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Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck […]

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Children’s Net Addictions [Video]

Net Addiction If your child’s addicted to the Internet, Here’s what to do Dr Justin Coulson explains that ‘blaming the Internet’ for our children’s excessive social media use isn’t the answer to helping them lead more balanced lives. Help, my child’s a social media addict I received a phone call recently from a sobbing mother – […]

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Social Media Scams [Video]

Social Media Scams  90% firms see social media as a big risk area for cyber crime: EY report Over 90% of Indian businesses identified social media as a ‘precarious platform spurring new-age cyber threats’, according to the report Rozelle Laha   The report quoted a McAfee study to say that India is estimated to be […]

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WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack [Video]

‘Biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ hits nearly 100 countries with data held for ransom Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyber extortion attack that locked computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. How did the attack occur? Attack appeared to be caused by […]

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Children’s Safety [Video]

Are You Concerned For Your or Your Friends Child’s Safety? Safety Online or Offline? We thank Barbara for her article “What Lengths Would You Go To Keep Your Kids Safe Online?” by Barbara Brenninkmeijer. However, she opens with this sentence. “Protecting a child from harm is one of the greatest anxieties, perhaps the greatest, parents experience […]

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Malware Ransomware [Video]

Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other […]

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Child Predators Pedophiles [Video]

WARNING – Content should be disturbing to most readers Predators When children go online, they have direct and immediate access to friends, family, and complete strangers, which can put unsuspecting children at great risk. Children who meet and communicate with strangers online are easy prey for Internet predators. Predators have easy and anonymous access to children […]

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Malvertising [Video]

Malvertising: Three Things You Need To Know BY Brian O’Kelley Shortly before the winter holidays, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Ernst & Young issued a joint report estimating the annual cost associated with a triad of fraudulent practices: infringed content (also known as piracy), invalid traffic, and “malvertising.” Their findings were arresting: each year, the […]

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Cyber Harassment [Video]

Warning – Content May Offend Some Readers Cyber Harassment Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Doxxing, Flaming, Revenge Porn, Sextortion, Shaming, Swatting, Trolling 5 Ways to Handle and Prevent Cyber-Harassment Recognize the situation for what it is: Online harassment. It can also be referred to as cyberbullying, but regardless of the name, know that this is a […]

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Sextortion of Children [Video]

Sextortion Affecting Thousands of U.S. Children Summary Sextortion is a type of online sexual exploitation in which individuals coerce victims into providing sexually explicit images or videos of themselves, often in compliance with offenders’ threats to post the images publicly or send the images to victims’ friends and family. The FBI has seen a significant […]

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