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So, you think going incognito or deleting your browsing history will keep your boss from finding inappropriate sites? It does to some extent, but if someone really wanted to catch you in the act—whatever act that may be—then they wouldn’t have too much of a hard time.
We all know that your computer has to talk to a DNS service provider to translate the URL you type to an IP it can use. Every time your computer has to resolve an address issue it’s cached in your systems DNS cache—basically, it’s your browsing history. This browsing history isn’t restricted to your browser, it’s anytime your computer has to locate another server on the internet.
To find out what’s in your DNS cache is to bring up the command prompt in Windows and type the command:
Now, the first thing you’ll notice is that a whole lot of information will appear, to the point that all of it can’t fit in the command prompt. What you can do is take the output of the command and send it to a text file somewhere on your machine.
ipconfig /displaydns > c:\desired location
Now, when you open that file you’ll see information about the websites you’ve visited directly or indirectly.
You’ll see blocks like the one below; you might have multiple entries under each heading.
mail.google.com —————————————- Record Name . . . . . : mail.google.com Record Type . . . . . : 5 Time To Live . . . . : 151 Data Length . . . . . : 8 Section . . . . . . . : Answer CNAME Record . . . . : googlemail.l.google.com
Finally, how do you get rid of this, so that the cops knocking on your door have a harder time finding your browsing history—they’ll eventually find it, you’re just delaying them. Just type the command below and your DNS cache will be cleared.
Once you’ve typed that you’ll get a nice little message saying it was successful.
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
That’s it. Your DNS cache is clean of whatever inappropriate sites you visited.
Yes. It’s late considering I’ve already shown why iPhone OS 3.1 sucks. But, to stay trueish to the tech stuff floating on the intertubes I realized I should post what Apple considers an update. Can you tell that I am pissed about 3.1? Ok. Good, because I am not –not (that’s a double negative if you didn’t pay attention.)
For what it’s worth:
iPhone OS 3.1 Software Update
This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
• Genius recommendations for Applications
• iTunes 9 support
– Genius Mixes
– Organize your apps directly in iTunes
– Improved syncing options for music, movies, TV
shows, podcasts and photos
– iTunes U content organization
• Redeem iTunes Gift cards, codes and certificates in the
• Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store
and iTunes Store
• Browse and download ringtones wirelessly from the
• Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
• Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on
• Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is
• Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
• Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth
• Paste phone numbers into the Keypad
• Option to use Home button to turn on Accessibility
features on iPhone 3GS
• Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-
• Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation
• Fixes issue that caused some app icons to display
Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 3G
• iPhone 3GS
* Not available in all regions.
That’s correct. Still no MMS.
This post may not be computer related, but it sure as heck is humor related.
Instead of reading up on some Data and Network Communication I’ve been YouTubing. In the end, I ended up on the video embedded below, and I thought it would be appropriate to post it on a blog –since it’s kind of a blog topic.
Press play. Thank me later.
If you’ve been keeping up to date with Windows 7 news then you’ll know that Microsoft is encouraging users to customize their log on screen. They are giving users links, on facebook, to programs that make it easy.
Download this program, extract the zip, launch the program and customize away!
From: SuperSite For Windows