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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You're Using That Photo Booth With Everyone Else Who's Used That Photo Booth!

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5580329/use-r...pagated-viruses

"It could be debated whether or not the virus Morgan's flash drive picked up came from that particular photo kiosk but the people in charge of the kiosk acknowledge that the kiosks have no virus protection. All it would take for each kiosk to become a virus propagating machine then—with access to thousands of USB drives, memory sticks, and SD cards a month!—is exposure to one infected flash drive."

The world is a dangerous place; you never know where you might pick up a virus. To be honest, as careful as I sometimes am, I would probably not think that a photo booth kiosk as a place where I would be careful. I admit to having never used one as any photos I must print, I do so at home, but I see dozens of people using the kiosks all the time. Most people probably feel safe when surfing on a coffee shop's internet connection too. It just goes to show that you cannot be too careful when you expose yourself (or rather, your technology) to the public. But would one really want to live their whole life being paranoid of everything around them?


Friday, August 28, 2009

Got Netbook? Get Windows 7 Installed Through USB

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:30 PM

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-i...-working-guide/

"This guide works 100% for Vista & Windows 7 unlike most of the guides out there. I have seen many sites/blogs that have “Install Vista from USB guide” but either with incomplete steps or not working guide. I have also seen some guides that don’t’ use proper commands in this guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100% working guide."

Into Windows has thrown up a guide showing you how you can install Windows Vista or Windows 7 onto your computer using a USB drive. While Windows usually gets installed from a CD or DVD, some computers, especially netbooks, lack that option. So thumb drives are becoming the preferred media for installation and upgrades. Rumours have been floating around the Internets saying that Microsoft is investigating an official upgrade version of Windows on USB drives, but why wait? The instructions on setting up your own USB Install Drive is fairly easy for the technically minded, and it is a lot handier to do things from a teeny, sturdy drive than weak, brittle, scratch prone optical media. I have a few computers that have been stuck at XP and lack a drive. I think I know what I'll be doing after Windows 7 is released.


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