Protecting Yourself from Cyber ThreatsPresentation Transcript
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Don’ t Launch Cell Phone Games and Programs that are “Pushed” to you
Just how gullible are we?
Cell phone data charges Ring tones Vanity fraud Meet My Children - Sean, Lindsay, Ryan. Each of them was scammed!
“ It can’t happen to me!”
Click on this link
Without protection, its just a craps game. Really? What are the odds?
“ You stand a better chance at any given time of loosing your personally identifiable information than you do of just about any other form of nasty thing than can happen to a person over their lifetime .” The National Safety Council
1 in 146,107,962.00 could potentially win the power ball lottery grand prize 1 in 3,563,608.83 could potentially win the 200,000 dollar prize in the power ball 1 in 3000 will be killed by lighting in any given year
1 in 1,313 chance of being killed by a doctor
1 in 314 chance of being killed by a firearm
1 in 84 chance of being killed in a car crash over your lifetime 1 in 3 has had their personally identifiable information lost this year!!
A new, targeted social media version of a very old scam -- the “Nigerian,” or “419,” ploy
WIRE ME MONEY ! FACEBOOK HACK
How did they do that?
Because Facebook regularly contacts its users through e-mail, and includes links in those e-mails to login pages, the format is ripe for phishers. It's easy to imitate Facebook e-mails and simply send users clicking to a look-a-like login page that steal passwords.
Punked! Lots of tools on the net for people who may want to take advantage of you.
Symantic and Sperling ’s Best Places 2010 Report Americas Riskiest Cities for Cybercrime
"I look at it like driving a car," said Dan Nadir, the director of product management for Symantec. "Your risk of an accident is going to be greater the more you drive. If you're online more, you need to be more cautious, just like the more you're on the road, the more you should wear your seatbelt, have airbags and rotate your tires."
Not Proud of this High Ranking
Variables In Study
Sins of Commission : risky online activities, including online banking and online shopping.
Sins of Omission: Also factored into the rankings was the number of free WiFi hotspots per capita. "WiFi is a big concern," acknowledged Nadir, "because it's something most people don't understand, and most don't know who is behind that hotspot, or if it's even legitimate. “
What counters the risk? Awareness through education!!
“ Who steals my purse steals trash…But he that filches from me my good name …... Makes me poor indeed.” Othello, Act 3 Scene 3
When in doubt about a potential scam check the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov/about/ default.aspx
We are all victims!
1700 new victims in the course of this meeting.
By the end of the decade someone in your family will be a victim.
Lowest estimate of projected damage is $5000.
Only 1 in 700 is investigated.
1 year or less in jail.
70 – 80 % involve illegal dugs
FBI reports 30,000 computer a week are taken over.
Don’t let them get away with it. Get mad or get even! Report them immediately to: http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx OR…become a scam baiter (not really recommended, but some people are just really angry)
Who Scammers Hate http://www.419hell.com/
The meteoric rise in social media use has also created a launch pad for identity thieves.
“ My prediction for 2010 (and beyond) is that the increase in social networking activity, along with a user’s failure to implement security and privacy settings and protocols, will lead to an increased exposure of not only the user’s personal information but possibly that of their “friends”.
Robert Siciliano : CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwFC0jfxTco
A word or two about passwords and…. hacking Facebook ( the following presentation is a bit scary, but you can protect yourself with the steps that follow) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_kvQC5DH34&feature=related
No birthdates or social security numbers
No mother ’s maiden name
No universal password
Yes to long passwords (over eight characters)
Yes to random patterns – first letter of each word in your favorite song with your favorite number.
Yes to changing it frequently
Three FREE “must have” online tool to create unique passwords. http://www.passwordchart.com/
http ://www.onguardonline.gov/games/overview.aspx Go to this site: Choose at least two games and report your findings and observations on the Discussion Board.
Trans- national crime gangs. Russian "Mafia," Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, Asian Triads, Japanese Yakuza, Nigerian confidence rings, Hell's Angels, rogue factions of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and the surviving, leaner and meaner Cosa Nostra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwtLZV010-M
Why do people fall for it ??? Beware of the push!!
Greed = Scam…..
Fear = Scam MailFrontier recently claimed that over 40% of recipients fell for the recent Citibank Email Phishing Scam.
Curiosity = Scam
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Some Quick Facts
FBI 2009 statistics show $560 million in losses – over double the figure from 2008.
Median individual loss - $575.
But reported loss is tip of the project iceberg – estimated to be in the billions. Only 1 in 10 crime reported
“ Make ME your favorite charity…please :( ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyzfdTVvV5k
Their pitch: Speed up relief efforts – wire and send personal info such as social security and checking account numbers.
Log on here: The hot-spot Hot seat “Coming to a location near you.” http://telkomhell.com/wi-fi-hotspot-security.html
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