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Prof takes online safety workshops to schools

CHENNAI: Being cyber secure begins with a tip as simple as turning off the lights in a store’s changing room to detect if there is a camera watching you to the more complex issues of dealing with online predators and bullies.

And that’s the message cyber security specialist N Kala Baskar is trying to take to schools and college across the state. A scientific officer at the Computer Forensics Division of the Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences Department for more than two decades, Baskar took over a few years ago as director-in-charge of the Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security, University of Madras, where apart from her classes, she sets apart time to offer lessons on staying safe online for students free of cost.

In the first year of running the programme, Baskar managed to

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/prof-takes-online-safety-workshops-to-schools/articleshow/60140384.cms

Why cases go unreported: Outdated laws and tedious search for justice


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Stalking does take place in Goa; 50 cases registered

PANAJI: Over 50 cases have been registered against stalkers by Goa police since the last four years.

According to police, the cases were booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 354-D (stalking) as well as other relevant sections of the IPC based on the nature of complaints filed by women victims.

According to police, any man who follows a woman and contacts or attempts to contact such a woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest by such a woman, or monitors the use by a woman of the internet, email or any other form of electronic communication, commits the offence of stalking.

Social activist Dr Sabina Martins said that women’s safety is an issue in Goa and that stalking does take place here. “Sometimes girls are afraid and don’t come forward. There were some cases wherein women had approached us regarding the issue. We helped

Read more at: http://www.navhindtimes.in/stalking-does-take-place-in-goa-50-cases-registered/

How online scams happen and how to avoid them

Earlier this week, reports emerged that a 72-year old Mumbai man had been duped of nearly Rs 2 crore by online scammers.

A person claiming to be a US Army official posted in Afghanistan had sent the victim a friend request on Facebook and lured him into putting his money in a “lucrative investment scheme “which turned out to be a bogus one. The cyber crime police suspect a Nigerian gang of online scammers behind this fraud and are investigating the case.


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Going Phishing

Phishing scams have been steadily rising. Between October 2015 and March 2016 there was a whopping 250 per cent rise in phishing attacks, according to The Anti-Phishing Working

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Warnings about TV shows, a box to submit complaints: Schools struggle to keep pace


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Warnings about TV shows, a box to submit complaints: Schools struggle to keep pace


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We are ‘prime target’ for cyber-criminals

New figures released to Fianna Fáil indicate that there has been a further decrease in numbers allocated to the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau. In 2016 there were 29 Gardaí tasked with policing cyber crime, that has now fallen to 23.

Commenting on the figures, the Fingal senator said: ‘An entire chapter of the Garda Síochána’s Modernisation and Renewal Programme is devoted to cyber security and cyber-crime. In fact, a specific pledge was made to expand capabilities in this area through increased investment in technology and people.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/we-are-prime-target-for-cybercriminals-36022486.html

Once bullied, David Johnson now touts anti-bullying campaign

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — David Johnson feels that there is one way in particular that he can help change the world. It’s with the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Johnson would know. While the Arizona Cardinals’ star running back was in elementary school in Clinton, Iowa, there was an older boy who lived in his neighborhood and went to a different school, and that boy bullied Johnson for years. Johnson kept it to himself instead of telling his family. That’s just the type of person Johnson says he is. He’d rather stay quiet

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