Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Microsoft Video.. and more.

Newer Is Better

(Better meaning “safer”)

Folks, today I have a video for you featuring three top-ranking Microsoft executives. In it they discuss the Internet and how you can better protect yourself from malicious attacks.
And though it is a Security Intelligence Report, no, it’s (probably) not too geeky.

Sound familiar?

• This article is a bit of what is called a “rant” (it is a bit geeky): Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows by Dave Gewirtz

Summary: New motto: For all of us who have lives, there’s Windows.Read more..

Please, Linux fans, don’t write in (to me).. I didn’t write it..

Today’s free resource: Microsoft Security for Home Computer Users Newsletter (highly recommended).

Sign up for our free, monthly email security newsletter that’s packed with valuable information to help you protect your home computer. This newsletter provides practical security tips for you and your family, useful resources and links, and a forum for you to provide feedback and ask security-related questions.

Available in text and HTML formats, the newsletter is a convenient way for you to stay up to date on the latest issues, insights, and events with:

  • How-to articles and security tips
  • Security bulletins and critical updates
  • Answers to frequently asked questions on security topics
  • Information about security trials and downloads
  • Articles on helping to keep kids safe online
  • Tips from our Security Community for Home Users

View the latest security newsletter.

Today’s free download: Secunia offers a tool that I highly recommend. The online scanner (which you should bookmark, btw) will scan your machine for roughly 100 programs and tell you if there is a patch/update you need. If you go this route, I suggest you visit once or twice a week.)
Better yet, they offer a download, a Personal Edition, which will scan your system against a database of over 7,000 programs.
Even better yet, it includes direct download links to the missing patches it finds.

Not Tech

Today’s quote:The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~ Alvin Toffler

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October 22, 2011 Posted by | computers, hackers, Internet | , , , , | 6 Comments