The How to Liberate Your Device From Intruders Guide for the Fourth of July

Boom! Whizz! Bang! Typically, when you think of the Fourth of July, you think about fireworks, watermelon and barbecues. Makes sense too, the Fourth of July is the day that the Second Continental Congress approved and adopted the Declaration of Independence, thereby giving official legitimacy to the rag tag group known as the 13 original Colonies. But on the Fourth of July in 2009, if … Continue reading The How to Liberate Your Device From Intruders Guide for the Fourth of July

Send in the Clones! (The Chrome Clones, That is)

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Let’s imagine for a moment that Google Chrome is the coolest kid in the class. All the other browsers look to Chrome to see what it’s wearing, what it brought for lunch and who it’s hanging out with. It’s a powerful trendsetter. Looking for inspiration in his style or presence is understandable and not weird … Continue reading Send in the Clones! (The Chrome Clones, That is)

What’s Lurking Inside your Computer? (Hint: It’s Something like Beer)

Maybe your PC seems like it decided its new role model is the iconic beer drinking, remote control holding, lazy bum who can’t be bothered to get up off the couch to reach for another cold one. Too slow to do much and too bloated to care. Sound familiar? No matter how much you coax, cajole and plead it won’t matter because the problem is … Continue reading What’s Lurking Inside your Computer? (Hint: It’s Something like Beer)

Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Reason Software has just announced the incorporation of the popular Unchecky program that protects computers from potentially unwanted software offers that often come with software downloads, into the Reason Core Security suite. I sat down with the creator of the program, Michael Maltsev, to get the story behind Unchecky. The first impression I get is one of humility and sincerity. You can almost imagine that … Continue reading Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Are You Your Company’s Weakest Link?

Pop Quiz, hot shot: What or who is the weakest link in your company’s data security? Is it your database that hasn’t been updated in years? Or that vengeful ex-employee with a grudge? The correct answer is: It’s you. Or more appropriately, everyone in your company. All you well-meaning employees who love your jobs and wouldn’t do anything to harm your company. True, you’re not … Continue reading Are You Your Company’s Weakest Link?

Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!

Think back to the last time you installed new software onto your computer. The next time you opened your browser were you greeted by a new “Babylon Search” toolbar? Perhaps you found a little icon tucked away on your desktop, that was just hoping you wouldn’t notice it. Welcome to Bundleware. Bundleware referrers to garbage programs you unintentionally downloaded when you installed an application. It … Continue reading Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!