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Internet Security Basics, Part Three

Certain software items must be in place and properly configured before you can have decent security. Your first consideration should be choice of operating system. If you are using Windows 98 or ME, it’s time for a new computer, as those are not safe machines...

Internet Security Basics, Part Two

Continuing from last week’s article, I’ve noticed that without proper education, users and their computers are just accidents waiting to happen. If a user cannot correctly answer the following questions, then I guarantee you that their computer will...

Internet Security Basics, Part One

Most computer users have been lulled into a false sense of computer and Internet security, due largely to over-blown marketing hype from the computer industry. They think that if they’ve got the latest security “suite” installed, or are using the latest “Wow”...

What’s wrong with Instant Messaging? Part 3

We’ve looked for the pas two weeks at some security problems related to Instant Messaging (IM). In this last part of the series we’ll look at how to secure AOL Instant Messenger. The Big Three IM programs are AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MSN Messenger (now...