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  • Forum Thread: TRUECRYPT SOFTWARE

    My name is jade carrel ( jcarrel@commlearn.com ) and I work for a small non profit in Massachusetts. Due to new theft identity laws, I am looking to encrypt data on four laptops and on a couple of flash drives. My boss is worried that a free download may come virus laden. Can any of you comment on your...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Seniors Guide to Computers

    Hi Sasha, Four years ago, I volunteered to do the web site for my wife's church ( www.zionlutherannj.net ). Many folks in the congregation are elderly and had computers but didn't know how to use them. I received many requests for help so I decided to create a web site for seniors. After two...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from California

    Great service to all of us who run NPO's, it is very tough spending "Other Peoples Money" OPM, and I find that this site can help us get the much needed equipment at a great price not to mention the training! Great idea folks, please keep up the good work Ken Dreger VP. Homeland...
  • Forum Thread: Secure User Login

    I need to add a secure user login to my site in order to limit access to certain pages. Is there software for this? Should I look for a host that offers this option?
  • Forum Thread: Free Domain Name Review & Check Up

    Techsoup has offered site reviews in the past, but I don't think we have ever offered a review and checkup for the domain name(s) an organization has. I'm going to offer to provide this on a limited basis and see how it goes. While this could be seen as fishing for business, and I do provide...
  • Forum Thread: What is the best Ad Blocking Software?

    Those annoying popup ads!! I was hoping to hear some success stories from some of you. We have a LOT of youngsters here and a LOT of these annoying pop ups are ... how should I say "X-rated". ... Jim
  • Forum Thread: A hackers perspective - Windows much more secure than Mac

    A very interesting ZDNet article explaining why Browser security is really determined by the underlying OS... http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2941 Excerpt: "It’s really simple. Safari on the Mac is easier to exploit. The things that Windows do to make it harder (for an exploit...
  • Forum Thread: Need program that blocks access to inappropriate websites

    I've been asked to help set up a "community use" business center with 3 seats in a large apartment complex. I've sourced most everything, but I can't seem to find a program that will block users' online access to inappropriate websites (porn, gambling, etc.) Is there something...
  • Forum Thread: How do you work safely online -- even by smartphone, public computer, or wifi?

    Hi everyone, Do you have tips or experiences to share on how you keep yourself (and most importantly, your organization's data) safe no matter where or how you're working online? For example, do you allow staff to connect to your network or access their email via their smartphone? Do people...
  • Forum Thread: Searching the web

    Hi one of our researchers is having a problem with porn sites comming up when searching for articles on child sexual abuse from the USA and Europe. I have read all the articles on Tech Soup's site to do with searching and have followed all the recommendations. We have tried searching in all the...
  • Forum Thread: Getting Rid Of Porn Email!

    Over the past month and a half I have been unindated with X-rated, Porn email! I have never gone to sites that would leave me open to this stuff. I've risen the level on Junk Mail but all that has done is change the color of mail that Outlook assumes is junk mail AND None of that junk mail includes...
  • Forum Thread: encryption technologies available for email encryption, document encryption, etc.?

    On the liberationtech list ( https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech , someone posted: I had an acquaintance contact me wanting to learn about the various encryption technologies available to her for email encryption, document encryption, etc. I could point her to various technologies...
  • Forum Thread: intro re: Online Privacy Tools

    Last night, an introductory talk on Online Privacy Tools was part of the San Francisco's " One City, One Book " program. This was targeted towards non-technical people with little experience in this area. The slides and supplementary links from this talk are available here . The...
  • Forum Thread: Tracking Wayward User

    Hello all. I have a wayward user on my hands. I was told by her (just departed) supervisor that she has been spending a lot--too much--time web surfing and IMing. Of course, I'd put several things in place to prevent IMing (against company policy), including blocking some ports, but she used...
  • Forum Thread: Learning center dumps personal data into dumpsters (what's YOUR policy?)

    Seven large boxes of files in a dumpster were found to contain the personal information of a Beaverton, Oregon learning center's clients on August. The files, from Sylvan Learning Center, i ncluded full names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and in some cases, copies of credit cards. ...
  • Forum Thread: Internet Filtering Software

    Hello everyone. I have been asked to locate an Internet filtering software program for use in our Alternative Education Facility. Naturally, we would like to block access to porn as that has been a problem in the past. Can anyone make any recommendations to what a good program would be for a school...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Viagra Link

    Well, the funny thing about SMTP is that anyone can write a message and say its from anyone. So you might just be the unlucky target of a spam ad campaign. Take a look at this article from Wikipedia on Email Spoofing . It gives a good description of what might be occurring and I won't have to repeat...
  • Forum Thread: Need software to block certain sites on the internet...

    Hi, I'm setting up a computer lab for homeless men and want to use some software that blocks porn etc. I've used netnanny with some success in the past but don't have a budget for it now. Does anyone know of any free software that does that or any software available on TechSoup that...
  • Forum Thread: Websense, Symantec, or others...?

    I admin a small office of 50 employees. We have a new HR Director and she wants to enforce internet security. In the past we had used Websense to establish policies, rules, and track employee internet activity and behavior. Being a non-profit, we, like everyone, were hit hard by the economy and even...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Removing Malware from Windows

    djanke The problem I have with (free) on-demand scanners is that you have to manually run the scans. I wouldn't trust users to keep up with the scans, and it seems like a hassle to physically go to each machine. I agree, it's too risky to use on-demand scanners as the first line of defense...
  • Forum Thread: Secure, inexpensive hosting of activist web sites

    I've recently subscribed to the liberationtech discussion: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech The Program on Liberation Technology "Liberationtech" at Stanford University seeks to understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Tips for staying secure

    So do any of you plan to use tokens for your orgs? Or another way to phrase it may be, what is the security threshold, in terms of data protection or just ease of mind, that you would start considering eToken technologies? I think the actual hardware is fairly affordable now but not sure how complex...
  • Forum Thread: Seguridad en Internet

    Interesting find: a Youtube channel with very short cartoons teaching Cubans the basics of informatics security http://www.youtube.com/user/JuegoQuimbumbia/videos Found via this Twitter account: @yoanisanchez
  • Forum Thread: best employee monitoring software?

    What is the best employee monitoring software in the market? I have around 12 workers and I want to monitor them in order to check what they are working on while I'm not around. While one of my friends told me that NetVizor is a smart employee monitoring software, and he uses it to monitor his...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Antivirus software for Windows servers

    If you are committed to getting a donated or free anti virus solution for your Windows server then you could look at Clam (http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/), which is open source. It is free, it will work on MS Windows server platforms but might lack some of the features that you want and could get from...