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  • Blog Post: Security is Everyone's Business

    In case you haven't heard, an out-of-band security update was released today for Internet Explorer 7. What Does This Mean? "Out-of-band" means that this release was important enough to be released outside of the normal monthly update cycle. Why is This Update Important? The update is marked...
  • Blog Post: Physical Access Trumps All

    This is a phrase I have heard more than once when discussing security.  It shouldn't come as a surprise -- it's why banks have vaults and secure facilities have fences.  Technology security is no different -- physical access to a PC trumps all.  What does that mean when you're considering...
  • Blog Post: If I were President, what Cell Phone Would I Use?

    Have you ever wondered?  Truth is, I never have.  And, as hard as I think about it, I don't ever remember seeing a president furiously punching keys as he types a text or an e-mail.  Turns out, there's a reason for that:  Bill Clinton, according to this article, sent only two e-mails...
  • Blog Post: Why Vista? (Volume 6 -- CompletePC Backup)

    In past versions of Windows, backing up your computer could be a chore.  Deciding which files to backup, then finding a good way to back them up often meant third party applications.  In Windows Vista, however, backing up your PC is a snap!  But before we get too far into the improvements...
  • Blog Post: Why Vista? (Volume 1 -- UAC)

    Today begins the first in a series of posts about the value in upgrading to Windows Vista.  I've decided to start out with a tough one, too.  I'm going to write about one of the most oft-maligned features in Windows Vista -- User Account Control (UAC).  Don't know what that is?  You...