Monday, September 7, 2020

Validate integrity of VirtualBox downloaded files on Mac

$ openssl dgst -sha256 VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg 
SHA256(VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg)= 3abeee4822707db2f949431391dba27827840aa5390a9ec4e1bafdc5c8c3aaaa

$ openssl dgst -sha256 Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.14.vbox-extpack
SHA256(Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.14.vbox-extpack)= b224e796e886b19bce69f0aaedf6ca82bad0ca29c61fb0ed86166efb84356942

3abeee4822707db2f949431391dba27827840aa5390a9ec4e1bafdc5c8c3aaaa *VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg
b224e796e886b19bce69f0aaedf6ca82bad0ca29c61fb0ed86166efb84356942 *Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.14.vbox-extpack


Sunday, August 16, 2020

How to make Microsoft Edge Chromium and Classis Edge run side by side

The Microsoft Edge Chromium is so good that you may not need to keep Classic Edge in your computer. But in case you need to keep both versions, here is a tip from

Modify Window Registry using RegEdit to set this key to 1: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate

Make key EdgeUpdate if it does not exist.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cybersecurity Tips

* Stop and Think.
* Don't click. Copy and paste a link into web browser.
* Research first.
* Lock your computer, cellphone when you're away.
* Backup before make any change, on daily, and weekly.
* Using KeePass or KeePassXC on Mac for password manager.
* 7-Zip or Keka for macOS file archiver
* Write it down. Pen and paper are good.
* Email with plain text mode.
* Airplane mode if not in use.
* Power off if not in use.
* Install only necessary app.
* Uninstall if no longer need.
* Use CerUtil or gpg to verify the integrity of downloaded file.
Before installing, you should always verify that your download matches
the signature that is published alongside the release package!
* Use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) if provide.
* Keep it simple.