If you’re away from home it’s very important to have a pin or password lock on your phone, just in case you misplace it or it is stolen. Typically the modern mobile phone is a gateway to a multitude of private services and data, such as personal photos and videos, cloud based data, social media, shopping accounts and even bank account access. A password lock will not necessarily prevent the determined person from gaining access to your phone, but it will at least prevent instantaneous, unchallenged, access to compromising services. The idea is that you would shutdown access to these services at the earliest possible time after your phone has been discovered missing, and hopefully before access to the mobile phone is gained.
Freerouting was a web application created and maintained by Alfons Wirtz at his website, here. It allowed us to import a design file from kicad and then auto-route the project based on some design preferences. It was basically a free auto-router for kicad. Hence the name!
Sometimes you’ll end up having to deal with a DVD which has video recorded on it but the author neglected to finalize the disc. This can be a bit troublesome, because until the disc is finalized it doesn’t contain the necessary data to make it compatible with the DVD standard. Most consumer DVD players and PC based DVD drives rely upon this information to make sense of the data content on the DVD, so if it isn’t finalized most systems won’t open the disc. Either it will open a blank explorer window, or it won’t mount this disc at all. What to do?
I stumbled across a little program called rarcrack yesterday, which provides brute-force cracking of password protected archives. I decided to give it a try and make some general observations about it.