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Are we defacing our social network?

We should educate our children, for that matter even immature adults, to leverage the social media platform for positive benefits and not let it become an addiction

When we were growing up, we would be rewarded for scoring well in exams; helping someone; doing household chores, etiquette among others. Today, things have come to such a pass that one has to reward his/her children for not spending too much time on Facebook. Parents keep reinforcing their children that their academic performance must take precedence over their preoccupation with the social network.

To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg leveraged technology to create this wonderful platform for social networking where people from the other side of the globe can connect with their childhood friends and reminisce about their escapades at school, or share a fond memory of getting together with school buddies after college. His idea needs to be lauded as a very innovative

Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/are-we-defacing-our-social-network.html

Cyber crooks may hack Britain’s CCTV network, surveillance chief warns

“The nature of its capabilities to intrude on privacy by building patterns of travel and the provision of imagery should not be underestimated,” he said, adding that it is also widely used by agencies other than the police. 

Edmund King, AA president, said: “Whilst most law abiding citizens will accept the police use of ANPR to target criminals and potential terrorists, many will question the use by local authorities or private parking companies. 

“Parking companies and some local authorities seem to use ANPR as if car number plates were bar codes on groceries, used to harvest fines on an industrial scale without proper targeting or efforts to improve signage or layout.”

Mr Porter also called for number plates to be produced by just a handful of official suppliers like passports, to avoid illegal registrations on British roads. 

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/09/cyber-crooks-may-hack-britains-cctv-network-surveillance-chief/

DDoS attacks on the rise: Corero Network Security

Corero Network Security report notes uptick in DDoS attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more sophisticated and common, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report by Corero Network Security. In particular, Corero found its customers experienced an average of 237 attacks per month in the third quarter of 2017, a 35% increase compared to the second quarter and a 91% increase compared to the first quarter.

The authors of the report attribute the rise of attacks to an increase in DDoS-for-hire services and unsecure internet of things (IoT) devices. With respect to DDoS-for-hire services, these services have lowered the barriers to entry in terms of both technical competence and price, enabling cyber criminals to systematically attack and try to take down a company for less than $100. Once a DDoS attack is underway, security officials tend to be distracted by the DDoS traffic, allowing hackers to infect

Read more at: https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171121/ddos-attacks-on-the-rise-corero-network-security-tag27

DDoS attacks on the rise: Corero Network Security – RCR Wireless

Corero Network Security report notes uptick in DDoS attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more sophisticated and common, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report by Corero Network Security. In particular, Corero found its customers experienced an average of 237 attacks per month in the third quarter of 2017, a 35% increase compared to the second quarter and a 91% increase compared to the first quarter.

The authors of the report attribute the rise of attacks to an increase in DDoS-for-hire services and unsecure internet of things (IoT) devices. With respect to DDoS-for-hire services, these services have lowered the barriers to entry in terms of both technical competence and price, enabling cyber criminals to systematically attack and try to take down a company for less than $100. Once a DDoS attack is underway, security officials tend to be distracted by the DDoS traffic, allowing hackers to infect

Read more at: https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171121/ddos-attacks-on-the-rise-corero-network-security-tag27

East Africa: Data Security – Safeguarding Your Business Network From Cyber Crime

We are living in an increasingly connected world where technology and internet plays significant roles in our everyday activities.

Kenya especially, has leaped in bounds in all matters technology. The things we do, the gadgets we touch, the services we receive and the lifestyle we dwell in have aspects of technology that can no longer be ignored.

This includes banking, home appliances, mobile phones, entertainment gadgets, wearables and basic government procurement services. The country has also employed considerable technology in conducting its elections!

Ideally, the importance of technology in our present-day existence and in future cannot be gainsaid.

These gains have seen institutions and corporates align their businesses to be techno-savvy, so as to cater for their clients with an increasing appetite for technology-based services and products.

Unfortunately, the expanding cyberspace we are experiencing is also a ripe recipe for various forms of cyber-attacks.

In years

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201711070967.html

AARP’s Fraud Watch Network to present program at Noble Horizons



SALISBURY The AARP CT Fraud Watch Network, Noble Horizons and Salisbury Bank Present: The Con Artist Playbook

On Sept. 14 at 12 p.m., Noble Horizons and Salisbury Bank will co-host the AARP CT Fraud Watch Network for, “The Con Artist Playbook,” an interactive conversation that focuses on the psychology behind consumer fraud crimes and ways to fend off the scammer. Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams.

This program will look inside the mind of a criminal, explore protective strategies

Read more at: http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20170908/aarps-fraud-watch-network-to-present-program-at-noble-horizons

What is the dark web? From drugs and guns to the Chloe Ayling kidnapping, a look inside the encrypted network

IT is the shadowy underbelly of the internet, used to hide illegal activity online.

Only accessible via special software, the dark web has become a major problem for global law enforcement agencies. But what is it, where did it come from and how does it work?

The dark web is a network of websites that are not indexed by search engines such as Google

The dark web is a network of websites that are not indexed by search engines such as Google

What is the dark web?

The internet is actually made up of three different layers: the surface web, the deep web and the dark web.

The top layer, the surface web, are web pages that show up using search engines such as Google – like The Sun website that you’re looking at right now.

The deep web are web pages which search engines can’t access

Read more at: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/tech/668621/what-is-the-dark-web-and-who-is-ross-ulbricht-a-look-inside-the-encrypted-network-infamously-used-to-hide-illegal-online-activity/

Instagram is the worst social network for cyber bullying: study

Move over, Facebook, Instagram is now the worst social networking site for cyber bullying.

Ditch the Label, a British anti-bullying nonprofit group, says its investigation revealed that the photo-sharing site is where youth between 12 and 20 experience cyber bullying the most.

The organization surveyed over 10,000 British teens to measure their experiences with cyberbullying. Seventeen percent of respondents reported being cyber bullied — with 42% saying they were bullied on Instagram. Facebook wasn’t far behind, at 37%, Snapchat was next at 31%. Twitter (9%) and Tumblr (3%) were at the bottom.

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Seventy-one percent of study participants said social networks don’t do enough to prevent cyber bullying.

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“Our theme this year was to explore the impact of technology and digital abuse upon the lives of young

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/instagram-worst-social-network-cyber-bullying-study-article-1.3339477

Two Costa Ricans Among The Arrested In Child Pornography Network

Image from the Spanish national police

Q COSTA RICA – Two Costa Ricans are among 39 arrested, members of an”interconnected criminal network” that spanned 18 countries in Europe and Latin America.

The men distributed child pornography via the instant messaging service WhatsApp, according to a report by the Spanish National Police on April 18.

The others arrested were, 17 people in Spain, six in Colombia, four in Italy and more in Germany, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, El Salvador and Portugal.

The Spanish police, Interpol and Europol worked together under the code name “Operation Tantalio”, targeting what is believed to be “the main international network” of its

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NETWORK SECURITY US Charges Russian Hackers for Attacks on Yahoo

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced the indictment of two officers with Russia’s FSB security agency in connection with the hacks of some 500 million Yahoo user accounts between 2014 and last year. U.S. officials also charged two other men, a Russian national and a Canadian/Kazakh national, for participating in the major Yahoo security breaches.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord called the indictments a “major law enforcement action related to one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.”

The attacks, first revealed by Yahoo in September, had also threatened to derail Verizon’s planned acquisition of a large portion of Yahoo’s business. Verizon is proceeding with the deal, expected to close in the second quarter of this year, after cutting $350 million from the price, which now totals $4.48 billion.

Among those named in the indictment, filed Feb. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern

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