Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Protect yourself from the Heartbleed vulnerability

Published by | Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Heartbleed - what you need to know

Learn how to protect yourself and your sites from the Heartbleed vulnerability, the security flaw that can put sensitive user data at risk and affects hundreds of thousands of websites. Today lynda.com released Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug, a short course that explains what Heartbleed is and how to protect yourself from it, and offers resources for tracking the developing situation. Heartbleed Tactics for Small IT shops also released today; it provides tactics and information to help those who administer a small web server diagnose their vulnerability and fix issues.

Monday Productivity Pointers: Using Public Computers Safely

Published by | Monday, June 10th, 2013

It’s wonderful that I can go to a public library to use a computer—but there’s an element of vulnerability about it, too. Each day, hundreds of people will use the same computer that I just used. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll give some options for public browsing, as well as some settings to consider for the various computers you may have.

For example, I maintain entirely different browser settings for my laptop, which I travel with and could easily lose, than I do on my desktop computer, which could only be used by someone else if they broke into my house.