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10 tips to protect your children

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I have been giving a lot of interviews lately on how parents can protect their children from Internet predators. Seems to be a hot topic in the US at the moment. So here’s a little piece I wrote with tips that help you protect kids when they use the Net. Click here to read it

Food demo on TVO

Friday, February 17th, 2006

For those that can tune in TVO (TV Ontario) check out Studio 2 tonight (Friday) at 8pm or 11pm.
I do a 10 minute interview about computer security and I plug my book of course and do a little food demo on how anti-virus tech works that results in me getting nailed in the chin with […]

Look inside my book

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

For those that haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of my book, or have been wondering if it’s for them….here’s a peek inside.
My publisher Que has provided a way to look into chapter 1, as well as other pieces of the book through Amazon.com.
To take a look, click here and […]

LPs to MP3 animated demo

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Thought I might share with you a little experiment I have undertaken to see if it works in helping people better learn about technology.
I recently retrofitted an article about how to convert your old record albums to Mp3 files so you can play them on your computer or MP3 player.
In doing so I found an […]

My book available in PDF

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I am delighted to let you know that my book - Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Security Spam, Spyware and Viruses - is now available in PDF, but there’s a small catch. You get it on CD when you buy Leo’s new book Leo Laporte’s Guide to Safe Computing.
I don’t see it on Amazon yet, […]

December date set for my first cybercourse

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Hi all:
I have created a new cybercourse which you can take with me live via the web.
It’s called Wireless Secuirty Demystified and it runs @ 8:30PM EST (-5 GMT) on Dec. 8.
I’ll teach you how to secure your wireless network, including using WEP and WPA and other security tips and tricks and we’ll also have […]

Nice comment on my new book

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

First review is in on my new book…
“Congratulations on your new book. You’ve got a definite winner here. Chock full of information and an easy read (even for an old fella). I have had the book just a little more than 24 hours and it has already helped me with securing […]

My book now shipping in North America

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Just to let you know that my book Absolute Beginners Guide to Secuirty Spam Spyware and Viruses is now shipping from all major on-line stores and has been spotted in places like Barnes and Noble in the US and Chapters and Indigo in Canada. So if you have been waiting til it comes out to […]

Keep an eye out for my book

Monday, November 14th, 2005

My book - Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Secuirty, Spam, Spyware and Viruses - was shipped Nov. 9 by my publisher Que so you should be seeing it appear this week at your local bookstore (let me know if you do at the address below).
It should come available on the on-line bookseller sites as well […]

Not quite normal yet

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Well that was a helluva ride. At around 5PM EST my ISP shutdown my server after 12.5 GB of files were transferred off the server. Lab Rats is a success! But it shutdown the whole Cyberwalker.com site including forums, the software lbrary and the main site. So we have created a new server at […]

You killed my server (that’s kinda good)

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Well looks like my server melted down due to all the Lab Rats downloads so I am relocating files and setting up a new server now.
So I have taken down some of the optional formats. Back up this evening with all the selections!
(Hooray! We’re glad you guys like the show.)

Lab Rats Epsiode 1 is live

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Lab Rats Episode 1 is now live. Sorry for the delay. the multiple formats took a while to render. Get it here.
And I am happy to announce that Sean, Matt and I shot episode 2 last night and it is being edited now by Sean.

Cyberwalker Mondays now has RSS

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

I have added RSS to Cyberwalker Mondays too! Click on the RSS Feed link on

Book is on Amazon UK now

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Thx to GarfieldUK for letting me know that my book is now available for pre-order on Amazon in the UK.
Click here to go there now.

Interview on 535 York Podcast

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Check out an interview I did with the fab guys at the 535 York Podcast (produced by Long Live TechTV) .
They’re a nice bunch. Smart. And fun!
Here the description they published:
“In this episode we talk with Andy Walker of CFH 2.0. We talk tech with Andy and ask him some questions. We also talk […]

New book cover…and some translation news

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

So Que has finalized the cover to my book. What do you think? To download a PDF of the front and back covers click here.
Also they say it will be translated into Polish, Czech and several other languages!
For more info about the book - click here.

Book update

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

So a quick book update…
My first book Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware and Viruses will ship to the printer Oct. 13 and will be available in book stores Nov. 9. (info and ordering links here). It’s currently available for pre-order in most online book stores around the world.
And more good […]

Anti-spyware derbies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

One of the older spyware tests I did at Call for Help (with the help of Mike Laz) is now airing in the US, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post all the Excel spreadsheet results that we generated over the last year in our anti-spyware tests. They are linked individually below and […]

The rumors are true

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Well there have been lots of rumors about my future at CFH and I have promised to address them as soon as I could, so here goes. Sorry it has taken so long.
Today (August 31) is my last day in the office at Call for Help. I am indeed leaving the show.
I shot my last […]

Book is finished!

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Hi all:
Just wanted to let everyone know that delivered the last chapter of my book on Thursday.
It’s called The Absolute Beginners Guide to Security Spam Spyware and Viruses. It’ll be available on Oct 28, but by all accounts it may sell out really quickly, so if you’re interested in the topic then you can reserve […]