Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Gaza doctors say patients suffering mystery injuries after Israeli attacks

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Gaza doctors say patients suffering mystery injuries after Israeli attacks: "Gaza doctors say patients suffering mystery injuries after Israeli attacks " - of course, they are using US made weapons, I'm sure....testing them for us, before we use them on our "enemies".

The Small Print Project

The Small Print Project: "The following examples are tucked deep within EULAs (End User Licensing Agreements) and are easily overlooked despite their potential impact on consumer use."

Friday, October 6, 2006

Instant Messages, Lingering Paper Trail -

Instant Messages, Lingering Paper Trail - "Instant Messages, Lingering Paper Trail
HP, Foley Cases Illustrate Risk

By Mike Musgrove
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 6, 2006; Page A06

People who think their instant messages disappear after being sent should think again."

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

California wants WiFi warning stickers

California wants WiFi warning stickers: "California wants WiFi warning stickers

8/31/2006 11:58:08 AM, by Nate Anderson

California is getting serious about network security—well, serious enough to legislate stickers. AB 2415 has cleared the General Assembly and now heads to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk for his signature. It's an attempt by the state to make sure that consumers know how to activate security features on their WiFi routers in order to prevent personal information from being accessed 'by unauthorized users who piggyback onto their network connection.'

The bill requires that all WiFi routers manufactured after October 1, 2007 and sold in the state of California come with a prominent warning about the dangers of unsecured routers and include instructions for password protecting the devices. While most manufacturers include this information in the product manual, this will no longer be enough. Instead, the state wants the warnings to be impossible to miss, and that's where the stickers come in.

Vendors are given two basic choices: 1) they can include a security warning in the software setup routine or they can 2) attach a 'temporary warning sticker' to the device that must be peeled off before the router can function. These warnings do not need to contain the complete information—one can only imagine the size of the sticker that would be required—but the"

Monday, October 2, 2006

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities: "The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

There are a lot of great freeware products out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This list features my personal pick of the 'best of the best.'

All the utilities in this list have featured in past issues of my free monthly newsletter 'Support Alert' More freebies are published in each new issue. If you are interested in great utilities and freeware you really should consider subscribing. It's free.

Listed below are 46 different freeware categories with my selection of the best products in each category. The list is ordered by program function rather than merit so you'll get the most out of it by browsing down this page at leisure. The pathologically impatient can consult the index below. "