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Gizmo's Freeware: 8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: 8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else)

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8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else)

Posted: 24 Jul 2016 11:39 PM PDT



Computer Forensics is a rather specialized branch of computer security - free classes and training aren't common and aren't easily found.
This list of classes is aimed at IT Pros, but anyone with an interest in Computer Forensics would enjoy them as well.

The descriptions for each entry tell you all you need to know; whether you need to sign up for an account and then enroll in the class, what types of training are available, if classes are free or the site has a combination of free and paid classes, and any other important details. Not all classes are open to everyone - of the list, EH Academy, Cybrary, Null Byte, Open Learn, Charles Stuart University, the YouTube courses are open to all, while classes at NW3C and FedVTE are open to specific personnel.

The article also includes a link to a list of useful computer forensic tools for Windows, Mobile and Mac OS devices. Some of them will likely be familiar to our regular readers. Also worth a look at the same site are the articles Introduction to computer forensics and Top forensic tips in their Resources section.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Media Player for Android

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Media Player for Android

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Updated: Best Free Media Player for Android

Posted: 23 Jul 2016 09:12 PM PDT



Ever since it was possible to play videos on a computer, it seems like people have always been looking for an alternative to the built-in media player, and with reason. Often built-in video players will only provide basic functionality and often a limited codec support. That, well, let's call it "tradition", continues today on mobile form factors. Ever since the iPhone came out, people have been looking to be able to play files like flv files on it. Same with Android, and that's why we're here today. So, if you're looking for a fresh interface for enjoying your media, some broader codec support, or just something plain old new, keep reading.  Read More

Why Blogspot Gives Two Description Fields To Edit?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Why Blogspot Gives Two Description Fields To Edit?

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Why Blogspot Gives Two Description Fields To Edit?

Posted: 22 Jul 2016 10:32 AM PDT

two description fields in blogspot blogs

Blogger dashboard settings allow users to change the description of the blog twice once under the "Basic" option and next under "Search Preferences > Meta Tags" option. Blogspot users often find it confusing to understand the purpose behind each of these description boxes. We will discuss in detail the basic difference between each of these description boxes.

Purpose of Blog Description Field Under "Basic" Option

You can edit this description of the blog by going to Blogger > Settings > Basic : Basic.

blogspot description box

Description under Basic option is your front-end description of the blog that is shown as text under your Blog Title inside the Header section. You can call it as your blog punch line, blog slogan or a brief blog description. It must be short and precise, not longer than 3-4 words which could be your targeted keywords also. .

Note: It is not your meta description that is displayed in search results. It is your front-end textual blog description that is shown to your blog visitors. You can choose to display this description or hide it. It has no SEO value compared to meta description that we will discuss later in this post.

In our case it is "Transforming Bloggers Into Entrepreneurs"

blogspot description below blog title

Purpose of Description Field Under "Meta Tags" Option

You can edit this description of the blog by going to Blogger > Search preferences > Meta tags: Description.

blogspot meta description box

This your blog's Meta Description that gives search robots a brief introduction of your blog in no more than 150 characters. This is not shown to your blog visitors but is added inside the template source file. Visit your blog and click "Ctrl + U" to view source. Search for "Description" and you will see the meta description HTML tag as shown below:

blogspot meta description box

I have created several tools for creating SEO friendly meta description tags which you can try below:

By default blogger shows your blog meta description inside all your blog posts, static pages and archive/search pages. As a result of this two meta description tags are created on your source page. Once for the blog homepage and once for the post description (description you type in blogger editor: search option). To counter this problem read the following post where I have suggested a perfect solution:

If you can't see a meta description option for your blog posts in the editor then please read this post:

I hope this post may have cleared your confusion on what exactly is the difference between each of these description fields. Let me know if you have any questions. Peace buddies =)

Gizmo's Freeware: Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time.

Gizmo's Freeware: Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time.

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time.

Posted: 22 Jul 2016 11:12 PM PDT



If you watch TV news reports about cybercrime, you may occasionally catch a glimpse of a high-tech control room where boffins sit watching fancy displays that show the current real-time state of global security. If so, and you like what you see, then here's a treat for you.

Courtesy of security company Kaspersky, you can now have your own cyber control room, from the comfort of your own PC. You won't be able to control anything, of course, but you can see precisely what's happening all across the world.

The Cybermap is a real-time display of all the malware, cyberthreats and other hacking attempts that are currently being detected by Kaspersky's security products that are installed on millions of computers. The map shows, in graphical detail, where these threats are coming from, what type of threats are involved, the intended target country, and the level of threat at any one time. You can pan and zoom the world map to focus on specific areas.

It's both fascinating and educational to watch. And there are also links to various free Kaspersky sites that allow you to check your own security.

There's no need to download or install any software to view the Cybermap. Just point your web browser to the kapersky web page and watch in amazement.  Read More
 

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