Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there's no need to rely on a single third party. What's more, Adeona addresses a critical privacy goal different from existing commercial offerings. It is privacy-preserving. This means that no one besides the owner (or an agent of the owner's choosing) can use Adeona to track a laptop. Unlike other systems, users of Adeona can rest assured that no one can abuse the system in order to track where they use their laptop.
ISO/IEC 38500:2008, Corporate governance of information technology, provides a framework for effective governance of IT to assist those at the highest level of organizations to understand and fulfill their legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations in respect of their organizations’ use of IT. ISO/IEC 38500 is applicable to organizations from all sizes, including public and private companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. This standard provides guiding principles for directors of organizations on the effective, efficient, and acceptable use of Information Technology (IT) within their organizations.
The standard will assist directors in assuming conformance with obligations – regularly, legislation, common law, contractual – concerning the acceptable use of IT and to have a proper corporate governance of IT.
The framework comprises definitions, principles and a model. It sets out six principles for good corporate governance of IT:
- Human behaviour.
Nowadays performing online banking transaction is very easy. It can be accessed anytime and anywhere. However there is also more security issue when performing this transaction. Below 10 points to remember when performing online banking.
1. Always access Bank's Internet banking by typing in the correct URL:
Never click on a link in an email to take you to a website and enter personal details either in the email or website
2. Password and PIN security:
You should always be wary if you receive unsolicited emails or calls asking you to disclose any personal details or card numbers. This information should be kept secret at all times. Be cautious about disclosing personal information to individuals you do not know. Please remember that Standard Chartered Bank would never contact you directly to ask you to disclose your PIN or all your password information.
3. If it sounds too good to be true - it probably is:
Don't be conned by convincing emails offering you the chance to make some easy money. As with most things if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Be cautious of unsolicited emails from overseas - it is much harder to prove legitimacy of the organisations behind the emails.
Safer-Networking.com recently announce the latest version of Spybot-S&D version 1.6. Some of the features include:
Improved Scan Speed
Reported a few weeks ago as one of the big issues users face, Spybot-S&D 1.6 integrates parts of the future 2.0 file scanning engine to speed up the on-demand scan.
Up-to-date browser support
Both immunization and the on-demand scan are able to access a dozen different browsers, which now include the latest revisions of the most popular ones, Firefox and Opera.
Easier On-Access Use
ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable application, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind. Features: high detection rates for viruses and spyware, regular virus database updates. ClamAV team regularly updates virus databases to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears, standalone virus Scanner.