In this post, Pioneer Web Design shares and intriguing video on the NSA Surveillance Breakdown. Grab a coffee and watch some very interesting stuff.
This video may seem to be just for the techies among us, but we all should watch it. Then make sure to watch the Daily Show take on this – it’s hilariously done! at this link:
In this post, Pioneer Web Design discusses methods for Keeping Windows Running Cleanly Each Day. Security is always job one here. Make it yours also.
This article has been updated as of Feb. 8, 2013 to bring to date some links and add a note about Java.
Please also note: below applies to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3 users only now. Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender for Windows 8 which is essentially Microsoft Security Essentials. AV protection is included out of the box. That said, you can check with your favorite AV vendor for a version that works with Windows 8 for your edition of Windows 8.
Most of this is a re-post of advice I gave in 2008 about how to reduce SPAM. It is also important today to note that SPAM has not gone away but that many have learned to follow the advice of the experts which I have included below and add the following information on the state of SPAM in 2011:
In this post, Pioneer Web Design will discuss the issue Java Exploits Increase and show you How to Properly Update Java.
A recent entry on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center website notes an alarming spike in malware related to Java. Java is ‘ubiquitous’ in that it is used by almost all web users and integrated into almost all websites. It is prevalent in many applications used in Windows, Mac, and Linux, and is also found widely in mobile devices.
In this post, Pioneer Web Design provides a very basic step to getting help with PC Safety. PC Safety is just one topic in the Security section.
Here is something I believe few know:
Virus removal and advise to clean an infected Windows PC is a FREE service for home users from Microsoft.
In this post, Pioneer Web Design shows you how you can Block those Domains at your router. Adding a blocked domain to a router is easy.
In this post, Pioneer Web Design discusses Software Inspectors, tools such as Sucunia PSI, MDSA and AVG. Each has their own purpose.
The folks over at Secunia have put together a GREAT little utility called Personal Software Inspector that checks if the software you have running on your computer is at the latest security release/patch version. What’s great about it is it runs in real time on your computer and will let you know when an update is available also. Another great utility for us Windows users is Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. This program checks if all your Microsoft programs and your version of Windows is properly patched. Of course, we should always make sure we have the latest updates from Microsoft Update.
You asked – Here are your QNA’s:
Q1: Is a single email address–one you use for ‘official business’ (your employer, home banking, investments, etc), for friends and family and for Internet browsing–ok to use? What are the risks? The benefits? Can you explain, for everyone in the family, why having more than one email address is optimal?