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How Thieves Use Social Media To Rob You

How Thieves Use Social Media To Rob You | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Thinking of tweeting about an upcoming holiday? Don’t. Thinking of sharing a photo of your latest grand purchase? Don’t. Thinking of checking in at the airport before your vacation? Don’t.

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JM - Axioma WebLab's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:34 PM

Take note of this info !.

MeeMetICT's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:04 AM

Met de vakantie voor de deur wel even de moeite om te bekijken.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:36 AM

An infographic with some important information we can share with students

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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
. . Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone's responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet's future! . ===> "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only t...

 


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Thats stunning...
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Apprenez à sécuriser en 7 jours

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Determining What Calls Home - Learning about Privacy / Security

Determining What Calls Home - Learning about Privacy / Security | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
I've done some thinking about computer security and privacy over the past while.  It's been precipitated by conversations with Gust Mees.  It's good thinking. We're all in the same boat.  Just thin...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:33 AM

Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:38 AM

Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!


Gust MEES's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:39 AM

Good thought from Doug and a great tool, well explained... A MUST read, thx Doug!


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Twitter Help Center | Keeping Your Account Secure

Twitter Help Center | Keeping Your Account Secure | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.

 

 

 

 

We want Twitter to be a safe and open community. This help page provides some information and tips to help you practice safe Tweeting and keep your account secure.

 

Here are some basics:

 

- Use a strong password.

 

- Watch out for suspicious links, and always make sure you’re on Twitter.com before you enter your login information.

 

- Don't give your username and password out to untrusted third-parties, especially those promising to get you followers or make you money.

 

- Make sure your computer and operating system is up-to-date with the most recent patches, upgrades, and anti-virus software.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 6:58 PM

Even Twitter says what I am saying and what about my FREE courses are, BUT apparently NOBODY is reading it!

 

Teaching and Learning about Cyber-Security is a MUST in 21st Century!

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:06 PM

Even Twitter says what I am saying and what about my FREE courses are, BUT apparently NOBODY is reading it!

Teaching and Learning about Cyber-Security is a MUST in 21st Century!

Learn more:

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

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What is Naivety in the Digital Age?

What is Naivety in the Digital Age? | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

[Start Text from Wikipedia]

Naivety (or naïvety, naïveté, etc.), is the state of being naive—having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects pragmatism in favor of moral idealism. One who is naive may be called a naif. [End Text from Wikipedia]

 

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Naivety in the Digital Age means not realizing and accepting the dangers of Internet, the ignorance of the need to secure its computer and any other device connecting to the Internet (smartphones + ...), having no clue about Cyber-Security and people who think that Internet-Safety ALONE is enough!

 

===> Naif means ALSO thinking that a certain Operating System is secure and perfect! Nobody is perfect: <===

 

- Apple: http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

- Linux: http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?q=Linux

 

- Windows: everybody knows that already...

 

 

In 21st Century Internet-Safety ALONE isn't enough anymore, a need for sure, but there is a MUST to teach and to learn ALSO about basics of Cyber-Security! Both together are a MUST! NOT ONLY one alone!

 

Would YOU like to get called a naif because not having those skills?

 

Certainly NOT, so check out my FREE courses please to become a good eCitizen, Digital Citizen and share it with YOUR family, colleagues, friends and...

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

 

There will be soon a blog created about that topic, so stay tuned and follow my blog here to get the news:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

Update: the blog is online now http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

 

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8 Password Manager Options for Mac and iOS

8 Password Manager Options for Mac and iOS | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Passwords are like undergarments: it’s good to keep them hidden, and you should change them often. Likewise, if someone sees your password it may leave you feeling exposed and uncomfortable. As we ...

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Passwords, Security and the Future of Authentication [#Infographic]

Passwords, Security and the Future of Authentication [#Infographic] | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Are passwords dead?

 

According to Wired's Mat Honan, they ought to be. Honan is the technology journalist who was hacked last year. In just a few minutes, his entire digital life, including photos of his young daughter, disappeared. If it can happen to a tech-savvy writer like Honan, it can happen to anyone.


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Twitter Help Center | My Account Has Been Compromised

Twitter Help Center | My Account Has Been Compromised | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.

 

If your account has been compromised but you're still able to log in, this page will help you secure your account and stop unwanted behaviors. If you can't log in to your account, please see thistroubleshooting article.

Has my account been compromised? Read more in article... 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:13 PM

Even Twitter says what I am saying and what about my FREE courses are, BUT apparently NOBODY is reading it!

 

Teaching and Learning about Cyber-Security is a MUST in 21st Century!

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:16 PM

Even Twitter says what I am saying and what about my FREE courses are, BUT apparently NOBODY is reading it!

 

Teaching and Learning about Cyber-Security is a MUST in 21st Century!

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

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Facebook's Graph Search worries security experts

Facebook's Graph Search worries security experts | Exploring Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Post highlighting embarrassing things raises questions of user privacy with Graph Search, which Facebook users cannot opt out of

 

Facebook believes its responsibility is to provide the privacy settings, while users are responsible for using them. "You control who you share your interests and likes with on Facebook," the company said Thursday in an emailed statement.

 

When joining Facebook, people trade their personal information for free use of the social network. Given that, security experts agree that people are responsible for controlling who sees that information.

 

However, some experts believe Facebook does not go far enough in educating users about the potential threats in keeping information public. Because Graph Search makes all that personal information easily searchable, education on its dangers should be a much higher priority for Facebook.

 

===> "Some people do not grasp the importance of Graph Search," said Bogdon Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst for Bitdefender. "So maybe it would be better for Facebook to actually inform people that some things will change." <===


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:39 PM

A MUST read and ALSO to learn about the basic knowledge of Cyber-Security!

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:50 PM

A MUST read and ALSO to learn about the basic knowledge of Cyber-Security!


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/


Gust MEES's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:51 PM

A MUST read and ALSO to learn about the basic knowledge of Cyber-Security!

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/