and Welcome to the Premier episode of Internet AdCom Services’ CompUCast – our official Podcast.
an added benefit to our clients and for the Tech community as a whole, I
will be posting periodically these Podcasts covering the hot trends in
the Consumer and Technology communities, as well as covering some
important How-To information about the various computer systems
CompUCast, This is Todd Eglow!
this premier Podcast, I will be focusing on the issue of Security.
With the advent of Broadband Internet bandwidth as the popular
connection choice to the Internet, my main focus for all recommendations
always stresses the importance of keeping our Computers Secure and Safe
will also discuss current technology news and trends of interest.
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begin, this first full week of the New Year started with the huge
Computer and Electronics show in
, the CES 2006 show.
future CompUCast Podcasts, I will look at some of the specific hot items
that may be of interest.
trend from CES, as always, is for smaller devices and more wireless
access to the Internet. Of
special interest may be the door finally opening to an In-Demand Video
system that may actually work.
the 4th Quarter of 2005, Apple introduced their 5th
Generation iPod, which has unofficially been dubbed the Video iPod.
In addition, Apple began to sell full Music Videos and TV Shows
via their iTunes Music Store. At
the CES Convention, Yahoo and Google both laid out their plans to begin
to provide a similar service, with Google even going so far as
partnering with the new CBS Corporation to sell shows such as Star Trek
and CSI. Additionally,
Charlie Rose will also begin selling his old interviews via the Google
tuned for more news about these downloadable Video Services, some of
which we will be able to carry with us in our portable devices.
on to discuss recent security trends.
With the rising popularity of Internet Broadband services, such
as Cable modems and DSL connections, many homes and offices have
established internet connections that allow for easy intrusions and
of the problem is the fact that at the time the Personal Computer was
becoming popularized in the early 1990’s, little thought was being
given to having an open door into the computer via these internet
of the best suggestions to not become “infected” with some sort of
computer bug or virus or other attack, is to never open up an Email
attachment unless you are 100% sure of the source of the email…. And
even then, you still may need to be concerned if the person you trust is
not that computer savvy.
even taking all the security measures necessary to safeguard your home
or office computers may not be enough.
November, 2005, a new Flaw in Windows machines was discovered.
Referred to as the Windows Metafile/Zero-Day bug, the Windows
Metafile format, also known by the acronym WMF, is a reference to an
imaging format for the Windows PC platform that will display Microsoft
Windows graphics drawing library.
this latest “bug” which was discovered at towards the end of 2005, All
versions of Windows from Windows 98 through ME, NT, 2000, XP, and
2003 are known to be vulnerable, and a large and rapidly growing number
of malicious exploits are already circulating in the wild. As of this
warning, at least 57 exploits had been discovered.
The fear is, that the exploits are being actively used to install
malware and Trojans into user's machines. Viruses and worms are expected
to appear shortly. http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
recommendation is to make sure that all Anti-Virus programs are kept
up-to-date with their current database updates.
to Microsoft releasing their official patch for this bug, a 3rd
Party fix from
became very popular. If
more information, surf to our Show Notes for a link to Steve Gibson’s
Security Now page. And while
Microsoft has been slow in releasing a patch on their own, it would be
suggested to consistently run Windows Update on a regular basis.
some of the large corporations (http://www.informationweek.com/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=175801150)
have voiced some concerns over the current solution, others, such as
Steve Gibson’s Security
Now Podcast, have urged all Windows XP and 2000 users to install a 3rd
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