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Maximum PC

2008-09

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109 pages

Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security

Creator: Glenn Fleishman, Adam C. Engst | Computers - 2007

The book is a marvel of excellent technical writing for a general audience." --Barry Campbell on Blogcritics.org Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: Should I worry about someone eavesdropping on my home wireless network?

Publisher: TidBITS

About this book
Learn how to keep intruders out of your wireless network and protect your sensitive communications! It's ten o'clock--do you know who's using your wireless network? If you haven't changed the default network name or admin password someone could be eavesdropping on your email, plucking your passwords out of the air, or sending spam through your Internet connection right now! When you're using a wireless network--whether a Macintosh with AirPort gear or Windows with any Wi-Fi equipment--you're exposed to risk unless you take steps. Wireless networking experts Glenn Fleishman and Adam Engst have spent years researching and covering wireless security issues on Glenn's Wi-Fi Networking News blog and in two editions of The Wireless Networking Starter Kit. Now they've distilled that experience into this essential guide for anyone using a computer with wireless networks, whether at home, at work, or on the road. You'll learn how to evaluate your real security risks; the best way to restrict access to your network using WPA and WPS; how to secure your data in transit with PGP, SSL, SSH, and VPNs; and how to protect your computers from viruses and attacks. The book provides extra advice on how to secure small-office wireless network, including details on choosing VPN hardware and software and on setting up 802.1X for secure Wi-Fi logins. "The authors, two guys with enormous geek credibility, take the confusing tangle of Wi-Fi security issues and break it down for you in plain language. The book is a marvel of excellent technical writing for a general audience." --Barry Campbell on Blogcritics.org Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: Should I worry about someone eavesdropping on my home wireless network? What three security measures should I take immediately to lock down my wireless gateway? What common security measures aren't worthwhile? Why is WEP not worth bothering with, and what should I use instead? How do I set up guest networking on the 2009 dual-band AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models? How do I set up WPS on Apple and non-Apple gear? What does it mean if I see green shading in my browser's URL field? Do I need a VPN to protect my sensitive work communications? What is sidejacking, and what should I do about it? Can I control access to my wireless network by user name and password? What software can I use for secure email and file transfer? How does public-key encryption work? Our office has only 15 people--can we afford the best Wi-Fi security?


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1915

The number of its directors shall be five and for the first year shall be aB follows; whose respective places of residence ... T. B. Taylor, Gouldbusk, Texas. ... Witness our hands at Fort Worth, Texas, this the 15th day of October. 1910. F. I. Townsend. M. C. Fields. W. D. Lewis. ... Given under my hand and seal of office, this the loth day of October, A. D. 1910. ... "(7) That on the top page 108 of the minute book of said Gorman District Union, there appears the following, which was introduced ...


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    WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN

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    4TB on my Xbox One

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    Drive works fine, but beware included utility software

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    Another solid WD product

    I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... 5/5 Joe (Midwest, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN (Personal Computers) I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2013
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    WD 3TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

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    4TB on my Xbox One

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    Drive works fine, but beware included utility software

    Based on the drive itself and the backup software, I would have given this product 5 stars--it is very quiet in operation, quiet enough to be left running full time on your desk. The easy-to-use included backup software can continually backup files each time there is a change or you add a new one (or you can choose to do periodic backups), and even automatically can keep up to 25 earlier versions of files that you've modified (you set the number archived). Why then only 3 stars? Because the drive comes with drive utility software that has a glitch. After installing the drive, before doing anything else, I ran the drive diagnostics; it passed the SMART Status and Quick Drive tests (both very quick to run), but about 30% of the way through failed the Complete Drive Test, which takes hours to run. I ran all the tests again, got identical results, then called WD tech support. Based on my results, they said the drive was defective, and that I should return it to Amazon, which I did... 3/5 Footprinter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 2TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN (Personal Computers) Based on the drive itself and the backup software, I would have given this product 5 stars--it is very quiet in operation, quiet enough to be left running full time on your desk. The easy-to-use included backup software can continually backup files each time there is a change or you add a new one (or you can choose to do periodic backups), and even automatically can keep up to 25 earlier versions of files that you've modified (you set the number archived). Why then only 3 stars? Because the drive comes with drive utility software that has a glitch. After installing the drive, before doing anything else, I ran the drive diagnostics; it passed the SMART Status and Quick Drive tests (both very quick to run), but about 30% of the way through failed the Complete Drive Test, which takes hours to run. I ran all the tests again, got identical results, then called WD tech support. Based on my results, they said the drive was defective, and that I should return it to Amazon, which I did... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 25, 2013

