Saturday, December 31, 2011

Camtica Review

DO NOT download or purchase Camtica 4.3.48970 screen recorder software.

It is promoted by spam emails to owners of blogs by Jiteco. The emails from Deborah Gill offer the author of a blog a free copy of the software in exchange for a review. As such, a review written in response to this request is unlikely to be one that you can take with any authority. 

Having received many requests I have decided to write a review - this is it. 

It is suspected that Jiteco do not read the blogs that they solicit. If they do then they can comment on this blog posting instead of just sending me offers of evaluation copies of software. If I were to review anything I would purchase it.



A commentary on things relating to technical issues.

Each of these topics may contain there own comments and links to other parts of this blog.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Silver Bullet

I would suggest that those looking for ways to unlock hidden menu items for their Insyde H2O BIOS look-up the WikiP page for the idiomatic meaning of "Silver Bullet".

This also goes for the overclocking of AMD E-450 APUs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


All about P2P and torrents - these are my collected notes on my findings with downloading from file sharing sites. This post is a work in progress, please follow the links below to other posts relating to my research on P2P and and the avoidance of being detected when torrenting.

The list above is not an exhaustive list of all the work that I have done in this field. Please visit some of the posts and then find links from those posts. This is only a starting page for my work in the observation of techniques to keep you safe when downloading from P2P sources.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Network Attached Storage

My experiences with the D-Link DNS323 - NAS

The DNS 323 has a lot of space to house an attentional controller (computer) to enable the configuration of Samba Serves. This would alleviate the deficiencies in the Debian Linux controller that is fitted by D-Link.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nomen Nescio - an anonymous name

I can across the name Nomen Nescio when I was looking at anonymous re-mailers.

It is a generally accepted term used for anonymity (see the WikiP entry for this). What I am surprised about, however, is some of the vitriol that can be found on Google Groups with regard to the Cyber-Bullying of those that appear to be homophobes on a quest to bring down the host of a gay photography website.

DMCA Violation Letter

That is forwarded by your ISP

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 and

A Chinese Internet registrar and Portal.

Maybe the host for GhostNet

Monday, December 12, 2011

Paranoia in the extreme

As Zack Whittacker will will know,  governments have trouble in locating a princess and protecting the prime minister from a certain sow.

I know it was a work of fiction but I don't really care if the government can read my GMails and knows what websites I've been to. It is not as if I am plotting against them.

In any case, they can easily find out who I am  from my IP address.

Investigating Internet users

This is a re-post of my website page on Web Forensics

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Forum Independence

Companies often setup a forum that is supposed to look like it is an independent group of users of the product that have got together to swap ideas and tips.

They are also used to provide Customer Service for a product where the website for the product itself does not. There are many reasons for this. The first reason is that it is a cheap option as a company can get its users to solve the other customers problems. The second, and this is particularly the case when a product may help you break a law in your jurisdiction, a forum provides some sort of detachment from the company where forum members can post solutions that the company would be prosecuted for if they were to tell you to do something in an official capacity.

I can think of many instances of this taking place and I don't need to name them here. The reason you are probably reading this is that you have come across one.

I am not saying that you should not participate in such a forum or not to believe anything that is posted on them. Only that you should be aware that they may not be as impartial as they would like to appear.

A characteristic of this type of forum is that a large proportion of the posts are those that are either overly enthusiastic about the merits of the service or site "this the best torrent tracker site" or those that are asking about log-in problems. Take a look at the date of some of the posts, many are years old.

Examples of forums that I deem to be less than independent.

  • 1ClickDVD Copy - LGSoftwareInnovations forum
  • Most forums dedicated to copying digital media Including the one above)
  • Most forums dedicated to downloading from P2P
    • Isohunt- BTGuard
    • TorrentFreak - BTGuard and TorrentPrivacy
  • Number1onGoogle's Chris Jones - A spokesperson for Lamnia (formerly SBA Media)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Start page for enabling vt-x or AMD SMV. (if some of the topics listed below do not have links please use the Blog search function)

Pages on the blog:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Campaign to boycott the "Like" and "+" buttons

Why would anyone want to share their friend list with a company that then uses that list to target those on your list with advertizements?

Hopefully Internet users will work out what is going on as they see all the Facebook and the like ads appearing on their walls.

It is one thing to actually like a product or service it is an entirely different thing to give that company permission to use your profile in an endorsement.