Tag Archive: antivirus

May 11 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee: Don’t Use Kaspersky Antivirus Software

This morning (5/11/2017), in the Senate intelligence meeting, the committee asked the leaders of our respective intelligence communities if using Kaspersky antivirus software was a good idea. None of those individuals endorsed using Kaspersky antivirus software to secure the computers.  Kaspersky antivirus software is based in Moscow, Russia and has been recently mentioned/associated with the …

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Apr 29 2014

Internet Explorer Security failures – Again.

Internet Explorer Security problems has once again risen the browser to the top of the world’s most UNWANTED list. Internet Explorer was released in 1995; it’s been almost 20 years since Microsoft’s Internet web browser has been in circulation/available.  You would think after almost 20 years of having a web browser in circulation and being …

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Jan 27 2014

Microsoft Windows Defender provides ZERO protection – nice try?

Yes. Microsoft’s Windows Defender provides ZERO protection for your PC [Windows 8]. That’s what the latest antivirus testing from AV-TEST.org says. The question begs, why would Microsoft even continue to offer it? Wait. What’s Windows Defender? It used to be Microsoft anti-spyware, but the application has evolved over the years from just anti-spyware to Microsoft’s …

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Apr 29 2012

Facebook Pushes Virus Protection A Little More

Back in early January, Facebook must’ve been listening to me. I published a blog post about the insecurity of Facebook. In that post, I talked about how Facebook takes advantage of their members by exposing them to games and applications that could be potentially stealing their personal and private information and using it for other …

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Dec 13 2010

10 Things To Protect You While Shopping Online

Shopping online has its own threats. Shopping online has the benefit of removing the risk of you not getting your leg broken or getting trampled trying to get into the local Wal-Mart, but something worse can happen to online shoppers, which is getting your credit card stolen or having your identity stolen; placing you in …

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Nov 27 2010

Cyber Monday – Shopping Safely Online

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving, after Black Friday. While Black Friday is the most popular day to shop at the brick and mortar stores, cyber Monday is the busiest shopping day online. I would guess that cyber Monday is on Monday, simply because people are returning to work where they have a …

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