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Sarahah is the latest app linked to cyber bullying parents need to be aware of

Parents are being warned about this social media app being linked to cyber bullying.

Sarahah has gained a global teen fan base since launching last summer.

The site is named after the Arabic word for honesty.

Originally intended for people to use in the workplace, it encourages anonymous “constructive comments”.

But its anonymity can be the problem as young people are allegedly being targeted with abuse, reports the North Wales Daily Post .

It is said to have over 300 million users and can be used in conjunction with Snapchat.

Emojis on an Apple iPhone 6s

Emojis on an Apple iPhone 6s
(Image: PA)

Users sign up for free either on the website or by downloading the app from the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

It claims to help highlight “strengths and areas for improvement” through receiving “honest” feedback, according to its official website.

The NSPCC has

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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware …

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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware

Let us know what’s going on in your community. Take a moment and share your stories and photos about you, your family, your neighborhood, your school or your work. This site depends on your contributions.

Read more at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/wagoner/news/guest-opinion-january-is-stalking-awareness-month-be-aware/article_3204e0d5-9c4d-5e93-a17a-73b8a35c3eae.html

‘Tis The Season To Become Cyber-aware And Have A Hacker-free New Year

 

This year was noteworthy for cyber attacks ― from ransomware, botnets, data breaches and more ― name a type of hack and it happened. Even the most trusted brands and companies were left vulnerable on many occasions in 2017. If the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday has left you with a hangover and blurred memories of of cybercrimes past, then let’s pause and reflect on some of the top cyberattacks from this year.

In May, WannaCry ransomware took over more

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tis-the-season-to-become-cyber-aware-and-have-a-hacker-free-new-year_uk_5a299b5fe4b053b5525db870

Local officials: Stalking fears not borne out, but it’s best to be aware

But it doesn’t hurt to know what to do if concerned, they said.

Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter said while no stalking cases have been reported to their office, people can perceive things differently.

Being aware of your surroundings is key, he said.

“If you’re in a store, find an employee and ask to have someone walk out with you. Park by the street lights. Walk with a group of people. Check the back seat of your car before getting in. Revert to the ‘old school’ ways of looking around, but if you see something unusual or feel uncomfortable in a situation, you should report it. Then we make note and if it happens again, then there is record,” Rutter said. “And don’t have your head buried in a cellphone. We really preach about the cellphones.”

Danielle Ray of Hermansville said she had an “eerie feeling” while at Shopko

Read more at: http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/10/local-officials-stalking-fears-not-borne-out-but-its-best-to-be-aware/

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Be Aware of in 2017

Haven’t you heard enough about cybersecurity? With Black Hat finishing up and cyber attacks making headline news, you’re probably more familiar with the latest ransomware attack than you are with your grandmother’s surprise birthday party coming up. However, hackers are learning faster than you ever could, which means keeping up with cybersecurity trends is more important than ever.

Fortunately, NordVPN wants to keep you safe, which is why they’ve identified a few trends that will help you stay ahead of the curve. And with cyber crime costs projected to hit $2 trillion by 2019 and privacy becoming harder and harder to come by, this should be classified as a must-read.

“With the new level of the Internet surveillance arising, privacy becomes a luxury that is not so easy to obtain,” said Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN in a press release. “There is more than one example

Read more at: https://tech.co/5-cybersecurity-trends-aware-2017-2017-08

Cyber Aware

Cyber crime is on the rise. A study released by Juniper Research in mid-2015 projected that by 2019, the global cost of cyber crime will reach more than US$2 trillion, increasing to almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015.

Is there coverage for cyber-related losses? Recent decisions in the United States confirm that some cyber-related losses may not attract coverage under computer fraud or cyber insurance policies. To date in Canada, there is a paucity of court decisions on cyber-related coverage. As such, for companies and organizations purchasing cyber insurance, it is important to carefully examine policy wording to understand what types of cyber-related losses may be covered under a policy.

TYPES OF CYBER CRIME

When discussing cyber crime, it is helpful to distinguish between a cyber attack and a cyber breach. Cyber attacks involve an attempt to directly

Read more at: http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/features/cyber-aware/

Be aware of cyber bullying impact, Letters in Print News & Top …

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