ID Vault – a hardware security for online transactions. Vista will be supported.

My fellow admin Hardhead (blog: at Calendar of Updates received a Christmas present from his mom.  It’s ID Vault by GuardID (  He shared some thoughts and screenshots on how ID Vault works.  You can see it at I think ID Vault is cool.  I am using Microsoft Fingerprint Reader as my password keeper.  Then I’m using Norton Internet Security to guard private stuff that I want it protect.  Next, I have to make sure that the bank website or financial institution site that I’m viewing is not fraud, I have to check this and that (protocol https, secure lock … Continue reading ID Vault – a hardware security for online transactions. Vista will be supported.

Bootable spyware scanner debuts

PC Tools is offering a new solution to fight spyware – a bootable spyware scanner that scans your computer for spyware while Windows ‘naps’. The Alternate Operating System Scan scrapes out malicious programs through all the files on the sleeping operating system unobscured by any other applications or malware. What is PC Tools’ Alternate Operating System Scanner (AOSS)? Once a system is infected with malware it becomes difficult to remove that malware as it is already embedded in the system and has control over many components which are key to the system’s operations. Malware, like rootkits, use system components to … Continue reading Bootable spyware scanner debuts

Berkeley Data Systems Launches Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95 a month

Berkeley Data Systems, creators of Mozy online backup, today announced the release of Mozy Unlimited Backup. For $4.95 a month, users may now backup unlimited amounts of data and have access to an unlimited number of restores. Users may choose month-to-month or annual plans, and Mozy will continue to offer consumers 2 GB of automatic online backup for free.

Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee

Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download – completely free of charge – at “Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be,” said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser.” View the press release here See also update entry in CoU Release Note:This release is a … Continue reading Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee