WiFi Hotspot Locators

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WiFi Free Spot
WiFi Antenna
Public Hotspots are less secure than your home or office. 

If you have to enter sensitive information like a credit card or account number at a web site, be sure there is a closed lock symbol in the status bar at the bottom of your browser or that the page's URL starts with "https" in the address bar.

Other ways to tighten your security include:

  • Disable your WiFi card's peer-to-peer mode
  • Turn on data encryption
  • Always run a firewall
  • Always run an antivirus
  • Make sure your OS and other apps are up-to-date on security patches.


"Are Hot Spots Safe?"

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Internet Issues

The following links are to pages outside of this web site.  I have no connection with them other than the fact that I think they are very helpful, I use them often and I recommend them highly.


Email Hoax Page is a free online library of valuable information for newbies and experts. 




Trend Micro's

Virus Encyclopedia Search

all about Internet security

These are both online databases of explanations for those entries in your msconfig>startup utility.  They also tell whether or not it is okay or advisable to remove them.
These sites do (basically) the same thing, only with regard to entries you can find in your Task Manager.
Detailed databases of file extensions and programs that use them.  If it's not in any of the databases you should be given a link to a page with hints on how to do further research.






Network Security Sites
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WinXP Tech




Keyboard Shortcuts Chart

Free Online Computer Lessons

Firefox 2

Firefox Help, Tweaks and Extensions

Create A New Firefox Profile

Beginner's Guide to Firefox

Make Firefox Faster

Pimp My Firefox


ad hoc setup

.All About Phishing


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