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How can you be sure your data is safe when off doesn't mean inaccessible? A remote-control technology that is part of Intel's VPro architecture raises some security questions.
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Even in the most carefully managed shops, software tends to get installed without authorization, and so from time to time you may need to reset the Microsoft Windows XP product key. Brien Posey shows you two effective ways to change the Windows XP product key: editing the registry and using a Microsoft WMI script. | TechRepublic
Shortcut For Maximizing a Window
This tip should save you some time throughout the day. If you ever need to maximize a window of some sort, don't fumble around looking for the maximize button in the upper right corner of the window. Just double click on the title bar instead. You won't have to worry about being precise for fear of hitting the close or minimize buttons instead.
Ever notice how each PC has a personality of its own? Or maybe even multiple personalities? In the course of a week, your computer may act friendly, moody, and sometimes downright mean. These tips, from Microsoft's How Tos may be just what you're looking for.
brains for robots?
Roland Piquepaille: An international team of European researchers has implanted an artificial cerebellum -- the portion of the brain that controls motor functions -- inside a robotic system.
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Microsoft puts your data at risk
Robin Harris: Data loss is painful and all too common. Why? Because your file system stinks. Microsoft's NTFS (used in XP & Vista) with its de facto monopoly is the worst offender. But Apple and Linux aren't any better.
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tricks to save you time in Windows XP
From adding Safe Mode to the Boot menu to including UNC information in the command prompt to displaying My Computer as a menu of drive options, these tips will give you some great ideas about how to tweak WinXP to help you work more efficiently.
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We've got another case of malware being digitally signed. What does it mean for the usefulness of this technique?
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Convicted in 1st Criminal CAN-SPAM Trial
In what could be a highly-significant case, the perpetrators of a fairly big spam operation have been convicted of violating the CAN-SPAM statute.
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Seattle Resident Gregory Kopiloff was arrested for identity theft and related fraudulent activities related to his abuse of peer-to-peer networks.
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that just might kill you
Those who patronize unsolicited online pharmacies risk not only possible identity theft, but their personal health as well, thanks to counterfeit medications. CNET editor Robert Vamosi looks into the consequences of responding to pharmacy spam and reminds us that if the prices are too good to be true, chances are you're not getting the legitimate drugs you're supposed to be taking.
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Beware Malicious RTF Files
There's a mailware threat lurking that's been under our noses for years, lying wait in embedded RTF files. Have you been hit?
Vinoo Thomas of McAfee's Avert Labs stumbled onto a malware issue that has been sitting under our noses for years: embedded objects in RTF, or Rich Text Format files. (He writes about it here www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2007/05/ 25/rich-text-malware.)
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Fake antispyware software has been a problem for years, and this week we have two new examples. BraveSentry hits all the hot buttons: drive-by installs, false positives, and exaggerated claims in advertising. Read about it in the Fake Antispyware section. Read this story | PC/Mag
Dangers children face online
A recent study found that one in five children online is approached by a sexual predator, a predator who may try to set up a face-to-face meeting. In a Dateline hidden camera investigation, correspondent Chris Hansen catches some of these men in the act. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6083442/
shaky about kids' safety online
special feature Most parents say they use monitoring software or content-filtering tools, according to new study.
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More protection through freeware
ParentalControl Bar is an add-on for Internet Explorer that helps parents prevent their children from accessing adult-oriented Web sites. It comes with a set of pre-defined filters based on sexual material, strong language, violence, and other criteria, allowing the parent to select the appropriate filtering options for their kid.
You can also add your own sites to a blocking list, or allow specific sites by simply clicking a button in the newly added IE toolbar. The current version only works with Internet Explorer. Click here to get your copy
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Going Phishing? Hackers
When crooks go Phishing, don't bite:
Who wouldn't want to collect $20 just for answering a few questions in an online survey? Find out what you pay for your free money in this week's Top Phish. Read this story
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Windows XP systems to Vista's Network Map with the LLTD Responder
Vista's new networking interface, the Network and SharingVista's new networking interface, the Network and Sharing Center, allows you to check your connection status, troubleshoot connection problems, and see a graphical view of how the computers and devices on your network connect via the Network Map -- but normally, it can only see Vista systems and devices. Here's how to add Windows XP to the Network Map and have Vista recognize it using LLTD Responder.
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