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How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6

The Internet is a wonderful resource for kids for researching school reports, communicating with teachers, staying in touch with friends, and entertaining themselves. They can literally hit a few keystrokes and find out about culture in China, the history of Europe, or take a tour of the American White House. But with that access comes … Continue reading

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Why Do People Hack?

While financial gain is certainly a big driver for web hacking, ideological reasons cannot be ignored. Internet organizations, especially hosting providers, suffer more often from the former and government from the latter.  Financial organizations might be both, and these attacks are either more frequent or disclosed more often. Crackers (bad hackers) continue to use the … Continue reading

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5 Clues You’ve Been Hacked and What to do About it

How do you know if your computer has been breached, hacked, cracked or otherwise compromised? If it won’t boot up or vomits up the Blue Screen of Death, it’s pretty obvious, but what if  your intruder is more devious. Doesn’t want you to know he’s been there, so leaves none of the obvious signs? Here … Continue reading