Detect BitTorrent throttling by ISPs

Since the explosion of BitTorrent traffic, ISPs have been looking at ways to reduce it in stealth. ISPs like Comcast in USA are infamous for using controversial (and possibly illegal) traffic shaping methods to selectively slow down torrent traffic without touching regular HTTP traffic. As much as the nature of files shared via torrents maybe, […]

Disable Windows Update auto-restart

In all recent versions of Windows(Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7), the OS automatically restarts/reboots after running Windows Update, irrespective of the type of update (manual, automatic, scheduled). This might cause inconvenience if you work on the system at the time of an update. Any unsaved work will be lost in the auto-restart. The […]

Security tip: Move wp-config.php a level above WordPress install

WordPress might be among the easiest and more powerful blogging software. That power and popularity comes at the price of security. An increasing number of hackers find it highly profitable to exploit an ever growing number of vulnerabilites in WordPress to inject spam links, malicious files and redirects to WordPress blogs. Securing a WP install […]

Reset “Never Save Password for This Site” (Google Chrome)

Google Chrome, as do other browsers, offer to remember username and password when you enter them in a website for login, first time. If you hit “Never for this site”, by accident, or want to change the choice later, bad luck – Chrome never shows the yellow bar prompt on top again. To work around […]