A lot has been said about ZoneLab’s controversial decision to prevent users of ZoneAlarm from disabling automated updates – read a viewpoint in this week’s LangaList. But one interesting new feature is warning if passwords are sent across the internet as plain text. The warning in this case was about my Bradford webmail password, which, since I’m on the same subnet as the webmail server meant that I wasn’t too bothered. But if my passwords will being sent like that to other sites I may be more cautious, and it’s good that ZoneLabs has this feature.and
While we’re on the subject of Email, Thunderbird 0.4 RC1 is out. I posted this to Smaller World about an hour ago but now that I’ve tried it I’m posting about it here, since this new release rocks. The theme has been changed – it’s not too different to Qute but it does look much better, and now all toolbars and screen elements are themed. There are several confirmed bugs, however, but the final 0.4 release isn’t far off – it will co-incide with the forthcoming Mozilla 1.6 beta release.