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  • Forum Thread: Webcast: The current state of mobile security

    Also posted in Mobile and Wireless branch: From the Front Lines: Enterprise Mobile Security Report 2016 From Information Week: Did you know that 67% of data breaches are likely the result of a compromised employee mobile device? Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 11AM PST...
  • Forum Thread: Webcast: The current state of mobile security, and what’s next

    From the Front Lines: Enterprise Mobile Security Report 2016 From Information Week: Did you know that 67% of data breaches are likely the result of a compromised employee mobile device? Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 11AM PST / 2PM EST for a look at the current state of...
  • Forum Thread: Password manager software

    Techsoup publishes a guide to security, but it leaves out a very important tool that can improve security -- a password manager. Sure there are the regular recommendations to use strong passwords, but let's face it, people often don't do that. A password manager can be a huge help to improve...
  • Forum Thread: Read at least one of these books on security and be informed, protected and awesome

    We don’t mind preaching about privacy and security because a. the horse isn’t dead yet and b. nonprofits have a duty to protect the personal information they collect and keep ( PRC 2015 ). From our HeartBleed Bug nightmares to the NSA and Edward Snowden’s epic entrance on the world...
  • Forum Thread: Simple Security Tips

    attackers and malicious code can exploit security holes in a firewall permitting data to be sent and majority it result the older software version’s .If you are running old versions of applications chances are it’s anxious, make sure you upgrade to the newest release or the latest updates...
  • Forum Thread: WhatsApp blocked in Brazil, users switch to Psiphon

    From a page on the Psiphon web site : At 9PM ET on December 16th WhatsApp was blocked in Brazil . The ban came after a judge ordered that the messenger app be blocked for 48 hours when the company refused to hand over private user information related to a criminal case. For months, Brazilian telecommunications...
  • Forum Thread: Digital Risks to Minors from South Korea's Smart Sheriff Application

    Original message posted to Liberationtech , a public email-based discussion that is associated with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. The program explores how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to promote a variety of public goods: Today, the Citizen...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Facebook Security & Privacy Settings for Non Profit Organizations

    I'm guessing you are referring to this resource from Orgspring.com Have you written Org Spring to ask them where the second part of the tutorial is? You could write a comment on the aforementioned blog, or on YouTube where the video is hosted, or their own Facebook page, to ask where the tutorial...
  • Forum Thread: Executive Director, Tor Project

    The Tor Project aims to guarantee privacy and open communications online. Their signature product is the Tor Browser. http://www.fossjobs.net/job/6669/executive-director-at-torproject-inc/ The Tor Project, one of the world's strongest advocates for privacy and anonymous, open communications is...
  • Forum Thread: Vietnamese youth lack understanding of security literacy on Facebook, regularly victimized online

    This is about Vietnamese, but I think it's a cautionary tale for anyone concerned with youth online, and new Internet users anywhere : The number of active social media users in Vietnam has increased by 50 percent since January 2014. Facebook is by far the dominant social network, with 31.3 million...
  • Forum Thread: tool to separate personal and work stuff on a device, remotely wipe info, etc.?

    On another group I'm on, someone asked: Does anyone have any experience implementing a BYOD tool for a small activist group using Android? Can anyone recommend a tool that would do the basics? (Allow separation between personal and work, encryption, remote wipe, location etc) I'm assuming...
  • Forum Reply: RE: What are your thoughts on cloud computing's future due to the recent NSA scandal?

    Thanks for the reply, Chris. You can read the original article here: http://findaccountingsoftware.com/expert-advice/study-will-the-nsa-scandal-slow-cloud-software-adoption/
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Reply: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Reply: 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
  • Forum Thread: 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
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: 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...