Monday Morning Links Serving: The March 18th Edition

–How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive This tutorial will show how-to install Ubuntu on a usb stick. Even though this tutorial uses Ubuntu as its base distribution, you could virtually use any type of Linux liveCD distribution. –How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents’ Computer The title of this article is pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? […]

Malware Analysis: Rootkits, Part 3

You’ve heard of rootkits (the stealthy tools that help attackers hide their activity on your computer), but do you know the difference between user mode rootkits and kernel mode rootkits? And how do you detect and defend against them? If not, then enlight yourself by watching this interesting video from the security Pros at Watchguard. […]

Daylight Savings Time in Canada & USA.

By Al Rozon Contributing writer, [GAS]  Before this year, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, also known as “Spring Forward”, has always been on April 1st. This year, everything has changed: it will be on March 11th. The end of Daylight Savings Time, also known as “Fall Back”, has also been rescheduled to another date. In previous years, it used to […]

IPv6 Explained

The researchers who are currently working on the new generation of gears that makes the Internet turn have been on the job for years, but recently, corporate giants such as Microsoft and Apple have been forcing the integration of this new Internet technology in their products: IPv6, the protocol that has already started to power […]

30 Days With Linux

The folks at [H] Consumer have recently spent 30 days with Linux to see what the open-source OS currently has to offer to average PC users. Is Linux a viable alternative to Windows for Mr. and Mrs. Everybody? The [H] team has its own take on the subject, but I’d be curious to read what you guys […]

Windows Vista Cracked?

This is everywhere in the news this morning. It appears that Windows Vista has been officially cracked! From what I have read up to now, the crack seems to be working by emulating certain vendor-specific information at the BIOS level, effectively circumventing product activation altogether. Microsoft allows large hardware manufacturers (e.g. ASUS, HP, Dell) to ship […]

Welcome to [GAS] 2.0!

Hello Everyone! We’d like to welcome you all to the new and (we hope) improved [GAS]. This little project of ours has taken a long time to realize, but after a few long months of procrastination, we finally arrived at our destination. As you can see, [GAS] 2.0 is definitely a big step up from […]