Microsoft Access – Fix File import Truncation error

If you attempt to import a table to Access from a file and get the “ImportErrors” table/report created (see image below), you know your table did not import correctly.  

Let me briefly tell you why I got the error:
I tried to import a .dat file and convert it to an Access table. While importing, Access noticed that it was unable to import some of the fields due to an error, and notified us which fields we need to fix in an “ImportErrors” table/report (as shown below). Open the newly created table to see what the errors are with the import:

 


Import error table

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Bad Software! AKA malware. Defense strategy

What is Malware?

A lot of people throw around the term “malware” and don’t really know what exactly malware is. Malware is short for “malicious software” and encompass viruses, trojans, worms, adware, bloatware, etc (see below). Therefore a Virus is technically a type of malware. An easy way to remember is if you took Spanish in high school, you should remember that “mal” means “bad” in Spanish. The “ware” part comes from the word “software”. Put them together and you have “bad software”. “Malicious” and “bad” are synonyms. Therefore malware is any malicious application that is installed (with or without the users knowledge) that can be used to wreak havoc on the end computer, or compromise sensitive user information.

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Stop Drop and block Popup ads! Quick and easy method.

It is impossible to browse the internet these days without running into advertisement. However, developers spend a lot of time putting together their website, and they deserve that money, right? Right…but not when they abuse their “power”. That’s right, some developers misuse advertising and get greedy, and cover your screen with more ads than actual content and popups. Don’t you hate those pop ups? You accidentally click the wrong link and before you know it, your computer is full of popup ads!

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Kali Linux Install – Setup Kali persistent USB 2016

Kali Persistent USB Setup

After recently deciding to get back into Linux, I decided to start using Kali and ditch Backtrack 5. As you all know, Kali is basically a new, debian, version of Backtrack Linux. kali persistent logo If you haven’t already tried out Kali, a persistent USB is a perfect way to test it out. A Kali persistent USB drive will allow you to run your Linux OS off the USB drive itself, and keep track of your changes. This is great if you want to save your downloaded tools for later, or if you switch between multiple computers often. It’s actually easier than ever to create a persistent copy of Kali. I recommend a USB 3.0 flash drive with 8GB or more of space. I used a 32GB flash drive — Kali itself should take up around 3.5GB to 4GB of space. I am going to be assuming that you are currently a Windows user.

Requirements

  • USB 3.0 drive with at least 8GB of space
  • Windows computer (some software we will use requires Windows)

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