The Third GVU World-Wide Web User Survey has started, and we encourage TidBITS readers to go and be counted. One of the problems that has stymied people trying to figure out who uses the Internet is that there isn't much hard research. I can't speak to the validity of this study over others, but it appears to be fairly complete. And (I'll come clean here) one of the questions asks what computer you use, so we Macintosh users should make sure we're counted. The complete survey takes about ten minutes to complete. [ACE]
Trust Local Addresses in VirusBarrier X6's Antivandal
VirusBarrier X6's Antivandal feature stops all kinds of network attacks, including port scans, ping floods and more. However, you may have some devices on your network that send out pings or other requests that may be interpreted as attacks. To prevent this, add them to the Trusted Addresses list so they won't be blocked. You can even add a range of addresses with wildcards, such as 192.168.1.*.