Internet Security

If you haven’t seen the  Norse Global Real-Time Attack Map, I highly recommend it as both visually fascinating and informative. The site provides a geographical display of live cyber attacks along with the origin, attack type, and target.

What Is A DDOS

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.

They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.

WordFence–a company that monitors and provides the leading protection for WordPress sites, issued their December 2016 WordPress Attack Activity Report which showed an increase in both brute force (password guessing) and complex attacks.

What About Your OWN Protection?

The value of anti-virus protection is directly related to the consequences of not having anti-virus software. The increases in viruses and malicious code make the Internet unsafe if you’re aware nor prepared.

Web sites get attacked and hacked all the time. Whether the Internet is a safe or a secure place for even the most tech-savvy user often debated.

Users of email and visitors of many different websites have a relatively high likelihood of accidentally downloading some form of malware or becoming the victim of an identity-stealing scam.

Your computer AND smartphone need an antivirus program which you can trust to keeping your system clean and secure from harmful virus, worms and attacks through scanning process. A trusted anti-virus software will stop problems BEFORE they start by detecting suspicious websites and files that contain malicious programs before they enter your computer and they’ll block malicious tracking software from being downloaded to your system.malicious tracking software from being downloaded to your system.

Consumer Affairs Best Antivirus Software Reviews

Antivirus software is used to detect, prevent and remove viruses and spyware, stop hacking and phishing attacks and protect consumers from identity theft. This software is essential to prevent loss of data and personal information and to keep computers and mobile devices running effectively.

Most antivirus software now runs on PC, Mac and Android and iOS mobile devices and may include a firewall to prevent access to computers and networks.

Parental monitoring options keep minors protected by limiting access to selected websites.

Whatever YOUR choice, make sure ALL your Internet-connected devices are protected, to ensure your data & privacy information is safe.

VIEW THEIR COMPLETE LIST & DETAILED COMPARISONS HERE: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/antivirus-software/

From EdTechMagazine.com

When it comes to authentication, most IT departments and end users trade internet security for convenience. Trying to remember long, complex passwords and using multifactor authentication is a pain and makes accessing data, e-mail and applications difficult. As the web has evolved, users tend to have user names and passwords for dozens, maybe even hundreds, of websites and applications. The cloud, while solving many problems, creates a new one: Our data is protected by only a password, with multiple points of failure.

Internet Security

If you have a wordpress web site you’re probably aware of the brute force attacks that happened at the end of last year and just this past April, where bots registered tens of millions of automated password crack attempts, targeting the default “admin” user name.

Automated computer programs are getting too sophisticated and too fast for simple passwords based on convenience.

Check-out the infographic below (click for larger image)

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Digital literacy, internet safety seminar May 7

Flint Community Schools will hold a free presentation on digital literacy for students, families and community members from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 at Northern High School, G-3284 Mackin Rd. The presentation will be led by Kevin Honeycutt, technology …
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After assault, police remind public of internet safety – KWWL.com

A 20-year-old woman is in the hospital after she was sexually assaulted, stabbed and left to die. Cedar Rapids police say the woman was attacked by a man she met online. Now the department is reminding everyone to be safe about what you post on the …
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SC prosecutor holding town hall on Internet safety

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina's top prosecutor is sitting down some parents and children and talking about how to keep kids safe from online sex predators. Attorney General Alan Wilson is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday at Meadow Glen …
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Young playwright Chelsey Cleminson (left) with actor Natalie Ann Jamieson, who plays Michaela in ‘Michaela’s Mistake’.

Dangers of Social Media

A  play by a 12-year-old schoolgirl warning about the potential dangers of social networking is touring schools across the region.

Internet Safety

Her script shows the shocking risks that some young people take online, making them vulnerable to adult exploitation.

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