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Main Page - SystemRescueCd Secrets and Lies by Bruce Schneier Digital Security in a Networked World Bruce SchneierJohn Wiley & Sons, 2000 432 pages Hardcover - ISBN 0-471-25311-1 - $29.95 Paperback - ISBN 0-471-45380-3 - $17.95 Table of ContentsPrefaceTranslations Introduction to the Second Edition A Personal Message From the Author Secrets and Lies won a Productivity Award in the 13th Annual Software Development Magazine Product Excellence Awards. Welcome to the Information security expert Bruce Schneier explains what everyone in business needs to know about security in order to survive and be competitive. There are no quick fixes for digital security. Ordering signed copies Signed copies of the paperback are available for $24 shipped to U.S. addresses, $40 to addresses in Canada, and $43 to the rest of the world. I also have signed galley proofs for sale at $21 shipped to the U.S, $37 to Canada, and $40 elsewhere: Order Secrets & Lies Galley Proofs Ordering Powell's | AmazonB&N |'Reilly (DRM-free ebook) Reviews more quotes

Ultimate Boot CD - Overview Simple "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash It's possible you can fix this by unplugging a USB device or changing the Boot setup in your PC's BIOS, but if you need a boot disk to get your PC back into Windows XP, I've got you covered. This boot disk will work around any issues with the hard drive boot sector, or missing boot files; but won't make a difference if you haven't installed Windows yet, have a bad hard drive, or an incorrect BIOS configuration. You'll need a blank floppy, cd, usb and a computer to make it on. Update 2014-02-20: Yes, it still works. Step 1. Get a blank floppy/cd-r/usb (whatever is on it will be erased), and put it into a working computer. ***This step isn't part of the instructions*** ***Back to your regurally scheduled program*** Step 4. Put the new disk you have just created into the computer that gets the NTLDR is missing error message, turn the broken computer off. Step 5. Power on the broken computer with the floppy/cd-r/usb inside it/plugged into it (if the computer was already on, restart it).

Data Recovery Myths Some are users who are desperate because they’ve lost their data, and others are maintenance technicians who aren’t specialized in data recovery, but all face situations when every attempt to recover their data or their clients’ data failed. Some don’t put up with the fact that they were absent-minded enough to invert the polarity when connecting the HD power cable, others keep looking at the dark screen, thinking at how could that happened: the night before the PC was turned off as usual after having worked all day long without a single crash and, when turned on in the morning, the HD is solemnly ignored during setup, the computer doesn’t boot, and the worst: no backup has been done! Some nevertheless stick obstinately to the data the client can’t lose in any way and promise to come up with a solution. And those beliefs spread fast – and a lot.

Plan-B The Network Security Auditing and Forensics Utility "Evil Maid" Attacks on Encrypted Hard Drives Earlier this month, Joanna Rutkowska implemented the "evil maid" attack against TrueCrypt. The same kind of attack should work against any whole-disk encryption, including PGP Disk and BitLocker. Basically, the attack works like this: Step 1: Attacker gains access to your shut-down computer and boots it from a separate volume. The attacker writes a hacked bootloader onto your system, then shuts it down. Step 2: You boot your computer using the attacker's hacked bootloader, entering your encryption key. You can see why it's called the "evil maid" attack; a likely scenario is that you leave your encrypted computer in your hotel room when you go out to dinner, and the maid sneaks in and installs the hacked bootloader. This attack exploits the same basic vulnerability as the "Cold Boot" attack from last year, and the "Stoned Boot" attack from earlier this year, and there's no real defense to this sort of thing. PGP sums it up in their blog.

How to Reinstall Windows XP Easily This howto will demonstrate how to keep all of your data while reinstalling Windows without copying it off of your hard drive. This will only work if you have a Windows XP CD or a real source to install it from, NOT a manufactures "Restore CD" which reloads all the junk it came with. I have seen people on the internet dread reinstalling Windows because it takes so long to backup gigabytes of data and to restore it later! I have found a way that makes it so you do not have to go through the whole hassle! This guide will show how to create a Bart PE (Preinstalled Environment) live Windows CD and how to use that CD to make the reinstallation of Windows easier.You will need a Windows XP CD (The I386 directory some manufactures put on the computers in either C:\ or C:\Windows\ Might work) or installation source to be able to use this guide. Press Create ISO image and then press Build. And wait for building to be complete. Now close PE Builder and burn the created ISO file to a blank CD.

10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot If your computer powers up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have some troubleshooting ahead of you. Here's a look at the likely culprits and what you can do to fix the problem. When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot. This blog post is available in PDF format as a TechRepublic Download. #1: Use a Windows startup disk One of the first things you should reach for when troubleshooting a Windows XP boot problem is a Windows startup disk. Boot.ini NTLDR After you create the Windows startup disk, insert it into the floppy drive on the afflicted system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. #2: Use Last Known Good Configuration

Advanced System Optimizer 2009 - TopTenREVIEWS Advanced System Optimizer is one of the best PC system utilities on the market today and our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner. It excels at maintaining the performance of your system by repairing errors in the registry and on your hard drive, protecting your system and privacy, and optimizing sluggish system processes. We appreciate that this application has an easy-to-use interface which is loaded with features that are both user-friendly and extremely functional. If your computer is having problems, Advanced System Optimizer likely has the tool that can fix it. Management/Diagnostics Compare Advanced System Optimizer WinZip System Utilities Suite System Mechanic MAGIX PC Check & Tuning TuneUp Utilities SystemSuite Advanced SystemCare PRO Spotmau PowerSuite Auslogics BoostSpeed WinUtilities Advanced System Optimizer provides many tools to diagnose issues and maintain your computer's performance. Other features of this PC system utility work together to identify and solve security concerns.

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