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These days there’s a lot of bad sh1t coming at you down the Internet with viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, botnets and various hackers and script kiddies fiddling around. So anyone with a bit of knowledge is (I hope) sitting behind a nice firewall built into their router, with a software firewall as a backstop, running with a virus scannner (or two) and some anti-spware (or two) packages.

Trouble is, once you’ve stuck that lot on your lovely new PC it starts running like a dog with three legs (or two-and-a-half if you’ve got Vista). And if you have a laptop, as soon as go go down to your local wi-fi hotspot, you are only relying on your software firewall. However help is at hand, the Yoggie Pico is a hardware firewall, anti virus scanner and much much more all in one USB pen drive. It automatically downloads updates from the Internet (annual subscription required) for its software (Kaspersky, not a bad AV solution).

I can see many companies wanting to ensure that their roaming users are equipped with it, however ensuring your average sales person actually remembers to plug it in each time they use their computer, might prove somewhat problematic. Now if somebody could build this in to a PC… (If they have already done so I wouldn’t be too surprised)

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~ by @mmonyte on April 30, 2008.

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