Aug 19, 2008

Microsoft Security Sites

Microsoft has a couple sites that offer good information for Home users to keep there information safe. Microsoft Security At Home has information about email scams, password safety and machine security.

The Microsoft Password checker will give you a good idea of how strong your passwords are and how strong they should be.

Unfortunately most people coming to these sites don't need this information. What we really need is a way to get people who NEED this information to READ this information.

Aug 11, 2008

Gmail Woes

Apparently Gmail is having some major issues. Being the geek that I am, I have numerous Gmail accounts and they are all giving me this error...

We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is currently experiencing errors. You won’t be able to use your account while these errors last, but don’t worry, your account data and messages are safe. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue.

Please try accessing your account again in a few minutes.
I'm sure they will solve the problem soon. I can't live without my GMAIL!

CERT Home Security Pages

CERT offers a lot of great security information for all types of computer users from advanced businesses to home users.

The Home Network Security page and the Home Computer Security page are two great resources for home users.

Aug 9, 2008

Zendesk Helpdesk Software

I noticed a Google ad for Zendesk the other day so I thought I should add them to my list of links on the sidebar. I have no experience with the software but the page is nice and who would like something with "zen" in the title?

Aug 8, 2008

Antiphishing Website is a nice resource for antiphishing information. They have an extensive list of whitepapers and resources to help prevent phishing attacks. Plus a link to a new term I have not seen before; crimeware. I have added them to the links on the sidebar.

Aug 5, 2008

Seven Popular Online Blunders

Consumer Reports has a nice list of the Seven Common Online Blunders. Some of them can lead to identity theft or at least a couple hours/days rebuilding your workstation.

Aug 4, 2008

Firefox Addons: Better Gmail 2

Better Gmail 2 is a great Firefox addon that can do a few nice things for Gmail. Most importantly it can force an encrypted connection (https). But it also has various skins to brighten up the Gmail interface. I highly recommend it.

Aug 2, 2008

Apple patches DNS, kinda

It looks like Apple tried but didn't quite complete the task. There will certainly be another update. Let's hope it's sooner rather than later.