Michael Horowitz - ALL ARTICLES - PAGE 1

Improve Network Security with Better Router Security

November 8, 2010
Millions of home and small business routers have a security flaw, which is simple to fix if you know how. Our expert explains the flaw and how to protect your network against it.
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The Best Security for Wireless Email

September 1, 2010
Sending email over a wireless network, either Wi-Fi or your mobile carrier's data network, is a risky proposition. Learn how to protect your corporate and personal communication.
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Protect Your E-mail From Hackers

May 3, 2010
When it comes to securing your e-mail, particularly when traveling, constant vigilance is vital. Learn tips for protecting sensitive communication at home or abroad.
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Ten Tips for Securing Your PC

April 30, 2010
Michael Horowitz outlines the ten best things Windows PC users can do to protect their systems.
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Improve Your Wireless Security With the Right Routers

April 6, 2010
Netgear's low-end router offers some impressive security features, but don't expect the company to tell you about them.
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Better Backups Mean Better Data Security

March 22, 2010
Guard against malware and protect your data by configuring your PC to be as "bullet-proof" as possible.
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PC Security Tips for Corporate Executives

February 1, 2010
When it comes to corporate data, you can never be too careful. Security expert Michael Horowitz offers invaluable tips for securing your PCs.
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Simple Data Security Solutions

December 23, 2009
If you prioritize data security--and who doesn't?--the Aegis Padlock portable hard drive offers a secure, affordable solution for Windows, Mac, and Linux that's simple enough for even non-IT pros to manage.
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Online Banking: Taking Issue With The New York Times

December 8, 2009
Michael Horowitz takes exception to a recent NYT article, which declared online banking to be nothing to worry about, and explains why you should concerned, too.
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Two Approaches to Securing Autorun and AutoPlay in Windows

November 18, 2009
Protecting your Windows computer from Autorun/Autoplay security problems can be done the 'official' way -- or the safe way.
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Check (All) Your Windows Patches: Secunia

November 5, 2009
Microsoft issues patches for its own Windows apps, yet other vendors' programs remain a security challenge. Secunia offers a free online software inspector for patch notification.
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Windows and Online Banking: A Dangerous Mix

October 19, 2009
This security expert uses Windows for most functions, yet feels it’s not safe enough for the average user to trust for online banking.
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Sandboxie: Blocking Web-Based Malware From Your PC

October 5, 2009
Malware can hop on to your PC from even trusted sites, but the free Sandboxie application effectively blocks it.
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Being Secure on Public Wi-Fi: VPN, Firewalls, File Sharing

September 21, 2009
With a dash of technical knowledge and some preparation, you can safely use a public Wi-Fi network.
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The Best Security for Wireless Networks

September 8, 2009
Think of WEP as bad, WPA as just fine and WPA2 as great when it comes to WLAN security. Combine that with PSK-AES-CCMP (and a long password) and you should have secure wireless network.
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The Safest Way to Protect Sensitive Computing Files

August 24, 2009
Using an external hard drive with its own encryption program offers the best data security.
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Consider Linux for Secure Online Banking

August 11, 2009
The open source operating system offers a number of advantages in terms of data protection.
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Introduction to Firewalls

July 27, 2009
Yes, you need a firewall for your PC. Here’s what you need to know.
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The Best Way to Remove Viruses and Malware, Part 3: The Clean-Up

July 20, 2009
Here are my experiences using both network access and the software included with the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows to clean up an infected Windows machine. All the software discussed is free.
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