Kindle Fire update brings parent control, finally

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Last week, Amazon issued a software update  6.3.1 for its Kindle Fire tablet. One of the notable update is adding  password protection and other parental controls. Now Kindle owners can enable password-protect purchases, disable access to specific content libraries, and block access to the Silk web browser. Parents now can control what their kids can use by blocking adult contents, some ...

Microsoft security update flags google.com as a severe, exploit-filled threat

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It is not a joke. Micro$oft did it again. Last year, Microsoft Security Essentials tried to Google Chrome by deleting it. According to some reports, Microsoft Antivirus and Security products ( Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials) started to mark google.com as as being a severe threat called Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW in the Valentine's day. A V-day gift for ...

How to surf safely? Anti-malware

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This is part 2 of the Safe Surfing Guide series. You may check other parts as well for a complete safe surfing guide. After reading the part 1 of this guide, you installed the antivirus software (hopefully, it is Avast), you may still expose yourself to something named malware occasionally. Malware includes all malicious software. Some examples ...

How to surf securely? Antivirus

How to surf securely? Antivirus

The No.1 threat of safe surfing is computer virus. Unless you are using UNIX or Linux, you are facing computer virus on websites almost everyday. In the DOS era, the computer virus was mainly spreading through  floppy disks. At that time, it was cool to bring a box of floppy disks around, just like nowadays bringing ...

How much can a web proxy protect your privacy?

How much can a web proxy protect your privacy?

There are some misconceptions on privacy protection provided by web proxy. Some people think anonymous means he is not traced anymore if he uses a web proxy. This is not true at all. Firstly, the web proxy site still keeps a record of your activities. The logs usually can be used as court evidence. Basically, the server ...