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AVG users: It’s time to update to the new version, 9.0…!

AVG users: It’s time to update to the new version, 9.0…!

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November 2009 — If you’re using AVG as your antivirus, you’ve probably seen some popup windows appearing lately telling you that it’s now time to “upgrade” your AVG antivirus.

In this post, I will tell you how to get the new free version of AVG. And we’ll also run through how to update if you’re using the paid version.

First, though, a few words on the current antivirus (and virus) situation in general.

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Multiple Layers of Computer Security

Multiple Layers of Computer Security

16-layersThis week I talked with a man who’s concerned about security. That’s not at all unusual — most of us have some computer-related security concerns.

But this particular man’s small business requires him to deal with some confidential customer information that he in no way wants compromised. So for him, it’s a bigger issue than it is for the typical home user.

As with most things security-related (whether it be home security, airline security, personal security or national security), there’s no single all-in-one solution. Any good solution to security (in whatever realm) is likely to involve multiple layers.

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AT&T Instructs People to Set Up Their Wireless Networks Insecurely

AT&T Instructs People to Set Up Their Wireless Networks Insecurely

One of my customers had a wireless router die, so she got a new one from AT&T and tried to set it up herself.

2wireAfter fiddling with it a bit, she called me, I went over and got it set up. In the process, I noticed an odd thing. Years after the arrival of  uncrackable encryption, AT&T is telling their customers to set up their wireless networks in such a way that they can easily be cracked in a matter of just minutes…  (more…)

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