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Dropbox Security Breach

haveibeenpwnedIn the language of black hat hackers (bad hackers), being pwned means having your defenses breached or your data taken. The excellent online serviceĀ haveibeenpwned.com tracks major security breaches around the world, and alerts users if their data has been pwned and released online.

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Anatomy Of A Phishing Scam

Phishing scams are easy to fall for, and hackers know they only need to catch a small proportion of potential victims to make it worth their while. Use the guide below to teach students and staff how to spot a phishing scam. Anatomy Of A Phishing Scam

Heartbleed: What You Need To Do

Heartbleed LogoThis week, tech news websites have been raising the alarm about Heartbleed (a massive Internet security scare), and the mainstream media are slowly catching up. With this media exposure, a lot of non-technical people are uncertain of the risks, and consequently have a lot of …

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Digital Citizenship

Danger Sinking Mud_urdz7529hc8vutz6With the massive rise of ICT use in everyday living, it is vital that students have a chance to discuss issues relating to digital citizenship (identity, privacy, participation, credibility, authorship and ownership) and security.

Whilst these issues are infused throughout the course in anecdotes …

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2 Minute Warning

Earlier this year I asked my Year 8 students to record a 2 minute warning to their parents, aiming to highlight risks which they might face online. This piece of work followed several smaller tasks (such as Me vs Me), and lots of discussions, regarding digital citizenship, what being online means and how we can stay safe. Of all the excellent pieces submitted, I was most taken by work of Chloe, who I believed manage to convey a lot of meaning in an easy to understand message: Chloe runs a nice blog where she posts some of her other work, if you are interested in taking a look.

Java Security Threat

Java_logoNumerous government and news organisations are raising a the alarm on the latest Java 7 security threat. Potentially affecting all platforms, the exploit is already being used “massively in the wild” to allow the installation of malicious software on the computers of unsuspecting users. In …

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Online Safety

This presentation, which I prepared for an assembly at my school, might be useful for educating secondary students about staying safe online. It focuses on the various dangers and how they can be avoided. Thumbnail image by brunogirin on Flickr.…

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Firefox Addons for Web Designers & Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser which aims to provide a simple, light and fast way to browse the web. It is one of the main driving forces in the web today, and the competition it provides is one of the reasons …

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Hivelogic – The Enkoder

http://hivelogic.com/enkoder

Spam bots crawl the web looking for email addresses which they can harvest for their evil overlords. This means that posting your email address online can lead directly to an increase in the amount of spam you receive. The Enkoder helps protect email address …

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