PWMinder Desktop 3.1.1 Released

PWMinder Desktop on LaptopPWMinder Desktop version 3.1.1 has been released. PWMinder Desktop, is a password manager for your Windows or Mac computer. Version 3.1.1 is a minor release that adds the ability to clear your computer’s clipboard contents, after copying a password. This feature can provide extra security from potential malware, that may try and read passwords from your system’s clipboard. This feature has a configurable delay ranging from 10 to 30 seconds, and can also be disabled if desired. In addition, you can also manually clear you clipboard’s contents, using the tool in the menu or toolbar.

Download this latest version of PWMinder Desktop and give it a try.

How to keep Java up to date on your computer

Java is a popular programming language that is used to run a variety of software applications and programs. The beauty of Java, is that it allows software developers to write programs that can be run on a variety of Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.  Java has come under fire in recent years as being not very secure.  Most of the reported issues, however, are with the browser add-on (used to run applets) and don’t affect desktop applications (see my blog post titled: How does Java Security Flaw affect Desktop Applications, for more information).  Having said that, Java, like any other software, receives periodic updates to fix potential security and other issues, and so it is important to keep your Java version up to date.

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Essential Software for your PC – Part 1 Security Software

You have just bought a new Personal Computer, but before you can get any use out of your computer, and be productive with it, you will need some software.  Your new computer may have come with some bundled ‘free’ software;  if it did, be careful, much of the software that you thought was free, is actually only a free trial, which may expire. In this series of articles, I will tell you how to set up a powerful, productive computer, for free!

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