File this one under bad hacks: Microsoft Outlook 2000 now informs me when a program tries to access my address book and asks me whether I want to let it. This is their solution to email viruses reading all the names in your address book and sending email to each of them. (My solution is to just not use Outlook to read my email.) Unfortunately, their stupid security measure prevents TrueSync from synchronizing my Outlook address book with my Yahoo address book and the address book on my Palm. I’m having all sorts of weird problems trying to get things to sync with my Palm since I got a computer running Windows 2000. What a pain. (For what it’s worth, Microsoft should use a certificate-based security system to control access to the address book. Then again, Microsoft has been having problems with certificates lately as well.)