TOY BOX: Fireball is a nice find for computer users

If you haven't heard of - and aren't worried about - spyware, you must be living in a cave without a computer.

If you haven't heard of - and aren't worried about - spyware, you must be living in a cave without a computer.

For the rest of us, spyware, Trojan horses, and a whole fleet of nasty online things have become constant concerns. There's a variety of software available to seek out such problems, but what about people who tend to use different computers in various locations to connect with a company network? California-based RedCannon Security has a handy little device to use, the Fireball KeyPoint. The company calls it "the first security mobility appliance for enterprise users." I don't think it means Star Trek's Enterprise. The Fireball plugs into a USB port and not only scans for spyware, but it provides a secure way to use e-mail. The device also makes sure you don't leave sensitive information like passwords behind on some remote computer where a hacker could find it. The device is easy to use and I discovered tons of spyware on my computer - downloaded from some music site by my daughter, no doubt. Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to toybox@prweek.com
  • John N. Frank writes Toy Box. He is the Chicago-based Midwest bureau chief for PRWeek.

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