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What's New at PC Pitstop, September 2005
Your Source for Free Online PC Tests & Diagnostics
IN THIS ISSUE
Rob on Pod
PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was recently interviewed by CBS News
podcaster Larry Magid. Rob discusses how PC Pitstop got into the
anti spyware business, and how much progress is being made in the
battle to control software being installed on your PC without
Broadband Marches Ahead
If our research is any indication, analog modem users are becoming
an endangered species. At the same time, more users are enjoying
connections that run in the once-stratospheric range above 3 megabits
per second. Competition between cable and DSL providers is helping
to fuel the ever-increasing speeds, while prices have held relatively
steady over the past few years. Let's hope the trend continues!
Security Tip: Use a Blank Password
Here's a little-known fact: In Windows XP, it is often more secure
to use a blank password than to make up a password. When an account
has a blank password, you can log on locally but not through the
network. This prevents anyone from using that account to break into
the computer remotely via the local network or the Internet. This
Microsoft article explains more and has many other security tips:
We're looking for a talented and self-motivated Software Support
Engineer to help us with our current and future product development
plans. If you're interested, take a look at the job listing and
drop us a line.
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