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Protect Yourself From Cyber Threats (v.2.0)


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Protect yourself from online threats and privacy invasion.

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Protect Yourself From Cyber Threats (v.2.0)

  1. 1. Striking Back!
  2. 2. Don’t Launch Cell Phone Games and Programs that are “Pushed” to you
  3. 3. Just how gullible are we?
  4. 4. Best 90 Free Windows Programs to Protect You and Your Computer
  5. 5. Cell phone data charges Ring tones Vanity fraud Meet My Children - Sean, Lindsay, Ryan. Each of them was scammed!
  6. 6. “It can’t happen to me!”
  7. 7. Without protection, its just a craps game. Really? What are the odds?
  8. 8. “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!!
  9. 9. A new, targeted social media version of a very old scam -- the “Nigerian,” or “419,” ploy
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Punked! Lots of tools on the net for people who may want to take advantage of you.
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  14. 14. “Who steals my purse steals trash…But he that filches from me my good name …... Makes me poor indeed.” Othello, Act 3 Scene 3
  15. 15. When in doubt about a potential scam check the Internet Crime Complaint Center
  16. 16. Don’t let them get away with it. Get mad or get even! Report them immediately to: OR…become a scam baiter (not really recommended, but some people are just really angry)
  17. 17. Who Scammers Hate
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Victim? Go here immediately!
  20. 20. The meteoric rise in social media use has also created a launch pad for identity thieves. “My prediction ….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
  21. 21. Go to this site: Choose at least two games and report your findings and observations on the Discussion Board.
  22. 22. A word or two about passwords and…. hacking Facebook  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
  23. 23. Three FREE “must have” online tools to create unique passwords.
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  25. 25. Who are the bad guys? Small time crooks
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Beware of the push!! Phishing Why do people fall for it ???
  28. 28. Greed…..
  29. 29. Greed = Scam…..
  30. 30. Fear….
  31. 31. Fear = Scam MailFrontier recently claimed that over 40% of recipients fell for the recent Citibank Email Phishing Scam.
  32. 32. Curiosity…..
  33. 33. Curiosity = Scam
  34. 34. Temptation…..Grooming Ref. Number:EGOGHS255125600419 Batch Number: 14/ 01259/ IPD Ticket Number:113-2471-752-209 Serial Number: 5063-11 Attention We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our UNIVERSAL STAKES Lottery Program held on the 20th JULY, 2004.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-6453 with serial number 3772-554 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of USD$1,500,000 ( One Million Five Hundred Dollars) Only .CONGRATULATIONS!
  35. 35. Some Quick Facts  FBI 2012 statistics show $3 billion in losses  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
  36. 36. What Scammers Love  Social networking sites  People who click on links  Pictures, blogs  Manually hacking “captcha” registration blocks.
  37. 37. ScaREWARE Pretends to detect a virus and offers to help with inexpensive debugging software (usually around $50) – then.. You give your credit card # for the software fix!
  38. 38. Hidden terms..Recurring Billing..Shipping & handling
  39. 39. Beware! Texting for Dollars  Text message from your bank or credit card company to call right away and verify account information! OR  You’ve won a free gift from a reputable vendor like Sears or Macy’s or like the text above – “An apple free prize.”
  40. 40. Bogus Love “Wire me some money for an airline ticket so that I can be with you forever.”! 1) Fake photos: You may be virtual dating with somebody else. 2) Hidden costs: Sign-up could be free, but everything else requires you to pay extra fees. 3) Milking your Bank Account: The guy/girl is in distress and urgently need money, e.g. accidents, trapped at airport, hospitalized, etc.
  41. 41. “Make ME your favorite charity…please :( ” Their pitch: Speed up relief efforts – wire and send personal info such as social security and checking account numbers.
  42. 42. Log on here: The hot-spot Hot Seat “Coming to a location near you.”
  43. 43. Cute ads but Beware! Not so free credit reports. Any Web site or print ad offering free credit reports has to display this disclosure across the top of each page: THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. Read more at FTC.GOV. You have the right to a free credit report from or 877-322-8228, the ONLY authorized source under federal law.
  44. 44. Free Credit Report? This one may be the one to try. I Now, a new site called CreditKarma is offering free daily credit scores. For comparison, FICO’s own Score Watch program costs $89.95 per year. So what’s the catch? There is none! Try it.