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Internet safety for kids

Parents can help their kids learn to navigate the Internet safely by teaching them how to use it properly, rather than letting them “surf” on their own.

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1 in 5 Employees Will Open Suspicious Email and Fail to Notify IT …

While only better education may prevent employees from falling prey to a phishing attempt, real-time monitoring capabilities built into Courion’s provisioning and

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Beware of Bogus Scam Phone Calls from someone claiming to be “Microsoft”

A customer of mine fell pray to a phone call from someone claiming to be “Microsoft”. The guy said that there was a number of programs not running on his computer and that he would have to remote in to fix it and, oh by the way, it will cost $200 bucks. The guy remoted in and showed my customers a list of services that are not running, which is totally normal in Windows and charged my customer the $200 to supposedly fix it. 

Days later, My customer did get help from Microsoft and they called the number associated with the charge on his credit card. The guy on the phone said they didn’t know anything about it??? But would refund the charge within 24 hours. My customer cancelled the credit card anyway. The “real” Microsoft guy helped my customer scan his computer for Malware and only found some Adware and tracking cookies. So, we believe the scam was really just the money and not any siginficant Malware placed on his computer. 

Bottome line: Microsoft, Dell or whoever are not monitoring your computer for errors or programs and services running and they will never call you claiming such. I wish my customer would have called me first so he could have skipped this hassle, but he is safe now and that’s the most important thing. 

Safe computing,


From Usenet to botnets: The evolution of spam

Can you remember the first time you received an email with an offer of pills from a virtual pharmacist, an outlandish financial proposition from a Nigerian prince or a buy recommendation for some penny stocks? Like the vast majority, you saw it for the nefarious email that it was and simply deleted it. I started receiving my first spam in the mid ’90s, and at first it was just a trickle. However, by the start of the new millennium that trickle had turned into a steady stream, and I started investigating ways to block this river of spam from reaching my inbox.

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Little monsters learn about internet safety

Pupils dressed up in a variety of monster outfits for the day, where they learned about the importance of staying safe on the web. Youngsters at the school in Walliscote Road were taught how to use online technology safely and responsibly while Weston & Somerset Mercury

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Microsoft Urges Internet Explorer Users to Protect Against Targeted Attacks

On Monday night, Microsoft urged users of Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions to deploy a toolkit that could help protect against a series of attacks hitting its system.

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Download and install this Toolkit from Microsoft to protect against IE9 Targeted Attacks Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)


Internet Safety Tips for New Video Game Consoles | Home Security …

If your kids want the new Play Station Vita they will be GPS trackable by anyone including a pediphile via the Sony Social Networking App Near. We should be concerned and aware … Pleae Read On …

Find important internet safety tips for children when using the new video game consoles and read all about the concerning capabilities of the video game…/internet-safety-tips-for-new-…

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Police: Seniors beware of ‘grandparent scam’

This happened to someone I know. She got a call from her supposed Grandson who was stranded in a foreign country and didn’t want to tell his mom. She lost over $2000 to this scam.

For protection, Kovaleff said Internet users should have a firewall and anti- virus and anti-spyware software. “Don’t open attachments in emails from strangers, since they can contain programs that enable crooks to get into your computer remotely,” he

These people pray on your sympathy’s and it is really a shame it is almost impossible to catch them because they could be operating anywhere in the world. This is one bad thing the Internet has done for us.

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Safety on the internet

La Trobe MP Laura Smyth is urging parents, teachers and children to learn the importance of internet safety and get involved in a ThinkUKnow campaign. The campaign was developed by the Australian Federal Police in partnership with Microsoft and Ninemsn

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Missing Teen Sparks Internet Safety Concerns For Children

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Authorities said a missing Van Buren teen’s inactivity on Facebook was a signal to her family that something was wrong. For teens, social networking is a way of life, but authorities said the risk of meeting a stranger online could

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