Category: Security

  • OSX Tiger vs. Vista vs. Ubuntu Security: a 15 Point Report Card

    When shopping for a new computer, your mind is probably spinning with considerations: price, reliability, speed, software capabilities, security, and other specs. Perhaps the hardest part is choosing an operating system on which everything will run. To get a good idea of what capabilities Apple's OSX Tiger/Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux have to offer, check out our 15 point report card that compares the levels of protection you'll get with each of them.
  • LockBox Computing: 25 Free Tools To Encrypt Literally Everything

    It's not breaking news that hackers can easily figure out how to gain access to unsecured information on your system--emails, chat sessions, phone calls, and files are all vulnerable. What many people don't know is that there are a number of free tools available that make it easy to fight back. Protect your valuable information with these encryption tools.
  • Can Your Machine Be Hacked? Test Yourself with These 12 Resources

    Your wifi is encrypted and a trial version of McAfee came with that new HP the kid at Best Buy sold you, so no need to worry about computer security, right? Unfortunately, security is a whole lot more complex than your average computer user might imagine. Thankfully, however, there are a number of online tools available which will help you identify (and sometimes fix) the vulnerabilities in your system. In this article we've selected 12 basic tests you can run on your machine to identify its weaknesses.