Yesterday, the maintainers of OpenSSL, an Open Source toolkit that helps encrypt communications between a server and its end users, announced a critical security bug in previous versions of the software. Essentially, the critical bug makes it possible for anyone to see your credentials (including your username and password) whenever you login to a particular website that is affected by the bug.
In less than 7 days, Microsoft will quit supporting the Windows XP operating system. This has huge implications for lots of entities, especially for many nonprofit organizations, as it is common for nonprofits to use outdated operating systems in an effort to reduce information technology costs.
We recently had a client who wanted to replace one of their employee's computers. In this process, I asked (and they wisely accepted) if I should destroy the data on the old computer's hard drive after taking a backup of the necessary data to transfer to the new PC.
"I operate under the principle that my computer is owned by at least three governments."
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is a time to be with family and friends, and to celebrate life. In Protestant Christianity, it is also a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and his sacrifice of coming to earth. Regardless of your religious convictions, we at Develop CENTS sincerely hope all of our clients, friends, families, and you, our readers, have a wonderful Christmas holiday season.
One of the biggest mistakes individuals and small nonprofit organizations make is that they buy an internet router from the store (or online), set it up, plug in their computers (or connect to it wirelessly), and forget to implement (or change) any of the security settings on the router.
This is dangerous! In this blog post, I will discuss the basics of why you should secure your computer network, and how (if you have home-grade network routers).
In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about the different types of web hosting, and why making the right choice matters for both nonprofit organizations and businesses of any size. But a question I get asked quite often (including this morning), is the question, "What is web hosting?" In this blog post, I will briefly explain what it is, and why it is a crucial part of your presence on the web.
It is Thanksgiving Week here in the States, and I would like to take a moment to write about some of the things I am thankful for related to our first year of doing business! Normally, our blog posts consist of helpful information (especially for nonprofit organizations) as they relate to technology, security, websites, and social media.
Social media is one of the proverbial methods of communication for all sorts of organizations, thanks to the internet and the growing use of mobile technology. Facebook has over 1 billion users, Twitter has over 500 million users, and there are dozens of other social media platforms which your organization could take advantage of.
In this blog post, I will introduce a few social media concepts, as well as briefly discuss a few of the major social media networks your nonprofit should most strongly consider being a part of.