Stop using Internet Explorer

I’ve told you before and I’ll tell you again, Stop using Internet Explorer. If you haven’t heard the news from earlier this week read this article. There are huge flaws in Internet Explorer, this one has finally been fixed. “It’s a remote exploit that gives the attacker compete control,” said Michael Argast, security analyst for… Continue reading Stop using Internet Explorer

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New version of AVG anti-virus available

For those of you that run AVG Free (free for personal use) there is a major update available. For those of you that don’t run any antivirus software on your computer – SHAME ON YOU! This new version includes anti-spyware, so if you have AVG’s anti-spyware (Ewido) installed, you’ll have to uninstall it first (go… Continue reading New version of AVG anti-virus available

Biometrics aren’t the answer

I never put much thought into it until now, but while biometrics seem like an easy method of security they lack…um…security. This article is specifically talking about fingerprints. Get your German interior minister’s fingerprint here I like Bruce Schneier’s comment on this: ” This is 1) a good demonstration that a fingerprint is not a… Continue reading Biometrics aren’t the answer

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Google AdWords Phishing

I received this email last week from reactivation@google.com and it almost had me going (until I examined the included link more closely.) That and Thunderbird gave me a nice warning: the email says: This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.… Continue reading Google AdWords Phishing

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