Online Security

I have recently become more interested in Online Security.  I suppose it is a healthy subject to follow due to how vulnerable we are in the online world.

A big influence on me at the moment is a guy called Steve Gibson.  He has a podcast on the Leo Laporte‘s Twit.tv network called Security Now. Twit has a wide variety of shows you can subscribe to in both video and audio.

Steve Gibson‘s site is GRC.com, which is the home for SpinRite (of which I’m a proud owner) which is Steve’s bread and butter, but Steve is also a brilliant programmer and have many free bits of software on his GRC.com for you to make use of to ensure you keep yourself safe online.

If you are not already familiar with SpinRite’s more than two decade history of seemingly miraculous data recovery, or if you are not sure SpinRite is for you, please take a few minutes to read some true-life stories from SpinRite’s users.

His latest creation is a tiny program called Never10. Never 10 is an easy to use utility which gives users control over whether their Windows 7 or 8.1 will upgrade itself to Windows 10.  Steve wrote this for people who got so fed up with Microsoft pushing it’s latest Windows 10 version, but could not do anything about windows downloading the installation files for Windows 10.  The elegance of this “Never 10” utility, is that it does not install ANY software of its own. It simply and quickly performs the required system editing for its user.

If you are even slightly interested in internet security, I would urge you to subscribe to my blog and have a look at Steve’s website and the Twit network for more.

Who is Steve Gibson

What is SpinRite

What is Never10

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