Disable Writing To USB Drives

A common security concern at organizations is allowing users to plug in a USB flash drive, because they could so easily copy corporate data.

Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack. Read the rest of this entry »


Running Safe – Beijing Olympic Games

IT security and control firm Sophos is warning the tens of thousands of athletes, coaches, journalists and tourists travelling to Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games to be on their guard against cyber-criminals when using their notebooks, PDAs and smartphones. Read the rest of this entry »

Show Me More – Recent Documents List

In Windows, you can increase the list of recently used documents in start menu. By default Windows display the shortcuts of last fifteen programs on recent documents list in start menu but you can increase this value with your required input value. This tip is very useful for all new computer users because they can easily access their required documents from last visited documents history. This trick will work in nearly all of the windows versions (2000 and above). Read the rest of this entry »

Copy To? Move To?! I Wan’t You In My Context Menu!

Two of the handiest file management tools in Windows Vista are the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move To Folder’ commands, which allow you to copy and move files or folders anywhere you want simply by selecting an item, a file, or a folder and then choosing the desired location from the resulting dialog box.

Unfortunately, these handy commands are hidden away on the Edit menu in Windows Explorer and Computer. Further masking their existence is the fact that the Menu bar is hidden by default in both Windows Explorer and Computer.

Luckily, you can add the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move to Folder’ commands to the context menu with a couple of registry edits. Read the rest of this entry »