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Passwords, Privacy, and Protecting Kids

posted Nov 14, 2014, 7:51 AM by Craig Cox   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 10:33 AM ]
This morning I've found three worthwhile articles that I want to share with you:

FaceCrooks blogs about FaceBook's simplified privacy policy, as well as what they call a new tool for managing privacy related settings.  I would call it more of a new tutorial for recognizing existing tools, but it still makes it easy to find the privacy controls; this is a good thing. has an interesting article on passwords; if you've had the passwords Cyber Seminar, some of this will be familiar.  I'm not sure I can endorse the "passwordcake" scrambler; if you're going to use a cloud-based resource, my suggestion is to use something like lastpass instead.  From about tip 4 onward, though, I completely agree with the advice given.

The Tennesean has some good advice about keeping kids safe online.  This material is similar to advice I adapted from SANS for our Child Online Safety resource page, very nicely summarized.  Update: Sophos' Naked Security Blog just put out an article about seven apps and websites parents should be aware of.  (Pay no mind to the blog name, the information I've found there has always been legit.)

As always, if you'd like me to speak on any of these issues to your student, faculty or staff group, you have only to send me an email to set it up.  Presentations ready to go are listed on this site under the "Presentations" tab, above, and I'm always open to develop new cyber seminars on request.