Analyze your home or business network for free

Capsa has an excellent freeware program that offers free licensing for home and small business users.  Capsa also offers an excellent Enterprise level monitoring program.  With hundreds of options to monitor your network live, Capsa is an excellent tool regardless of your needs.

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There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly

The Internet is running out of IPv4 addresses�not at some point in the future, but right now. But the only solution to the problem, IPv6, is just now really starting to be deployed. That\’s why we\’re all in for some tough times ahead.

via There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly.

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

Researchers have found that a significant number of Android applications are sharing sensitive user data with third parties without providing sufficient notification. The study raises questions about the privacy implications of mobile data collection.

via Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers.

iPhone user privacy at risk from apps that transmit personal info

Many iOS apps transmit your unique device identifier (UDID) to their servers. But what users may not know is that other info is transmitted as well, according to a report. Combined with cookies and other user tracking, the info can all be pieced together to find out more than we\’d all like to think.

via iPhone user privacy at risk from apps that transmit personal info.

Check Your Computer’s Security with these 14 links

With October being Cyber Security Awareness Month, these links help you see if you are secure.

http://daol.aol.com/security/computer-checkup

http://www.auditmypc.com

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

http://shop.ca.com/STContent/Resources/Resources.aspx

http://www.eset.com/online-scanner

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm?s_cid=sah

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp

http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/?track=1&Lang=en-US&IdPais…

http://www.symantec.com/securitycheck

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

http://www.webroot.com/En_US/land-ss-promo-freescan.html

https://browsercheck.qualys.com

http://www.qualys.com/stopmalware

Handle Multiple Network Locations

This piece of software (freeware) helps you connect to different networks.  If you have a static number at home and a dynamic network at work, it allows you two clicks to change your preferred network. NetsetMan (Supports Windows 7)