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Monday, March 07, 2005

Playing IT Safe

I don’t yet know whether furling resources in the side bar of this blog is a good or bad thing. With things I may have previously blogged about now appearing automatically in the sidebar, I’ve done far less actual writing/blogging.

Subscribers (whether by RSS or email) may also be wondering what has happened? Why the quiet times? What’s the deal? (Well you will be if you haven’t visited the blog lately and noticed the stream of resources I’m still sharing with you there – hint, hint!).

So today instead of furling this website I’m going to do it the old fashioned way and breathe a bit of life back into this old dog….!

Here’s something that I read recently, courtesy of Marcus Zillman.

ITsafe is a government service that was launched on 23 February 2005, to provide both home users and small businesses with plain English advice on protecting computers, mobile phones and other devices from malicious attack.

ITsafe provides:


  • A website (designed specifically to work over slow connections and with most computers) that gives advice on keeping your devices safe
  • A glossary in plain English to help you understand any technical terms that are used.
  • An Alerting Service which will warn you of the most serious risks that might affect you when you use your computer.
It includes a page with guidance on ways to make your devices safer, including an ITsafe Five Point Computer Security Guide, and an E-mail Security Guide. With its printable Step by Step Guides you can also learn:

  • How to update Windows XP
  • How to use Windows Automatic Update
  • How to update Microsoft Office

If you'd like to learn more about ITsafe, including ways to get the ITsafe message across to your community, you can get more information from the additional information page.

So there you go. A post. And I feel better now I’ve done it.

(But yes, I’ve also furled it too. Just in case I need it later on ;-)

2 Comments:

At 4:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Theresa - had to get by here at some point! Like the blog - and the furling side bar thing - thats good!

Harriet

 
At 3:34 pm, Blogger Theresa said...

Thanks Harriet

Glad you stopped by.

Jury is still out for me with using Furl in this way. It's a great tool generally but it's making me very lazy as far as blogging is concerned! Im still experimenting though and that's the fun of it...

Cheers!

 

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