Reuters, the New York Times, and many other news outlets reported today that a
British artist who goes the name Banksy has been hanging hilarious painted
spoofs (photo, left) in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums
around the world.
We reported in our Mar. 10 issue the untimely demise of the
Firefox profile-saving tool. Now reader Christopher W. turns us on to a
discussion on the Neowin forums regarding a recently developed
utility for Firefox called BackupFox.
Over ten years ago, I locked my keys in my car. It was the first time in my
life I had ever done this and I have never done it since. But, to this day, my
wife still asks me if I have the keys every time I shut the car door. A decade
of not locking the keys in my car has done little to gain her trust.
Today is going to be FUD Roundup Day at the ‘ol Patch Corral. You’ve heard of
FUD, right? Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt? Once used only in relation to IBM,
then in reference to Microsoft, it seems everyone likes to throw around a bit of FUD
to get us consumers upset and concerned.
beach movie that recently aired on CBS-TV, the Internet is infested with hacker "sharks"
that are constantly swimming around fishing for computer "food." Unlike
the real thing, these sharks swim with their fin deep underwater and it’s
hard to see them coming.
Windows XP Pro includes Remote Desktop, which is useful for remotely
connecting to your PC. But Remote Desktop has trouble with firewalls, and it
isn’t available on Windows XP Home Edition, 2000, 9x, or Me. Fortunately,
Windows users have a variety of options for remotely accessing your PC. And one
of them, surprisingly, costs nothing.
Thanks to massive publicity about the subject, computer users are now widely
concerned that their machines might be infected with "spyware" programs. These
applications monitor users’ activities and perhaps transmit to a hacker the
users’ passwords and other confidential
information. But many Web sites that claim to “scan your computer” to detect
spyware are, in fact, spreading spyware themselves.