Running Windows Securely
July 19, 2004
Over the past few weeks, I’ve written quite a bit on various Windows issues—Spyware, Viruses, and going to a more secure browser. Even though those articles have scrolled off the front page, a lot of people are still looking for them, so this article will be a “living document” with links to all articles I write on the topic, and there will be a link to this on the right sidebar if you should need to refer back to it in the future.
Windows Security Articles
No. More. Excuses. – The very basics of securing a Windows computer, and why it’s important (to all of us) that you do so.
Spyware and You. – The details of how and why you should scan for spyware on your computer.
Welcome to Day Zero – Explains what a Zero Day Exploit is, how your computer can be infected by one even if you’re “doing everything right”, and additional things you can do to protect yourself.
Making the Switch from IE to Firefox – The previous article explains why you’ll be a lot safer if you don’t run Internet Explorer (IE); this article gives you simple step by step instructions on how to replace IE with Firefox—a safer browser with lots of great new features.
More IE Vulnerabilities Found – If you think the recent Microsoft patches made IE safe, think again.
What’s on YOUR Firefox? – Some of the great extensions that can add new features to your FireFox.
A Real Solution to Spam? – A review of Mailblocks Challenge/Response system that really DOES stop spam.
It can’t be that bad… – How many clicks does it take to get to the center of an unprotected copy of Windows?