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Cyber Security Awareness and Internet Safety
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    The organisations sharing confirmed fraud data through the Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (CIFAS) – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service – reveal nearly 60,000 cases where an individual became the victim of an identity crime during the first five months of 2013. This includes: Over 46,000 victims of impersonation (where an individual’s identity details were used by a fraudster to open a new account in his or her name), and More than 13,500 victims of takeover (where the individual’s existing account was broken into and hijacked). Read the Full Article over at LP Magazine

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    Hello Everyone! “Cyber Criminals Most Wanted” has gotten a facelift! CCMOSTWANTED.COM came online way back in 1999 providing the first online internet resource  on how to stay safe online, cyber crime, cyber law, computer security plus much more. It took a fair bit of time but I’ve managed to port across all the information onto a more manageable platform which being responsive will look good on all devices and will also be easily readable. If anyone out there would like to write a guest post on any particular topic or indeed if you were the victim of a scam on […]

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    Ten internet Slang phrases parents should know If you see any of these terms used on your childs email it should put alarm bells ringing straight away. TDTM – talk dirty to me YOLO – you only live once WTF – what the ** Frape – Facebook rape Torrenting – illegal downloads ASL – age, sex, location GNOC – get naked on cam LMIR – let’s meet in real life NIFOC – naked in front of computer POS – parents over shoulder

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    Facebook and Twitter trolls could be made more accountable for their online activity if Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon’s legislation efforts are successful. The South Australian upper house MP is preparing draft legislation aimed at protecting social media users from anonymous abuse by “keyboard cowards”. “It’s about time Twitter and Facebook stopped letting these cowards and bullies hide behind their online personals with impunity,” Senator Xenophon said in a statement on Monday. Twitter and Facebook should protect users against threats, harassment and defamation, he added. “Right now our agencies seem powerless to deal with the torrent of abuse that’s flowing […]

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    Online Reputation Management and protection is important these days, we all know that the opposite of Newtons law is in force when it comes to the internet (i.e.) what goes up online stays up online Check out the infographic below on how to protect your online reputation  

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    What is Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is when repeated deliberate and hostile behaviour intended to harm others is directed at an individual or a group through the use of information and communication technologies. As a parent, one of the worst things in the world is seeing your child being bullied by other kids. But when it is online you might be at a loss as to how to stop it. You might not even know for certain that it is going on. Especially if your kids are not wanting to speak openly about it, or feel embarrassed that it is happening in […]

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     What Dangers Can Your Kids Face on the Internet? The internet has become a lifeline for most kids today. It provides a lot of educational information to your child and helps them to learn as well as stay connected with their friends. With families scattered across the globe, the internet also provide kids with a way to stay in touch with family who live far away. Even though a lot of parents use a parental control app to safeguard their kids from accessing sites they shouldn’t, they should still be aware of the different kinds of dangers your kid may […]

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    Schools are giving students the tools to explore the web as early as fifth-grade. But they also have to teach the kids about how dangerous it can be. “It’s complicated parenting, but we can’t deny that is where our world is going,” said Ali Marchilden of Burlington. Teachers and parents are taking on the brunt of the task. “We teach students about appropriate behavior in school on the playground, on the bus walking back, back-and-forth to school. We really need to start talking about what is appropriate Internet behavior,” said Donna McAllister of the Vt. Department of Education. Schools install […]

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    In today’s world we would not dream of letting our kids walk to school by themselves, But when it comes to online safety, are we as being as safe as we should be? A video from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the U.K. which has over 90k shares on Facebook drives the message home about what information kids put up on the internet and draws similarities between posting an online profile on a social media website to placing a large sign in the front garden of your house announcing details to the cyber stalkers and cyberbullies in […]

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    Can Online Gambling Ever Be Fully Safe? What surprises those outside the online gambling industry is not the prevalence of corruption, but the fact that so much of the industry is actually very safe. Low start-up costs and the lure of fast money will attract some rogue operators. It is possible to start a casino for as little as $100k, and many who try this end up going broke. However, the industry does police itself, and reputations are at a premium, meaning the vast majority of gamblers are safe. Here are the key issues faced by todays’ online gamblers – […]