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Brian Livingston

Brian Livingston has more than 30 years' experience as a computer manager and technology writer. His latest book is Muscular Portfolios. He is also the author or co-author of 11 books on Windows software.

Phishing Filter Prevents E-Mail Identity Theft

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with federal grant monies, have discovered that phishing e-mails are decidedly different from most other spam -- so much so that...

Will IE 7.0 Be Capable of Secure RSS?

The streaming news feeds known as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) may get a dramatic boost if Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.0 supports feeds when it's released later this...

CSS Support is Poor in RSS Feed Readers

Once upon a time, different Web browsers supported different forms of HTML markup or "tags." It was difficult or impossible to make a Web site look good...

Farecast Helps You Predict Cheap Flights

You know about travel search engines that display the lowest fares airlines are offering today. Now there's a travel engine that can read the airlines' minds....

Click Forensics Aims to End Click Fraud

Click fraud has become so large that it's setting records, and not in a good way. "We've seen indications that the overall losses due to click fraud...

Click-Fraud Tools, Now Totally Free

If your company buys pay-per-click ads in search engines, and you're concerned that you're paying for click fraud, you've got new tools to fight it -- and...

Recurring Credit-Card Charges May Irk Consumers

As credit-card issuers increasingly encourage recurring charges by merchants, some consumers are finding themselves caught in the middle. I reported in my May 23 and May 30...

Get Consumers’ New Credit-Card Numbers

If your business has tried to collect payments from your customers using authorized monthly charges to their credit cards, you may have found that it's a lot...

Credit Card Expiration Dates Are Obsolete

Most consumers think their credit card expiration dates -- the month and year in which their cards are supposed to be renewed -- are a sacrosant security...

Can You Prove Your E-Mail Isn’t Spam?

There are some simple steps your company can take to demonstrate that the e-mails you're sending aren't spam. If you're not taking them, many recipients are now...

Sender ID, DomainKeys Are Hammering Spam

When an 800-pound gorilla says, "You must prove to me that your e-mail isn't spam, or else," it's amazing how fast a lot of other big apes...

How Good is Goodmail, Really?

A grand experiment in "pay-to-play" e-mail will begin in the next few days, and the results will influence how we communicate for years to come. Goodmail Systems,...

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