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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: 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: 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: Is Java Too Risky to Use?

    Is it better to just turn Java off, altogether, and use it only when you *absolutely* have to? Millions of computer users were advised Friday to temporarily disable Oracle's (ORCL) Java software because of security weaknesses that make their machines vulnerable to everything from virus-infected...
  • Forum Thread: Cyber liability

    Cyber Liability Insurance - do I need it? We have been approached several times over the past year by our insurance agent informing us of our need for Cyber Liability Insurance. I have reviewed some of the lititure and it makes sense to me. Can anyone tell me why I might NOT want to do...
  • Forum Thread: securely destroying data & computers, protecting personal data

    I'm cleaning out my email inbox, and found what look like three good items from the techrepublic.com email newsletters I thought I would pass on: Five tips for securely destroying data http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-tips-for-securely-destroying-data/773?tag=content;siu-container...
  • Forum Thread: Cloudsweeper account theft audit tool (research project)

    Cloudsweeper is a research project being conducted by Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "We provide tools to help users understand and control their risks online while also conducting research to better understand those risks at a systemic level. At this site...
  • Forum Thread: American Sues Ethiopian Government for Spyware Infection

    February 18, 2014 American Sues Ethiopian Government for Spyware Infection Months of Electronic Espionage Put American Citizen and Family at Risk Washington, D.C. - An American citizen living in Maryland sued the Ethiopian government today for infecting his computer...
  • Forum Thread: Protecting youth from inappropriate web sites and pop-ups

    We are a not for profit and looked into Net Nanny to protect the youth in our programs form logging onto inappropriate web sites and seeing inappropriate pop-ups. Net Nanny is cost prohibitive for us. We have 25-30 computers where we would like the software. Most of these are wireless networked...
  • Forum Thread: Interesting series on Online Privacy--check it out

    NPR just did the final installment of their series, " The End of Privacy ". I highly recommend checking it out. It's a little scary, but also gave me things to think about for how to use social media either personally or for an organization, with an eye to the legal and social ramifications...
  • Forum Thread: Privacy & Security Lessons from Petraeus Scandal: Protection for Online Files?

    Huff Post Tech has an article, Privacy Lessons from Petraeus Scandal: How to Protect Your Online Files . It says: If the scandal surrounding CIA director David Petraeus has taught us one thing, it's that your online conversations are anything but private. Email is not secure, no matter what...
  • Forum Thread: Website filter

    I am looking for an excellent free or low cost website filter to keep my employees from search sites such as my space, black planet, and ebay.
  • Forum Thread: 5 Reasons You Should Be Using a VPN While Traveling

    5 Reasons You Should Be Using a VPN While Traveling This is a terrific, detailed article from Too Many Adapters , a travel blog focused on tech tools for travelers. VPN is a "virtual private network." That means that all of the information you send and receive over the internet is scrambled...
  • Forum Thread: Report on Fake Domain Attacks on civil society orbs

    One of These Things is Not Like the Other: A Report on Fake Domain Attacks This report by Access details how civil society organizations and news media are the targets of a variety of sophisticated attacks to compromise their websites and users, including the use of fake websites and social media...
  • Forum Thread: Track Internet Usage

    I need to find a better way to track the internet usage of our users. non-profit organization, around 60 computers. About a year ago, I had a proxy server setup which all our internet traffic went through - had some software called 602LAN SUITE installed, which had a lot of "extra"...
  • Forum Thread: Heights Parent Center

    Good morning, I am the office manager at a small non-profit in the greater cleveland area. We recently lost the support of our IT professional and I am trying to fill in where I can. We have a small network of 12 computer connected to a server. I am trying to update our anti virus protection and can...
  • Forum Thread: How do I block all web based chat for students?

    How do I block all web based chat for students? I look after a network at a charity. The teachers find that the students are wasting too much time on chat. I currently use Dansguardian & Squid to block porn but I am not sure how to deal with web based chat. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Webinar: Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit

    Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit 9/8/11 11am Pacific time Security protection is one of the biggest technology concerns for libraries and nonprofits. During this webinar, Symantec representative Andrew Singer will discuss some of the threats facing your nonprofit or library...
  • Forum Thread: Sample IT Security Plan

    I've been trying to find some samples or templates for an IT security plan for nonprofits, but have been unsuccessful. We're a pretty small organization. We provide counseling and other services for Medicaid clientele and need a more detailed plan/policy than we currently have. Any help would...
  • Forum Thread: Who changed my DNS? Is this a security problem?

    On Friday, between 10 & 11 a.m. Oregon time, I logged into my webmail, as i had earlier in the day - and my password was rejected. After almost an hour that included lots of time in a chat room with my web host, Host Gator, resetting my email password - that would work for about five minutes, and...
  • Forum Thread: Which Norton Product

    If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated! I originally set out to find an antivirus program for my organization. I found Norton Antivirus, but then started looking at having other features, that are included in 360, systemworks, ect... Here I hit the roadblock! Most of the higher end Norton...
  • Forum Thread: Content Filtering

    We previously used a crappy program content protect and it slows computers down, we need to have some way of doing content filtering for our small organization, approx 15 computers. What are my options? Hardware? Software? Proxy Server? thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Anti-porn software needed

    We have just setup our first office and have had the internet access connected this week. I need to have some kind of porn blocker on the computer(s) since volunteers have access to the computer. Our office is located in a building where any of several people might walk in and use our computers for things...