Apple Responds To “MacDefender” Malware

For years, Windows users have felt persecuted by malware authors. Why weren’t Macs getting hit with viruses and poisoned web sites? The standard wisdom was that Macs didn’t have a big enough market share to hold the interest of the bad guys. To be honest, PC users...

Windows 7 Is Safer Than Windows XP

Previously: Say Goodbye To Six Year Old Computers Windows XP computers are falling over left and right. Many of them are simply insufferably slow for all the reasons I wrote about last fall. Windows XP is a much heavier, slower OS than when it was first released, and...

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

If you have a computer running Windows 7, then you probably have seen a balloon popping up from the lower right corner alerting you that there are Important Updates waiting to be installed. One of them is Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Things to know: Windows 7 Service...

LastPass Is Hacked – But Don’t Panic!

If you are a LastPass user, you may be required to change your master password. You will be prompted by the program if that’s necessary – for example, you may see the red browser toolbar pictured below. When you log in again, you’ll be led through a short...