Archive for 2006

How to keep the Windows XP system clean

I have revised and updated a previous article that I wrote on maintaining Windows. It can be found here. I have also added an article on How to use Disk Cleanup. This utility is one of the system tools that comes with Windows XP.

Before you connect a new computer

If you or someone in your family gets a new computer for Christmas (or any other time), there are some precautions to follow before you hook up to the Internet for the first time. CERT at Carnegie-Mellon outlines a procedure to follow to make sure that you are protected when you connect.

Selected Links

Ewing SeniorNet Tips from the ElderGeek Langa blog Tech Support Alert Neat Net Tricks Newsletter (subscription required) Dave’s Computer Tps Windows Insight

Mouse rage syndrome

The Internet is responsible for a lot of things. That apparently includes its own medical problems. We’ve probably all heard of the cases of people who become so addicted to the Internet that it interferes with their life and health. You may remember the South Korean who died after playing Internet games for 50 hours […]

Extortion on the Internet

A growing type of Internet crime is a form of extortion where you have to ransom your data. Crooks either erase data on your computer and demand payment to restore it or encrypt the data and ask money for the key to unencrypt it. Information Week reports a Hotmail incident: Some Hotmail accounts have been […]

If money is no object

I like USB flash drives and own several. I’ve posted about their uses a number of times but a $5000 version has got to be a good thing taken too far. Anyway, if you have more money than you can count, here’s something for your Christmas stocking. There’s a 64 GB flash drive being offered […]

New part-time jobs for students- Internet crime

Many college students want part-time jobs to earn some extra money and one of the latest possibilties seems to be cybercrime. In fact they can even get training to make a career of it. ZDNet reports: Organized gangs have adopted “KGB-style” tactics to hire high-flying computer students to commit Internet crime, a report said on […]