It’s really frustrated that I own a nice iPhone that can do VPN and Microsoft Exchange email but the IT people where I work won’t bother to support it. They just say it is not secure enough. What the heck. I mean I already use Cisco VPN client to log in my workplace’s network using my notebook. So what is the different between VPN in using the notebook versus the iPhone. It’s the same Cisco VPN client that the iPhone also supports.
I think a lot of people now a day are run into this problem: keeping up with various user and passwords. I don’t know about you but I always forgot the user and password on those rarely use accounts. What make it worse is some of login system keep forcing you to update the password. So there are website and companies that making product to address this issue. But I can’t find any really good free solution out there. There is so called single-sign-on solution that help you get around this. But you have to purchase special key token and it cost you money. Why would I want to pay more money just to keep track of my logins. There are website that also help you keep track and log in but then another set of user/password to remember as well.
Now a day you just can’t operate a PC without an Anti-Virus (AV) software installed. You are asking for trouble and sooner or later yours computer will be infected. The problem is a good AV is not free. You have to pay hefty anual membership to keep them running. So is there a free AV out there that can actually protect yours PC?
You know the first place to check for free anti-virus software is from your Internet provider. A lot of people doesn’t know this but Internet provider like mine DSL from ATT comes with free anti-virus from McAfee. It’s just that the information is not forthcoming. In my case I have to actually search around for it. If you are using DSL from ATT the free Anti-Virus software download can be found here . Click on Download and enter your account log-in info to get the software.
If your Internet provider doesn’t provide the free Anti-virus software then it’s suck. In this case you have to settle for the next best thing and it’s free version of AVG. Even this free version is hard to find if you just go to theirs portal. You need to Google for it and the current link is: http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition
In my opinion, anti-virus should be part of the OS functions. End user shouldn’t have to worry about finding and installing anti-virus on theirs own. I guess anti-virus company doesn’t like this idea much.