    Another solid WD product

    I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... 5/5 Joe (Midwest, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN (Personal Computers) I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2013
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    Password protection with hardware encryption
    Works great with Windows 8
    WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
    Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
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  • WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

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    Extremely flimsy usb3 connector design - BUYER BEWARE

    This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... 1/5 INGE STUBDAL (Oslo, - Norway) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage (Personal Computers) This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    How to set up your WD My Book Essential 3TB 3.0 USB drive

    I have six of these drives. I have had no serious problems to date, the oldest I've owned for about four months now. I will return to edit this review should a drive fail in the future.UPDATE: I wrote the above in October 2011. Writing now in October 2012, I now have eight of these drives. No problems to date.SECOND UPDATE: Writing now in November 2013. I have nine of these drives at this point. No problems to date.THIRD UPDATE: Writing now in October 2014. Same nine drives. Still no problems to report.Here is my recommendation for how to set up the drive, out of the box. I've done this a bunch of times now, so I'm getting routine at it, and thought I'd write it out for others.Some caveats, for what it might be worth:--I am running Windows 7 64-bit.--I use both 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, depending on the computer I hook these up to.--I have no use for the included backup software, so I can't speak to that. If... 4/5 Scott Saccenti (Colora, MD USA) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2011

    A little pricey if you just need the space, but...

    There are 2TB drives out there for less money and if all you need is a huge space, you might consider one of those. The value added in this package is the backup software that is bundled with the drive (actually, delivered right on the drive).WD Smartware is a backup/restore suite that, once installed, boots with your machine. If the MyBook is attached via your USB port, it will constantly monitor activity and make backups accordingly in the background in near real time without any action on your part. It also maintains multiple generations of files (you choose how many), so you can go back to, say, three versions ago if you need to recover a spreadsheet or other data file.You can also use it on multiple computers. Backups are stored under folders with the same name as the PC they're created on.I tested on a Win XP Pro laptop and a Win7 laptop and detected no system slowdowns at all. Every now and then the activity light on the drive would... 4/5 Jeff P. (Durham, NC USA) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2010
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    Password protection and hardware encryption
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    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility


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    0 5/5 Tiny Lightening - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bargain Cable 6 FT 6 FEET Micro USB 3.0 Cable for Western Digital My Book Essential 3.5" External Portable Desktop Hard Disk Drive 1TB 1.5TB 2TB 3TB 4TB Models WDBACW0040HBK WDBACW0030HBK WDBACW0020HBK WDBACW0015HBK WDBACW0010HBK (Personal Computers) Great product and timely shipping. VERY satisfied!!! Will be sure to use you guys again for my accessory needs. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 27, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Jerry - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bargain Cable 6 FT 6 FEET Micro USB 3.0 Cable for Western Digital My Book Essential 3.5" External Portable Desktop Hard Disk Drive 1TB 1.5TB 2TB 3TB 4TB Models WDBACW0040HBK WDBACW0030HBK WDBACW0020HBK WDBACW0015HBK WDBACW0010HBK (Personal Computers) Awesome cable. Very well constructed. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 24, 2015

    Four Stars

    0 4/5 J. M. Roman - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bargain Cable 6 FT 6 FEET Micro USB 3.0 Cable for Western Digital My Book Essential 3.5" External Portable Desktop Hard Disk Drive 1TB 1.5TB 2TB 3TB 4TB Models WDBACW0040HBK WDBACW0030HBK WDBACW0020HBK WDBACW0015HBK WDBACW0010HBK (Personal Computers) Great 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 25, 2015
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  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

    Personal Computer (Western Digital)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Western Digital

    Extremely flimsy usb3 connector design - BUYER BEWARE

    This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... 1/5 INGE STUBDAL (Oslo, - Norway) - See all my reviews This review is from: WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage (Personal Computers) This applies to the My Book USB3 2TB drive.First the good stuff -It is a nice fast drive. HDTune showed and average speed around 90-100MB/s when connected to a USB3 port on my Lenovo W510 laptop. That is why I bought the thing, and it works well. I had NO trouble accessing the drive (but then I reformatted it completely and did not see any issues with the CD partition etc..).Note: I needed to update the USB3 drivers on my W510 to get it to be recognized consistently by Windows 7. That is likely an issue with the Win7 NEC USB3 drivers preinstalled on my Lenovo, and nothing to do with the WD drive.Now the awful part:After about 4 months of usage, the USB3 female connector in the cabinet came loose - and was stuck to the USB3 cable when I removed it!I have owned close to ten different WD external USB drives from ~320GB and up to 2TB drives. I have *never* had any such issue with any previous drive (my only real gripe has been... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    How to set up your WD My Book Essential 3TB 3.0 USB drive

