Social Media Security Pranks [Video]

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The Buzzfeed video below is definitely entertaining, so do watch it for fun sake at least. But there is a grain of truth here that I want to challenge all church communication staff and volunteers. Replace these individuals who have allowed themselves to be discovered with your congregation. You take a photo of your youth at camp having fun. That photo pops up on your church site without family permission and the father in a custody battle finds it. Trouble ensues. You highlight a ... Continue Reading

Does Facebook Read Unposted Updates?

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If you haven't figured out by now, Facebook pretty much knows what you ate for breakfast, where you bought it, and how you paid for it. Facebook's terms of use have been the issue of heated debate. My viewpoint has always been that nothing you post on the Internet is ever safe and secure and that at some point, it may become more public than you wanted to. But now Facebook has risen to a whole new level...or should I say scooped down? ... Continue Reading

How Public Is Your Private Information? [Infographic]

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I'm not here to tell you about information privacy for you as an individual. If you are concerned about this, you shouldn't be learning about it from an infographic and blog article, you should be getting some thorough education on the subject. But this is for your ministry, to not only protect your church, but also for the congregation members. Think of these posts from the idea of parents bringing their children who may be in a custody battle, someone with criminal tendencies, or any other ... Continue Reading

How to Use Passwords to Change Your Life

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Yesterday, I received a warning email from Google that someone was trying to hack my Gmail account. Good luck with that, I thought. First of all, my password isn’t obvious in any way, and second, I use different passwords for all major sites. My momma didn’t raise no fool. ... Continue Reading

How to Unfriend the Internet [Infographic]

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Whatever happened to your old MySpace account? I think mine is still floating out in there in OuterMySpace... If you would like to cut ties from the web entirely, or if you want make sure you haven't left any loose ends when leaving a web service, “unfriending” the the Internet isn't always the easiest thing to do. In fact, if there are apps and services you're no longer using the web, it's a good idea to cancel your account entirely. Here are some tips on leaving some of the most popular ... Continue Reading

How to Set Up Security on Your New WP Install

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WordPress is pretty secure by default. But it is also the most popular open source CMS in the world, which makes it a target of all the wanna be hackers, malicious code distributors, and random DDOS attacks. Making your WordPress site secure should be your top priority right after you install WordPress. Here is what you need to do. ... Continue Reading

Boost Your Online Security with Authy

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When the Heartbleed security exploit came to light last year, I realised just how terrible my password management was. I frequently used the same passwords, kept many for a long period of time, they were often easily to break and I was only using single factor authentication. All these factors combined meant that if anyone had got hold of one of my passwords from this security break (or one of the other recent security issues) then I was in big trouble. I set about changing ... Continue Reading

25 of the Most Common Passwords in 2014

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Maybe passwords are obsolete or maybe we just don't know what makes a strong password. I guess it really doesn't matter if they're becoming obsolete, since that's what we are using for Internet security. A chain is as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to passwords, it looks like we are that link. ... Continue Reading