Mattia Campagnano

Mattia Campagnano

Monday, June 30, 2014

Keep keyloggers away- tips and tools to get rid of undesired digital guests

Some definitions
Hardware keyloggers: Hardware devices that can look like a keyboard or a WiFi adapter, which monitor all the victim's activity and report it. They require a physical access to the computer and, for this reason, they're usually installed by employers to lawfully monitor their employees' computers (see here for some examples).

Software keyloggers: software that hides inside the operating systems and captures all your keystrokes, to later report all your activity via email or web. Software keyloggers can be used for legitimate purposes, such as employee monitoring, or for illegal activities like identity theft or hacking personal and bank accounts.
In the latter case, we have to consider them as malware.
Keyloggers (defined as above) are among the peskiest categories of malware around.
They lie undetected inside your operating systems and capture all your keystrokes, to report all your activity to the attacker. They usually keep a low profile and do a good job in hiding themselves in the deepest layers of your OS, but there's something you can do to prevent or, at least, limit the likelihoods of being infected.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

5 Top free utilities for MacOsX - give your Mac a free boost!

I've been using MacOsX since 2010 and have tested a bunch of different applications, but there are some I can't really help and that in my opinion are an absolute must.

I focused on free applications because they often offer features perfectly comparable, and sometimes even higher, than commercial software.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

6 Hacks for Mac you should know

  1.  Tailor-made Finder: not everybody knows that the Finder can be customized. You can add buttons such as Delete, Connect to, Share, Quick Look and others by simply right-clicking the top of the Finder window and selecting Customize Toolbar. Afterwards, you can drag the additionals buttons you want to the toolbar (in the example below I've added Delete, Share and Quick Look).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

3 things that IT professionals won’t tell you (but I will…)

For a lifetime I've been up with commonplaces and publicity stunts.

Sadly there are people who just can't help them and create new definitions for things that have already been around for ever, because they have to sell you a new product and create a new need from nothing. Here's a short list, but there are many more examples I could quote.

Monday, June 2, 2014

5 Google search hacks - get the most from Google

We all Google every day, for some people Google is the Internet, but most of us perform only a basic web search and we can't always get to find what we want.

Not everybody knows that you can get the most from Google with the help of some simple hacks.
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