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Current PC Mag issue online has an interesting article and interview that talks about “Why Windows is the target of most attacks, what is the reason behind it?”. Most article’s on this subject takes a blind standpoint that supports Linux and Mac as more secure without looking into the subject in depth. But this article presents both the views. It even brings out the fact that Windows had lesser number of flaws in last year compared with Linux Distros and Microsoft is prompt with fixes once problems are identified. It also highlights the strides Microsoft has made in Windows Updates and…

While Windows Explorer makes basic file handling like copying, moving, deleting very easy through its intuitive GUI, it leaves much to be desired when it comes to advanced tasks. For doing Advanced file handling tasks, I generally turn to DOS Command Prompt, where I can use wild cards like ? or * to tag along multiple files. One file handling task that I find myself often doing is to have my Digital photos renamed manually to meaningful names from the cryptic DSCF0001.JPG types, that my digital camera keeps by default. Normally I use rename *.JPG command to get it done,…

For long in Windows security experts have been advising all of us to have two different accounts. One with Admin privileges that you use rarely when you need to install something or do some system configuration. The other will be a normal user account with minimum privileges. The second type of account is even more important for a developer. This way the developer doesn’t assume admin privilege when he/she codes an application. So applications can run fine with least privileges. This will also prevent all trogans and malicious email attachments to cause chaos having been run as an admin user.…