Many people have a number of signatures they like to use with various email correspondences and email addresses. You set these up in the "Signatures" section of Mail's preferences, but when you try to set a default signature to use, the "Choose Signature" menu is grayed out and set to "None".… Read more
By default, every e-mail you send from your iPhone includes the same signature: "Sent from my iPhone."
Nice as it is to crow about your hip, trendy choice of communicator, you might want to consider something different. For example, maybe you don't want the boss to know you're out and about instead of slaving away at your desk. Or maybe you feel the sig needs a dose of your sparkling wit.
Whatever the case, it's easy to change your e-mail signature. Tap the Settings icon, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Scroll down until you find … Read more
It could be argued that security vendors are losing the battle with online scammers whose programs sneak onto computers and drop malicious programs, opening the computers up to remote attacks and turning them into zombies in botnet armies.
The problem is that most computers today rely on antivirus software that blocks malware by checking the code in a file against a database of signatures of known viruses. With thousands of new viruses arriving each day, many of them encrypted in part or otherwise disguised with modification, the signature lists require frequent updates and many new viruses slip through undetected.
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Google has added an experimental feature to Gmail that automatically lets the recipient of your e-mails know where you penned your missive.
Gmail Labs announced in a blog posting Tuesday that Gmail users can now append their e-mail signature to include their current city and country location. If you are overly officious, or travel frequently and enjoy "place dropping" to your friends and colleagues that you are in Dubai, Dublin, or, um, Duluth, this feature will appeal to you.
However, Google software engineer Marco Bonechi acknowledges that because the feature keys in on your IP address, it may … Read more
If you've got several Gmail accounts and are frequently having to juggle signatures for each of them, worth downloading is Blank Canvas' Gmail Signatures. This experimental Firefox extension will drop in one of four custom HTML signatures based on whichever account you're sending the message from. If you're like me and have two or more accounts, setting this up is a big time saver.
Once installed, you get a new drop-down menu that lets you select one of your four custom signatures. These can be managed directly within Gmail, and come with an editor that shows you … Read more
How do you know for sure that your e-mail is safe from interception? You don't. Unless you digitally sign and encrypt it with a strong, safe key, that is.
In this Insider Secrets video, CNET Editor Tom Merritt shows you how to install and use an open-source privacy tool that does both, for fee.
A new contest to be held at this year's DefCon in Las Vegas in August hopes to prove that signature-based antivirus is dead, a move that one leading antivirus researcher says is "not a good idea."
The goal of the Race to Zero is simple: obfuscate a malicious code so that it evades well-known antivirus engines.
Contestants will be given a sample set of viruses and malicious code that they must modify and then upload through the contest portal. Once accepted, the sample will be sent through a number of leading antivirus engines (perhaps using VirusTotal.com … Read more
It's probably just coincidence, but the timing of this offering from luxury phone maker Vertu is interesting. Just yesterday we noted the resemblance between its handsets and those of rival Obsession, and today that perception was reinforced by Vertu's new "Signature Yellow & White Diamonds" model.
True to form, the company spared little expense in creating this handmade tart, embedding 2.4 carats of yellow diamonds another 4.4 carats of white diamonds in its 18k gold case, according to Sybarites. Even the battery cover is adorned with yellow diamond studs.
Not surprisingly, this is yet … Read more
We were beginning to get a little worried after seeing Vertu come out with a bargain handset at a mere $6,628 last month. But then we saw it's latest version and were reassured that the world had not turned upside-down.
The luxury phone maker has released a new model in its already-over-the-top "Signature" line, this one in white gold with black and white diamonds. Sybarites says this version, which even has stones embedded in the handset's keys, is made of 644 white diamonds and 428 black ones. The price isn't mentioned, but something tells … Read more