Yes, your child could be a victim of identity theft

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Could your child have a credit report even if he or she has never used a credit card or borrowed money? It’s possible when identity theft is involved. Your child’s Social Security number (SSN) may be exposed in a number of ways — school records and medical records are just…


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How Techies and Hackers Protect Their Kid’s Online Play Time Differently

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My generation of Gen X is pretty familiar with technology; but I have to say, I can’t keep up with the rapid rate of innovation. Sometimes this leads me to be a bit paranoid when it comes to my children and tech, considering they were literally raised in front of…


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Hackers threaten to send Android users’ private photos and messages to all their friends and family

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Thousands of Android users are being held to ransom by a new strain of malware known as LeakerLocker. The so-called ransomware is being used by hackers to extort victims by threatening to leak their personal information to all their contacts unless a ransom is paid. This information could potentially include…


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What to do if ID Thieves target your child

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Discovering that your identity has been compromised is scary and it can happen to anybody – including children. According to the Better business Bureau, children are often easy targets because they typically do not start using their information until early adulthood, when applying for college, loans or their first credit…


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DARK WEB PAEDO SITE Sick child abuse site revealed to have 10,000 Brit members including NHS worker and school governor

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A SECRET online paedophile network which allowed sickos to discuss child abuse and post vile images had 10,000 Britons signed up, it has emerged. An NHS employee, a former school governor and a sex offender who worked at a children’s hospital were among 80,000 users registered with the site. The…


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Russian hackers targeting kids’ Instagram accounts

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It’s been 10 days since Russian hackers hijacked a Valley woman’s Instagram account, which she set up for her daughter to post dancing pictures. And she still cannot regain access to the account, or get Instagram to shut it down. “I just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop….


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Your Kids’ Toys Could Be Connecting With Hackers

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Who knew that a cute stuffed animal or a doll could be dangerous? Unfortunately they can be. So here’s what we know and most importantly what you can do to protect your children: Vtech, Hello Barbie and CloudPets are the most recent toys identified as having been hacked or having…


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Sextortion: How Hackers Blackmail Young Girls into Performing Sexual Acts

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Immagine you are a modern teenager. Facebook, Instagram, Kik, and Snapchat have been around for almost as long as you have been able to read. These are the conduits to your world. You have been carefully cultivating your digital identity for as long as you have been building your real…


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Young people are frequent identity theft victims

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Federal investigators say thieves are intentionally targeting young people because it can be years before the crime is detected. For college students, there’s a lot to think about, and being the target of identity theft may not be at the top of that list. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that…


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Charges dismissed against Vancouver man accused in FBI child pornography hack

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Prosecutors have abandoned charges against a Vancouver school worker accused of child pornography offenses after the FBI took over a “darknet” site. Public defenders representing Jay Michaud, a Vancouver school worker accused in July 2015 of sharing child pornography through a Tor site, successfully fought to force the FBI to…


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Signs your child is a computer hacker

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An expert in cyber security has listed the signs parents can look out for if they suspect their child is involved in cyber crime. Vince Warrington, who’s helped both the Government and private companies keep their data safe, is part of a new scheme launched in Merseyside educating children aged…


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‘I hacked your Facebook, now show me your t**s’: Sextorter of underage girls jailed for 8 years

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A US-man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a sick ‘sextortion scheme’ that involved hacking into the social media, email and online shopping accounts of over a dozen teenage girls and coercing them into sending him sexually explicit images. Ryan J Vallee, 23, admitted that between 2011…


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Cyber security experts warn kids to be careful with social media apps

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Do your kids like to lip sync along to music? If so, there’s an app for it that’s becoming more and more popular. It’s called “Musical.ly” and cyber security experts warn apps like it could be dangerous if kids aren’t careful. One concern among all social media is the fact…


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Garfield Joins Cyber Security Fight

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Cyber security experts are getting help from one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters. “Garfield” is now working to teach kids how to safely use the internet on all the electronic devices they’re about to get for Christmas. Garfield’s creator Jim Davis says he’s flattered and honored. “If Garfield…


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Computer experts warn parents internet enabled Christmas toys could be used to hack home

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PARENTS have been warned to watch what they buy for their children this Christmas, after computer experts in Edinburgh hacked into a wi-fi enabled doll. Bill Buchanan, a professor in Edinburgh Napier University’s school of computing, was able to use the wireless capabilities of My Friend Cayla, sold as a…


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4 Ways Teens Scarily Abuse Their Internet Powers

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Technology is more available now than it ever has been. We walk around with little miracles of modern science in our pocket, capable of anything from play games and accessing the internet to talking to people around the globe. Having this sort of access to information is a great privilege,…


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Child porn makes up more than a third of Pa.’s cybercrime convictions

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The top convictions in Pennsylvania for cybercrime offenses are computer theft and online pornography. Between 2012 and 2015, there were 1,461 convictions for cybercrime committed by 250 people, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. Common terms associated with cybercrime are cyberstalking, impersonating another person online, identity theft, harassment,…


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‘How to protect pupils from social media dangers’

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As scammers continue the use of social media platforms to defraud, blackmail and even lure unsuspecting members of the public to their untimely deaths, experts have warned parents on the dangers of allowing their children and wards unfettered access to networking sites. They made this known in Lagos State, during…


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No Bully and Police Athletic League Launch Pilot Program in New York with Seed Support from Tickle Water, IDT911 and Cybersecurity Expert Adam Levin

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10 million students are bullied each year in the US and around 1-6 adolescents is the target of cyberbullying. (No Bully, US National surveys of crime and risky behaviors) Kids spend a lot of time online and their chances of experiencing cyberbullying, haters, and trolls has unfortunately become the new norm….


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‘Sharenting’: Why Sharing Too Many Photos Of Kids On Social Media Could Be Dangerous

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In an era where technology boosts the speed and extensiveness of knowledge turnover within the society, it’s hard to deny the fact that modern technologies such as social media platforms have influenced the human lives. As the digital age continues, the parental phenomenon dubbed as “Sharenting,” where parents share too…


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