Free Online Security Tests

6 10 2006

I don’t think I’m paranoid — I just think the world is out to get me .. or my computer at least.  If you’re curious as to how secure your computer really is, here is some links to find out the truth .. assuming you can handle it.  :-)

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Home Routers – A Recommendation

23 07 2006

Many people with a broadband internet connection, i.e. DSL or cable modem, have a router in order to share the connection between multiple computers at home. Having worked with various makes/models, here is my take on them, having owned and installed many of them for clients. Read the rest of this entry »



Firewall Recommendations

21 07 2006

If you don’t have a firewall running on your computer (or a hardware router/firewall), you’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’, so to speak. One report says that it takes only 7 minutes for your computer to be attacked.  Connect to the internet means opening up your computer to attack.

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