Tag Archives: Security

Microsoft Security Essentials – no more anti-virus subscriptions

Image by nDevilTV via Flickr On September 28, Microsoft announced the general release of a new product called Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s the successor to OneCare, Microsoft’s prior for-pay security package. Security Essentials has been in limited preview under the … Continue reading

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Reading plain text email is safer and faster and preserves privacy

Image via Wikipedia We try to cover basic security best-practices as much as possible. We talked about the value of NoScript, a Firefox plugin that prevents JavaScript from loading on web pages unless specifically allowed by the user. Today, we’re … Continue reading

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NoScript add-on provides security in Firefox

Image via Wikipedia Bad things lurk on the interwebs. Viruses are marginalized by Antivirus software, but most Antivirus software doesn’t protect against malicious websites. Websites can phish and clickjack. They can display an invisible button that infects your computer on … Continue reading

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TrueCrypt provides free, fast and secure encryption

An interesting fact about notebook computers is that they’re called notebooks instead of laptops because the term laptop implies that you can use it on your lap, blocking the ventilation ports and causing the unit to overheat. The industry initiated … Continue reading

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