Articles tagged: answercast 105

Hacker

How Do I Find the IP Address of the Person Who Created a Gmail Account in My Name?

It’s not going to be easy. Only law enforcement has the ability to get full IP address information. The curious thing is, how do you have access to the email?

Beacon

How Do I Detect Web Beacons in Email?

A web “beacon” or “bug” is simply something in an email that reports back to the sender that you’ve opened the mail.

Extracting a Password

Is a Long Password of Repeating Characters Good or Not?

The problem is that we don’t know what approach hackers are using to break your password. So, to be safe, the best password is both long and complex.

Is there some way I can keep Windows Live Messenger?

The most important thing is to determine which messaging program the people you want to talk to will use.

Is Geotagging My Photos a Bad Thing?

When you take a picture, your camera saves “metadata”, or data about the picture. Geodata can be used to place an image in a geographical location.

What If a Password is Limited to only 8 Characters?

Some devices, sites and software use passwords that are limited to 8 characters. Today that’s often insufficient, but I’ll look at what steps you can take to increase security.

Why Am I Getting Bounced Notices to Messages I Didn’t Send?

Spammers want to send email that looks like it’s coming from someone who may be trusted. They want it to look like it’s coming from you – and you end up getting the bounce notifications.

How Do I Change the Default Installation Drive?

In this scenario, the real issue is that your C: drive is full. What I recommend you do is clean it up.

How do I remove myself from a website I didn’t ask to be on?

What you did in this situation is exactly what I would have done: start by contacting the website and asking to be removed.