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Ransomeware is only going to get worse.

Read more… Protect yourself from becoming a victim by installing Bitdefender or Malwarebytes. Two of the leading products to keep all of your devices safe.

Facebook adds security keys feature for extra user safety

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If you’re finally starting to feel you should pay closer attention to locking down your Facebook and email accounts, you may want to pick up a thumb-sized gadget that allows you to sign into those accounts with your fingerprint.

Facebook just added security keys to its service, which allows users to log in to their accounts. The security keys are an extra step of protection to keep other people off your account.

There’s a word for that: Facejacked. As in, your Facebook has been hijacked. If it is a friend, you may fall for a prank. But it could be more serious, as the spy would gain access to your friends list, contact information, all of your posts and photographs. Read more…

26 apps and websites favored by child predators — Are your kids using them?

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They pose an increasing threat in New Jersey and across the nation.

Cyber predators are constantly looking for new ways to contact and exploit children — and most parents don’t even have any idea this is happening.

“As technology develops, the number of children contacted by predators on social media increases,” State Police Lt. John Pizzuro said. “Most predators that are going to exploit children are going to reach out through the mediums that they’re already in.”

Join New Jersey 101.5 live Wednesday, Jan. 18 for a special town hall presentation on online child predators. Watch live at NJ1015.com and Facebook.com/NJ1015 starting at 7 p.m. Join our online discussion or call 1-800-283-1015 to get your questions answered by New Jersey State Police investigators. Read more…

Internet not designed for children

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Youngsters are not prepared for what they are signing up to on the internet, and are frequently giving personal information away, according to the Children’s Commissioner for England.

Anne Longfield said children did not know how their data was being used due to “impenetrable” terms and conditions.

She said the internet was not designed for children even though they are now the biggest users.

She has called for a digital ombudsman to be created to uphold their rights.Read more…

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack

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Your browser or password manager’s autofill might be inadvertently giving away your information to unscrupulous phishers using hidden text boxes on sites.

Finnish web developer and hacker Viljami Kuosmanen discovered that several web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Opera, as well as some plugins and utilities such as LastPass, can be tricked into giving away a user’s personal information through their profile-based autofill systems. Read more…

Internet Dangers For Children and Ways to Prevent Them

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Children and teens today are more tech-savvy than ever. Having grown up with the technology we’ve seen evolve so quickly over time. But even when your kids have as much technical know-how as adults, they don’t yet have the experience and discernment necessary to keep them safe online. Read more…

5 things you can do to protect yourself online

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It can be very easy to use unsecure applications and services that leak data and don’t provide anonymity, but there are some simple steps you can take to secure your online identity. Here are 5 that you should look into. Read more…

5.5 million children are victims of human trafficking worldwide – International Labor Organization.

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Text Sold 51555 to join the campaign to end child trafficking. Watch www.Soldthemovie.com and support this horrible crime against kids.

Does a Sex Offender Live Near You

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Seven unrelated residents who live in a house near Daytona Beach share a common thread: They’re on Florida’s list of registered sex offenders.

The 1,918-square-foot, single-family home at 1498 Old Kings Road is occupied by six men and one woman, all with criminal histories that include sex crimes — most involving children.
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Become a member of GuardChild and search your neighborhood to see is a sex offender live in your neighborhood

Nickelodeon gets into e-books with new reading app for kids, Nick Jr. Books.

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Kids TV network Nickelodeon already has solid footing in the digital space with its lineup of over 40 preschool apps and games and its own streaming service, Noggin. Now, the entertainment brand is making its move into e-books. The company has just launched its first ever reading app aimed at kids, which brings interactive stories from their favorite Nick characters to the iPhone and iPad. Read more…