Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media eBook available!

My Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: 10 Things You Should Know eBook is now available on Kindle! For those of you who have attended one of my Lightning Talks about Internet Safety, this book fleshes out my recommendations for … Continue reading

Updated: Choosing the Safest Browser, Part One

This post provides an update to last year’s Choosing the Safest Browser post. Let’s take a look at what’s changed since June 2010. Browsers Last year, we looked at the following browsers to discuss which would be the safest: Opera … Continue reading

Choosing the Safest Browser, Part 2

Safe Practices Check your Browser Security Settings How can you tell how secure your web browser may be? Scanit’s Browser Security Test checks your browser security settings and provides a report explaining the vulnerabilities, the potential impacts, and how to … Continue reading

Avoiding Phishing

What’s the easiest way to break into a computer account? Cracking the password? Putting a trojan on the computer? Hacking? Unfortunately, it’s simply tricking you into giving up your password through a technique known as phishing. Computers have vulnerabilities that … Continue reading

Communications Liftoff! Rocketing Your Community to the Stars

Society for Technical Communication Summit Conference Leadership Day Presentation, May 15, 2011 Join the discussion on MySTC at http://ow.ly/51WfG Communications liftoff! rocketing your community v3[gigya width="425" height="355" src="http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=communicationsliftoffrocketingyourcommunityv3-110516012143-phpapp02&stripped_title=communications-liftoff-rocketing-your-community-v3-7976829&userName=bwoelk" quality="high" flashvars="gig_lt=1305529009890&gig_pt=1305529176796&gig_g=1&gig_n=wordpress" wmode="tranparent" allowfullscreen="true" ] View more presentations from Ben Woelk … Continue reading

Choosing the Safest Browser

There’s always discussion among techies about which internet browser is better. Most of them end up bashing Internet Explorer. Does it really matter which browser you use? Maybe, but not for the reasons you might think. Here’s a list of … Continue reading