Blog Posts Tagged with "online safety"

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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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What Does it Take to be Digitally Secure?

July 09, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It’s no longer possible to deny that your life in the physical world and your digital life are one and the same. While you are present here on the ground, you also exist online, whether you know it or like it or not. Coming to terms with this reality will help you make better decisions in many aspects of your life...

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Password Security: The Main Vein

July 02, 2012 Added by:Ahmed Saleh

Your passwords should be treated as "high sensitive information", and you are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to select and secure this information. Information system users should be aware of the characteristics of weak and strong passwords in order to ensure adequate protection of their information...

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Social Media Security: What Parents Should Worry About

June 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

There’s no shortage of cautionary tales about social media risks for children. They’re all over the news. In a recent Harris Interactive poll, parents said their top concerns included sexual predators, cyberbullying and a desire to monitor their children’s activities online and on mobile phones...

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How to Activate 'Do Not Track' in Your Browsers

June 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Do Not Track combines both technology (a signal transmitted from a user) as well as a policy framework for how companies that receive the signal should respond. The following tutorial walks you through the enabling Do Not Track in the four most popular browsers: Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Chrome...

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Not So Tweet and Innocent: Social Networking Security Webinar

June 19, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

In conjunction with the National PTA Convention, Tim Woda will present about the specific risks plaguing parents and ways to mitigate their concerns. Matt Cullina will unveil findings from a Harris Interactive survey of parents about their child’s social networking habits and what issues cause them the most fear...

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June is National Internet Safety Month

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Considering how critical Internet access is to our daily lives, we want all Internet users to understand that they have a shared responsibility in protecting themselves online and that safer practices online help protect everyone"...

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Cyber Criminals Hiding Behind Travel Emails

June 17, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cyber criminals love to be where the action is, and they know this is a peak travel season, so they have found the perfect hiding place: Travel confirmations. They realize that more people are booking travel online and receiving their travel confirmations via email...

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What Are ToR Hidden Services?

June 15, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

In the ToR-.onion network, the client asks to use a website's services, then starts a handshake at a rendezvous point (onion relay) - not at the server/IP. They're never on the site/server when in OnionLand, can’t do a WhoIs and get an IP and cannot find a geo-location. If they can’t find you, they can't hack you...

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Better Passwords Don't Make Us Secure: Best Practices Advice

June 14, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

On today's Internet, it's not about better passwords, because passwords are another weak, vulnerable form of authentication. You can make it longer, more complex... whatever, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still weak and vulnerable. Practice safe computing and at least you will lower your risk...

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Analysis of Passwords Dumped from LinkedIn

June 11, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

People put a lot of personal information on LinkedIn - their education and job experience, along with the groups that they belong to - treasure trove of information to Social Engineers. Of all the online social sites, LinkedIn users should really choose a long complex password to secure their account...

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ZOMG: LinkedIn was Hacked and our Passwords Were Leaked

June 10, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

LinkedIn and other companies like Sony have shown time and again, they DON’T CARE about YOUR data. Always remember this people. So, you want an account on these places, then you best make a throw away password and limit your data on the sites that host it. Otherwise, your data will be up for the taking...

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How to Keep Healthcare Secrets Online

June 06, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

When we share medical information with our healthcare provider, we trust their information security as being strong enough to protect our medical information from a data breach. Certainly – as consumers of healthcare services, it’s impossible for us to audit the effectiveness of their security portfolio...

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Google's Worst Security Idea Ever

June 06, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Google announced that it will notify a subset of its Gmail customers if they're the victim of a State-sponsored attack. Google's advice is FUD-inducing for people who aren't targets and insufficient for those who are. I have to wonder what Google was thinking when it created this awful program...

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The Next War on Terror Will Be (Lost) Online

May 31, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

Consider we might be putting our cyber soldiers on the wrong line. Sure, there are growing ranks of cyber counter-terrorism practitioners across both private and public space, except that's only to meet the enemy we really want to see - the one that suits perhaps what we're comfortable doing or getting funding for...

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On the Recent Blizzard and Diablo 3 Account Compromises

May 29, 2012 Added by:Beau Woods

Gamers have gotten more savvy about giving away information which would allow someone else to access their account. But the attackers have adapted as well and use other ways of getting that information than by sending fake emails. Here are some of the more creative and sophisticated ways the thieves operate...

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