Guest Host: Mary Tillotson

They’re Back!! It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means. Tom & John, The Computer Guys, update us on the tech world and answer all your hardware and software questions.

Guests

  • John Gilroy WAMU Resident Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
  • Tom Piwowar TJP&A, Piwowar and Associates, the Mac Guy

Poll results for August 2, 2005

A survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found 91% of Internet users have changed their online habits to avoid spyware, viruses, and other Internet threats. Have you changed the way you use the Internet since a year ago?

(26%) A. No — I was always careful and I continue to be careful.

(22%) B. No — I don’t worry too much about such problems because I use a Mac.

(2%) C. No — c’est la vie — I’m not going to let these thugs spoil my fun.

(47%) D. Yes — I am much more careful – I open fewer email attachments, download less, and use spyware detection software.

(3%) E. Yes – I find myself using the Internet less.

Program Notes for August 2, 2005

Dupont Circle WiFi
Dupont Wireless
Washington Post article on WiFi

Wi-Fi cloaks a new breed of intruder
St. Petersburg Times article

Protect your WiFi
HotSpot VPN

Community Broadband Act
Washington Post article
Senate Bill 1294

Find free WiFi
MetroFreeFi

Broadband reviews and utilities
Broadband Reports

Anti Spyware
Spybot Search and Destroy
AdAware SE

Ending Spam
Ending Spam by Jonathan A. Zdziarski

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