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How Abusers Are Misusing Technology (violence against women)
The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behavior, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) such as the internet and mobile phones are the most used tools by...
Guide to Easy Cybersecurity for Journalists (& Humanitarians & business people and...)
This Guide to Easy Cybersecurity for Journalists by Larry Dailey is for reporters, but I found the advice applicable for humanitarian workers, nonprofit managers... and, well, everyone. The introduction notes: Ironically, the efficiencies of online and mobile devices may be putting the reporters...
RE: Mailvelope - super easy PGP encrypted email
RE: Mailvelope I tested it briefly but have had problems between browser version upgrades. ie. It would stop working entirely and the window won't pop out to decrypt a message. It may have improved since but I definitely use and test for a couple of versions, both the browser and the add-on, first...
TechSoup is Helping the Ali Forney Center Help Homeless LGBTQ Youth — Here's How
Picture this: your youth services nonprofit welcomes more than 250 new clients per week and you're growing. Managing your sensitive data is just the beginning — without a secure system, you’re a disaster waiting to happen. The scenario is real. Here’s how TechSoup services are helping...
RE: Safer Online Live Q/A Wed 10/29 11AM PT
Hey all - Just a reminder that our expert Q/A will begin right here in less than 1 hour at 11am PT. Bring your security questions and keep an eye out for links to online resources! Use the #Do1Thing and #SaferOnline hashtags to promote the Q/A and pingback with this link: http:// ow.ly/Degtv
Safer Online Live Q/A in 2 hours Wed 10/29 11AM PT
Post your #SaferOnline questions NOW to the TechSoup forums. Our expert answers starting at 11am PT. Follow this link: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/29/t/39778.aspx #Do1Thing
Celebrate your cyber paranoia and check out Marc Goodman’s ‘Future Crimes’
Whoa! Nothing like a good dose of paranoia to get you in touch with your inner security crime fighter! I got wind of this book through a Facebook friend in the tech space - a leader in his field and someone I listen to for recommendations like this one. By no means a short read (400 pages) but Marc Goodman’s...
Can we secure something as big as the Internet of Things?
Peter Sondergaard at Gartner, an information technology research and advisory company, published this op-ed in Forbes about the challenges of securing the Internet of Things. (The Internet of Things, or IoT, basically describes the massive network of connected products in the future — everything...
I hope everyone enjoyed the Online Privacy and Security Webinar
Thanks Becky and TechSoup for letting me share some ideas with everyone. I hope it wasn't too overwhelming! I designed the Prezi to stand alone, without needing a speaker necessarily, though I find it has been a good jumping off point for discussion with a knowledgeable facilitator/speaker. So you...
Free Wi-Fi: Read this first before exposing yourself in public
You’ve seen it in your favorite slasher flick. The caller is INSIDE the house. Cue creepy horror movie music. Phone drops, film star screams. Game over. In this essay for Medium we follow Wouter Slotboom, a 34 year old with a little black device who’s able to attract dozens of laptop and...
Safer Online Live Q/A Wed 10/29 11AM PT
The Safer Online Office Hours Q/A begins on Wednesday, October 29 at 11AM PT. From 11AM to 1PM PT on Wednesday, October 29 TechSoup experts will take your questions in real-time, right here in the TS Security forum. Bookmark this post and join us here on Wednesday! This is the first of a series of live...
Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week
I just caught this via InfoWorld security channel today: Microsoft Thursday said it will release nine security updates next week, twice the number of last month, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, SharePoint Server, and Web app developer tools. Three of the nine were rated ‘critical...
Is pcAnywhere 12.5 safe from hackers?
In January 2012, it was reported that pcAnywhere version 12.0 , 12.1, and 12.5 was still vulnerable to hackers because the source code had been stolen a few years ago. Version 12.5 is the version being offered in techsoup. I've read that Symantec issued a hotfix for these versions. Does anyone know...
Need Help To Remove Malware!
Two Days ago I made a mistake in accidentally downloading what seemd to be a good Program. It was NOT ! It turned out to be some Malware which has compromised my computer. Whenever I attempt to go online it Pops up and I cannot even locate it nor remove it. In my extensive research found...
Joomla Spam Cloaked
Hello everyone, I have a Google search results issue and I was hoping for some solution. Doing a search for us ends up showing Cialis or Viagra ads, we were hacked months ago and I went through the site entirely to look for files that were not ours but did not find anything. I've read up...
Recommendations for keeping our Computer Lab Safe & Secure
We have a computer lab open to public use within our facility. The computers log onto our network and therefore we can control if they can install programs, etc. However, I need a recommendation on how to control appropriate webpages online, blocking the hard drive and chaning settings (backgrounds,...
Alternative to SteadyState in Win7
I recently found out that SteadyState isn't available for Windows 7. Does Windows 7 have similar functionality built-in? Can anyone recommend a replacement? Hopefully a free one!
DuckDuckGo Internet search engine - good alternative to Google or Bing, in terms of privacy?
DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy. It distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term. Liberationtech is an email-based discussion...
What are your thoughts on cloud computing's future due to the recent NSA scandal?
Adam Bluemner, who blogs about ERP software at Find Accounting Software recently published a study dealing with IT Professionals opinion of cloud technology in the age of the NSA. In his major points listed, he states that half of IT professionals report the NSA story affected their likelihood to...
RE: HeartBleed Bug
I am a mere end user. I feel overwhelmed by info about of this, much of which I don't understand. From what I can tell, I'm supposed to change passwords on sites ONLY if those sites have been patched, and you find out if sites have been patched by... reading different blogs and hoping I'm...
misogyny online - Internet safety for women, training in various countries
Women's safety in online communications are trainings by Association for Progressive Communications that happened, or will happen, in Mexico, DRC, Columbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kenya and elsewhere this year. The trainings address privacy and security online, as well as dealing with sexual...
can a library or public Internet site say "The FBI has *not* been here"?
According to this article on The Guardian , in 2004, American librarians recoiled at the FBI's demands to rummage through their patrons' reading habits and use them to infer terroristic intent, and at the FBI's gag orders preventing librarians from telling patrons when the police had come...
Tor Project offers paid internships via Google for 2013
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. The Tor Project , in collaboration with The Electronic Frontier...
Event: public administration in an information society: opportunities, threats & intriguing possibilities
Northeast Conference on Public Administration 2013 Meeting November 1 & 2 at the Trabant University Center at The University of Delaware Newark, DE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AN INFORMATION SOCIETY: OPPORTUNITIES, THREATS AND INTRIGUING POSSIBILITIES The theme for NECoPA 2013 focuses...
GTRA SecureGOV Council Meeting
GTRA SecureGOV Council Meeting November 3 – 5, 2013 Marriott National Harbor- Washington D.C. http://govtechcouncil.org/council-meeting/november-2013 Security in a New Federal Landscape: Priorities, Technologies & Innovation Securing our nation’s IT assets and systems...