This week we're serving up the Panasonic KX-TG6582 Link-to-Cell cordless phone--a two-handset system that lets you use its built-in Bluetooth radio to make or receive calls from your cell phone via these home phones.
Happy Friday! Sorry for not sending out a newsletter for the
past couple weeks. I've been knee-deep in testing our new
forums platform that is coming to you (hopefully) in a couple
of weeks. And when I mean "new" forums platform, I don't mean
a new look or new functionality (this will come later) as
most everything you see in the forums today will mostly
remain the same. What is changing is the platform that powers
the forums. Most changes that will be coming will be on the
back end, behind the scenes. We will have a few small
changes, and they are noted right here in this forum
discussion thread. So check it out, and if you have any
feedback, let me hear it. Now let's move on to this week's
question from Dave to see if there is such a thing as too
much computer security.
So, is there such a thing as too much computer security?
Well, the only person who can really answer that question is
you. As member pillbox1911 puts it, "Too much for who?" Who
you are, what you do on your computer, and the risk you are
willing to take should dictate how much and what type of
security protection you'll need. For most general users, the
basics of having an up-to-date and trustworthy antivirus
program, firewall, and a couple of antispyware utilities are
all you need to keep yourself reasonably safe. And the second
most important thing, as many members have mentioned, is just
using your common sense. As member kilhan puts it, "Remember
that the greatest threat to your security is YOU!" In this
discussion thread there are many great suggestions on how to
keep yourself safe, so give all the answers a read; hopefully
you all can learn from them. If you have any more
suggestions, we'd all love to hear them, so join in the
discussion. Have a great weekend, all and thanks for your
Is there such a thing as too much computer security?
Is there such a thing as too much security? I have been
reading and hearing about the latest Black Hat Technical
security and Defcon hacking conferences in Las Vegas, and the
threats to my online life, savings, and credit accounts. I'm
suddenly looking into encryption software to keep myself
"safe." Is it really necessary? Are my "normal" security
methods not enough? (firewall, antivirus, anti-malware suite,
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Windows wants to reinstall updates that have been installed already One of my 3 XP Pro computers will update OK, but the yellow shield will not disappear. All the updates have been installed, and when I turn off the computer, it wants to always reinstall two updates, so when I turn off the computer each day, I no longer reinstall the already-installed updates. They are Net Framework 2 SP2 and Net Framework 3.5 SP1. How can I fix this problem? Microsoft tells me that all my updates are done successfully but the yellow shield will not disappear. I do a restart after each update.
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