On August 17th, McAfee released an update to it’s antivirus products that caused many computer to lose access to the internet. A fix for that update has since been released, but the experience has left a bad taste in the mouths of customers.
As of last week, Cisco began forcing it’s cloud-based router management service onto customers using some of it’s home-based routers.
As the Mac becomes more more and more popular, it becomes more of a target for hackers and other threats. That said, Windows is much more likely to be attacked, but as the saying goes – if you don’t have something to tell you your system is infected, how do you know? You won’t. So it’s best to have an antivirus for your Mac for peace of mind, if nothing else.
“Stuxnet took the world by storm two years ago. The worm was different from previous viruses: it wasn’t designed to steal money, identities, or passwords. Instead, the malware targeted the controls at industrial facilities such as power plants, inspiring talk of a top secret, government-sponsored cyberwar.” -excerpt from CNET article
If you’ve been following the news lately, you have no doubt read about the ongoing legislative battles between internet users’ rights to privacy and protecting intellectual property being waged in Canada, USA, and other countries across the world.
Apple’s newly-launched iBooks Author will change everything. Alex Lindsay wrote a comprehensive post about this here. We agree and overall we’re thrilled about how education is entering a new phase, powered by intelligently-applied and practical use of technology. Not just for the sake of technology itself, but because it allows us to learn and understand more in a shorter period of time. As a father, I am very thrilled about my children being able to access iBooks textbooks.
[thanks to one of our readers, Christine K. for sharing this with us]
“Describing a bandwidth hog is a matter of point-of-view and here is more to it than simple computations of amounts of usage. If someone uses a lot of bandwidth, but does so in off-peak hours, is that person any more of a hog than another user who uses less bandwidth but does so during peak usage hours? ISP’s are making big noises about bandwidth hogs, but some feel that is just a cover for raising rates. Price increases are seemingly inevitable, and, of course, it will be the consumer who bears the brunt of any price increase. Below are some of the debate points, along with a few ideas on more equitable distribution of costs.”
Thousands of people will be downloading iOS5 today and excitedly activating the iCloud features, especially the iCloud Backup feature, which everyone should enable!
However, what many will experience is that their entire office or home Internet connection will slow to a crawl and that is very frustrating.
This is a story about a woman who became a victim of the Phone Scams currently happening. We are sharing this in hopes that it will educate others so they will not become victims as well.
Recently, there have been several viruses going around, masquerading themselves as legitimate antivirus products that insist your computer is infected, and that you need to download/buy their product to remove what they have supposedly found on your computer.