I recently took the plunge and decided to setup a dual-boot configuration on my laptop. I'm already running Windows 7, which is excellent by the way, but my geekier side has always dreamed of using a linux distribution regularly. Ubuntu is one of the friendliest Linux distros out there, and with all of the buzz... Continue Reading →
My last post dealt with being proactive and installing a good anti-malware solution that won't eat up all of your processor cycles. This post will deal with the reactive side: You suspect you may already have a virus....NOW WHAT?! How bad your computer is infected will determine what you need to do to get rid... Continue Reading →
This is a question that I get asked often by friends and customers: What should I use to protect my computer from X? Here are my current recommendations for antiX software (x = virus, malware, phishing, etc.). Keep in mind this is for home and small business (10 or less computers) users only; larger businesses... Continue Reading →
Recently, I entered into a truce with the pay-for-television industry, gave into the demands of my family, and signed an "exclusive" 2-year deal with DirecTV. I was perfectly happy the last couple of years not having a monthly bill and besides online entertainment has been coming into its own for a while (Hulu, ABC/NBC/Fox, Joost,... Continue Reading →
Secure communications in an Exchange enterprise messaging environment is critical. In Exchange 2007, Microsoft introduced the use of Unified Communications (UCC) or Subject Alternative Name (SAN) SSL certificates. These Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates allow the secure use of multiple domain names with one certificate, with some certificate providers allowing the use of up to... Continue Reading →
Today, as of 11 a.m. (EST) the popular web service Twitter was down. A recent status update from Twitter attributed the cause of the outage to the site experiencing a denial-of-service attack.