On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders (photo, left) won’t be available in stores for weeks. But Windows Secrets readers can get the best chapters now, until July 2. —Brian Livingston, editorial director
Firefox does a good job of protecting your privacy online, but at least one of the new features in Firefox 3 might leave you exposed.
A simple configuration tweak lets you browse in private, and a few great add-ons give the browser even more power.
On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders (photo, left) won’t be available in stores for weeks. But Windows Secrets readers can get the best chapters now.
Several different labs conduct tests that pit antivirus solutions against various sets of malware circulating in the wilds of the Internet.
Now questions are being raised about the effectiveness of the tests in representing real-world PC threats and how accurately they reflect an antivirus program’s ability to prevent infections.
In the April issue I mentioned a great site  which offered aging commercial software that had been abandoned and was now free.
In the last two issues we have looked at both free and commercial utilities in this class. Generally the free versions have been disappointing in voice quality and ease of use.
Among the patches Microsoft released on Patch Tuesday this week is
yet another cumulative rollup for the company’s Internet Explorer
But an IE flaw that’s been present at least since 2004 is still unpatched,
because Microsoft never released a patch for IE 6 and allowed the flaw to
remain in IE 7.
In my July 12
column, I discussed a flaw in IE that was exposed installing
Now the tables have turned and the opposite is true with the latest
releases of Firefox and IE 7.
Even after all I’ve seen in this business of computers, every once in a
while I come across something that surprises me.
Learning about a flaw in IE that could prevent you from leaving a Web
page was one of those times.