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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.
It often pays to wait before installing new versions of your system software and applications.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the release of information on unpatched software vulnerabilities justified when a breakdown in communication occurs between research and development firms?
Viewing a malicious Web page using the Safari browser on Windows 7 could expose the computer to attack, advisory says.
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.
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.