Thursday, April 22, 2021

Michael Horowitz

How to Guard Your Email from Hackers

In, I Was Hacked in Beijing, New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs details the break-in of his Yahoo e-mail account while in China. As he described in a related...

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your PC: Defense in Depth

Many agree that Windows computers need to be protected with a strategy called defense in depth. This is not just for fighting off viruses. Clearly,...

Securing Windows Autorun/AutoPlay: Good Method vs. Bad Method

Way back when, Microsoft opted for convenience over security and Windows users have been sitting ducks ever since. I'm speaking of autorun/autoplay, a feature in...

Free, Comprehensive Windows Patch Notification: Secunia

I've been focused on defensive computing for a long time. If I had to rank the most important aspect, the number one thing is to...

Consider Linux for Secure Online Banking

Do you make online financial transactions from a Windows computer? If so, you may want to re-visit that decision. It's a given that...

Sandboxie: Keeping Malware Off Your PC

There is no safe neighborhood anywhere on the Internet. Even honest reputable sites, such as The New York Times, can inadvertently serve up malware. If...

Help! Chinese Hackers are Attacking my PC

Two things happened recently that, taken together, point out just how dangerous the Internet is. Cyber security was all over the news as Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved...

Defending Firefox from Interest-based Ad Cookies

Web browser cookies always struck me as a minor issue. Although anti-malware programs often flag them as something to be removed, this always struck me...

Living with a Netbook: Battery Life to Screen Resize

If you travel with a full-size laptop computer, no doubt your shoulders are aching for the relatively new category of sub-notebooks known as netbooks: small,...

One Guy, 3 Netbooks

(Comment on this netbook review at the bottom of the page.) Also see: Top Netbooks: the Eight Best Netbooks Compared (April 2009) And: Netbook Smackdown: Compare the...

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