Wednesday, June 07, 2006


AOL to enter security arena | CNET News.com  

AOL to enter security arena CNET News.com

Ok, this is a lot like getting security advice from the Bush administration or... or... Hmm. Anyway, I guess it must be because I trust AOL and their historically-awful software a lot less than I trust a doctor who charges $1.98 for brain surgery. Why in the world they think we would want their attempt at security software is way beyond me :).

Now that I've got that off my chest, Total Care sounds like something good. At least until you realize that most of the people who get involved with it are going to be newbies. After all, no-one who knows the score would access the Internet through the pinhole interface of AOL any more than they would use AOL's security software.

Yes, this is a certain attempt to seal up any holes in their own software. It makes me wonder if they're finding increasing hacker attacks, and successful ones at that, occurring in their user base. The software couldn't have been a no-cost item to write, so they must be having real problems or they wouldn't have done it.

If anyone has any inside info on this, I'd be interested to hear it (confidentially). Drop me a line here
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