Articles By Andrew Brandt

Eight worst Windows flaws of the decade

Eight worst Windows flaws of the decade

June 25, 1998, and June 30, 2008, marked two important milestones in Microsoft's evolution of the Windows OS -- the...

October 6th, 2008 Andrew Brandt
Beware of old drives’ tales

Beware of old drives’ tales

Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard...

December 20th, 2006 Andrew Brandt
Get your PC ready for everyday use

Get your PC ready for everyday use

Tips and free programs that can make your computer run like new.If you break your brand-new PC in right, you...

September 18th, 2006 Andrew Brandt
This stolen laptop will self-destruct in five seconds

This stolen laptop will self-destruct in five seconds

For many fans of the classic Mission: Impossible television series of the late sixties and early seventies, the best part...

April 25th, 2006 Andrew Brandt
Portable drives that protect your data

Portable drives that protect your data

USB flash drives are ideal for transporting large quantities of data, but they have a knack for getting lost. Luckily,...

October 27th, 2005 Andrew Brandt
Listening in to Net phone conversations

Listening in to Net phone conversations

The ability to make phone calls over the Internet creates new communication options for all of us — including, unfortunately,...

October 27th, 2004 Andrew Brandt
Bluetooth phones could leak data

Bluetooth phones could leak data

Many of the most popular models of Bluetooth-enabled cell phones can be hacked easily, enabling a malicious hacker to steal...

August 3rd, 2004 Andrew Brandt
U.S. feds seek a few good hackers

U.S. feds seek a few good hackers

Attention, hackers: Uncle Sam wants you. And hackers are answering the call, or at least listening. A well-attended session at...

August 2nd, 2004 Andrew Brandt
Tracked by your new suit

Tracked by your new suit

One day, not long from now, virtually any store, restaurant or business may be able to identify you, note what...

July 11th, 2003 Andrew Brandt
A little bird that guards your online privacy

A little bird that guards your online privacy

If you want to get detailed information about how Web sites use your personal data, then you need to listen...

November 28th, 2002 Andrew Brandt