Archive for May, 2010

Security Starter Kit

May 22, 2010

From CNET Download.com
Refined for 2010, the Security Starter Kit will ensure that your sanity lasts way longer than your resolutions through a collection of must-have programs to protect your Windows computer.

In our six categories this year, we offer the core essentials of Antivirus and Anti-spyware, as well as ancillary but important categories such as In-browser Security, Firewall, Encryption, and Parental Control. If you’re looking for more than security, there’s also our Windows Starter Kit. Essential utilities have earned their own kit, too: the Windows Utilities Starter Kit.

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ReclaimPrivacy Bookmarklet Rates Your Facebook Exposure Levels

May 17, 2010

From Lifehacker

Facebook’s privacy settings are notoriously complex, and the results of changes hard to see instantly. ReclaimPrivacy.org has a handy bookmarklet that shows which potentially insecure and privacy-invading settings are enabled on your Facebook account when you click it.

ReclaimPrivacy’s bookmarklet focuses on just a few key areas where Facebook can share information with the public—having your contacts, connections, and tagged photos exposed to the public, as well as allowing your friends to accidentally expose that information themselves. It also looks at your relationship with Facebook’s personalization, applications, and other aspects to see what Facebook and independent developers can find out about you, then rates your exposure level in simple Good, Caution, or Insecure levels, along with offering links to change those settings.

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Portable Antivirus – Ultimate List of Best USB Anti Virus

May 11, 2010

From: thepcsecurity.com

Why You May Need Portable Antivirus Applications:
Present day antivirus and security software operate on post-event basis. First a virus or malware is discovered, then the antivirus database is updated to include its signature, then it is expected that the user will download the antivirus update and after that only, the user is secured against that virus.

But it is often too late. Lots of users do not care to update software regularly and it makes them vulnerable to the security threats.

To further complicate the situation, present day malware often make modifications to the system files and corrupt your security software. They make them useless, block their update mechanisms and in extreme cases make your whole system un-usable. You may not be in a position to even boot up your system.

In such a case, your only solution may to use some Portable Antivirus software, stored on a removable media like USB, Pen Drive or CD ROM, make it write protected and use it to clean your infected system.

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