Ideas for a more secure Internet-part3/Dangers of storage devices

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International Days of security, which already exist and are organized by the European Commission should be more focused on practice, awareness is not enough! There is a need to do more, such as:
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The dangers of storage media
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USB stick, Memory stick iconCaution with the use of backup and/or storage media (USB drives, portable music players, flash cards for cameras, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs…)! Contrary to what most people believe, a computer is not just infectable via an Internet connection, but also through the infected storage media, without being connected to the Internet. Please be careful and also think of these mediums, learn to have the reflex to scan them with the antivirus before using them on the computer. Also can an USB stick start automatically by the “autorun” function of the PC and so execute a malware instantly!

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Awareness campaigns against such dangers

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An awareness campaign on safety, especially concerning the awareness of these new dangers should be organized by the Department concerned, with other partners to choose from.
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How to educate?

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Mausi and virus attack protection by Gust MEESThe idea is to distribute free USB drives at strategic locations (where there are lots of human trafficking). These sticks, however, must contain a virus, but a harmless virus, it does exist and it is free.

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In addition it would create a small script that activates the virus from PC connection, opening a window that informs the user that he was infected with a harmless virus and suggesting an internal link to the USB key where the user will be able to read PDF files containing the advice of awareness.
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It is used only for demonstration and and quite harmless. This way users will certainly become much more vigilant to know the risks associated with storage devices. In addition, prices of memory sticks are on the fall and that investment is quite easy. Otherwise you should apply to the European Community to submit a project and request funding assistance.

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Advice:

Bitdefender USB Immunizer is a free and easy to use tool that helps make sure you transfer the files, not the viruses. It disables autorun-related threats before they access the computer.

 

Once installed, it constantly watches for newly inserted USB storage devices and immunizes them on the fly.

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Recommendations from the BIG Players on #itsecurity #cybersecurity #Internetsafety #privacy #Onlinesafety:

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as on Friday May 18, 2012: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online
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Follow Friday – Follow @knolinfos to help stay up to day on Internet security and safety tips. ===> That’s my Twitter account

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PS: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online is Microsoft’s official Twitter account for privacy and online safety guidance and information.

Redmond, WA, USA  http://www.microsoft.com/security

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Stay tuned for next publication…

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Gust MEESGust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and SecurityEnhancement Structure)…


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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