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Category Archives: Computer Security
I cannot think of anything that will spare computer users more annoyance and hardship than being careful of what they install on their computers. I’ve cleaned up several machines recently, and in every case there were multiple toolbars, numerous search … Continue reading
I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware regularly. I like to call it the “biggest broom” for sweeping out a computer that has been infected. I want to alert you to a new tool from the same company, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (HT: TechRepublic). It’s … Continue reading
Cory Doctorow is a very well known science fiction writer, journalist, and a commentator on technology and social issues. He is interviewed in about the first 15 minutes of the Canadian (CBC) program Spark 170. I think what he’s saying … Continue reading
SmartPlanet has a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2011. It’s good to read the comments as well. Computer people tend to make the error of thinking that any password that’s hard to guess is good, and the harder … Continue reading
I’m writing this article so that I can refer callers to it. It’s going to be very, very basic. I’ve been getting calls from people who have been referred by my clients, generally with serious malware issues on their computers. … Continue reading
You don’t want to just do a search for security software. It’s quite possible that you’ll find a tool that is useless, or even is malware itself. Thus this excellent list of security software at Gizmo’s Freeware. Several of these … Continue reading
… consider yourself warned. I have encountered several machines recently on which people were either running without anti-virus protection or had allowed the anti-virus subscription to lapse, sometimes for long periods of time. I know it’s tempting to avoid that … Continue reading
I think this article on MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles is good reading for the non-technically oriented. I have already encountered some of the programs mentioned on various computers. This should just be another warning to: Keep your anti-virus products up … Continue reading
TechRepublic’s 10 Things blog has a pretty good rundown. I’ve recently had to explain the very basics of rootkits to an occasional curious customer.