Tag Archives: ActiveX

ZoneAlarm’s Sneaky Spyware Scare?

By | October 27, 2005

(See a more recent post on this for an update. ZoneAlarm no longer has this ‘feature’.) I’m a big fan, and user, of ZoneAlarm firewalls. Their interface is clean, clear and I like the system tray icon which doubles as a traffic monitor. But sometimes they do things that don’t, in my view, help educate and simplify things… Read More »

A Way To Stop The Keyloggers?

By | January 21, 2004

Here’s a program that may help you if you worried about the recent spate of viruses and phishing tricks that focus on keylogging — small, often invisible, programs that secretly capture what you type, especially when you’re entering passwords . System Mechanic 4, a collection of software tools from iolo technologies, includes parasite-fighting tool called SpyHunter(TM) which “seeks… Read More »

News: Browsers Hit A Legal Minefield

By | September 15, 2003

 From the This Could Change Everything Or Mean Nothing Dept come reports that Microsoft (and presumably others) may have to redesign their web browsers after a US court found that Internet Explorer infringes another company’s software patent. The BBC reports that the World Wide Web Consortium, the body responsible for web standards, also released a statement saying that Microsoft… Read More »

Update: Protecting Your Castle

By | August 21, 2003

 Further to my column this week about protecting your computer in the Far Eastern Economic Review, (subscription required), here as promised is the full email from Brian Johnson of Centerbeam. It’s an excellent primer.   Jeremy, thanks for the invitation to send you something about protecting computers viruses, worms and other exploits.  I?I’ve spent some time with the… Read More »