Sunday, January 30, 2011

Understanding E-mail Spoofing

Spam and e-mail-laden viruses can take a lot of the fun and utility out of electronic communications, but at least you can trust e-mail that comes from people you know – except when you can’t.

E-mail spoofing is a growing problem and has reached the point where you cannot rely on the information displayed in your e-mail client to tell you who really sent a message. Some jurisdictions have enacted laws against this form of “e-mail identity theft,” but the more effective solution is apt to be a technological one that makes it possible to authenticate the senders of e-mail messages. The most popular mechanisms currently in development are SPF and Microsoft’s Sender ID. In this article, we took a look at the problem and the proposed solutions.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


CoolHotNot™ is a new kind of web site devoted to helping buyers discover — according to the wisdom of respected tech experts — which consumer electronics products are . . .
Cool (Best) – Proven products that appear on the Tech Xperts’ Loved Lists
Hot (Most Wanted) – Leading edge products that appear and on the Xperts’ Wanted Lists
Not (Worst) – Disappointing products that appear on the Xperts’ Letdown Lists

This is quite a group of experts - Don

Click below:

Web Tool On Firefox To Deter Tracking

Mozilla is reportedly considering adding anti-tracking features to its popular Firefox browser so that users could keep their online activities from being monitored. This story is worth following.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An intrathecal pump works to relieve chronic pain

An intrathecal (spinal) pump works to relieve chronic pain by inserting small amounts of medicine directly into the intrathecal space (area surrounding the spinal cord) to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain. This video gives a clear picture of an intrathecal pump implant. I had hoped to be a candidate for this procedure but alas I am not. It is truly "Star Wars" medicine.

The 10 Best Upcoming Cell Phones

Sure, you want a new phone right now, but carriers and manufacturers have promised some truly spectacular, knock-your-socks-off phones coming to U.S. shelves between now and June. With 4G right around the corner and mobile hardware and software getting better and better, you should take a look at what's coming down the pike in the next couple of months before you buy. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' turning its users into spammers?

A new Facebook advertising product, "sponsored stories," plans to pull content out of members' posts for use in advertisements that will appear on their friends' Facebook pages. 

Right now there’s a battle on Facebook between quality personal user experience and methodical ad revenue implementation. Every era and medium brings a new threshold of how much advertising consumers are willing to be slapped in the face with before flipping the bird and bailing on something they were previously enjoying.

Tommy Johnson: The Real Boogie Man

Tommy is self-taught and started playing piano at the age of four. He made his debut at the age of seven on the Horace Heidt Show where he performed Tchaikovsky's piano concerto. At age nine, Tommy was pictured in Life magazine. Read more about him...

Go to his website home page: 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Ultimate Scientific Calculator

The Ultimate Scientific Calculator. From Microsoft. And It's Free. Click below.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pioneers of Television

What a great website!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Buy on Glyde and save up to 90%

Why pay full retail price when you can buy quality used (and new) products at bargain prices and receive the same service, convenience, and protection as at a retail store? Our buying process is as simple as it gets, and our protections ensure your satisfaction. Learn more about buying on Glyde

You probably have hundreds of dollars worth of stuff sitting in your home collecting dust. For the first time, it is truly easy to turn your stuff into money at a fair price. Glyde has created a selling experience unsurpassed anywhere on the web. It takes merely seconds to list an item for sale, and it's effortless to send your sold items in our pre-addressed, pre-stamped mailers - we send you the packaging. Learn more about selling on Glyde

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Facebook backtracks on apps grabbing address, cell number

Facebook is temporarily putting the kibosh on a new tweak that gave apps the ability to capture someone's cell number and address.
Privacy concerns over Facebook are nothing new. The company has a history of surprising its users with tweaks to the site that potentially leave their personal information more exposed.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Create Your Own Comic Book

Create Your Own Comic Book at Marvel Comics Website. Also Play Games &Watch videos.
What is Super Hero Squad About?
The Official Super Hero Squad site at is about FUN! We are THE place for the youngest of Marvel fans to interact with some of the most famous characters ever created: Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Silver Surfer and so many more!
The goal of the Super Hero Squad site is to provide a child-friendly environment where kids can be entertained and educated about the Marvel Super Heroes they know and love. Whether they've watched the show, read a comic book, seen a Marvel movie or own some Marvel toys - our Super Heroes have a way of becoming a big part of a child's imagination. 

We're committed to making your visits and your children's visits to the safest, best and most fun experience possible.

Don’t Be a Victim of Jury Duty Scams

Don’t Be a Victim of Jury Duty Scams:

  • Court workers don’t call to tell you missed jury duty. Rarely, you might receive a call about jury duty but only after you have mailed back your completed questionnaire
  • Simply never give out bank account, social security, or credit card numbers over the phone if you didn't initiate the call. Call back using a phone number you know is legitimate.
  • Examine your credit card and bank account statements every month. Look for charges you did not make. Immediately call the agency and challenge items you did not approve.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

FREE PC Security for Home Users

Used by millions of home users around the world.

The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus and are therefore increasingly "popular" among criminals.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Free security tools from Microsoft

Assess vulnerabilities and strengthen security with these tools and technologies.
Microsoft offers the following free security tools and scans:

Downloadable software that helps protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

On Demand service that checks your computer for specific and prevalent strains of malicious software.

Get updates for your operating system and all of your Microsoft software, including Microsoft Office.
To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
    • Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
    • Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

Millions of Honda owners victims of data breach

Carmaker Honda is warning more than 2 million of its customers in the U.S. that an e-mail database containing some of their personal information has been stolen. 

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Last Freeware Version

The Last Freeware Version web site archives the last freeware version of many popular programs that have gone payware. If you are looking for a fairly popular Windows program that used to be free, this site may have the last freeware version. It's worth a look.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

The very best to all. Good luck and good health.