Smartwatches for #kids are at risk from #hacking says new #report

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Where there is tech there is always the potential that its security could be breached and it appears kids smartwatches are not immune from the possibility of being hacked. That’s according to the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) who carried out tests on four smartwatches designed for children. The watches have…


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To Protect #Children From #Identity Theft, Parents Must Be #Proactive

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Picture a 5-year-old’s Social Security card. For identity thieves who get their hands on it, that number could be used to apply for credit cards, rent a home or get government benefits, among other uses, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And it could be years before parents discover their…


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‘Humans must learn digital abstinence, to protect ourselves’

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Children should be taught how to ignore technology to protect them from ever more addictive devices and software, according to an advisor to the Polish president. Andrzej Zybertowicz, speaking at the European Cybersecurity Forum in Krakow, warned that the dangers of artificial intelligence are not reserved to a future filled…


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Get cyber safe: OPP, law enforcement promote online awareness

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and law enforcement agencies are trying to use the opportunity to make the public more aware of the risks associated with being online. It is sometimes difficult for many of us to figure out which digital ads or social media posts are legitimate, which is…


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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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