Heartbleed Bug – Change Your Online Passwords Now


Revisions:
4/11/2014: Initial release.


This last week there has been an encryption flaw identified inside the Open SSL protocol that is used in many popular websites today that can affect you. See the excerpt below from the main heartbleed.com website:


The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

So what are some example sites? Well, this is what I’m going to be doing this weekend, changing passwords for a lot of my accounts at sites like:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Gmail
  • Yahoo
  • Flickr
  • Youtube
  • Dropbox
  • Box

and a few more.

Thankfully, banking websites or sites like amazon or ebay were not compromised. To learn more about the bug, and other sites that have or have not patched their servers, see the links below.

I am advising anyone who reads this article to change your passwords as soon as possible. You do not want to be part of identity theft or worse. It will become a living nightmare.

Heartbleed Site

Mashable

GazelleGames.net – A Private Game Torrent Site

Revisions:

4-2-14: Initial release.


So some of my gaming friends had been asking me if there was a different private gaming torrent site that they could look into since their main preference (Blackcats-games.net) is constantly DDOS attack and is down.

After some research, I found GazelleGames.net which seems to be a similar site. Registrations are open right now, and I’ve applied and waiting for my registration key if they will accept me.

If you are part of this site, or similar ones, please let us know which ones and if they are taking open applicants! Thanks!

Awesome Frisbee Trick Shots


Revisions:
3-28-14: Initial Release.


I found this on MSN today and thought I had to share this. It’s awesome, check it out below.

Link Here: http://msnvideo.msn.com/?videoid=4c9f2b7d-d208-4787-beb5-d531084cb781&from=sharepermalink-link

For another great trick shot video, see below.

Starfriend – Allows LAN Play With Starcraft II Wings of Liberty!


Revisions:

2/15/14: Initial release.


Did you know that you can play LAN with Starcraft II Wings of Liberty? This game has no real LAN, but thanks to a great program called Starfriend, you can do a real LAN party, or you can take it online and play too!

For more details on this method, go to Battle4sc2.com, or see my video tutorial below. Enjoy!

TeamViewer – Great Remote Control Program


Revisions:
2/7/14: Initial Release.


I just love TeamViewer. I cannot explain how awesome it is, and this Winter season, I’m using it in ways I wonder how I could have done 10 years ago.

As I am writing this post, I am in my living room watching the Sochi Olympics. I am on my laptop, but I have TeamViewer opened controlling my desktop PC upstairs. See the screenshot at the top of the post.
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Windows 7- System Ratings Index – How Is Yours?


Revisions:
1-25-14: Initial release.


Above is my picture of my current Windows 7 system rating index. In the very near future, I will be upgrading my current desktop PC from a dual core AMD 3800+ at 2.0GHZ to the newer AMD FX-8320 processor (8 core).

I’m going to be getting a new motherboard, and new RAM. For now, I will re-use my existing video card, but I expect to upgrade that as well soon in the future.

I will post the new system rating index results once I have fully upgraded my computer, but how about you? How does your system rating compare to mine?

Which item is the bottleneck in your system? Take a screenshot, share, and let’s compare!

MW3 Dedicated Server Tools – Play Online for Free


Revisions:
1-22-14: Initial Release.


For the past year or so, I’ve known a pretty dark secret about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for the the PC platform.

Using the ~14GB Call of Duty MW3 dedicated server tools, in addition to install respective game update patches and using the TeknoMW3 program, you can play online multiplayer for free, without buying the game.

In fact, if you use an older copy of TeknoMW3 (v2.7.0.1) with an older patch of the game, you can play single player campaign, as well as spec-ops LAN!

Why does the dedicated server tool have both the single player and all multiplery maps (minus DLC)? I have no idea. What I do know is that this same method worked with the FourlDeltaOne (who no longer exists).

So what’s left? Using TeknoMW3, you can continue to play online and have your good times.

Want to see the video tutorial proving this? See below. Enjoy!

MotionInJoy – Wireless Tip For Connecting PS3 Control to PC/Laptop


Revisions:
1-9-14: Initial release.


The last few months I always get questions from gamers asking me why they are having problems with pairing their PS3 controller to their laptop or desktop even though they fulfill the 39 and 40 requirement on their bluetooth adapter.

I don’t know if this is the final answer, but I found out that if you use version v.0.6.00001, your chances of successfully pairing your PS3 controller through wireless to your computer is much easier.

If you use newer copies of motioninjoy, it just may not work at all from a bluetooth pairing standpoint.

To understand more about how to use USB or bluetooth dongles for connecting the PS3 to your computer, see my youtube video below.

Happy New Year Year 2014!

Revisions:

1-1-14: Initial release.


I want to take the time to say Happy New Year to all my blog readers! I know over the last year the amount of article writing has significantly decreased, but that’s only because I’ve been busy with other things outside of this blog such as work, youtube, facebook, and of course, family life (I did have a wedding after all).

In 2014, expect more of the same tutorials that you loved reading about previously. I will have a bigger emphasis on technology, which include tutorials with raspberry pi, wii,gaming tutorials, and more.

As usual, if there is a video tutorial that you want, please request it at my youtube page (youtube.com/moneyinphx) and we can go from there. Thank you for your support!

Subscene – Great Site to Find Subtitles


Revisions:
12-30-13: Initial release.


So you have a movie on your hard drive, but you need the subtitles? Where you going to get them from? Ripping subtitles from your own dvd/blu-ray collection is one possibility, but it is a big pain in the rear to do so.

A great alternative is to go to the website Subscene.com. Here they have user submitted subtitles for almost every single movie known to man, whether it is for retail rips, or downloaded copies.

For example, a quick search for subtitles for “The Da Vinci Code” brought up this:

Of course, you can get the subtitle in the language of your choice. So give it a try! You might find something that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

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