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How to Secure Your Linux PC by Encrypting Your Hard Drive

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc8f1aba038e.jpg" />There’s bound to be data on your computer that you want to protect from hackers, nosy friends, or curious colleagues. Encrypting your computer drive protects you from intruders, and here’s a couple of different ways to secure your data.

BitTorrent for Beginners: Protecting Your Privacy

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc7a29004853.jpg" />Anytime you’re making connections to anything outside of your network, security should be a concern, and this is doubly true for users of BitTorrent, who are getting data from all sorts of unknown sources. Here’s how to protect yourself.

How to Setup a VPN (PPTP) Server on Debian Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/2010/10/sshot4caccb5310a98-server.jpg" />VPN-ing into your server will allow you to connect to every possible service running on it, as if you were sitting next to it on the same network, without individually forwarding every port combination for every service you would like to access remotely.

How to Setup a “Split Tunnel” VPN (PPTP) Client on Ubuntu 10.04

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2e8297020d.jpg" />Sometimes you need to use a VPN connection to grant access to remote network resources and for that you use a VPN, but if you don't want all of your client traffic to go through the VPN link, you'll need to setup your VPN to connect in "split tunnel" mode. Here's how to do it on Ubuntu.

How to Restore Previous Versions of the Registry in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cac47aa6fdf9.jpg" />If you want to manually restore a specific section of the registry from a previous System Restore snapshot, or access some specific keys from an older version of the registry, you can do so by getting access to those files and then exporting sections from them. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7 or Vista.

How to Crack Your Forgotten Windows Password

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-00-51-33.jpg" />Here at How-To Geek, we’ve covered many different ways to reset your password for Windows—but what if you can't reset your password? It’s time to crack the password instead.

How to Prevent Yum from Updating the Kernel

When you're running production servers, the one thing you don't want to do is upgrade the kernel every time a new update comes out. Why? Because that's the only Linux update operation that requires a reboot once it's done—and in a production environment you often can't have downtime.

Help Computer Users Remotely with TeamViewer

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-30-[14-54-13].jpg" />Before remote software, helping your friends and family with computer problems often meant hours on the phone trying to remember what a menu looked like or where a file was saved. Here we look at helping them remotely with TeamViewer.

How Do You Find Your Windows 7 or 8 Homegroup Password?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-28-1-03-32-57.jpg" />So you’re about to setup your new Windows 7 PC into your Homegroup when you realized that you have no idea what the password is. How do you find it? It’s actually pretty simple, if you know where to look.

The How-To Geek Guide to Windows 7 Media Center

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-30-[19-56-33].jpg" class="widepic" />If you’ve moved from XP to Windows 7, this might be the first time you’ve had access to Media Center. Here we’ve created a guide for our best tips, tricks, and tutorials for using Windows 7 Media Center.

Keep Your Windows Computer Secure on Public Wireless Hotspots

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-23-[19-53-53].jpg" class="widepic" />If you have a Netbook or Laptop that you would like to use on a Public Wi-Fi hotspot, there are security precautions you need to take. Here we look at keeping your computer secure at public Wi-Fi hotspots.

How to Create a Family Friendly Ubuntu Setup

<img src="http://productivegeek.com/public/thumbnails/sshot-2010-08-18-1-06-02-00.jpg" />The computer is a powerful educational tool for children. Despite the many benefits that computer offers to children, it also has the potential to introduce harmful content for the children. Here's how to make Ubuntu safer for the children.

Keep Those Hard to Remember Card Numbers Available and Secure with LastPass

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-17-[19-10-39].png" />Banks, libraries, and points programs have the annoying habit of making you use your card number to log in to their web interface. Rather than make the ten foot walk to get your wallet, use LastPass to store those number securely and at your fingertips.

How Do I Hide from Specific People on Facebook Chat?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-06-1-02-39-41.jpg" />Everybody’s got that one family member on Facebook that you just don’t want to talk to, but they bug you every time you sign into Facebook chat anyway—here’s how to sign on without them seeing you.

Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4 the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-02-[22-54-25].png" />In case you haven’t heard the news over the past couple of days, there is now an incredibly easy way to jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone running iOS 4. Here we will take a look at how easy the process is.