Computer & Internet
Policy (click here)
Are your browser's security settings turned to "high"?
We suggest that you not trust websites by "default."
Most web browsers come with security settings turned off
or to low. You should read your browser's instructions for
turning your security settings to "high."
founding security & privacy
"NO BROKEN links and NO LINKS TO SWITCH N' BAIT content."
If you find any broken or misleading links, please
-- Kevin Mitnick
"Don't use Microsoft."
ALERT: Do not use Microsoft. There is no known way
to safely connect a Microsoft based computer to
has also been found guilty
by the US Supreme Court. Please click here for details.)
ALERT: Do not use AOL. Their mail servers are a problem.
They are blocking legitimate email. They are falsely
accusing people of sending viri. Then, they send
the virus to the person they have falsely accused. These
are just some of their problems.
(Please click here for
an example of an AOL virus abuse, or
click here for an AOL
Topics Of Interest & Frequently Asked Questions
Security & Privacy Resources
- Putting My Business on the Internet
- Computer Networking FAQ
- Information Superhighway
This test was developed for a 4th & 5th grade computer workshop. Every
child passed the test. Over 80% of the class scored at least a "B".
We suggest that if you do not score higher than the children, that
you revoke your license to drive on the information superhighway.
- 10 Simple Security Rules
for Using the Internet
A top-10 list to help you get started.
- Computer Security &
Frequently asked questions about the basics of Internet
security and an attempt to answer some of those concerns.
- Java, Active Webpages, Flash,
Cookies and the Re-tooling of Information Plants
Mobile code should be considered dangerous.
- Search Engine
Results: Consumer Beware
- Should You Be Operating
If all of your computers run on one operating system, such as Microsoft,
you may wish to reconsider this decision.
- Basic Information
That Every Business Should Know
Did you know there is no known cost effective way to rid or clean
a virus from a computer?
- Email Harvesting,
The Klez Virus, Spam (uce), The McAfee Fallacy, jdbgmgr.exe Hoax,
Peer-to-peer Music Sharing Software,
and Other Misc. Topics
Has Hidden Files on Your Computer
- Reference Articles
& Supporting Documentation
No one is sure that these viruses aren't leaving
remnants/backdoors behind. The only way you can know
for sure is to throw away the machines. The next
best alternative would be to reformat the harddrive
and re-install the operating system.
-- InternetU.org Security Dept.
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