How You Are About To Become Responsible For Credit Card Fraud
May 4, 2006 06:45
3D Secure is the new protocol being developed by the main players in the credit card payments business to try to combat credit card fraud. The kicker, however, is that it shifts responsibility for the cost of fraud from the acquirers (merchants and their banks) to us - consumers and our banks. Pat McKenna shows you just what 3DS is all about.
Interop Las Vegas 2006 Pre-show Report
May 2, 2006 08:06
Spring may mean the return of flowers, birds and bees to those in northern climes. But to Tim Higgins, it means an annual pilgrimage to Sin City to check out what's new in Networking. Come along for a round-up of early-bird announcements and news.
Social Engineering: The Biggest Risk to Internet Security
April 27, 2006 09:36
We rely on security walls to keep intruders out, while leaving gates so that we can get in and out ourselves. Most hacking involves trying to break down or otherwise sneak past these gates, but the easiest way to get in is to convince the gatekeeper to open the door. In networking security circles, this is known as Social Engineering, and it's something you need to understand.
Factor Authentication in Online Banking
April 7, 2006 08:14
When you set out to choose a bank, you might want to start paying as much attention to their online security systems as you do to their interest rates. Pat McKenna explores the current holes in online banking - and the future solutions.
Ignorance is Bliss? An Introduction to Internet Security - Part 2
March 28, 2006 05:38
What you don't know won't hurt you, but on the Internet, nothing could be further from the truth. In Part 2 of his Internet Security series, Pat McKenna shows how a secure SSL "padlock" on your browser and a strong password might not always deliver what they seem to promise.
They're Out to Get You - An Introduction to Internet Security
March 21, 2006 09:01
The Internet is a wonderful place, but also a dangerous one. In the first article of a new series, Pat McKenna will help you understand the risks you face, and how to protect yourself.
Moving Day for Tom's Networking Guide
February 26, 2006 18:36
Change is good, right? At least that's what we hope you'll think about the latest tweaks we've made to our pride and joy
New! Improved! Low-carb! (well, maybe not) Tom's Networking Guide
October 5, 2005 06:50
We've got a new look as TG Publishing debuts two new sites.
A Newbie's Introduction to DEFCON
August 3, 2005 16:25
The first time attending any event can be a bit stressful. But what if that event is a world-reknowned hacker convention and you're just there to see what it's all about? Jonathan Ghazarian did just that and found the reality of DEFCON to be much different than he imagined.
Linksys' Latest "Stealth" Products
July 5, 2005 09:00
TomsNetworking's readers always seem to like new stuff from Linksys. So we've done some sleuthing and found a few new tidbits for your reading pleasure.
Lessons Learned from Encrypted Mail: PGP CEO Speaks Out
June 16, 2005 08:45
Phil Dunkelberger is on a mission to make PGP the best encryption software provider, bar none. David Strom sat down with the PGP Corp. President and CEO to discuss the company's successes and how they started afresh after being part of the larger Network Associates.
Review: Axis 211A Network Camera
June 13, 2005 13:35
There are plenty of network cameras to choose from, so what makes a fixed position, wired camera worth a premium price? Humphrey Cheung takes a look.
Networks according to Joe - D-Link's CEO speaks out on competitors, technology, and his future
May 16, 2005 08:30
Steven Joe has seen many changes during his long career with the consumer, SOHO and SMB networking company. David Strom recently sat down with Joe for a discussion that ranged from the company's early days to Joe's views on wireless, VoIP, VARs and his competition.
Interop 2005 Las Vegas - Better than Expected
May 6, 2005 13:54
Interop 2005 Las Vegas has rolled up its miles of cables, and packed up its servers, switches and routers for another year. While the show still has a decidedly enterprise focus, we still found plenty to interest SMB buyers with more modest networking needs and budgets.
Interop 2005 Las Vegas PreShow
May 3, 2005 09:00
It's the merry month of May again and in the networking world that means it's time for the pilgrimage to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Networld+Interop show. Except this year, the show has moved from the LVCC to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and it's no longer N+I, but just plain "Interop". Whatevah...
