Category: Internet Safety
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Cell Phone Safety
Guest Post by Amanda Martin:
Amanda Martin, writes about variety of mobile related topics, the favorite are apps for parental control and smartphone security tips. She contributes to the advancement of cell phone monitoring software.
In today’s modern age, the question about mobile phones is not whether their kid should have a cell phone but when should they start using it. Cell phone safety has been one of the main issues around the controversy of kids and cell phones. Finding the right phone and the carrier should be the least of your concerns, and most of your discussions should be about cell phone safety, rules and responsibility. Don’t forget that not only children should be advised on how to use their phone – the teens need a lot of guidance too.
Cell Phone Safety: Does your child … Read More »
Web-Filter for ALL!
Congratulations Will and Kate!
Just like I will congratulate siblings and relatives on their upcoming arrivals, I am so happy for the Royal Family and the new HEIR TO THE THRONE! Yes, I did watch the two-hour date-line special that went in the very details of the arrival, which consisted of looking at the outside of the hospital and talking to people that happened to be there.
Prime Minister Wants a Safer Environment for the New Monarch!
The Prime Minister announced that Great Britain will limit pornography for Internet subscribers by default. See full article from the BBC. The Prime Minister stated that he is not trying to be a “moralise or scaremonger” but he is deeply concerned about the affect of pornography and the exploitation of children. The new rulings will require Internet Providers to filter pornography to a 'family … Read More »
What is the cloud?
Are you too embarrassed at this point to ask, “What is the Cloud?” Just like a Neighbor that moved in a year ago, it’s a little awkward to ask their name now. Don’t worry it is never too late to learn!
The cloud is a computing service that is not tied to a physical device or server, but a network of server farms that can allocate resources appropriately. Typically computing was restricted to a physical hard drive and a physical computer. Now with cloud computing you can assign resources from a network of virtual machines to perform the same function.
Cloud Computing: The Las Vegas Metaphor
If you are visiting Las Vegas for a weekend, would you rather buy a second home or book a room in a large casino?
Well, the cost of a second home is a lot higher. … Read More »
Guest post by Brian Jones:
Brian has been writing about personal safety for years and is becoming increasingly interested in how security concerns in the online and offline world are becoming interconnected. Feel free to reach out to him on Twitter.
The Bling Ring Presents an Opportunity to Talk with Teens about Online Security
The Bling Ring, which premiered in theaters on June 14th, combines many of the things that teens love most: drama, fashion, rebellion and, of course, Emma Watson. Surprisingly, it also presents a great chance to talk with your teens about the importance of staying secure online. Here are a few crucial things your kids should know about using the Internet safely:
Some Things are Best Kept Private: Personal information shared carelessly on social networking sites can easily pave the way for criminals of all kinds. In … Read More »
What is Social Engineering?
Social Engineering is an Information Security Term referring to the act of manipulating or tricking people to share confidential information.
A bad guy is trying to trick you into spilling the beans!
Have you seen a spy movie? Typically the Social Engineering attack is the scene where the main character tells lies in order to get past the guard at a corporate office or data center. They usually find out as much as they can about the company to sound legitimate.
In this day in age, it is difficult to “Trust” people. Attacks come from every angle and it is important to be on your guard. Teach your kids about these scams and they can protect themselves. My rule of thumb is to Be wary of a any unsolicited communication!
On a lighter note. I have … Read More »