Rob Walls

IT Admin in Southern Illinois. Previously Apple Certified Technician with 9 years in the IT/repair world. Writer for PCTechbytes.com and assist in the forum.

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Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

The Internet is a scary place once again.  If you’re not prepared to run the gauntlet of attacks aimed at your precious PC, there could be dire consequences.  Updates and Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software will assist you in staying clean and free of some of these buggers.  With drive by viruses, RATs, Zero Days, and a plethora […]

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Adobe Servers Hacked, Customer Info Taken

Adobe Servers Hacked, Customer Info Taken

It would appear that anything connected to the internet isn’t safe anymore.  Even mega companies such as Sun, Google, Apple, and Adobe are not immune to attacks from cyber space.  With all of the money used in intrusion detection, firewalls, DMZ honeypot schemes, and full time information security teams you would assume that it should […]

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Fast Wireless USB Finally On The Horizon

Fast Wireless USB Finally On The Horizon

One vision shared by the entire IT community is a world without wires–a world where all of our peripherals, speakers, video, backup, and external drives all operate sans wires.  Wireless USB devices such as mice and keyboards paved the way for further thinking.  First gen wireless read/write devices came to light around the early 2000s […]

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Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Do you need computer drivers or manuals? While in my numerous endeavors, I have come across many different sites that I rely on constantly.  Some are ones you may have heard of while others are golden gems hiding out in the magical Internet. In this edition, I will share with you some of the best sites […]

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Make Bootable Ultimate Boot CD USB Drive

Make Bootable Ultimate Boot CD USB Drive

With the advent of netbooks, tablets, and Macs that do not have an optical drive, we have had to advance the way we are able to install an OS or run diagnostic utilities.  One of the most commonly recommended utility packages on PCTechBytes is the Ultimate Boot CD, or UBCD for short.  I’ve already written […]

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K9 Web Protection – Let’s Block Some Websites!

K9 Web Protection – Let’s Block Some Websites!

Needing any help to lock down a PC or block annoying sites like twitter, Facebook, Myspace or other websites?  Having trouble with junior looking up websites above his pay grade or tired of the kids being on the internet all night long?  K9 Web Protection is right up your alley!  With the ability to block […]

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Linksys Routers Under Attack!

Linksys Routers Under Attack!

Using a Linksys router at home or at a small business?  There could be inherent security holes within the base firmware that comes shipped on the device.  The base firmware that comes installed with the EA2700, 3500, 4500 series routers, also referred to as the “Classic Firmware”, has a number of security vulnerabilities inherent with […]

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I Spilled Liquid On My Laptop! Now What?

I Spilled Liquid On My Laptop! Now What?

This may be your face when it happens to you. Every day, 1 in 20 Americans spill something on their laptop (Also, 48% of statistics are made up). So something liquid finds its way onto your laptop or smart phone whether by accident or angry significant other and now you must act, or weep in […]

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Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

The invention of USB was one of the greatest achievements in PC history.  Ok, maybe I’m gushing a little but with what other connection can you do so many things?  Need to install an OS, run some antivirus or anti-malware scans, have an entire pocket Linux computer in one stick, transfer data, backup data, share […]

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Idiots Guide To The Internet

Idiots Guide To The Internet

I’ve personally worked in the consumer and business computer repair industry for about 8 and 1/2 years now and I have seen people do a lot of “interesting” things with their computers.  Some things that a PC was never intended for, such as the old favorite CD tray cup holder.  I’ve actually seen this type […]

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