Monthly Archives: October 2003

News: Broadband Isn’t About Speed

 British users are finding broadband isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, if it means confronting spam and other detritus of the Internet. According to a report by the iSociety project at The Work Foundation to be launched today:  ”Ordinary people are promised that broadband makes the internet better; in fact it sometimes leads to… Read More »

Software: An Alternative Firewall to ZoneAlarm?

 Aaron Heskel from Belgium suggests Agnitum’s OutPost as an alternative to ZoneLabs’ ZoneAlarm firewall. I’ll definitely check it out.     As with ZoneAlarm, there’s a free version which may be enough for most folks. I’ll let you know how I get on.

News: Anti Spam Site, Hoax, Or Did Someone Not Pay Their Hosting Bill?

 Is this some kind of joke my jetlagged brain doesn’t get? Trawling through my inbox of press releases (a glamour killer of a chore if ever there was one) I came across one suggesting I Do My Part in Reducing Online email Spam!   There’s a battle raging inside your in-box, and it’s a war you… Read More »

Update: PC-cilin Goes All 2004

 Trend Micro today released PC-cillin Internet Security 2004, the latest version of an antivirus program that I have written fondly of in the past. There don’t seem to be any new bells and whistles this time around, but then again it doesn’t really need it: Internet Security includes a personal firewall and “advanced privacy and… Read More »