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Wednesday 29th December 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well, not carrying too many extra Christmas kilos.

Happy New Year to you!


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other

Basic Computer User

AntiMalware Doctor

Helped a friend out when this little nasty struck last week. It's a piece of malware masquerading as anti-virus software. They could not access the internet, programs kept hanging, it took hours for him to fix it. Makes $70 for a good security suite seem paltry by comparison. This is the one I use: http://www.norman.com

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Advanced Computer User

Cracking 14 Character Complex Passwords in 5 Seconds

I believe that this demonstration shows that relying on passwords alone may no longer be a good security measure. Many companies and government facilities are moving away from using just passwords to dual authentication methods. Biometrics and smartcards are really becoming popular in secure facilities. http://www.ciozone.com/index.php/Security/Cracking-14-Character-Complex-Passwords-in-5-Seconds.html


Brett Winterford of ITNews writes: Yesterday the United States' securities regulator announced a US$137 million settlement of a case against Alcatel-Lucent in which the company admitted to paying bribes to foreign governments to win deals. The two head honchos at Alcatel during this reign now head the NBN Co. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/242816,alcatel-lucent-pays-us137m-over-bribery-rort.aspx

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8 First Aid Emergencies, Myths and Correct Handlings

This article is a worth while review of first aid handlings for common emergencies. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-first-aid-emergencies-and-the-myths-that-make-them-worse.html?page=9

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My daughter tells me...

I don't want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything,
but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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REPOST: Special ends tomorrow! The BEST Book on Selling I have Ever Read.

Is How To Sell - Clear and Simple by Harry Frisch.

Just received this from a newly graduated lawyer to whom I gave a copy of the book in exchange for some work she did for me:

Hey Tom! I finished that book "How to Sell". What a ripper!
It was really good. Thanks.


Because I had read it some years ago and purchased a few, I am entitled to a current "buy one get one free" offer. I passed along Sarah's endorsement and asked if I could extend the buy one, get one free offer to you and Nancy said yes. So if you are looking for a great present for someone in sales (it could even be for you) get along to http://www.HowToSellClearAndSimple.com/order.html. Be sure to use the Promo Code TomsBOGOFO ("Tom's Buy One, Get One Free Offer"). For each copy ordered for $29.95 US (plus S&H), they'll ship you TWO!

How Goal Setting Differs in Men and Women

And what you can do to improve your likelihood of attaining your goals! http://www.webpronewscanada.com/webpronewscanada-35-20101229HowGoalSettingDiffersFromMenToWomen.html

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Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that's good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!


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