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Arlo camera stopped recording motion detection

15/02/2022

If your Arlo camera suddenly stopped motion recording after previously working fine, there is a straightforward fix. This has been tested and used on the Arlo Pro 3 Spotlight camera several times now. There are a couple preliminary steps to confirm before taking this action. First: Confirm your account subscription is active/valid,From the app, select…

Upgrade your cyber security in 5 minutes

10/01/2022

Get done what you’ve been putting off in two easy steps to give yourself a huge head-start against cyber attack by ensuring you have a password manager and 2FA/MFA (multi-factor) protection on your accounts. In the same way you lock the door to your home to prevent unauthorised access, the cyber world requires the same…

How to defeat business cyber security

08/01/2022

The weakest link in business cyber security are those running the business – it’s team. The most robust systems are only as strong as those operating it. This is about one specific threat — the “Inside Job.” What is an Inside Job? An Inside Job is when an employee or contractor covertly accesses your company’s…

Windows: You’ve entered an incorrect PIN several times

27/08/2021

Trying to log into your Windows 10 computer you get the message: You’ve entered an incorrect PIN several times. To try again, enter A1B2C3 below – and that’s still not logging you in, right? The reason behind this is varied although a common denominator around July/August 2021 relates to a Microsoft software update. To log…

Hyperlink an image in Apple Mail signature

10/06/2021

Making a functional and hyperlinked email signature in Apple Mail is very easy, and very limited. You can easily hyperlink text, you can’t hyperlink images (as of 2020). There is always a workaround. For text; simply highlight it, right-click (control-click) and look for ‘Add Link’ –> paste/edit the link. The same ‘can’ be done if…

Pioneer SC LX87 with DC voltage at the amplifier output

31/05/2021

If you get the flashing MCACC LED indicating that the systems diagnostic has detected DC voltage at the amplifier output there are a couple easy checks before it needs servicing. This same method applies to some other PIoneer amplifier units. First, check all fuses are intact. Second, perform a power fault reset by pressing and…

IRD GST scam email

24/05/2021

The need to treat any email with caution has been further heightened with a clever attempt to phish IRD credentials – presumably in an attempt to hijack your personal details. Titled: ‘GST Return is due’ is the first warning sign, given the date the email was sent. The use of legitimate artwork adds to the…

Delete a directory and files from a Linux system

24/04/2021

Here is how you delete files and folders or directories from Linux based operating systems in one simple step rm -r -f (followed by the directory name). Such a simple command. First you’ll need to be logged in with root access, or use sudo rm -r -f (then the directory name) The rm is short…

Mac, iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Apple watch user? Update now to plug a security vulnerability

29/01/2021

Issued on 26 January 2021 Apple have updated software supporting their products and services that closes a recently exposed and exploited vulnerability. Which is? The ability for a malicious application that can elevate privileges to gain higher level access and control critical files/functions. The exploit isn’t specific and affects different devices in different ways. If…

Raspberry Pi as Network Attached Storage (NAS)

27/01/2021

Content on this page is intended to compliment the article series published The Shed magazine (To Server or Not to Server – What Was I Thinking? Or, A Sheddies Guide to the Data Galaxy, by Nigel Young), as a way of delivering more in-depth detail and update changes to install and configuration of software used/described.…

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