👍 #865 - Just What Is a Hack?
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Hack, hack, hack, hackers, hacking, and hacked. But do we even know what the word really means?
Here's the kicker: depending on context "hack" can mean several different things, and not all of them are neccessarily bad.
This week's featured article -- Just What Is a Hack? -- delves into the details.
Also this week:
- How can a system be slow if the CPU is idle?
- People are much to quick to assume their Facebook account has been hacked when it has not been.
- Moving day. It's one of the reasons I love Thunderbird as a desktop mail program.
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This Week's Featured Article
Just What Is a Hack?
Of several meanings, one matters most.
Hack or hacking can mean several different things -- both good and bad -- depending on the context. I'll review the most common definitions.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Your System is Slow Even Though the CPU Is Idle
|The purpose of the System Idle Process is to get out of the way to let other processes run. So what does it mean if the SIP is using 100% CPU on your slow system?|
No, Your Facebook Account Has Not Been Hacked
|There's a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked. They're wrong.|
How Do I Move Thunderbird to a New Computer?
|Moving email from one machine to another is a snap when you're using Thunderbird as your email program. I'll show you how.|
My Email Disappeared While Composing. Can I Get it Back?
|It's no fun to write a long email and lose it. Here's how that happens and a few ways to avoid it.|
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My Email Disappeared While Composing. Can I Get it Back?It's no fun to be composing a long email and suddenly realized it disappeared. Here's how that happens and a few ways to avoid it.
How Do I Move Thunderbird to a New Computer?Moving email from one machine to another is a snap when you're using Thunderbird as your email program. I'll show you how.
No, Your Facebook Account Has Not Been HackedThere's a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked. They're wrong. Your facebook account has not been hacked
Just What Is a Hack?A hack or hacking can mean several different things -- both good and bad -- depending on what is being said. I'll review the most common definitions.
Finding the Owner of an IP AddressWhile you can't find the specific owner of an IP address, there are a few tools to see what IP-related information you can get.
Why Your System is Slow Even Though the CPU Is IdleWhy Your System is Slow Even Though the CPU Is Idle
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