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Comment by MmeMoxie on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 06:28 AM)
Great article and it was wonderful to see Steve Gibson doing what he does best. . .Teaching others about Security and Safety. I have been using Shi...
Comment by MINOO on [HOWTO] Protect Your Router Now (June 23, 2018 03:50 AM)
Recently my IPS provider upgraded their customers to digital optic cable, they also provided a combo WiFi Router/Modem with a signal booster. I have a...
Comment by Liz on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 03:05 AM)
Thanks so much, Bob. I ran all three tests at Shields up (including the two recommended for newcomers) and they all came out perfect. Not sure how t...
Comment by Robert T Deloyd on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 01:25 AM)
No problem with my router... I think I'll save the link you provided to the ShieldsUP! page... It looks mighty useful! Thanks :) ...
Comment by Egbok on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 12:26 AM)
Thanks Bob! Clicked the Security Now video, info plus info, held me for the whole thing. Thanks Again!...
Comment by Normintura (Australia) on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 23, 2018 12:22 AM)
Am I also at risk if I only use my mobile phone's hotspot for internet connection? I don't have a router as such. Thanks for your articles, great stuf...
Comment by Jay R on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 11:26 PM)
Yea! My PC passed. Thank you, Bob!...
Comment by Denis on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 10:57 PM)
Thank you for another great article Bob. My router passed the test with 'No response'....
Comment by Chris on UPnP - The (almost) Forgotten Vulnerability (June 22, 2018 09:03 PM)
Thank you; I appear well-enough hidden....for now!...
Comment by gene on [HOWTO] Protect Your Router Now (June 22, 2018 08:05 PM)
I've got Xfinity as my ISP and a telephony modem (that I bought myself) but all of that goes through my Linksys router first - which does have a stron...

Audio Articles

 

[HOWTO] Convert Vinyl Records to CD or MP3

For seasoned audio purists, nothing compares to good old-fashioned analog recordings on vinyl LP records. But those old records are fragile... here's a step-by-step guide to help you convert vinyl to CD disc or MP3 files so you can enjoy them for years to come...

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[LEGAL?] Record Streaming Video and Music

It’s great to watch a favorite movie on Netflix, but if you want to watch it again and again, you’ll have to pay Netflix’s monthly fee again and again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could record that movie (or tunes from Spotify) for infinite offline enjoyment, free of further charges? It's possible, but is it permissible? Read on for the scoop...

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Convert Vinyl Records to CD or MP3

For seasoned audio purists, nothing compares to good old-fashioned analog recordings on vinyl LP records. But those old records are fragile... here's a step-by-step guide to help you convert vinyl to CD disc or MP3 files so you can enjoy them for years to come...

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Convert iTunes to MP3

Is there a way to convert iTunes to MP3? I've purchased a bunch of music from iTunes and enjoy listening to it on my computer. But my portable music player is not an iPod, so I can't take my songs with me. Is there any way I can convert my iTunes music to MP3 format to get around this unfair restriction?

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Free Audio Software

Sometimes it's not enough just to play your music. Audio aficionados and sound professionals can use audio software to dig into sounds, analyze waveforms, edit and remix tunes. Here's a rundown of the best free audio software...

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Speakers for Laptop Or Notebook

Many people use a laptop or notebook computer as their primary computer, eschewing the bulk and immobility of desktop machines. But they also like their music and videos. However, the speakers that come with most portable computers are just a step above terrible. Here are some tips on selecting a set of great portable speakers for your laptop or netbook...

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WAV to MP3 Converter

I have hundreds of WAV audio files that are taking up a lot of hard drive space. Can you recommend a good WAV to MP3 converter that will do the job, preferably free?

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USB Turntables

I want to buy a USB turntable to convert some vinyl record albums to MP3 format. Are there any specific turntables you can recommend?

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DRM Removal

Are you trying to convert iTunes music to MP3 format? Or maybe you have some protected WMA files that you want to convert? There are plenty of good reasons why honest people might want to use a DRM remover to convert their legally purchased DRM-protected music into other formats. Here's how to do it...

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Voice Recognition

Didja ever notice that Captain Kirk never had to fuss with a mouse or keyboard to communicate with the computer on the Star Trek? He simply spoke direct commands at the machine, and the computer complied. Happily, voice recognition technology has moved from the bridge of the Enterprise to your home computer. Here's how to get started with voice computing...

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Rip & Burn Basics

I have a big music collection on CDROM discs. I'd like to get all this music on my computer and burn my own mix CDs. Can you help me get started?

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What is Podcasting?

Hey Bob, what's a podcast? Is this some kind of broadcast just for people with iPods?

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Convert WMA to MP3

I have lots of music in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format but I want to convert it to MP3 for my iPod. How can I convert WMA to MP3?

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