Stories by Erik Larkin

Password stealers sit on popular download sites

You might already know that it's easy for the bad guys to buy malware kits and ready-made digital nasties on black market Web sites. But some tools are even easier to pick up, such as a blatant IM password stealer available on a major download site....

Search Cloudlet

The free Search Cloudlet add-on for Mozilla Firefox helps deal with that familiar task of wading through thousands of search results to find the one you're after.

Spot the tiny phishing trick

The TinyURL service allows you to enter a long URL, such as one for a particular Google Maps location, and convert it into a short, easy-to-type or e-mail link. Good for sending links - or as Trend Micro reports, for hiding a malicious Web site URL i...

Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows Image Flaw

Microsoft Tuesday fixed a hole that could hand over control of your PC to an attacker if you view one poisoned image on a Web site or in an HTML e-mail. Similar flaws have been heavily targeted by online crooks in the past.

Conficker Worm Strikes Back With New Variant

The Conficker/Downadup worm managed to slither onto millions of PCs worldwide at its height, but after it initially infected a computer it only really acted to spread itself, and didn't cause further harm. Until now.

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 is the latest iteration of security giant McAfee's internet security suite, featuring Artemis, a new internet-based malware detection feature.

Avira Premium Security Suite 8.2

Avira Premium Security Suite 8.2 is an Internet security suite that excels where it counts. This package beat all the 2009 security suites in detection tests, continuing Avira's long history of strong performance in such tests.

Newzie

Newzie serves up your RSS feeds and more in a good-looking, easy-to-use tabbed interface.

Rainmeter

Rainmeter can put system monitors, news displays and other widgets on your desktop.

FireDaemon Pro

FireDaemon Pro allows you to take your PC a step closer to a server (or further configure your server) by running programs, scripts or batch files as Windows services.

Get the skinny on IP addresses with IPNetInfo

IPNetInfo is a small and focused network tool that can be a big help if you want to get information about an IP address, the string of numbers that computers use to locate each other on the Internet. Give this free tool an address you see in a URL, e...

Zoho adds Google Docs-like file management

Zoho has finally added a central document management page called Zoho Docs to tie together its many useful online apps. The clean-looking, functional page looks much like the Google Docs start page, with a folder view on the left and all files - spre...

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