Security

How to Display a Custom Message at the Windows 10 Login Screen

This brief guide will show you exactly how to create a custom message that’s displayed before anyone can sign in to your Windows 10 laptop/desktop/tablet. One of many reasons you may want to do this is so that you can include information about how to return your laptop or tablet if it’s lost or stolen (ie. a reward message, contact information etc). Whatever your reason, here’s how you change the text that’s displayed right before the “log in” screen in Windows 10.

a custom Windows 10 login message

How to Block a Program From the Internet in Windows 10

Most of the time you’ll want all your Apps to be able to use the Internet. However, there are times when you may need to block a program from being able to access the Internet. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a Windows Firewall Rule to block a specific program (whichever you want) from being able to access the Internet in Windows 10. …

How to Set Up a VPN in Ubuntu 14.04.2 (and previous versions)

This step by step guide will walk you through adding and configuring a PPTP VPN in Ubuntu. It uses the steps and screenshots for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr – which is the current LTS) but are very, very similar to previous versions of Ubuntu. If you’re running something prior to 14.04.2, such as 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin) – you’ll have no trouble following along. …