After writing several articles about data security and the importance of a good backup system, Adam and Tonya find themselves putting that information to the test after thieves break into their house and abscond with a PowerBook. Also in this issue, Geoff explains in detail how to respond to spam, WebSTAR 3.0.1 ships, Qualcomm sells Now Utilities to Power On Software, Connectix updates RAM Doubler 8, and we announce a Chinese TidBITS mailing list.
Eudora Pro Security Hole for Windows Only -- After last week's CIAC advisory regarding possible security problems in primarily Windows email clients, a different security issue has been revealed in Windows versions of Eudora Pro
Chinese Mailing List Available -- Thanks to renewed efforts on the part of our Chinese translation team, a separate mailing list is now available for people who want to receive TidBITS via email in Chinese, using the Big-5 character encoding standard
WebSTAR 3.0.1 Update Ships -- StarNine Technologies last week released WebSTAR 3.0.1, a free update to the company's popular $499 Web server. Along with bug fixes, enhancements include improved compatibility with FTP clients, enhanced HTTP support, and better site indexing and searching capabilities
Now Utilities Powers On -- Qualcomm announced that it is selling Now Utilities to Power On Software, creators of ACTION Files. Like Now Super Boomerang, Action FILES enhances file access within Open and Save dialog boxes (see "Get a Piece of the ACTION Files" in TidBITS-434)
RAM Doubler 8 Upgrade Adds Speed, Stability -- Connectix Corporation released a free upgrade to its memory optimization tool RAM Doubler last week, tweaking the utility's speed and offering greater stability
Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article in TidBITS-347 called "Those Bulk Email Blues," which outlined issues surrounding unsolicited commercial email ("spam"), and how to respond to those messages.
Although much of that article remains relevant, times have changed
Let me tell you a story that highlights the importance of some of the issues surrounding backups and information security that I've been harping on in TidBITS lately.
A Weekend Away -- Two weekends ago, on Saturday morning, Tonya and I were getting ready to visit friends for the weekend