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Wed
03
Aug
John Lister's picture

Android Devices Get Hack Attempt Alerts On-Screen

Users of Android smartphones and tablets will soon get an instant warning when somebody attempts to log in to their Google account. The notification comes as an on-screen message, rather than by email. The new feature is designed to enhance ... two-factor authentication. That's an optional feature which means that if somebody tries to sign in to a Google account on another device, they will have to wait for a security code to be sent via email, text message or through a dedicated app so that they can continue to login to the account. If no code or the improper code is entered, then the ... (view more)

Mon
08
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

High-Tech GPS Bracelet Protects Foreign Aid Workers

A group dedicated to protecting civil rights has released a high-tech bracelet that can automatically send out a location-based alert if the wearer is kidnapped. However, the organization says it needs financial assistance to protect more workers. ... The bracelet is produced by the Sweden-based Civil Rights Defenders group, an independent organization that sends workers into foreign countries to help prevent human rights violations. The idea for the bracelet came after the 2009 death of Natalia Estermirova in Chechnya. She was kidnapped and later found murdered. The organization believes she was ... (view more)

Mon
17
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

US Adopts 'Six Strikes' Internet Piracy Policy

US-based Internet firms will begin an anti-piracy partnership with major copyright holders by the end of 2012. However, it's a purely voluntary operation and customers thought to be pirating will get warnings before suffering any consequences. ... Several countries around the world, most notably France, have introduced "three strikes" legislation, under which customers suspected of illegally sharing copyrighted material get two warnings before having their Internet suspended or cut off altogether. These controversial laws have faced legal challenges. Critics argue it's unfair to punish people ... (view more)

Tue
31
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Important Mail Alert for Microsoft Outlook 1.0.4', and 'Rizonesoft Pixel Repair 0.6.5.652'

Important Mail Alert for Microsoft Outlook 1.0.4 This program is like a personal e-mailman that makes an alert each time a long-awaited message arrives in your Outlook. This little add-in will serve as your assistant for tracking urgent email that ... you don't want to miss. http://www.ablebits.com Rizonesoft Pixel Repair 0.6.5.652 With this tool, you can detect stuck pixels in a display and attempt to repair them and conveniently. Results are good, but repair may not work on the first try. The program also has the ability to detect dead pixels, though you'll need to consult your hardware ... (view more)

Thu
07
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'Win7 MAC Changer 1.0.0.0 Beta', and 'Scott's Gmail Alert 5.5'

Win7 MAC Changer 1.0.0.0 Beta Win7 MAC Address Changer v1.0 Beta enables users to change the MAC (Media Access Control) address temporarily, which is used to identify hardware devices such as network cards, modems, etc. This software enables the ... user to spoof the MAC address used by the network interface card (both wired and wireless cards) in Windows-based machines. http://soonware.blogspot.com Scott's Gmail Alert 5.5 With Scott's Gmail Alert you can monitor any number of Gmail inboxes and labels and customize each account with individual colors and sounds. You can also instantly reply to ... (view more)

Tue
19
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

FCC Unveils New Rules for 'Mobile Phone Bill Shock'

If regulators have their way, cellphone companies will have to warn customers before they incur unusually high charges. It's a new program designed to prevent situations where a customer unexpectedly receives a bill for $68,505, as was the case for ... one customer in the first quarter of 2010. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees the mobile industry, is proposing three new rules regarding how and when companies should tell users about potential charges beyond their normal fees. Cell Phone Bill Shock: Shocking Statistics In May, the FCC released a report suggesting that ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Debuts 'Internet Fraud Alert' System

Microsoft is making it easier to help spread the word on incidents of Internet fraud and stolen personal data. In its latest corporate venture, the company has teamed with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) to establish a ... centralized service called "Internet Fraud Alert." Security researchers now have one universal location for which to report any kind of stolen data, ranging from online account login information to credit card numbers. The service can also be used to warn financial institutions immediately after a security breach has been identified. Program ... (view more)

Wed
05
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Scott's Gmail Alert 4.2' and 'Dropbox 0.8.48 Experimental'

Scott's Gmail Alert 4.2 Scott's Gmail Alert is a notification program for Gmail, Google Apps, Google Calendar, and RSS feeds which quietly sits on your taskbar until it discovers new messages in up to five separate accounts. Send quick emails ... without logging in to Gmail directly, including replying to received messages and website email links. Set eye catching colors to alert messages to help differentiate important emails from others, using either the default or Windows Aero Glass theme. http://majorgeeks.com Dropbox 0.8.48 Experimental Dropbox is a useful tool that will enable you to ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Receive phone calls while using dial-up Internet connection?, Part 2

A little while back, a reader named Larry K. asked me if it was possible to answer phone calls while still maintaining a dial-up Internet connection. Receive phone calls while using dial-up Internet connection? Recall: " I use dial-up Internet, ... which is the *only* service available in my remote location. I am on call at my work, and my son will be home from University soon. Is there software / hardware / or some type of service available which can alert me of an incoming phone call when I'm online? I really don't want to purchase another phone line. " When I initially published this ... (view more)

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