Category Archives: Online Security

Online Security – Beware of online fraud

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 31 percent of reported victims of identity theft are young people. Teenagers make attractive targets because they have good credit ratings and little debt, and they tend to be less savvy than adults about how to keep personal information secure. Some things that your children should know in order…
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Millions of websites hit by Drupal hack attack

Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a recently discovered bug should "assume" they have been hacked. It said automated attacks took advantage of the bug and can let attackers take control of a site. 'Shocking' statement In its "highly critical" announcement, Drupal's security team said anyone…
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Online Security for kids – Use social networking safely

Kids may use social networking sites designed for children such as Webkinz or Club Penguin, or sites designed for adults such as YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and others. Kids use social networks to connect with others who might live halfway around the world and with their peers whom they see every day at school.…
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Online Security: Encourage kids to keep passwords secret

Our kids create online usernames and passwords for school, game websites, social networking, shopping and more. According to a survey by Teen Angels of Wired Safety.org, 75 percent of 8- to 9-year olds shared passwords with someone else, and 66 percent of girls in grades 7 to 12 said they shared their password with someone…
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