Category Archive: ch. 10

Dec 10 2015

Setting Parental Controls

Nov 08 2014

Internet Social Networking Risks

From the FBI: Internet-based social networking sites have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other dishonest actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit online social networks. In practice, they are often combined. 1. Computer savvy hackers who specialize in writing …

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Nov 08 2014

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

The dangers of sharing personal information online. By: Digital Media in the Classroom A highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.” The reality is that our mistakes from …

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Apr 29 2014

Password Strength

Through 20 years of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords which are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess.    (In information theory, entropy is a measure of the uncertainty in a random variable.)

Dec 04 2013

Back Up Thursday – NZ Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

Published on May 24, 2013 It’s Day Four of Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013 (30 May) so sit back and watch as we talk digital disasters with Dunedin scarfies (students for those who don’t understand Kiwi) and get their stories on backing up and preparing for the worst.

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