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|Updated: May 04, 2013 at 18:12||Simply aim your newsreader at news.grc.com!|
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|If you spend any time in the newsgroups here at news.grc.com you will quickly discover something rather remarkable:
who inhabit this "CyberSpace" have formed a
true, cohesive, community of terrific people.
The security, privacy, spam, and technology discussion groups have become one of this site's most popular, useful, and important features. For those who are new to considerations of Internet security and privacy as well as for "old hands" of the Net these forums present a potent research and news resource.
interested in, and are unusually well informed
about, matters of Internet security and privacy.
You will also discover what many others continue to find: a community of terrific, interesting, and well-informed kindred spirits. Though we never expected this to happen, the newsgroups at news.grc.com have taken on a life of their own and have become a great place to hang out in cyberspace. You are invited to dip in for a specific purpose, to ask or answer a specific question, to find out what's happening in the world of Internet security and privacy . . . and to stay as long as you like.
own opinion, you will find plenty to think about here!
Newsgroup Reading Software:
An immediate but much less powerful way of accessing our discussion newsgroups is with the use of our web-based interface. (See "Web-Based Access" below.) Although our web-based interface is a quick and easy way to see how the newsgroups feel, and to get a sense for the information they contain, if you wind up spending much time reading and perhaps even asking questions or contributing to the newsgroups, you will probably find that using a local newsgroup reading client program a "newsreader" is vastly superior.
from three general sources:
Whichever newsreader you choose, setting it up to access our newsgroups is as easy as 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4:
please finish reviewing this page, then use either of these
links for detailed, step-by-step configuration instructions.
However, it can instantly give you a sense for the content of our newsgroups and it is a useful way to get your feet wet. Each of the newsgroup descriptions below contains a "Browse" link to its group and the "link block" at the bottom of every page lets you hop around among the groups.
~ CyberSpace Netiquette 101 ~
Deleting Articles You Have Posted:
Articles posted to the GRC newsgroups may only be deleted by someone logged onto the server using the same Username/Password passphrase as the article's original poster. Therefore you should use a logon "passphrase" that is secure, lengthy, and very unlikely to be guessed by anyone who might wish to maliciously and unilaterally cancel anything you have posted.
Simply use your news reader's built-in article "Cancel" feature to immediately remove any articles you regret having posted or wish to cancel and resubmit for any reason. Except for the "grc.test" group, articles in all groups live forever. Articles posted into grc.test self-expire after five (5) days.
Frequent contributors to our newsgroups appreciate having the option of removing mistaken or regretted postings. So we have a system for securely authenticating the users of our system and allowing them to delete their own posts but no one else's.
Secure Authenticated Logon to Our Server:
Choose a long and complex "pass phrase" for your logon and use the same phrase for BOTH the Username and Password fields of your logon. That's all there is to it. You can use anything you like for your Username and Password but they must be identical. In other words, you must use the SAME string of characters for both your Username and your Password.
To Subscribe or not to Subscribe?
THAT is the Question...
Whenever your newsreader logs on to a particular news server, it becomes "aware" of the groups being offered by that server. But, unless you ask to see the list of all possible newsgroups offered by that server, you are spared involvement with most of them. In other words, the decision to "subscribe" to a newsgroup is between you and your newsreader. The news server offers all of its groups, but you determine and tell your newsreader which of those available you have an interest in monitoring and reading.
"CyberSpace Community" at
Gibson Research Corporation!
We believe you will discover a community of truly terrific people!
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