Archive for July, 2010
If you are anything like 500 million other people, you have a Facebook account. I admit, I do. I think Facebook has many useful purposes. I can share my photos and videos with family that live all over the world. I can keep in contact with friends I haven’t seen since high school, and make new friends with those that have the same interests as me.
With so much good that can come from Facebook and other social networking sites, we can’t ignore the security and privacy risks. No matter how hard developers of these sites try, they will never be More >
Let’s face it, parental control software can be a hassle sometimes. Blocking legitimate sites as well as letting explicit sites through without even a hint of trying to block it. Kids these days are smart. It doesn’t take much to bypass content filters. It can be as easy as doing Google searches until a site is found that is not blocked by the filter, to using using proxy servers to hide the actual website they are visiting.
Parents cannot sit back and expect software to handle their parental responsibilities. The term “parental controls” is quite deceiving seeing how it makes no More >
The world was recently attacked by malware that installed itself through the AutoPlay feature, and it is happening again. The previous attack placed a second AutoPlay option in the window that pops up when you insert a flash drive. Clicking on the wrong one would infect the computer. This new threat attacks shortcut icons. It targets USB sticks and other removable drives.
A security advisory issued by Microsoft warns users of targeted attacks against Windows Shell (that is the main interface that Windows uses to organize the desktop and file system). The attacks work on virtually all versions of Windows and More >