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AutoVox Dash Cam D2 Review

AutoVox Dash Cam Features

The AutoVox Dash Cam is my first Dash Cam that I ever purchased and I am very satisfied with it. I knew what I wanted in my dash cam, something I can just stick on the windshield and forget all about it. The AutoVox is exactly that, just insert a microSD card and it’s ready to go. I went with a 16GB microSD card (it can handle up to 32GB) and even when recording at Full HD I get about 2 hours of looped video on my card. You can choose from Full HD 1080p or a lower quality, I decided to go with the lower quality because I wanted to fit more video on my card. Continue Reading

How to install a Dash Cam in a Subaru Outback

Watching all the Russian car crash videos and attempted scams got me thinking, I really want a dash cam installed in my car. I travel a lot on the roads and see many different accidents, funny people, and crazy things happening on the streets and wanted to record them for personal pleasure. A dash cam will also help out in case of an accident and help prove my innocence to the insurance company. It’s a small investment, usually around $50, and you’ll have first-hand proof in case of an accident.

Installing your dash cam is fairly easy and the power cable can be easily hidden in the headliner and can be routed down the A-Pillar. The car I am installing the Dash cam in is a 2017 Subaru Outback which also has Subaru’s Eyesight system which is a set of cameras that monitors the road in front of you and can brake the car and avoid obstacles.

The location I picked for the Dash Cam is to the side of the Eyesight cameras and is not interfering with the cameras. I was afraid at first that it would somehow have an affect on the Eyesight cameras but it did not. If you do not have the Eyesight system then you can mount your Dash Cam behind the rear-view mirrors so that it is out of the way.

Objective

To install a dash cam in a Subaru Outback which can be followed to install a dash cam in any automobile

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Instructions

Let’s get started by finding a place to attach your Dash Cam to the windshield. You will want to find a location that is in the middle of the windshield but also out of the way as to not obstruct your view. A good starting location is behind the rear-view mirror. If you windshield has vinyl dots around the rear-view mirror then do not attach the Dash Cam to them. The suction cup on your Dash Cam will not adhere to the windshield completly and may fall during driving. I located an area to the right of my rear-view mirror that is also not obstructing the Eyesight cameras.

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How to disable WPS on the Netgear WNDR4500 Router

About: WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and it is a wireless networking standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. It works only for wireless networks that have WPA/WPA2 security. That’s great, however there is a problem with WPS, it can easily be cracked and allow a hacker access to your home WiFi network.

WPA2 security is very secure and there really is no way of hacking WPA2 without using a dictonary attack which can take months depending on the hardware you are using to bruteforce. It can also be a waste of time if your password is very long and includes many special characters, however if you have WPS enabled on your router (which it usually is by default) there is a faster way to hack your WiFi and it can be usually done in a maximum of 12 hours.

Objective: To disable WPS on our Netgear WNDR4500 router to improve WiFi security.

Material: You will need the following:

Instructions: You will need to begin by opening your browser and typing in the IP address for your router. The default is usually http://192.168.1.1 on Netgear routers. Type in the username and password. The default username is ‘admin’ and the default password is ‘password’.

Login screen for the Netgear WNDR4500 Router

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How to protect yourself from identity theft by freezing your credit

About: A credit freeze, which is more formally known as a security freeze allows you to “freeze” your credit so that no one else can view your credit or open accounts with your credit. This protects you from identity theft because it becomes more difficult to open a line of credit in your name. Performing a credit freeze is a little time consuming but can be done easily by contacting the 3 main credit bureaus (Equifax , Experian, TransUnion). You must contact all 3 bureaus to freeze and unfreeze your credit. Depending on your state there may be some fee’s associated with freezing and unfreezing of your credit.

My wife and I recently set up a credit freeze for my 1 year old son. He doesn’t need any credit until he grows up so it’s a no brainer for freezing his credit for an extra step of security in preventing his identity to be stolen especially with the online world that he will live in. It will prevent anyone including family members from using his information to steal his identity and take out loans in his name.

Objective: To help understand the need to freeze your credit and how it protects you from identity theft and loans being open in your name

Instructions: Its fairly simple to freeze your credit and we’ll have to do it at each of the 3 main credit bureaus. There may be some fee’s associated with freezing your credit but that depends on your state. If you do have to pay a fee in your state you will need to pay the fee at all 3 credit bureaus. The fees are usually under $10 and every year more states are making it cheaper or free to control your credit. However some states you may need to pay if you freeze or unfreeze your credit by phone or mail but are free online. Continue Reading

How to disable WPS on the Netgear JNR3210 Router

About: WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and it is a wireless networking standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. It works only for wireless networks that have WPA/WPA2 security. That’s great, however there is a problem with WPS, it can easily be cracked and allow a hacker access to your home WiFi network.

WPA2 security is very secure and there really is no way of hacking WPA2 without using a dictonary attack which can take months depending on the hardware you are using to bruteforce. It can also be a waste of time if your password is very long and includes many special characters, however if you have WPS enabled on your router (which it usually is by default) there is a faster way to hack your WiFi and it can be usually done in a maximum of 12 hours.

Objective: To disable WPS on our Netgear JNR3210 router to improve WiFi security.

Material: You will need the following:

Instructions: You will need to begin by opening your browser and typing in the IP address for your router. The default is usually http://192.168.1.1 on Netgear routers. Type in the username and password. The default username is ‘admin’ and the default password is ‘password’.

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Login to your Netgear JNR3210 router

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