Monday, October 20, 2008

Cyber Security Awareness Tip of the Day: October 20

Everyone who reads the "Terms of Service" (TOS) or End User License Agreement (EULA) before installing every software, raise your hand. Be honest now. (I think a few hands just went down.)

October 20 Tip of the Day

It is difficult to follow the find print but you are checking the "I agree" button or the installation would not complete. Instead of clicking past the license agreement, consider EULAlyzer™ 1.2 by Javacool Software. You will not get legal advice with EULAlyzer but it does provide the benefits below, as described by Javacool:

"EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases. Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more.

The Benefits

  • Discover potentially hidden behavior about the software you're going to install
  • Pick up on things you missed when reading license agreements
  • Keep a saved database of the license agreements you view
  • Instant results - super-fast analysis in just a second
And with additional features like the EULA Research Center, which optionally allows users to anonymously submit license agreements they scan to help us to further improve the program, everyone can be a part of the effort to make something that used to be so tedious, so easy."

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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