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ALERT!!! Universal XSS flaw in fully patched Microsoft Internet Explorer exposed | CyberSecurity

ALERT!!! Universal XSS flaw in fully patched Microsoft Internet Explorer exposed | CyberSecurity | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
A newly-discovered, severe security flaw in fully patched versions of Internet Explorer allows attackers to steal user credentials or to conduct phishing attacks through any website.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=XSS

 


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A newly-discovered, severe security flaw in fully patched versions of Internet Explorer allows attackers to steal user credentials or to conduct phishing attacks through any website.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=XSS



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Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer

Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
Applying the incorrect settings to your router may lead to serious problems. Here is a short guide to protecting your home Wi-Fi network.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 15, 2014 12:45 PM
Applying the incorrect settings to your router may lead to serious problems. Here is a short guide to protecting your home Wi-Fi network.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/


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How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers | CyberSecurity

How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers | CyberSecurity | digital citizenship | Scoop.it

 

Eight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware? At the time, a technology known…

 

So Rutkowska flipped the game, this time in favor of the defenders. Four years ago her Warsaw-based firm, Invisible Things Lab, started developing its own operating system known as Qubes. The free open source OS lets users set up a collection of virtual machines on their PC, with a simple central interface to manage each quarantined system. Careful users can keep their personal online activities isolated in one virtual machine, for instance, while they do their work in another, and their banking in a third. (Rutkowska typically runs about 15.) Open a malicious email attachment or click on an infected website and the malware can’t break out of that one contaminated container.

 

If it works as promised, even NSA-level exploits would be contained to a single compartment in Qubes’ architecture, one that could be evaporated and re-created at will. Recovering from even the nastiest hacker attack, in other words, could soon be as easy as waking from a bad dream.

 


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Eight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware? At the time, a technology known…


So Rutkowska flipped the game, this time in favor of the defenders. Four years ago her Warsaw-based firm, Invisible Things Lab, started developing its own operating system known as Qubes. The free open source OS lets users set up a collection of virtual machines on their PC, with a simple central interface to manage each quarantined system. Careful users can keep their personal online activities isolated in one virtual machine, for instance, while they do their work in another, and their banking in a third. (Rutkowska typically runs about 15.) Open a malicious email attachment or click on an infected website and the malware can’t break out of that one contaminated container.


If it works as promised, even NSA-level exploits would be contained to a single compartment in Qubes’ architecture, one that could be evaporated and re-created at will. Recovering from even the nastiest hacker attack, in other words, could soon be as easy as waking from a bad dream.


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What Americans should fear in cyberspace

What Americans should fear in cyberspace | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change.

 

In treating cyber security as a matter only for IT experts, computer users often neglect the most basic precautions that go a long way toward protecting both the Internet's users and the network itself. Indeed, one study found that as much as 94% of attacks could be stopped with basic "cyber hygiene." Perhaps the best example is that the most popular password in use today is "123456," with "password" No. 2.

 

The 19th century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson never could have conceived of the Internet. But it is what allowed me recently to look up a quote by him that is perhaps the best guide for our age of cyber insecurity:

 

===> "Knowledge is the antidote to fear." <===

 

GM: SO, learn about the basics of Cyber-Security!

 


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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week | 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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WebRTC Block | Protect Your Network IP Address | Chrome Browser | Privacy

WebRTC Block | Protect Your Network IP Address | Chrome Browser | Privacy | digital citizenship | Scoop.it

Disable WebRTC in Your Web Browser!

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. WebRTC can disclose your Local IP Addresses and making fingerprints of your Media Devices. This extension simply protects you from that! * After install, you can test it here: - https://www.browserleaks.com/webrtc


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Disable WebRTC in Your Web Browser!

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. WebRTC can disclose your Local IP Addresses and making fingerprints of your Media Devices. This extension simply protects you from that! * After install, you can test it here: - https://www.browserleaks.com/webrtc
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Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Video

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/update-your-third-party-applications/

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 


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Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy?

Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What's About Privacy? | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
. . WHAT Are Apps? [START Text from Wikipedia] A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile dev...

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Malicious Websites-2013-Threat [Infographic]


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EU proposes new cybercrime rules

EU proposes new cybercrime rules | digital citizenship | Scoop.it
Net firms, banks, hospitals and other may be required to report all cyber break-ins under new EU proposals.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:57 AM

Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU.


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Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU.