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Horizons Unlimited wants YOUR motorcycle travel story, whether it's around the world or a once-in-a-lifetime trip to anywhere. Here on the world's most popular motorcycle travel website, you'll get a lot more readers than in some obscure corner of the web. And with Movable Type's 'blogging' software you can update it yourself from anywhere. Readers can sign up for notifications when you post a new entry. See an example. If you don't have a web site (or you're tired of maintaining your own), click here.
Internet Security and Privacy for Beginners - Presentation by Susan Johnson of Horizons Unlimited. What are the threats and safeguards you need to know about when web surfing, e-mailing or buying online, especially in dodgy Internet cafes ;-) Note: Presentation is in Adobe PDF format. Susan Johnson, C.A., CISSP, also helps organizations with all aspects of privacy and security management, from technology to the boardroom.
"Internet ScamBusters is an excellent resource to help you decide what's true and what's not."
"With all the information on the Internet, it's tough to tell what's good information and what's not. The Internet Detective provides an interactive tutorial for Internet users."
A downloadable guide to online safety (712k PDF) by PayPal. Very good, well worth the time to download and read.
Recommended by Richard B. on the HUBB: "I came across this site recently www.handtops.com - very nerdy but info on the latest generation of ultra small but fully functional handheld computers - rather than PDAs."
Microsoft has a very good page on how to protect your privacy in online communities. Recommended.
We are dedicated to the privacy of our visitors, and to doing what we can to eliminate spam. The number one way spammers collect email addresses is using "spambots" or spam robots - software programs - that trawl the web and collect all the email addresses they can find. So if your email address is on a web site in plain text, it WILL get collected sooner or later - and repeatedly, by all the spambots out there.
The very best way to prevent your address from getting collected is to use a cgi-script and form. I can highly recommend the free Master Feedback from Will Bontrager, or even better Will's Master Form, which is what we use. Will has created a number of great cgi scripts for webmasters. They make my life a lot easier! Check them out here.
We also use the terrific ReCaptcha service to hide email addresses. ReCaptcha shows you two images and asks you to type in the words. One of the images is something that it knows and the other is a word scanned from a book. Using this the service is able to translate books from paper to digital format! ReCaptcha also has facilities for people who have a visual diability by providing a similar spoken system.
All the mail addresses on our links pages are protected by ReCaptcha.
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