Aug 10 2007
I’ve always been a big fan of the Consumer Reports magazine, but the September issue has to be my favorite one ever! In nice big letters, the headline is “Stop ID thieves”. They’ve got several articles on staying safe online and avoiding phishing scams, but I think one of the best pieces of advice they give is for people to turn on the protection they already have on their systems. They also review many of the anti-virus programs and security suites, with a view towards the consumer who might not have a lot of experience in these things, and they rate Trend Micro at the top in all of the categories. I’m not sure if I agree with their scoring and ranking, but at least it gives the average end user something they can easily understand. I think I’m going to see if I can purchase 4 or 5 copies to give away.