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
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.I'm sure they will solve the problem soon. I can't live without my GMAIL!
Please try accessing your account again in a few minutes.
Aug 9, 2008
Aug 8, 2008
Antiphishing.org 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
Aug 4, 2008
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.