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Ryan Russell

About Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell is a quality assurance manager at BigFix Inc., a configuration management company. He moderated the vuln-dev mailing list for three years under the alias "Blue Boar." He was the lead author of Hack-Proofing Your Network, 2nd Ed., and the technical editor of the Stealing the Network book series.

Free utility suite bundles over 100 tools

A popular Windows utility maker offers its suite of apps as a single download with a new application launcher that makes picking and running a utility quick and easy.

The suite covers everything from an application-crash reporter to a Windows updates viewer — and over a 100 other titles in between.

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Custom boot CDs help fix Windows disasters

What do you do when your PC won’t load Windows — or it loads, but you’re locked out?

Panic is the first thing that comes to mind. But a better alternative is to create custom boot CDs to access your files and recover lost passwords.

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