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Transmission 1

Security Without Borders (SWB) is a collective of hackers and security professionals who provide technical assistance to civil society and activists that are dedicated to the international, non-violent struggle to protect fundamental human rights.

While the advent of Internet has provided unprecedented channels for expression, it has also enabled repressive actors new opportunities to quash dissent and persecute at-risk communities. As the Internet becomes ingrained in every aspect of life, security...

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Newsletter 4

Welcome to the fourth newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.

Security Tip: when you get an email from a service that you use, such as Google or Facebook, asking you to login for one reason or another, teach yourself not to follow the link on the email, but access the site through its URL (or a bookmark in your browser)...

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Newsletter 3

Welcome to the third newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.

Security Tip: The 'green padlock' shown next to HTTPS URLs in a browser indicates that the connection is encrypted. It does not make any claim about whether the site is what it claims to be; in fact, many fake and/or malicious websites use HTTPS and thus show the...

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Newsletter 2

Welcome to the second newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.

Security Tip: No matter how secure your password is, it takes one convincing phishing email for an attacker to steal it. It is therefore vital that you protect all your important online accounts with two-factor authentication. The Electronic Frontier Foundation...

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Newsletter 1

Welcome to the first newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.

Security Tip: If you cross borders or you participate in protests, you might get your phone seized. Make sure it is encrypted. You should use a strong - at least 6-digits long - PIN code, and turn the phone off, especially if you use TouchID or other biometric...

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