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Real Name: The 8th Voyager

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Updated the firmware of my TP-Link RE450 AC1750 WiFi range extender

I just discovered that there is a new version of firmware released on15 December 2017 and made available for download on 22 December 2017for my TP-Link RE450 AC1750 WiFi range extender. I should have discovered this earlier!This is an important firmware update, because it includes the...

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1 month ago.

 

Insecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) List of Top 10 Internet of Things (IoT)Vulnerabilities sums up most of the concerns and attack vectors surroundingthe IoTcategory of devices as below:Insecure web interfaceInsufficient authentication/authorizationInsecure network servicesLack...

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1 month ago.

 

My electronic UV light mosquito trap

There has been increased dengue fever cases in my residential area. As a preventive measure, I have bought some electronic ultraviolet light mosquito traps to capture the mosquitoes found in my house.The body of thismosquito trapis mostly made byplastic, which might be the reason for its...

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1 month and a week ago.

 

ADcase the handphone case with special dampers that can save the phone from dropping damage

ADcase (active damping case)is a very innovative handphone case invented by a German engineering student called Philip Frenzel. It has just won an award from German Mechatronics Society.The phone case has special shock-absorbers made with metal springs at its 4 corners. In normal situation, the...

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1 month and a week ago.

 

WiFi Alliance introduced WiFi Certified WPA3 to replace current WPA2 security standard

WiFi Alliance has just introduced WiFi CERTIFIED WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 3) as the next generation WiFi security standard, bringing new capabilities to enhance WiFi protections in bothpersonal and enterprise wireless networks.Key capabilities of WPA3 include:WPA3-Personal: more resilient,...

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1 month and a week ago.

 

My Dell DA300 6-in-1 USB-C mobile adapter

My Dell Inspiron 5370 laptop has limited output ports as a trade-off for its slim and lightweight design. It only has 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C) port with Power Delivery/DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 1.4b port and 1 combo audio port.This means thatit can only connect...

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1 month and 2 weeks ago.

 

About the Cyber Kill Chain

The Cyber Kill Chain introduced by Lockheed Martin is a cybersecurity model to describe, in general,how acomputer intrusion (hacking) through IT network is carried out in 7 distinguished stages. Itwasdeveloped based onmilitary attack kind of thought.Anyhow, there is no common...

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1 month and 3 weeks ago.

 

Cryptography - the essential technique in today computing world

Cryptography is the method of converting plaintext information into non human-readable form called ciphertext through a process called encryption, and reverse process to convert the ciphertextback tooriginal formcalled decryption.Today, knowledge in cryptography is crucial for every...

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1 month and 3 weeks ago.

 

Is your organization still following the outdated password policy?

If you were told or forced toset upa so-called "strong password" which required to be determined as complex (must consist of combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, special characters, and so on...) just to safeguard your user account from password guessing, peeping, and/or...

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2 months ago.

 

Google Chrome and Firefox will distrust websites with SSL/TLS certificate issued by Symantec /...

Web browsers Google Chrome(with 57.69% global market share as of March 2018) and Firebox (with 5.4% global market share as of March 2018) will start to distrust all the websites with SSL/TLS certificate issued by Symantec, Verisign, Thawte, GeoTrustand RapidSSL.This means that soon in the near...

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3 months and 3 weeks ago.

 

How to enable using F8 during boot up to enter safe mode in Windows 10

Seasoned MS Windows users are very likely to have experience using F8 during computer boot up to enter into "safe mode" of the Windows operating system.In many occasions, "safe mode" can save your dayto enable you to fixsomethingthat isbroken in the Windows system. Such occasions...

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4 months ago.

 

A family visit to Sewing World Gallery @ Sky Park One City Mall

In the older generation not too long ago, sewing machine had been a common item found in many household. At that time, sewing (and perhaps knitting, too) was an essential skill learnt by most housewives.Then, sewing machine had been unconsciously become lesser and lesser seen in household nowadays. It prone...

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4 months ago.

 

My Ooree 8 inch USB table fan (UF108)

If you need asmall tablefan at your workplace or study desk, or you tend to work with your laptop at outdoor café and nice to have some cooling breeze, perhaps you can consider this Ooree UF108 8 inch USB table fan.This USB table fan is good enough to generate breezing wind that you can feel...

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4 months and a week ago.

 

My Cashido 10 second ozone anti-bacterial water-treatment machine

Ozone has been used over the past 150++ years for water treatment since its discovery by a German-Swiss chemist called Christian Friedrich Schönbein.A brief history of ozone usage in water treatment is as below:1886: The ability of ozone to disinfect polluted water is recognized in Europe.1891:...

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4 months and 3 weeks ago.

 

High endurance microSD card suitable for use in car dashcam

If you have a car dashcam, you will need to install a microSD card in it to store its video recording and emergency photo taking.Even though certain dashcams come with some amount of internal memory, the storage capacity of this internal memory just won't be enough, and you probably would not like to give...

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4 months and 3 weeks ago.

 

My experience sharing of using Intel Optane technology accelerated hard disk

Recently I have purchased a Dell XPS 8930 desktop computer which comes with an ordinary 1 TB SATA hard disk, paired with a 16GB Intel Optane memory card.As advertised by Intel, "the Intel Optane memory is a smart, adaptable system accelerator for PCs with at least a 7th Generation Intel Core processor and a...

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4 months and 4 weeks ago.

 

How to determine a good car window tint film from TSER, UVR and VLT values?

The performance of car window tint film is generally determined by these 3 values:TSER - Total Solar Energy Rejected. This is the overall solar energy filtered by the film. The higher the TSER, the more heat from sun is blocked from entering into your car throughits windscreens and windows.UVR -...

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5 months ago.

 

My Remax CR-3XP Alien series 1-to-5 smart car charger

With more and more electronic gadgets such as air sterilizer, dashcam, GPS, etc. in the car, couple with the occasional need to recharge my phone and/or tablet while driving, the available charging sockets inmy car is not sufficient to provide power to so much devices at the same time.My solution is...

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5 months and a week ago.

 

Converting video files to be playable from USB drive in Honda 39102-T9A-T8XX-M1 display audio head...

The Honda 39102-T9A-T8XX-M1 display audio is the stock head unit of Honda City 2017 Facelift 1.5L E/V variant.It is ableto play4 types of multimedia files in a USB thumb drive: MP3 music, WMA music, JPEG photo, and MP4 video.When the car parkinghandbrake is engaged, the video will display...

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5 months and 4 weeks ago.

 

EPF declared 6.9% (conventional) / 6.4% (shariah) dividend for 2017

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF, a.k.a. KWSP) has just declared the dividend rate for financial year 2017.If you still remember, earlier on, EPF has launched its Simpanan Shariah Islamic saving account beside its conventional saving account. Members can apply to switch their account type from...

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6 months ago.

 

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