Adblock Plus Maker Proposes Change To Help Sites
So now Adblock Plus is monitoring how often the user visits each site? And now is negotiating with advertisers? Does this combination alarm anyone else?
I'm uninstalling ABP and going back to relying on etc/hosts and firewall filters.
US-CERT Says Microsoft's Advice On Downadup Worm Bogus
You really do a good job, but defending "autorun" is just preposterous. This was always obviously a dire security hole, but Microsoft still (???) denies it is a bug. They responded to criticism only by adding another layer and making it harder to turn off. Automounting is a positive feature, but auto-execution by default is an anti-feature. Even if it were opt-in it would be bad design.
PC Repair In Texas Now Requires a PI License
What about this section?
SECTION 11. Section 1702.226, Occupations Code, is... amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1702.1045 [1702.226]. PRIVATE SECURITY CONSULTING
COMPANY [CONSULTANT]. A person [An individual] acts as a private
security consulting company [consultant] for purposes of this
chapter if the person [individual]:
(1) consults, advises, trains, or specifies or
recommends products, services, methods, or procedures in the
security or loss prevention industry;
(2) provides a service described by Subdivision (1) on
an independent basis and without being affiliated with a particular
service or product; and
(3) meets the experience requirements established by
the board [commission].
Any good PC shop will advise the client about computer security, recommend products such as anti-virus and anti-spyware, recommend practices such as user account maintenance and restrictions, and so on.