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Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Scan your installed programs and categorize them by their security update status.

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Google's Picasa software backs up photos from PCs to Google+

In a new move to fold Google+ into people's lives, Google releases a tool that lets people automatically back up their photos to the social service.

By December 30, 2013


Five rules for trouble-free software updates

It often pays to wait before installing new versions of your system software and applications.

By October 31, 2013


How to troubleshoot software-update problems

"Insufficient privilege" errors and other installation woes can be difficult to diagnose. For example, repairing the Apple Software Update program in Windows 7 fixes an iTunes update glitch.

By May 21, 2013


How you may have inadvertently participated in recent DDoS attacks

The botnets driving the recent distributed denial of service attacks are powered by millions of infected computers. Their coordinated flood of requests overwhelms the Internet's DNS servers, slowing them down and even knocking the servers offline. The long-term solution for site operators and visitors alike may rely on reluctant ISPs working together.

By April 2, 2013


Ten simple, common-sense security tips

Security doesn't have to be complicated, as shown by these quick and easy alternatives to the conventional wisdom on passwords, privacy, backups, ID theft, and other tech-safety matters.

By October 9, 2012


Secunia: Apple software has the most holes

A new report shows that Apple has the most software vulnerabilities of all major software vendors, though it doesn't address severity or how fast holes get patched.

By July 22, 2010


Danish firm outlines two unpatched Safari vulnerabilities

Is the release of information on unpatched software vulnerabilities justified when a breakdown in communication occurs between research and development firms?

By March 9, 2012


Microsoft reviewing reported Windows 7-Safari hole

Viewing a malicious Web page using the Safari browser on Windows 7 could expose the computer to attack, advisory says.

By December 20, 2011


How to secure your PC in 10 easy steps

Use encryption, keep your software up-to-date, disable images in e-mail, scan e-mail attachments for viruses, use a nonadministrator Windows account, scan for viruses manually, and use a secure-erase utility to destroy old data.

By November 15, 2011


How to prevent malware and adware downloads

Make sure all your software is up-to-date, watch out for suspicious e-mail, think twice before you click a download, and do a manual virus scan on downloaded files before you open them.

By September 19, 2011