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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 30, 2005

Today's podcast from TechNewsRadio.com covers an item from the July 2005 edition of PC Magazine.  The article is entitled "Make Your Network Safer By Attacking It: A number of excellent tools can help you find out where you're vulnerable" by Larry Seltzer.

Professional tools mentioned include: AppDetective , Retina, and System Scanner; and check out "Network Security: Know Your Weakness" for details on these.

For self-assessment, examine: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and NeWT Security Scanner from Tenable Network Security. There is also another open source tool called Nessus that I have had good experiences with in the past.

Bottom-line though is I highly recommend that you consider doing a vulnerability assessment on the systems you utilize and support both at work and at home.

June 30, 2005 in Networking, Podcasting, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 29, 2005

Today's podcast from TechNewsRadio.com covers a "Product Review" of ZyXel Communications P1 Personal Internet Security Appliances by Government Computer News published on June 6, 2005 that was written by John Breeden and William Jackson.

Some features of potential interest:

  • 10/100 Ethernet WAN port and a 10/100 LAN port
  • Optional USB connection which can also power the unit
  • Dimensions: 3 by 5 inches and weighs just 4.5 ounces. 
  • Can block Java, Active X, and cookies at the application layer
  • Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
  • Integrated with VPN that can be remotely managed by HTTP, SSH, or Telnet
  • Retails for $245

Also ... I'd be honored to have my main podcast Tech Rag Tear Outs or this podcast Tech Tidbits Daily be nominated for an award at PodcastAwards.com. Nominates close soon.

You can send email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com, or leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

June 29, 2005 in Networking, Podcasting, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 28, 2005

Today's podcast from TechNewsRadio.com (a proud member of TechPodcasts.com network) examines some recent news from MacCast and Slashdot Review that Apple's WebObjects 5.3 (developer link) is now being bundled for free in Xcode 2.1.

You can send email feedback to technewsradio@gmail.com, or leave audio comments by calling 206-337-1533. Have a great day.

June 28, 2005 in Development, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, June 27, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 27, 2005

Today's podcast examines four "synergy" conferences upcoming highlighted in Wired:

June 27, 2005 in Conferences, Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, June 24, 2005

Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) #029 [Network World, Information Week, SC Magazine, Forbes, Government Computer News, SIGNAL Magazine, Communications News, and PC Magazine]

The 29th podcast of Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) has been posted.  Here are the detailed show notes:

June 24, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 23, 2005

Today's podcast examines some LED data display options from a company called Vorne that seem ideal for displaying data, short messages, or dates in conference rooms or in large rooms for better situational awareness.

June 23, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 22, 2005

Today's podcast provides a pointer to a new TV show called Digital Duo by PC World's Stephan Manes (who also writes for Forbes.com) and Angela Gunn from USAToday.com. The effort is currently being supported by BenQ, CDW, and Texas Instruments' DLP Technology

June 22, 2005 in Podcasting, Technology, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 21, 2005

Today's podcast examines an "interesting" simulation game for businesses from ClickSoftware that was highlighted in a recent edition of MobleEnterpriseMag.com

June 21, 2005 in Games, Podcasting, Reference, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, June 20, 2005

Bandwidth Challenged

Call it poor planning or bad luck.  But for the next 24 hours or so I may be pretty bandwidth challenged. 

I'll try to get the Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday and Tuesday published as soon as I can.  Thanks for the support!

June 20, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tech Tidbits Daily for June 20, 2005

Today's podcast examines some of the key features of Nokia's new 9300 smart phone via Ziff Davis.

June 20, 2005 in Mobile, Networking, Podcasting | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack