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Dangers of Social Media by Alex Berta


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Dangers of Social Media by Alex Berta

  2. 2. ALEXANDER BERTA VCIO Alexander is a cyber security professional that provides cyber & information security, threat intelligence, penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response for clients and businesses of all sizes. He is a certified digital forensics examiner where he has assisted on investigations involving identification, analysis and presentation of data. He spent his early years studying the methodologies of hacking collectives around the world and gained a rare insight into how they operate. Alexander has been mentioned in books such as “Art of Intrusion” by Kevin Mitnick, “2600: The Hackers Quarterly” by Emmanuel Goldstein and “Private Security Today” by Dr. Carter Smith. Alexander has devoted his life’s work to help thwart network intrusion efforts and expose methodologies of various threat actors. Hi Everyone, we are Level 10 Technology D a n g e r s o f S o c i a l M e d i a Welcome!
  3. 3. Dangers Of Social Media Level 10 Technology Why Are We Here A Childs Footprint Human Trafficking Sextortion Online Predators How To Stay Protected Q&A Social Media
  5. 5. 8 Years & Younger At 8 Years & Younger Your Child Maybe Viewing Videos, Playing Some Games Or Browsing Sites On Their Own A Childs Footprint Online Level 10 Technology
  6. 6. 10 Years Old Playing Online Games With Friends. Most Games Are Rated Teen Or Higher. They Are Also Used As Recruitment Tools By Online Predators & Nation State Actors. 11 Years Old Average Age Of A Young Cell Phone Owner Is 11 Years Old. They Have An Email Address, Texting & More. 12 Years Old Research Has Long Established That Children Who Watch Movies Or Listen To Music Glamorize Drinking, Drugs Use Or Violence Are More Likely To Engage In Those Behaviors Themselves.13 Years Old Children Are Now Allowed To Sign Up To Social Media. Their Footprint Begins To Grow. Children Are Now Being Connected To Anyone & EVERYONE
  7. 7. 14 Years Old Your child is now taking photos, videos and posting them online. Little do they know the images and videos they are posting they can never get back. 15 Years Old Children are now desensitized by various violent and sexual acts. Children are contacted by people twice their age asking for sexual contact.
  9. 9. Allows communication over wireless Communication is not logged like a normal text message Communication is based off screen names or handles Strangers can communicate directly with your child Kik & WhatsAPP In the past couple of weeks, police have linked the KiK app to at least five serious crimes involving children in the past two weeks, including the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell -- allegedly by two 19-year-old Virginia Tech students -- and an incident in Alabama where a man attempted to check a 14-year-old girl out of school. He was charged with statutory rape and attempted kidnapping. (ABC 2016) KIK ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN Over 1,000 Sexual Abuses Cases Reported In The USA & UK
  10. 10. ooVoo MobileooVoo is a high-quality video chat application. Think Facetime or Skype. It allows people to connect with up to 12 friends at one time and video chat or have a voice call. You can download it on an iPad, iTouch, iPhone, Android phone, etc. Allows 12 people to talk in a group. These people can use chat or video to communicate. Group Messenger With over 100 million users, offenders are taking a strong interest in this social network. Child Offenders Law enforcement have notified parents in the past not to allow their children to use this social network Law Enforcement
  11. 11. Allows communication over wireless Allows pictures and short videos to be sent over wireless Messages disappear after a few seconds Strangers can send pictures and videos directly to your child SnapChat Snapchat can be compared to the Wild, Wild West of the olden days. There are very few rules, no real way to moderate what is going on, and any evidence of inappropriate behavior is quickly wiped away. With no paper trail, and no way to trace what is being sent across the servers, parents can easily be taken off guard, and young children who can not yet moderate their own activity can easily be harmed by use of the application.
  12. 12. Allows communication over wireless Encrypted chat and self-destructing SMS Once a message is deleted it’s gone forever Used by various crime organizations for recruiting Wickr
  13. 13. Many times pre-teens and teens give away personal information that should not be shared All information begins as viewable by the public unless you change the settings to private. Make sure your child or teen is not revealing their location on their photos. You can turn off geo-tagging in the settings under Location Services. Instagram is another social platform; therefore, your teen can become friends with strangers posing as another teen. Instagram
  14. 14. Kids who enter an age during registration that's under 13 will be blocked from registering. Teens 13 and older must enter a first and last name, e-mail, date of birth, gender and zip code to register. Profiles on the site are very public, unless users opt to make them private; and the site activities were designed to encourage meeting new people. Why Is It Dangerous
  15. 15. The app is rated ages 17+ but Tinder's privacy policy allows teens as young as 13 to register (the app connects with Facebook — which is also technically for ages 13+ — to pull in photos for users' Tinder profiles). Tinder helps people find others in their geographic location and allows users to view each others' photos and start instant messaging once both people have "liked" one another. The geo-location features and anonymous nature of the app put kids at risk for catfishing, sexual harassment, stalking, and worse. Why Is It Dangerous
  16. 16. 13 Years Old To Sign Up Users Can Create Short Videos 3 To 60 Seconds Long Users Are Allowed To Connect With Any Other Use Strangers can send pictures and videos directly to your child TikTok Thirteen is the minimum age, but there isn’t a real way to validate age so anyone can download the app. Also, parents express concern that there is a lot of inappropriate language in the videos so it’s not appropriate for young children. Lastly, by default, all accounts are set to public so strangers can contact your children. Why Is It Dangerous
  17. 17. Does Ad Tracking & Analytics On Users Has EVERY Kind Of Content Community Can Be Toxic To Other Users YouTube Inappropriate content has been sliced into both all-ages content and children’s content. Also, comments on videos can be extremely inappropriate and hurtful. YouTube also has a known pedophile problem which is major cause for concern. YouTube is changing the way they are doing things after being fined by the FTC for over $170 million for Ad Tracking and Selling Minors information. Why Is It Dangerous
  18. 18. Tellonym is a regular occurrence to see cyber bullying, violent threats, and sexual content. It also offers unmonitored access to the internet. The age restrictions are inconsistent ranging from 12 to 16, but this app is inappropriate for anyone younger than being in their late teens. Why Is It Dangerous
  19. 19. Facebook pages or communities repost images that are found of children online Child Exploitation Facebook has been used to transport, sell, and trade humans on the internet. These chats are often done in the open using code words and terms. HumanSex Trafficking Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Cyber Bullying Know what your child is on and who they are talking to. Also monitor their usage on social media. Do not allow your child to connect with strangers or people that they do not know. Stay Protected
  20. 20. How To Stay Protected 1. Understand Your Privacy Settings - Search Settings - Photo Settings - Applications and Websites 2. Don’t Friend People You Don’t Know It should be obvious, but know the people You are friends with. Criminals often use fake Profiles to send spam, or worse, steal personal Information or gain access to your computer. 3. Think Twice About Applications Applications can often pull information about your account including name, address, phone contacts, email contacts and more.
  21. 21. How To Stay Protected 4. Understand Your Geolocation Facebook uses Geolocation services That track and monitor your every Move. This application is called Facebook Places and can be turned on Or off in Privacy Settings. 5. Don’t Overshare What's the best way to preserve your privacy? The experts agree: Be conservative with what you share. Things like your home address, your family members, and your birthday are all easy pickings for identity thieves. It's harder to retract information than to simply not share at all.
  23. 23. The Facts Level 10 Technology .04% Estimates suggest that, internationally, only about .04% survivors of human trafficking cases are identified, meaning that most cases of human trafficking go undetected. Avg. Age 12- 14 The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12 to 14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children. How Many People? It’s estimated that internationally there are between 20 million and 40 million people in modern slavery today. Assessing the full scope of human trafficking is difficult because so cases so often go undetected, something the United Nations refers to as “the hidden figure of crime.” $150 Billion Industry In 2018 In 2018, The National Human Trafficking Hotline received more calls from California than any other state in the US, followed by Texas and Florida, respectively. (To contact the Human Trafficking Hotline: call 1-888-373-7888, text 233733, or chat online.) 71%Women & Girls 29%Men & Boys Globally, an estimated 71% of enslaved people are women and girls, while men and boys account for 29% $99 Billion Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  24. 24. Types of Trafficking Level 10 Technology - #1 Organized Crime Organization - #1 State California Trafficked State - #1 Knoxville, TN In Prevention - #1 USA Largest Consumer In Trafficking Data Labor Trafficking Globally, the International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.1 million people trapped in forced labor. Sex Trafficking The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. Organ Trafficking It is estimated that the illegal organ trade conservatively generates approximately $840 million to $1.7 billion annually
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  27. 27. Demographics Level 10 Technology Adult Minor Unknown Demographic Female Male Unknown Gender Latino Asain White African, African-American, Black Multi-Racial Top 5 Race/ Ethnicity
  28. 28. Level 10 Technology 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 0-8 Yr 9-11 Yr 12-14 Yr 15-17 Yr 18-20 Yr 21-23 Yr 24-26 Yr 27-29 Yr 30-32 Yr 33-35 Yr 36-38 Yr 39-47 Yr 48+ Age At Time – Sex Or Labor Trafficking Began Sex Labor Average Age Of Exploitation Sex – 12 Years Old Labor – 14 Years Old Average Age S u r v i v o r s
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  32. 32. Level 10 Technology Child ID Program Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.
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