because they are...

PPPoE Setup ~ Created: 02 Aug 2011 14:30
What Is PPPoE? You're here because you need to setup a PPPoE connection on a single PC. The two most common types of Internet connection are as follows: DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol),...

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IndexThumbnail.png ~ Added: 24 Nov 2015 18:58

This site hosts a plethora of online resources that are useful for network security professionals.

I started this as a project for work, but it grew in complexity and usefulness. When investigating traffic or websites, you can use these tools to research the historical reputation of the service in question, thereby allowing you to better judge their legitimacy.

I combined the best security reputation tools on one page, so that you can check multiple resources, simultaneously.


Kaspersky CyberThreat Real-Time Map ~ Added: 29 Oct 2015 14:41

Taken from Kapersky's real-time data, this visualization demonstrates cyber-attacks occurring around the globe.


TrendMicro DPI Error Set ~ Added: 27 Oct 2015 03:24

This quick reference is useful for understanding common messages within TrendMicro's DSM.


SNORT Rule Search ~ Added: 27 Oct 2015 03:23

SNORT is an open source technology that is also used as the base for SourceFire, now owned by Cisco, one of the best IDPS security solutions currently available.


Rapid7 SQL Injection Cheat Sheet ~ Added: 27 Oct 2015 03:22

SQL Injection is one of the most pervasive attacks on the web. This cheat sheet helps security professionals quickly identify the most common attack vectors.

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Zenmap ~ Added: 17 Oct 2015 16:59

When in Rome, hack like the Romans. Zenmap is a GUI interface for Nmap, a network scanner. It's useful not just for those up to no good, but also for those of us in the security field, who need to understand the environments we're protecting, what the hackers are trying to accomplish and even, the origins of the attacks. This tool will help you understand those environments.


Social Fixer ~ Added: 16 Oct 2013 13:25

This add-on for every major browser, allows you to customize Facebook through many seamless customizations, including adding tabs, removing ads, adding a friend tracker, among other things. Unfortunately, most of those features are soon going to be removed, because of pressure from Facebook placed on the author to do so. The next version therefore, will not have these features.


Unfortunately, those features are the main reason I use it. Therefore, I'm hosting the last full-featured version on this site, at least until Facebook changes their code so much that it ceases to work well. This ZIP file contains the installs for each of the major browser versions.


XAMMP ~ Added: 30 Sep 2013 01:39

This is a portable web server, allowing you to easily host an Apache web server, with access to the most common services, such as MySQL and PHP, among others.


MP3Diags ~ Added: 30 Sep 2013 01:34

This utility searches through MP3 files en masse, in order to locate files that have errors, such as truncated files, squelching, clicking and more.


ClamWIN ~ Added: 30 Sep 2013 01:30

This is one of the only anti-virus programs than lends itself to portability.

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There are currently 246 featured Android Apps.


Zoho Docs ~ Added: 11 Sep 2014 03:20

Zoho offers, among other things, 5GBs of cloud storage for your webmail and documents.

There are now several free Office compatible options available for Android. Few of them however, offer online access. Of course there is Google docs, but many people are becoming much more anxious about the amount of information and power we have granted both Microsoft and Google in our lives. For those who prefer an alternative therefore, Zoho is an excellent option.

Zoho Docs is an Office compatible word processor, spreadsheet and presentation suite. However, it's much more than that. With it's Zoho Writer app, it also offers synchronization with Zoho Docs online storage, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. They use two-factor authentication using the SMS and Google Authenticator and if you so wish, you could still connect it to your Facebook and/or Google accounts. Although, that would likely defeat the purpose of getting away from those services.

There's more, too. They offer a free and powerful webmail service, calendar, notebook, wiki, chat, groups, live meetings and much more. Their main focus is to provide a one stop shop for businesses, but by offering the free components to the public, they get to expand their exposure. From what I've seen so far, it's a very impressive set of offerings. They even have a Zoho Mail app with the integrated calendar service.


KeePass2Android Password Safe ~ Added: 21 Dec 2013 03:49

I use KeePass to maintain my password database. I store the key file locally and my database on a private FTP location. At work and home, I synchronize the database every time I make changes. With this app, I can access the file directly from the FTP server, never storing the file on my phone and update it, as required.

Additionally, the password is never copied to the clipboard as is done with so many other password managers. Instead, you use the KP2A keyboard to quickly enter the login information. This is a fantastic solution for the security conscious!


Mobiwol NoRoot Firewall ~ Added: 28 Nov 2013 06:35

For the less paranoid in the crowd, those who can't or are afraid to root their devices, this is a helpful alternative. The one drawback to this app is that you have to manually turn it on after every reboot.

The way Mobiwol works without requiring root access is that it manages all traffic at the connection level, through a VPN. You allow or deny each application access based on connection type, or only allow communication when it is the foreground application.

So, while this won't stop software from acquiring accurate information about you or your device if you do allow it to connect, you can at least limit if and/or when each app is able to do so. Let me give you a few examples:

Game 1: block all communications with the Internet, in order to block the application from spying on you, altogether
Game 2 (Live): block all communications EXCEPT when it's a foreground app, in order to stop background spying
App 1: block all communication through cellular (only allow WiFi communication), in order to save bandwidth
App 2: allow always trusted applications

While this isn't perfect, it's a considerably better alternative than the default.

Finally, Mobiwol maintains connection logs, so you can see exactly what tried to communicate with the Internet and when. You can see what was allowed and what was blocked as well as the destination address. This additional information can help you decide if you want to continue to allow the app to have access, or perhaps if you want to delete it, altogether. You can even adjust an app's permission right from the connection logs, by clicking on the entry and adjusting the settings.


Mega ~ Added: 05 Jul 2013 02:23

Mega offers 50GB of cloud storage, making it the second such service to offer this much space in the cloud.


Yahoo! Mail ~ Added: 21 May 2013 01:43

This is Yahoo's official app for their webmail service. It features a clean, responsive interface.

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