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Cyber Crime: Protecting Yourself

Most passwords are too short, too simple and easily hacked. Use a passphrase, if possible, made up of three or four words which mean nothing to anyone else. For example: ‘moon keyboard shack.’ You can add numbers and special characters to it as needed.

Never re-use passwords. This means having a different one for every website or account. To help with this, cyber security researchers suggest the use of ‘password manager’ apps. These create unique passwords or phrases for each site you use and keep track of them for you.

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-11-13/cyber-crime-protecting-yourself/

Protecting small businesses from cyber crime

Main Street America is on the front lines in the fight against cybercrime. Although major hacks of large corporations regularly fill the news, our small businesses are actually being attacked more regularly–and with increasing frequency. In fact, about 71 percent of data breaches occur in businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Individual criminals, foreign entities and “hacktivists” create increasingly sophisticated ways to come after intellectual property, finances and personal information. Because small businesses often use shared resources, such as group offices and public Internet, and because they lack the luxury of dedicated IT teams, they have become easy targets for hacking and phishing scams.

Small businesses also stand to lose the most when sensitive personal and financial information is compromised. Recovering from a cyber-attack is more difficult for small businesses which have limited resources or depend on their reputations to keep customers. It is hard enough to keep a small business afloat

Read more at: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/357829-protecting-small-businesses-from-cyber-crime

Protecting Your Digital Assets

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Information Collection and Use by JD Supra

JD Supra collects users’ names, companies, titles, e-mail address and industry. JD Supra also tracks the pages that users visit, logs IP addresses and aggregates non-personally identifiable user data and browser type. This data is gathered using cookies and other technologies.

The information and data collected is used to authenticate users and to send notifications relating

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CYBER BULLYING: Protecting our children

What can students, parents, schools and our community do to stop cyber bullying?

Experts gathered with hundreds of students inside Taft 7-12 High School on Oct. 5 aimed to answer that question. Students from the surrounding schools were invited to attend, educate and raise awareness about cyber bullying. 

In the Oct. 11 edition of The News Guard, read how this conference is designed to empower students so that they don’t become victims and why such a conference is needed now.

Read more at: https://www.thenewsguard.com/news/cyber-bullying-protecting-our-children/article_3b874662-a9ed-11e7-b4dc-6bfc50de42c2.html

You need to start protecting your mobile from being hacked by ‘bot’ viruses – and here’s how

You need to start protecting your mobile from being hacked and you need to do it fast.

Because computers, tablets and phones in cities around the UK are at risk of attack from malicious ‘bot’ viruses.

Manchester is the second most bot-infected in the UK after London and is home to 19* of the nation’s malicious web robots, research by cyber security firm Symantec shows .

The threat is only increasing. In 2016 there were 6.7 million more bot infections in the UK and Europe than in the previous year, the figures show.

And those bots had an average lifespan of 51 days as opposed to eight the previous year, reports the Manchester Evening News .

Bots now have a lifespan of 51 days
(Image: Getty)

Protecting our Children: Lawmakers roll out new measures to fight bullying menace

HARRISBURG — Lawmakers have repeatedly grappled with the issue of bullying in recent years, as part of the growing realization of the potentially lasting affects caused by abusive treatment of students by their peers.

Among their actions have been laws that made hazing and cyber-bullying specifically illegal.

Now, as Gov. Tom Wolf steps up a campaign to combat sexual assault on college campuses, one state lawmakers is arguing that one of the keys to dealing with bullying may be doing a better job combating it in middle schools.

State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny County is proposing legislation that would call on the Department of Education to develop uniform guidelines for schools to follow in handling cases of bullying, harassment, along with sexual harassment, sexual assault and dating violence.

In addition, his legislation would require schools to offer students with an opportunity to anonymously report bullying, harassment of sexual violence.

“Over the last decade, I believe

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/pennsylvania/protecting-our-children-lawmakers-roll-out-new-measures-to-fight/article_52dbf4de-9994-11e7-ac8c-9b975304f34a.html

Protecting our Children: Parents, school staff have options for …

Many children targeted by school bullies often keep it to themselves, but experts say it is important to involve adults.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Johnstown leads anti-bullying programs across the state. Manager Shiryl Barto said parents and teachers can spot signs of trouble.

“Watch for change of habits,” Barto said. “They don’t want to ride the bus, or they don’t want to walk to school when they used to like walking. Any change in routine should be investigated.”

Parents can talk to teachers or their child’s friends to see if they noticed a change in behavior, she said.

Other signs may include loss of appetite, anxiousness, angry outbursts or coming home with torn clothing, damage to belongings or without belongings.

Cyber bullying through social networking and electronic messaging is a growing concern. Although studies show it still is not as prevalent as traditional bullying, the 24/7 nature of social networks

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/protectingourchildren/protecting-our-children-parents-school-staff-have-options-for-addressing/article_05e74a0e-9992-11e7-bd2f-1702ae6fc0af.html

Protecting our Children: Parents, school staff have options for addressing suspicions of bullying by or against a child

Many children targeted by school bullies often keep it to themselves, but experts say it is important to involve adults.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Johnstown leads anti-bullying programs across the state. Manager Shiryl Barto said parents and teachers can spot signs of trouble.

“Watch for change of habits,” Barto said. “They don’t want to ride the bus, or they don’t want to walk to school when they used to like walking. Any change in routine should be investigated.”

Parents can talk to teachers or their child’s friends to see if they noticed a change in behavior, she said.

Other signs may include loss of appetite, anxiousness, angry outbursts or coming home with torn clothing, damage to belongings or without belongings.

Cyber bullying through social networking and electronic messaging is a growing concern. Although studies show it still is not as prevalent as traditional bullying, the 24/7 nature of social networks

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/protectingourchildren/protecting-our-children-parents-school-staff-have-options-for-addressing/article_05e74a0e-9992-11e7-bd2f-1702ae6fc0af.html