Head to Head: Silex SX-1000U USB Device Server vs. Keyspan USB Server
February 9, 2005 21:25
USB device servers are a product concept that's a little hard to wrap your head around at first. But once you understand what they can do, you'll probably want to add them to your networking bag of tricks. Micah LaCombe put both Silex's SX-1000U USB device server and Keyspan's USB Server to the test, and one definitely came out on top.
In Search of a Travel Notebook
January 20, 2005 14:46
It was the holiday shopping season, deals were plentiful and a good time to shop for a new notebook to ease a heavy travel load. Here's one guy's approach to making a choice while the holiday deal clock was ticking.
CES 2005 - The Year of HD Networking?
January 10, 2005 16:17
We went, we saw and now we're reporting. There was lots to see in the world of networking at last week's CES. Our final report will give you a sense of the things to come in the year ahead, which looks to be an interesting one!
CES 2005 - Opening Day
January 6, 2005 11:05
The annual gadget-fest known as the Consumer Electronics show has come once again to Las Vegas. With Comdex now but a distant memory, CES has become the show to be at. Our first report will get you up and running on what's new in Networking.
PC Engines Wireless Router Application Platform (WRAP) reviewed
October 5, 2004 12:40
Sometimes running Open Source firewall distros on old PCs isn't the optimum solution due to their noise, heat and size. David Cook takes a look at an embedded PC alternative that could be just the ticket for m0n0wall fans.
Life Offline: EDGE DiskGo USB Casual Style Watch
October 1, 2004 08:00
The geek in us was excited at the prospect of having always-available flash storage ensconced in a stylish timepiece. But the reality of EDGE's DiskGo USB watch doesn't quite live up to the expectation.
Computex 2004 Report: The Networking View
June 3, 2004 18:56
All wisdom may flow from above, but most IT products come in one way or another from Taiwan. The Computex show in Taipei is where the IT gear companies that you know and love (or loathe) come to make the deals that result in the products that you find in your local or Internet retailer.
Networld+Interop 2004 Las Vegas Show Report - Wrap Up
May 14, 2004 16:29
Though there wasn't a lot of SOHO / SMB product news to be found at the show, we managed to get some quality face time with the folks in the know at Atheros, Broadcom, Linksys, to name a few. And we even managed to unearth some product "firsts" that no one else found.
Networld+Interop 2004 Las Vegas Show Report - Opening Day
May 10, 2004 18:17
Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but it seems that prospects are a little brighter for this year's networking confab in the hot and windy Nevada desert. It's not that the show is a lot bigger - there are about 350 or so exhibitors and they still fit comfortably into about half the LVCC's Central Hall.
Life Offline: Uru - Ages Beyond Myst
March 27, 2004 16:00
We'd really like to tell you how much fun we had playing Ubisoft's latest addition to the Myst franchise. But Uru isn't for a lot of people... and we're not talking about story line and game play, either...
Life Offline: Weaknees TiVo Upgrades
March 6, 2004 18:00
If you've been tempted by the $99 DirecTV TiVo DVRs, but put off by their meager 35 hour recording time, don't despair. If you can handle a screwdriver, follow simple instructions, and have upgraded your PC's memory, you can almost triple your recording time for less than buying a big-capacity unit.
Life Offline: Gateway DC-T23 Pocket Digital Camera
February 10, 2004 08:03
Tired of lugging around a nice, but rather large digital camera, we went looking for something much more pocketable. We found that the Gateway DC-T23 Pocket Digital Camera may not be for everyone, but it fit our needs just fine.
Life Offline: Terk VR-1 TV Volume Regulator
January 27, 2004 18:23
Believe it or not, we at TomsNetworking occasionally shut down the ol' computer, unplug and go off line. Our new Life OffLine feature will take quick looks at all sorts of products that we hope have nothing to do with networking! First up is Terk's VR-1 TV Volume Regulator, a product that works well, but one that we wish worked differently!
CES 2004 Report - Networking goes to Hollywood
January 12, 2004 13:38
By now you're probably overloaded with gadget news from CES, and frankly, so am I. After wandering among all the silicon and plastic for four days I don't want to see another digital gippy or hear the expression "digital lifestyle" for at least a few months...
Axis Network Camera Review
December 11, 2003 16:23
The Axis 205 is small and compact and those features alone draw most of the attention. However, the lack of pan, tilt and zoom features as well as a merely average image quality might deter some buyers.