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What's New at PC Pitstop, September 2005

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IN THIS ISSUE

Rob on Pod

PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was recently interviewed by CBS News podcaster Larry Magid. Rob discusses how PC Pitstop got into the anti spyware business, and how much progress is being made in the battle to control software being installed on your PC without your knowledge.
https://pcpitstop.com/news/rob/rcheng0509.asp

Broadband Marches Ahead

If our research is any indication, analog modem users are becoming an endangered species. At the same time, more users are enjoying connections that run in the once-stratospheric range above 3 megabits per second. Competition between cable and DSL providers is helping to fuel the ever-increasing speeds, while prices have held relatively steady over the past few years. Let's hope the trend continues!
https://pcpitstop.com/research/bandwidthrange.asp

Security Tip: Use a Blank Password

Here's a little-known fact: In Windows XP, it is often more secure to use a blank password than to make up a password. When an account has a blank password, you can log on locally but not through the network. This prevents anyone from using that account to break into the computer remotely via the local network or the Internet. This Microsoft article explains more and has many other security tips:
https://microsoft.com/technet/archive/security/chklist/xpcl.mspx

Help Wanted!

We're looking for a talented and self-motivated Software Support Engineer to help us with our current and future product development plans. If you're interested, take a look at the job listing and drop us a line.
https://pcpitstop.com/about/jobs.asp

About PC Pitstop

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