Site of the Week #5April 12, 2008 at 14:20 | Posted in Cool, Privacy/Security, site of the week, Tech, Vod/Pod casts | Comments Off on Site of the Week #5
Tags: firewall, freeware, passwords, podcast, security, site of the week, Steve Gibson, utilities
This weeks site of the week is an Old favourite of mine for many reasons. It is
even though it may appear at first glance to be a site geared to the Techie crowd, it is actually very useful to the average home users. In particular the “Shields Up” section is in my opinion the de facto standard way to run a quick test of your firewall and router (Yes, I know that more testing is in order for SOHO or other mission critical machines). For the average home user it gives a quick way to see where holes then need to patch are, explains why they should be patched and offers suggestion on how to do so.
There is also a plethora of useful utilities on the site, and the “Security Now” podcast is one of my favourites.
The site is well worth the short few minutes it takes to explore and should IMHO be in everyone’s bookmarks.