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  • August Update: Keeping Your Wild Apricot Account Secure

    Dmitriy Ivanov 31 August 2018 0 comments
    Our round up for August includes information on how we keep your data secure, some new online store features, and a blog post packed with fundraising ideas.
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  • Here’s What You Need to Know About Wild Apricot Security

    Kate Hawkes 27 August 2018 5 comments
    We explain some of the key procedures Wild Apricot uses to keep your data secure, as well as some steps you can take to keep your information safe online.
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  • Wild Apricot Customers Are NOT Affected By The 'Heartbleed' Security Bug

    Dmitriy Buterin 10 April 2014 6 comments
    You may have heard about an Internet security vulnerability known as the 'Heartbleed bug'. Wild Apricot are not affected - read on for more information.
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  • How to Keep Track of Your Passwords (and Keep Them Safe)

    Lori Halley 19 May 2011 11 comments
    How can you keep track of all those online usernames and passwords? As social media and web/mobile applications become ever-more central to our non-profit operations, it’s a growing issue from both a security and a time-management perspective.
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  • When Nonprofit Websites Go Bad

    Lori Halley 16 November 2009 4 comments
    I’ve just visited 100+ nonprofit websites to update a major resource list, and 3% of those nonprofits just got crossed off the list. Their sites have been hacked and infected with malicious software - and the nonprofits don't even know about it. Are you sure your own website is safe for visitors?
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  • Saved by a Free Anti-Malware Tool

    Lori Halley 21 October 2009 7 comments
    One click on an innocent-looking email attachment — and as quickly and easily as that, our home-office network was infected with a nasty Trojan. It could have been an expensive disaster, but a great free anti-malware tool made it easy to remove the malicious software myself, without tech support, before any harm was done.
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  • Why and How to Preview Shortened Links

    Lori Halley 07 October 2009 4 comments
    Link-shortening services are more widely used every day, and very useful to turn a very long website address into a tiny URL that’s a better fit for social media, email, and mobile use — but shortened links can also hide a security risk. Stay safe by knowing how to preview a shortened link's destination before you click through to a bad web page.
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  • Should Websites Show Your Passwords in Plain Text?

    Lori Halley 28 June 2009 4 comments
    You know how, when you type your password into a website form, it shows a line of asterisks or bullets instead of the characters you’re typing? Usability expert Jakob Nielsen says it’s time to stop masking passwords, and show them on screen in plain text.
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  • Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

    Lori Halley 04 January 2009 9 comments
    As more and more nonprofits take advantage of social media sites to connect with supporters, security concerns are rising more to the forefront. This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against...
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  • Techsoup Site Security Breach: Visitors Urged to Take Precautions

    Lori Halley 07 August 2008 3 comments
    Techsoup.org , one of the best non-profit resources online, has suffered an SQL Injection attack. The site was taken down promptly when suspicious activity was identified, but Techsoup account holders and anyone who has visited the site in the past...
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  • Does Your Nonprofit Website Need a Privacy Policy?

    Lori Halley 11 February 2008 4 comments
    Do you have a nonprofit privacy policy? If not, here's why you need to set one up today.
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