In a step forward for consumer privacy rights, the White House has released a draft plan for a trusted digital identity system. Called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), its main goal is enable individuals to voluntarily get secure identity cards so that they can conduct business online. One nice feature would… Continue reading White House Unveils A Draft For A Secure Online Identity Cards
Time to secure your searches from ‘the man’: Google is beta testing an SSL-ified version of its main search page (Google.com). You can try it out at https://www.google.com. Note the ‘s’ in the URL. You’ll also see a small SSL icon above the Google logo.
Hey GfG readers – we’ve drawn the winners in our recently held giveaway of the LAlarm Laptop Security software and have sent out the e-mail notifications to the 30 lucky winners. Congratulations to all of our winners! Stay tuned to the website and/or our RSS feed and/or our newsletter to find out the next time… Continue reading Winners Picked in the LAlarm Laptop Security Sweepstakes
You can win a free LAlarm business license ($50 value) for further protecting your laptop and your data just by entering our sweepstakes. LAlarm Systems has kindly agreed to sponsor 30 business licenses to their LAlarm laptop alarm security software. Yes, that’s right – not 1 winner, not 5, not 10, but 30! All you… Continue reading The LAlarm Laptop Security Sweepstakes: WIN a FREE Business License
Mozilla Firefox plug-ins extend the Firefox browser to power videos, animation, read PDFs and play games. While these plug-ins empower Firefox to do more, plug-ins are typically targeted and exploited by hackers to gain access to your system (usually to install bots). Users must keep plug-ins up-to-date, but unfortunately most people do not perform upgrades.… Continue reading Mozilla Plugin Check – are your plugins up-to-date?
If you’re still using IE (Internet Explorer), then you need to get on this ASAP. Microsoft has just released a cumulative patch that patches 10 security holes in IE, from versions 5 all the way through the current v8. Go to Windows Update now and get these installed. Also keep in mind that you have… Continue reading Microsoft release mega-security-patch for IE – Update your system now
Get your Apple Max OS X system patched ASAP. Apple just released patches for 92 vulnerabilities for Leopard and Snow Leopard versions of Max OS X. via Reuters
Here is another security monitor for your home – the RedAlert by Swann which is primarily a motion-sensitive video recorder. It records either JPEG photos or AVI videos when motion is selected. It can record from 1 camera at a time, although you can hook up a wired camera to it as well and switch… Continue reading RedAlert motion-sensitive recorder captures video and images
UK company, TenBu, has a solution for alerting you if your prized possessions go ‘wandering’ off – the nio Bluetooth security system. nio is a small fob (or tag) that you tie via Bluetooth to your phone. So if your phone and nio end up being apart at some predetermined distance, a loud audible alarm… Continue reading nio Bluetooth security system prevents your phone from ‘walking away’
One of our great readers sent in this set of 7 pieces of free software that you can, and in most cases should, use to protect your PC laptop. Most of these also apply to your desktop as well. I happen to use most of these and recommend them as well. At a minimum, you… Continue reading 7 Free Software Apps to Protect your Laptop