There has been a furor today over some Columbia University researchers' claims that certain HP printers can be compromised by hackers via "Remote Firmware Update" and made to overheat or catch fire.
As you know, I'm an editor over at Dave's Computer Tips and have been working with that site for going on four years. We have a forum, of course and this is a relevant thread, more than appropriate for Security Corner:
people who are using Skype are clueless about how to configure it for maximum security, especially if they have set up a public chat. The default security settings for Skype are not adequate by any means.
Let me give you some tips. First off,
Every day I see another example of an insecure system. When I inquire about it, I'm told things like "Oh we used to keep up with it, but we haven't had any problems" or "We don't use that program anyway." I've always wondered: Why are they so complacent? I think I've finally figured it out: The...