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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

If you could learn about a topic on computers or technology in 2 hours, what would that topic be?
I am thinking about teaching a series of cybercourses with audio, video and whiteboard technology and want to find out what topics people would be interested in.
-Wireless router security?
-Reformat and reinstall Windows?
-How to buy a laptop?
-How to […]

You can now pre-order my book!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

You can now pre-order my book — called Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Security, Spam Spyware and Viruses as follows:
In the US: at Amazon.com click here
In Canada: on Amazon.ca click here.
In Australia: at Angus & Robertson click here

(Click for a large version)
It will be out in late October! Read more about what’s in this […]

Spam samples

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Hi all:
I’m working on my spam chapter now.
Looking for the most outrageous, weird or stupid spam.
Send them to me at andy at cyberwalker dot com.

Nigerian emails?

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Thanks to all who sent me their phishing emails! Now looking for examples of Nigerian scam emails.
You know, the ones that go:

Dear Sir/Madam,
With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings,
and I hope this mail meets you in good health.
However strange or surprising this contact might seem
to you as we have not met personally or […]

Seeking Phishing Emails

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Working on my book this weekend on computer security.
If anyone has exmaples of phishing emails of any sort including one’s spoofing banking, ebay, paypal etc can you please forward the email to me at andy at cyberwalker dot com.

Seeking viruses in action

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

As you may know I am writing a book for Que Books called The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Viruses, Spyware and Other Scary Computer Secuirty Threats - (working title) . It’s due out worldwide in October (2005).
And I need some help. If you catch your anti-virus program snagging a virus trying to sneak on […]

Announcing my new book!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Just wanted to let you all know that I am starting work on a book with the fabulous folks at Que Books.
The book will be published under the Absolute Beginners Guide series and is about computer security.
It basically lays out all the nasty threats on your computer and tells you how to protect yourself…viruses, spyware, […]

Andy unplugged

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

I digitized a segment I did about taking a break from technology. I shot this last fall on a show called Agenda on OmniTV here in Toronto. Take a look. FYI..it’s 40 MB.

Use your old PC as a music server

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

For those that saw the segment where I showed you how to use an old PC as a music server, check out my updated how-to here
Turn your old PC into a file server

I have also added with screen captures in the step by step. If you feel its still not clear please post a […]

enRoute magazine

Friday, February 18th, 2005

If you are travelling this month (Feb 05) and happen to find yourself on an Air Canada flight, check out their seatback magazine - enRoute. I wrote a feature for it on longevity clinics.
Click for more info on the magazine

New Cyberwalker how-to articles

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Couple of new articles just posted to Cyberwalker.com - how to remove a browser hijacker with Hijack This — click here and How to buy a digital camera - click here

Odor killing light bulb

Saturday, July 3rd, 2004

A new light bulb I just reviewed purports to kill germs, neutralize allergens and eliminate bad smells. Well it does kill odors …

Bank info grabbed by spyware

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

A new pop up ad delivers spyware that can grab your banking info when you visit any one of 50 major banking web sites. Microsoft says to set your browser security to high until a patch can be issued. This advice is not particularly practical . In fact, it’s abhorrant that Microsoft allowed such a […]

Disconnect - it’s good for you

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Sometimes you need to disconnect…
This is a column I wrote after spending five blissful disconnected hours on flight from San Francisco to Montreal. Sometimes you just need to hit the technology pause button.
You’ll note that its on the NeoFiles a very cool webzine edited by RU Sirius (of Mondo 2000 fame), a good friend and […]

Reinventing the toothpick

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Just wrote a review for LongLifeClub.com on the BrushPick, a new kind of toothpick:
I cover health and fitness gadgets for the site, which I helped launch with the amazing David Bunnell, founder of PC magazine, PC World and MacWorld.