Wednesday, February 24, 2010

School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

If true, these allegations are about as creepy as they come. I don't know about you, but I often have the laptop in the room while I'm having private discussions with my family. The idea that a school district would not only spy on its students' clickstreams and emails (bad enough), but also use these machines as AV bugs is purely horrifying. Read more...

Portable Ubuntu Remix | Utilities Download | PCWorld

If you ever feel the urge to experiment with Linux, specifically Ubuntu, you don't have to install an entirely new OS. Just install Portable Ubuntu Remix and you can run Linux apps seamlessly on your Windows machine.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Broad New Hacking Attack Detected

Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data at nearly 2,500 Companies; Operation Is Still Running Read more...

How to Stop 11 Hidden Security Threats - PCWorld

Antivirus software and a firewall alone can't guarantee your safety. Here's how to stop 11 hidden security threats.
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Fears About Location-Based Services

PleaseRobMe " Is the Logical Extension of Our Worst Fears about Location-Based Services"

PandaLabs 2009

2009 was an active year for the creation of all forms of malware. Read more...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Keep Clear of Craigslist Scams - PCWorld

Learn from these disastrous Craigslist experiences and avoid getting bilked, bamboozled, conned, swindled, and otherwise screwed on the Web's most popular classified site.

Friday, February 5, 2010

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Ribbon - Help and How-to - Microsoft Office Online

I recognize resistance when I see it because it's like looking into a mirror. I, too, was hesitant to jump in and start frolicking in the newness of Office 2007. I mean, it looked completely different and well, can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Turns out you can.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Police want backdoor to Web users' private data [Politics and Law - CNET News]

Anyone with an e-mail account likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant. But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditional methods of faxing, mailing, or e-mailing companies these documents. They're pushing for the creation of a national Web interface linking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers so requests can be sent and received electronically. Read more...

10 Great Digital Photography Downloads [PCWorld]

Want help editing and managing a passel of pics? We've rounded up ten downloads that will let you take control of your photos. Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line photo editor, a great photo manager, or nifty utilities to find duplicate pictures and perform other tasks, these downloads can help. And every single one is free.