Neil J. Rubenking

Lead Analyst for Security

Neil J. Rubenking
Neil Rubenking served as vice president and president of the San Francisco PC User Group for three years when the IBM PC was brand new. He was present at the formation of the Association of Shareware Professionals, and served on its board of directors. In 1986, PC Magazine brought Neil on board to handle the torrent of Turbo Pascal tips submitted by readers. By 1990, he had become PC Magazine's technical editor, and a coast-to-coast telecommuter. His "User to User" column supplied readers with tips and solutions on using DOS and Windows, his technical columns clarified fine points in programming and operating systems, and his utility articles (over forty of them) provided both useful programs and examples of programming in Pascal, Visual Basic, and Delphi. Mr. Rubenking has also written seven books on DOS, Windows, and Pascal/Delphi programming, including PC Magazine DOS Batch File Lab Notes and the popular Delphi Programming for Dummies. In his current position as a PC Magazine Lead Analyst he evaluates and reports on security solutions such as firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, ransomware protection, and full security suites. Mr. Rubenking is an Advisory Board member for the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization, an international non-profit group dedicated to coordinating and improving testing of anti-malware solutions.

Recent Articles by Neil J. Rubenking

IDX Privacy Review

4.0

IDX Privacy offers a solid collection of features to protect your online privacy. It also guarantees recovery from identity theft, though that's beyond the scope of our testing.

By Neil J. Rubenking

How to Shop Safely Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You can save a lot by taking advantage of the holiday deals online merchants offer, but you need to stay alert. Our safe shopping tips can help you score the presents you want without getting scammed.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Email Encryption Services for 2020

Want the whole world reading your emails? No? Then you should encrypt them to protect your privacy. We've tested five services that can help keep snoops out of your messages.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Steganos Privacy Suite Review

2.0

Steganos Privacy Suite has dropped all privacy features except for password management and encryption. Skip this product; just go for the standalone Steganos Safe.

By Neil J. Rubenking  & Ben Moore

Steganos Password Manager Review

2.0

Steganos Password Manager performs basic password tasks, but it's deficient in important ways: It has trouble capturing passwords, lacks secure sharing and inheritance features, and doesn't help you improve your passwords.

By Neil J. Rubenking  & Ben Moore
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