Tag Archives: security

Passwords again

With all the talk of “the cloud” and of privacy violations and “hackers”, we often put the burden and the blame on Web sites when something goes wrong – like when Hotmail, Yahoo Mail or Gmail accounts get “hacked”. We hate words that are so ambiguous. You may as well substitute “gremlin” or boogeyman for… Read More »

Cookie facts

Few things stir up heated and spirited debates more than Web cookies. Anti-spyware sites like to hammer cookies because, well because, it gives them something to hammer on. But, are cookies really in the same league with spyware, adware, malware and hijackers? Hardly. They don’t contain any mechanism to download software on your computer, they… Read More »