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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.


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.

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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.

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Tech Tidbits Daily for June 27, 2005

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


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: