Friday, October 16, 2009

Roundup of the top FREE Antivirus Champions

Latest roundup and review of the top Freeware Antivirus Champions.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big ICE Crimes

St. Paul Ice Company Agrees To Pay $9M Fine

Where else but Minnesota?

ST. PAUL (AP) ― Arctic Glacier International Inc. is the second company to plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the packaged ice industry. Home City Ice Co. of Cincinnati pleased guilty in June of 2008.

A Minnesota-based packaged ice company has agreed to pay a $9 million criminal fine for allegedly conspiring with a competitor to divide up the ice market in the Detroit area and southeastern Michigan, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Arctic Glacier International Inc. is the second company to plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the packaged ice industry, the department said. Home City Ice Co. of Cincinnati pleased guilty in June of 2008.

I bet they provide good health care for their employees...

T-Mobile halts Sidekick sales.

T-Mobile halts Sidekick sales after data loss: "'The T-Mobile debacle may be a setback from which the world?s largest software maker cannot recover,' he said. 'T-Mobile has a million nervous customers, all due to Microsoft?s failure. That is about as bad as PR gets.'"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How do I test whether Java is working on my computer?

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Great Idea for Passwords

Over at the SANS website, they have a security awareness tip of the day page.

This is a great idea if your password field is not limited to just 16 characters. Try it next time you need to change.

September 24, 2009
Change from a password to a passphrase
It's better to use longer and more complicated passwords, but they are hard to remember. Try using a passphrase like "I love getting to work at 8:00!" It's long, easy to remember, and has a mix of upper case and lower case letters and symbols. Don't use familiar or famous quotations. Don't use any real names, especially your own, your family member's, or your pet's. Nonsensical passphrases are the hardest to crack. Because password cracking time increases exponentially, a criminal with substantial computing resources can crack short passwords quickly; while a 31-character (the length of our example) passphrase would take 231,935,475,118,605,000,000,000 years to crack! Best of all, it's easy to remember.