    I have six of these drives. I have had no serious problems to date, the oldest I've owned for about four months now. I will return to edit this review should a drive fail in the future.UPDATE: I wrote the above in October 2011. Writing now in October 2012, I now have eight of these drives. No problems to date.SECOND UPDATE: Writing now in November 2013. I have nine of these drives at this point. No problems to date.THIRD UPDATE: Writing now in October 2014. Same nine drives. Still no problems to report.Here is my recommendation for how to set up the drive, out of the box. I've done this a bunch of times now, so I'm getting routine at it, and thought I'd write it out for others.Some caveats, for what it might be worth:--I am running Windows 7 64-bit.--I use both 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, depending on the computer I hook these up to.--I have no use for the included backup software, so I can't speak to that. If... 4/5 Scott Saccenti (Colora, MD USA) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2011

    A little pricey if you just need the space, but...

    There are 2TB drives out there for less money and if all you need is a huge space, you might consider one of those. The value added in this package is the backup software that is bundled with the drive (actually, delivered right on the drive).WD Smartware is a backup/restore suite that, once installed, boots with your machine. If the MyBook is attached via your USB port, it will constantly monitor activity and make backups accordingly in the background in near real time without any action on your part. It also maintains multiple generations of files (you choose how many), so you can go back to, say, three versions ago if you need to recover a spreadsheet or other data file.You can also use it on multiple computers. Backups are stored under folders with the same name as the PC they're created on.I tested on a Win XP Pro laptop and a Win7 laptop and detected no system slowdowns at all. Every now and then the activity light on the drive would... 4/5 Jeff P. (Durham, NC USA) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2010
    List Price: $209.99
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Password protection and hardware encryption
    2-year limited warranty
    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
    Up to 4 TB capacity


  • Western Digital

    New Western Digital Hard Drive Controller Board 4061-705094-301 Rev AC for WD My Book Essential / Elements 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB USB 3.0

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    Bargains Depot

    Started to short out unit after a couple of months

    0 1/5 etriley4 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bargains Depot® Products USB 3.0 PC Power Charger Data Transfer Cable/Cord/Lead For WD Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB / 1.5TB / 2TB / 3TB / 4TB model & part number compatible : WDBACW0040HBK, WDBACW0030HBK, WDBACW0020HBK, WDBACW0015HBK, WDBACW0010HBK + Free Gift (Electronics) Started to short out unit after a couple of months. We let store know and they refunded our money. Will order a different brand. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 1, 2013

    Fast & Reliable

    0 5/5 Tarik Gadget Freak (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bargains Depot® Products USB 3.0 PC Power Charger Data Transfer Cable/Cord/Lead For WD Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB / 1.5TB / 2TB / 3TB / 4TB model & part number compatible : WDBACW0040HBK, WDBACW0030HBK, WDBACW0020HBK, WDBACW0015HBK, WDBACW0010HBK + Free Gift (Electronics) Works great! Initially was sent the wrong cable, but Bargain's Depot made a quick turnaround to get me the correct cable. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2013
    USB 3.0 technology provides 4.8 Gbps
    Package Includes: 1 X USB 3.0 Type A Male Connector 2: USB 3.0 Type Micro B Male + Free gift
    PC and Mac compatible, Backwards compliant with high speed USB 2.0 devices (480 Mbps) as well as USB 1.1
    Length: 1.5 feet
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    Pwr+ Extra Long 6.5 Ft AC Adapter 12V Rapid Charger for Western Digital Wd My Book Av DVR Expander ; Wdbabt0010hbk-nesn Wdbacw0030hbk-nesn Wdbacw0020hbk-nesn Wdbacg0020hch-nesn Wdbacw0040hbk-nesn

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    List Price: $39.90
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  • Western Digital

    WD My Book 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $114.99

    2-year limited warranty
    Up to 4 TB capacity
    Password protection and hardware encryption
    Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility


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