Microsoft Security Essentials: The First Test Results Are In – The biggest question on everyone’s minds with regard to Microsoft Security Essentials is how well it can detect and remove malware.
EnhanceMyVista Free – Windows 7 has an excellent taskbar feature: When you mouse over a taskbar icon, you get a pop-up thumbnail preview of the corresponding program (if it’s running, that is). To get the same effect in Vista only, install EnhanceMyVista Free.
Dvorak: FTC Is Ready to Pounce on Dishonest Bloggers – Cranky geek John C. Dvorak wants to know if the Federal Trade Commission has anything better to do than exposing conflicts of interest on blogs and Twitter?
How do I … remote desktop to a Windows XP PC from Windows Vista? – Microsoft Windows Vista adds several layers of system security above and beyond what was used in Windows XP. In general, that is a good thing. However, those added layers of security sometimes interfere with an end user’s experience.
Chrome security patch issued – Google has issued a critical security patch for Chrome in order to prevent surfers’ PCs from being hacked.
Spotting the Antivirus Rogue – Check out a short guide from Sunbelt Software to help identity a favorite bad guy scam job.
Why Doesn’t Anyone Want a Blu-ray Player? – Blu-ray may have won the war against HD-DVD, but American consumers aren’t exactly warming to the high-definition disc format.
SecureZip: More than just data compression – SecureZip is a cut above other feature-rich compression utilities for one simple reason. PKware developers have figured out how to make digital signing and asymmetric encryption simple to use.
Anti-malvertising campaign hailed – A campaign by Google to rid the web of adverts that lead to malware has been praised.
Stolen Medical Records Equal Big Bucks – Medical identity theft, like its more mundane, purely financial cousin, is all about cashing in. A digital black market for the fraudulent use of stolen health data is thriving.
Guy Kawasaki’s Twitter account hijacked, pushes Windows and Mac malware – The Twitter account belonging to venture capitalist and Mac evangelist Guy Kawasaki was hijacked yesterday and used to push malware to some 140,000 Twitter users.