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Explosion of online child sexual abuse imagery [Video]
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Explosion of online child sexual abuse imagery [Video]

Child sexual abuse images and online exploitation surge during the pandemic With tech companies' moderation efforts constrained by the pandemic, distributors of child sexual exploitation material are growing bolder, using major platforms to try to draw audiences. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a spike in reports of child sexual exploitation material on the internet, with some of it lurking on major tech platforms. Claire Merchlinsky / for NBC News Michael Oghia was on a Zoom videoconference with about 20 climate activists last week when someone hijacked the presenter's screen to show a video of explicit pornography involving an infant. "It took me a moment to process it," said Oghia, advocacy and engagement manager at the Global Forum for Media Developments. "At fi...
Reducing Traumatic Stress and Anxiety [Video]
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Reducing Traumatic Stress and Anxiety [Video]

Easing stress and seeking normalcy in traumatic times For most Americans, 2020 has already been a rough year — and it’s not even half over. A pandemic, natural disasters, economic decline, and, for many, the loss of a job have taken a toll on their mental health. “Stress is particularly acute when you’re experiencing a situation that is outside of your control,” says Dr. Kerry Ressler, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “You may feel stuck, frozen, or helpless.” After a traumatic period, even when things settle down, it can be difficult to move on and regain a sense of normalcy. Reducing stress and regaining your footing So, how can you reduce your stress and regain your footing after going through a bad time, whether that’s the result of a large-scale n...
Healthy Lifestyle – Living Longer [Video]
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Healthy Lifestyle – Living Longer [Video]

Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life Monique Tello, MD, MPH Contributor How is it that the United States spends the most money on healthcare, and yet still has one of the lowest life expectancies of all developed nations? (To be specific: $9,400 per capita, 79 years, and 31st.) Maybe those of us in healthcare have been looking at it all wrong, for too long. Healthy lifestyle and longevity Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). This means that they had data on a huge number of people over a very long period of time. The NHS included over 78,000...
Internet Crime Bitcoin and the Darknet [Video]
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Internet Crime Bitcoin and the Darknet [Video]

. Internet Crime Definition - What does Internet Crime mean? Internet crime is any crime or illegal online activity committed on the Internet, through the Internet or using the Internet. The widespread Internet crime phenomenon encompasses multiple global levels of legislation and oversight. In the demanding and continuously changing IT field, security experts are committed to combating Internet crime through preventative technologies, such as intrusion detection networks and packet sniffers. Internet crime is a strong branch of cybercrime. Identity theft, Internet scams and cyberstalking are the primary types of Internet crime. Because Internet crimes usually engage people from various geographic areas, finding and penalizing guilty participants is complicated. Techopedia explains ...
Phishing Attacks [Video]
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Phishing Attacks [Video]

Hackers impersonate Microsoft more than any other brand in phishing attacks By James Sanders Phishers tend to focus on business during the week, social media and finance on the weekend, according to a Vade Secure report. Cybercriminals change tactics throughout the week when waging phishing attacks, as social media services like Facebook are targeted more during the weekend, according to the Q1 2019 Phishers' Favorites report published Thursday by Vade Secure. Social engineering attacks—typically in the form of phishing—continue to be a popular mode of attack for cybercriminals, while an increase in social media for personal brand building, including the rise of Instagram "influencers," resulted in an increased targeting of social media services. After three-quarters of the decline, ...
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Seniors Identity Theft [Video]

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity theft fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses to identity theft over a five year period is $7,633. “It’s a big problem,” says Elizabeth Loewy, co-founder of EverSafe, a Fintech company that monitors and alerts for fraud. “It’s under-reported. It’s a common problem, along with other ki...
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ICFO Archive: Think B4 You Click [Video]

  Older ICFO archive history of Think B4 You Click THINK before you click THINK before you click is the strong message of an internet safety campaign designed to protect teenagers from overexposing themselves on social networking sites. ... "Once you upload a picture to the internet you have lost control of it. It can be copied, altered and displayed in different contexts without your consent. Think before you click, the site warns teenagers - Independent.ie Cyber-criminals often use current news, sensational topics, and promises of shocking photos and videos to get you to click on malicious links. Don't fall for it! Stop and think before you click. Think Before You Click - Center for Internet Security ‘Think Before You Click’, a 20-week awareness campaign designed to e...
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ICFO Archive: Malvertising

Older ICFO archive history of Malvertising Right Click on Links Malvertising continues to pound legitimate web sites Malware-infected ads now the greatest threat to mobile security Yahoo Ad Network Used to Spread CryptoWall Ransomware ‘Kyle & Stan’ Parks Malvertising On Amazon, YouTube Malvertising on YouTube and Amazon Delivers Sophisticated Malware Death Click Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Targets US Defense Industry Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL, and other sites delivers ransomware Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals’ Latest Sweet Spot HuffPo visitors targeted with malvertising, infected with ransomware How To Explain Malvertising To A Five-Year-Old Moose Malware Uses Linux Routers For Social Network Fraud BlackHat 2015: RiskIQ reports a huge spi...
Phone Scams [Video]
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Phone Scams [Video]

Phone scammers posing as law enforcement, Social Security Administration steal more than $2 million MAY 2, 2019, 2:30PM EDT The NYPD has issued an alert to warn people against phone scams in which callers are pretending to be the Social Security Administration or law enforcement agencies. There have been more than 200 complaints made regarding the scam, and people have reported losses of more than $2 million. In comparison, only three similar complaints were made all of last year. Scammers tell victims their Social Security number has been used for illegal activities, such as drug trafficking or money laundering, or to open accounts. In order to deal with the situation, victims are asked for money “to help resolve the situation.” Scammers use prepaid gift cards, Bitcoin and ...
ICFO Archive: Tech Support Scams [Video]
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ICFO Archive: Tech Support Scams [Video]

Older archive but a good history of Tech Support Scams Right Click on Links Regulators shut down global PC ‘tech support’ scam Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page Support scams, malware and mind games without frontiers Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page TECH SUPPORT SCAMS ‘Microsoft Partner’ Claims Fuel Support Scams Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with a lawsuit Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer Better Business Bureau: Tech support scams are a serious danger Windows 10 privacy paranoia leads to ban from private pirate torrent trackers Technical support phone scams are still going strong 7 ON YOUR SIDE EXPOSES COMPUTER TECH SUPPORT SCAM It’s 2015 and miscreants are still tr...