Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Site links fixed (hosting move)

Recently I relocated easymetadata.com to a new hosting provider. It turns out I missed some links that broke in the move. Those issues should now be fixed!

If you continue to run across broken links such as linking back to ip’s people contact me.


by Dave via EasyMetaData

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Exiftool, grep and choco fun

I thought I’d share some holiday command line cheer.

If you have Windows 10 then you also have a command line package manager named “choco”. Many tools can be installed just like in Linux from a command prompt.

Exiftool is a great command line tool for looking at document metadata. Much of this metadata may not show up otherwise and can be very useful investigators.

Grep, a great Linux tool for searching files can also be installed via choco.

If you would like to install it just type “choco install exiftool” and it will install.

Or grep

“Choco install grep”

Now, to use exiftool or grep just open a command prompt and run the program you just installed like so

exiftool c:\path_to_file

grep -h


by Dave via EasyMetaData

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Edge browser about:config

Recently I became curious what you can configure in Edge browser. In this short post I’m going to talk about the about:config in MS edge browser. The options are limited but helpful.

Privacy over VPN?

  • WebRTC What is WebRTC? It is an API for JavaScript to do lots of things. You can check a box to hide your local IP address over WebRTC connections. You can simply check this box. If you are on VPN this may help to reduce the exposure of your computers IP address in Edge and Windows Apps utilizing Edge.
  • Make sure “Allow Adobe Flash localhost loop-back is unchecked. Unchecked should be the default.
  • Turn on “View Source” to look at the page source like you can in Firefox.

by Dave via EasyMetaData