What Should Homeschoolers Do About Heartbleed? – WHS 107

heartbleedOn Monday April 7th, an announcement went out that there was a flaw in OpenSSL, a cryptographic library used to provide secure connections to servers. Basically, it allows a hacker to read the memory stored in a server and get sensitive information like your password.

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What’s worse, the problem has been around for about two years and until Monday very few people knew it existed. That means your sensitive data could have been collected already without anyone’s knowledge. I won’t go into details here but you can read more about this vulnerability at heartbleed.com. Continue Reading →

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10 Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens

Sometimes being on the Internet is like driving into oncoming traffic. It’s bad enough there are potholes, reckless drivers, and traffic jams to deal with when making your way down the “information superhighway” (bonus points for 90s tech references) but if you’re not careful you and your kids can inadvertently swerve into oncoming traffic.

Following simple safety tips will keep you safe on the real roads and these 10 Internet safety tips for teens and tweens will keep you and your kids safe on your digital drive.
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How to Keep Using Windows XP After End of Life – WHS106

Next week on April 8th, Microsoft will release their final set of security updates for Windows XP. For most people this means having to stop using a computer that’s still serviceable.

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If you want to continue using your computer for a little while longer it is still possible but you must be very careful and change some bad habits. Here are six ways to safely use Windows XP after its end of life. Continue Reading →

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