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Martin Burrett

Is your school https compliant? - 0 views

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    "Earlier this year (2018), Google's Chrome web browser began marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure, meaning that when using a website, HTTP connections are being penalised. This has implications for many schools, in that crucial school information placed on the website will get flagged up to potential readers as being insecure"
Vicki Davis

LastPass - Download - 13 views

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    Download last pass to add a full level of encryption to your password remembering.
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    I agree 100% that LastPass is useful. I've been using LastPass for a year or so on Chrome for Windows and Mac OSX, an Android phone, and an iPad. I even signed up for the paid service after a while. If you share online accounts with someone else like a colleague or significant-other, if one of you subscribes to the paid service, the paid membert can share a "folder" with a free member so you both always have the most up-to-date account and password info. That's been working great between my wife and I for family online accounts. I've read/heard from security researchers (such as Steve Gibson) that Lastpass.com uses and encourages good security practices and encryption but make sure you use a really good master password or all that protection is not very useful.
darkbird18 Wharry

  Home of Gibson Research Corporation  Internet Security Tools.url - 2 views

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    Your use of the Internet security vulnerability profiling services on this site constitutes your FORMAL PERMISSION for us to conduct these tests and requests our transmission of Internet packets to your computer. ShieldsUP!! benignly probes the target computer at your location. Since these probings must travel from our server to your computer, you should be certain to have administrative right-of-way to conduct probative protocol tests through any and all equipment located between your computer and the Internet
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    Your use of the Internet security vulnerability profiling services on this site constitutes your FORMAL PERMISSION for us to conduct these tests and requests our transmission of Internet packets to your computer. ShieldsUP!! benignly probes the target computer at your location. Since these probings must travel from our server to your computer, you should be certain to have administrative right-of-way to conduct probative protocol tests through any and all equipment located between your computer and the Internet
darkbird18 Wharry

Protect Yourself from Internet Scams - Subscribe to Internet ScamBuste (...).URL - 4 views

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    "Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends: Are You at Risk?" Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft
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    Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft
Vicki Davis

FileHippo.com - Download Free Software - 8 views

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    I've heard that some are going to start using filehippo to keep things clean when installing software. This may need to be your new alternative to download.com.
Vicki Davis

Popular network tool Nmap in CNET security brouhaha | Naked Security - 3 views

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    More information on the Cnet download.com controversy. This one probably explains best why this "gray area" practice is drawing the ire of security analysts and those who have shared their software on download.com. What will be the alternative? Stay tuned.
Melinda Waffle

Why you should quit Facebook now - CSMonitor.com - 22 views

  • it had decided to “temporarily” disable the feature
    • Melinda Waffle
       
      How long is "temporary" is the key question
Carl Bogardu

Scan Websites for Exploits, Malware and other Malicious Threats - URLVoid.com BETA - 7 views

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    If one is constantly searching for new education websites, as I am, this is a handy tool to use before opening that site.
Ed Webb

Seen Not Heard- Boing Boing - 3 views

  • Cameras don't make you feel more secure; they make you feel twitchy and paranoid. Some people say that the only people who don't like school cameras are the people that have something to hide. But having the cameras is a constant reminder that the school does not trust you and that the school is worried your fellow classmates might go on some sort of killing rampage.
  • Some people say youngsters are more disrespectful than ever before. But if you were in an environment where you were constantly being treated as a criminal, would you still be respectful? In high school, one of my favorite English teachers never had trouble with her students. The students in her class were the most well behaved in the school--even if they were horrible in other teachers' classes. We were well-mannered, addressed her as "Ma'am," and stood when she entered the room. Other teachers were astonished that she could manage her students so well, especially since many of them were troublemakers. She accomplished this not though harsh discipline, but by treating us with respect and being genuinely hurt if we did not return it.
  • The Library and a few good teachers are what kept me from dropping out.
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  • Schools today are not training students to be good citizens: they are training students to be obedient.
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      Schools have always attempted to teach this. And they have always ended up teaching how not to get caught.
  • I even read about a girl who ran a library of banned books out of her locker.
  • the football team got a bigger budget than the Library
  • @SchoolSecurityBlog, the issue is that in schools your constitutional rights are completely ignored. Random bag searches are not conducted with probable cause or a search warrant. If students spend the first part of their life in an environment where their rights are ignored, then they will not insist on them later in life. Someone might make the argument that since students are minors that they don't have rights. It is a weak argument. For one thing, I reached the age of majority while still in public school, and they still ignored my rights.
  • most of these so called "reasonable risk reduction measures" are not reasonable nor do they reduce risk. Cameras are entirely ineffective in preventing crime or violence. My school had a camera watching the vending machines, but a student still robbed them and was not even caught (he took the simple measure of obscuring his face). I acknowledge that there have been many court ruling that make what schools do legal. However, even with the "in loco parentis" policy in place, even my parents would not have a legal right to search my stuff without my permission when I turned 18 (which is how old I was my senior year). Yet the school could search my bag if they wanted to. Or my friends car (I am pretty sure he was also 18 when that happened, he was only a few months younger than I). That means that once a kid turns 18, the school system technically had more control over the kid than his parents do. Another problem that I have with in loco parentis is that the school really is not a students parent. A parent presumably has the child's best interests at heart, if they didn't it could be grounds for the state to take the child away from the parent. Unfortunately, school faculty members do not always have the student's best interests at heart. They should and often do, but many times some faculty members just like messing with people. It is an unfortunate fact, and one that I am sure many people would like to ignore, but the fact of the matter is that bullies are not confined to the student body. Also parents go to extraordinary measures for their children. They pay to keep them clothed and fed and cared for. They devote endless hours taking care of them. Therefore it makes sense that they should be granted extraordinary legal measures to take care of their children. To grant these same legal measures to an arbitrary school faculty member is really in insult to the hard and loving work of parents everywhere.
  • The schools of decades past seemed to get by without universal surveillance. Why is it all of the sudden essential today? Could many of these security measures be over reactions stemming from mass publicized incidents of school violence?
Errin Gregory

quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more - 29 views

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    Allows you to watch online videos without all the distractions. It removes the ads, discussion boards, etc. Works with Youtube, iPlayer, Viddler, Vimeo and more
Jackie Gerstein

WiredSafety: the world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource. - 14 views

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    WiredSafety, the world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource
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    WiredSafety, the world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource
Maggie Verster

Today's the day: signups open for free Google Message Security for K-12 schools - 0 views

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    Google Message Security - powered by Postini - provides the capability for administrators to limit messages based on who they are from, where they are going, or the content they contain. Message rules can be applied to groups of users, allowing customization for different user sets (like younger students, older students, and teachers).
Keith Hamon

Moserware: The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection - 0 views

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    A wonderful tour through the first 223 milliseconds of your connection to a secure website, in this case Amazon. It will help you appreciate the magic underneath the Web.
Nelly Cardinale

How to Secure Your Wireless Network - 0 views

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    Great artiicle on how to secure your own wireless network.
Nelly Cardinale

Ad-Aware Free - Download security software for spyware removal - Lavasoft - 0 views

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    Free spyware remover. Very safe and clean.
Nelly Cardinale

CCleaner - Home - 0 views

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    Free tool to keep your system your Windows OS running great. Spyware free.
Christopher Lister

GetNetWise | You're one click away - 0 views

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    Safety website for parents
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