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Category Archives: Tech Zone

Technical info for IT professional and network administrators.

Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker?

Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker?

on March 11, 2014

There’s been a great deal of discussion about the “digital divide” in regard to people who have access to affordable broadband and those who don’t. But there’s another, more fundamental divide – related but different – that has been developing …

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Five tips to boost your wireless network security

Five tips to boost your wireless network security

on March 5, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with using your Wi-Fi devices anywhere, at any time, to access anything (within reason, of course). The key to this experience, however, is connecting to your wireless local area network …

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The 31 funniest SSIDs I’ve ever seen

The 31 funniest SSIDs I’ve ever seen

on February 27, 2014

Whenever I’m at a restaurant, airport or anywhere in town, I invariably look for free Wi-Fi access. Often, the SSID names used are standard fare. However, I occasionally come across some really witty and hilarious SSIDs. This article features some …

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Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

on February 19, 2014

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two on this list. …

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Techno rebels without a cause

Techno rebels without a cause

on February 14, 2014

Remember when being a nerd was a quiet act of rebellion, back before it became a fashion statement?  Many of us grew up in a time and place when being interested in computers marked you as a little odd – …

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15 gift ideas for your Valentine

15 gift ideas for your Valentine

on February 4, 2014

Valentine’s Day is round the corner – have you bought your sweetheart a gift yet? Don’t worry if not; we’re here to help! Here at TalkTechToMe, we’ve often focused on ideal gifts for sys admins. This time, we’ve decided to …

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Report: Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2013

Report: Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2013

on February 3, 2014

The number of reported security vulnerabilities in 2013 continued to increase compared to 2012. In this post, I provide an overview of the statistics for 2013 related to software security vulnerabilities. These are compiled from data from the National Vulnerability …

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Monitoring logons in Windows environments

Monitoring logons in Windows environments

on January 30, 2014

The Windows logging system was never designed for ease of use. Depending on the audit settings, the information that is logged is rich and can meet the needs of any forensic investigation, but at the same time is cryptic and …

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Ouch: Is my TV watching me?

Ouch: Is my TV watching me?

on January 28, 2014

I was shopping for a smart HDTV a couple of weeks ago and did so in the old-fashioned way – by going to stores in my area. I have a vivid imagination but not when it comes to hardware specs. …

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IT administrator, could this blog post change your life?

IT administrator, could this blog post change your life?

on January 23, 2014

It’s an extremely tough job being an IT or security administrator today; and speaking as someone who works in the tech industry, I for one take my hat off to you! As an IT or security administrator, you are at …

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