Microsoft was roundly criticized last year for downloading
its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program, which tests for valid licenses,
as though the software was a “critical security upgrade.”
I’ve just found that MS has started doing this again — this time,
even if you’re simply checking manually for new patches.
This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has once again fixed several
flaws in IE — but, as usual, there are other holes still unpatched.
As discovered earlier this month, IE is wide open to a pretty severe cross-domain
flaw that can allow a hacker to do just about anything to your computer.
Virtual machine (VM) technology lets you run more than one OS on the
same system at the same time.
Eventually, VM technology will become commonplace on desktops. You can get ahead
of the pack learning to use it right now.
Everybody needs a way to mark those special occasions — birthdays,
weddings, graduations, nervous breakdowns… And, of course, there are
plenty of e-card Web sites to help you send just the right message,
usually for a fee
You all know the story of how adult pop-ups almost sent a substitute teacher
to jail for 40 years.
In a follow-up to his original
Feb. 22 story, our contributing editor Ryan Russell reports on a
You see them everywhere your Wi-Fi laptop goes: unprotected wireless signals
offering "Free Internet Access" or "Free
But connect to them and you’ll be disappointed. In a few cases,
you may even have your computer hacked. Here’s the scoop on how to protect