Security Measures

Sexting fall into the category of cyberethics. Sexting refers to teens sharing nude photos via cellphone or email, but it’s happening on other devices and the Web too at global level. The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences. Sexting is not a new behavior; it is one that is accelerated by technology. As smart phones become more robust with the addition of cameras, video and internet capabilities, it’s easier to capture all manner of images and with a couple of quick clicks share them with another person or a group of people. As fast as technology changes and infuses our lives, laws and polices take a long time to catch up. In the case of sexting, when young people share intimate photos of others to embarrass, retaliate, or bully there had been no legal framework developed specifically to address the behavior. Law enforcement and prosecutors, left with few choices, have prosecuted for the distribution of child pornography for the sharing of images if people under the age of 18. If convicted, this could mean serving time in prison (5 years) and being registered as a sex offender for life.

In one case, a school administrator in Virginia was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography when in addressing a disciplinary problem in the school that involved a suggestive picture that was being sent around, he asked a student to send the picture to his phone and then put it on his computer. Technically this was a crime; it took more than a year, significant legal fees, and the near ruin of a person’s career.

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EncryptOnClick

EncryptOnClick is a program that lets you securely encrypt and decrypt files. It is like hiring your own highly experienced data security guard who ensures the files you want to keep safe and out of view from others stay that way. The program is very simple to use and features military grade 256-bit AES encryption.

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Completely delete all sensitive data and history from hard disk and make data unrecoverable to make the hard disk completely clean.

If you are getting rid of an old computer, selling or donating your old hard drive or just making a clean start for your hard drive again; it’s important to wipe hard disk clean and delete all your personal data from hard disk so that it can not be recovered again by another user. Doesn’t matter you have deleted all your personal files but still your data is there and is not gone forever as you might think. This collection of 5 free disk and history cleaner software will wipe all sensitive (and other) data from the hard disk and make it impossible to be recovered again. Use any one of these for the purpose. Caution: Some of these software will erase hard disk all data completely which will be unrecoverable from hard drive.

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xss-attacks

Recently Kaspersky, Bit-defender, Face book websites were attacked via XSS and SQL Injections and their databases were exposed. Screen shots about their vulnerability and database tables were posted over internet.

Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the security and antivirus market. Their website is down right now (9 feb 09, 6:42 pm) as I checked it, which was hacked recently. They are in maintenance mode. It seems as though they are not able to secure their own data bases. The companies who claim to secure our computers are not secure themselves. Seems incredible but unfortunately, its true. Through SQL injection some hackers were able to expose users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop and many more tables of their database. This is just a security alert though. No loss to customers and company as I suppose because the team involved is saying that their purpose is to alert the big companies about security measures. They have posted all the names of the tables in database though. Now I suppose we will see the new secure Kaspersky website. I have used myself this antivirus for quite a long time and then I had shifted to another one.

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