Calendar of Updates thanks ESET for donating 10 e-license of NOD32 antivirus! http://www.dozleng.com/updates/topic16139
Go to http://www.microsoft.com/india/wow/ to listen or download the mp3 file for offline listening. (Thanks to fellow MVP Carey for the link). I wonder if all or other MS locations will have their own “Wow is Now” song….
My fellow admin Hardhead (blog: http://hardheadsblog.blogspot.com/) at Calendar of Updates received a Christmas present from his mom. It’s ID Vault by GuardID (http://guardidsystems.com/index.php). He shared some thoughts and screenshots on how ID Vault works. You can see it at http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=12451 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.
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. http://www.it-observer.com/news.php?id=7011 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, 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. http://mozy.com/news/releases
Microsoft MVP Janie Whitty is now a consultant for Lavasoft, the maker of Ad-aware SE antispyware. Congratulations Jane!
This is interesting… The Windows Live Safety scanner is in a Messenger (Windows Live Messsenger) allowing you to scan remotely a system. The result of the scan will be shown to you and your buddy! More info at Live Safety blog: http://spaces.msn.com/safetycenter/
Vishu Gupta, a developer on the IE team blogged today about International Domain Names (IDN) in IE7. Read about it in IEBlog
Interesting research by James Stockton on firewall software (whether a firewall can handle heavy loads). View it in Calendar of Updates forum
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 http://www.opera.com. “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