This script will burn a disk to the ground

Every so often, you need a script that’ll wipe a disk quickly and effectively. Introducing… Wildfire (named after The Andromeda Strain). Warning: this script won’t prompt to confirm your actions, so be careful! Wiping is a two stage process; 1) run diskpart to delete the partition structure, and then 2) run sdelete (Mark Russinovich / Sysinternals) to securely wipe the […]

Swap the Command (cmd) and Control (ctrl) keys on your Mac Windows Bootcamp

My Mac running a Windows bootcamp is arguably the best Windows laptop I’ve ever owned. Switching between Windows and Mac can be a little disorientating because of the way the Command and Control keys are mapped though. If, like me, you also struggle with this, just download and run this registry file and the keys […]

Secure your Mac and backup your data in 10 minutes

Earlier in the week, you may have heard about Joshua Kaufman who had his MacBook Pro stolen from his flat. Using a service called Hidden, he tracked its location and even got photos of the alleged thief using it in his home (yep, that’s him below). The police eventually caught up with the thief thanks […]