Core i7 860 is slow for ripping music and managing photos!

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I’ve been waiting for the new 1156 processors and boards to come out in order to “upgrade” my home system. Last week I put together the following: Core i7 860 (2.8 GHz) – New Asus P7P55D – New Corsair 8GB XMS PC3-10600 – New EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked – Existing Intel X25-E 32GB – Existing… Read more »

How to Secure Erase (reset) an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD)

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By now many have heard about the performance degredation found in Intel SSDs due to the write/rewrite commands. Although they remain incredibly fast, there are some instances where you may wish to “reset” the drive or at least secure erase the drive for a second sale or install in a different computer or server. An… Read more »

Cisco ASA and PIX Vulnerabilities

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The Cisco ASA and PIX line of devices have three independent vulnerabilities that have been discovered and patched a few days ago. Just finished up with my own devices and nothing bad to report. Here’s a summary if you don’t wish to read the long-winded Cisco one. 1. Windows NT Domain Authentication Bypass Vulnerability. Does… Read more »