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WHY is Proactive-Thinking IMPORTANT and a MUST in Modern-Education with and about ICT!?

WHY is Proactive-Thinking IMPORTANT and a MUST in Modern-Education with and about ICT!?

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WHY is Proactive-Thinking IMPORTANT and a MUST in Modern-Education with and about ICT!?

Most dangerous phrase...In the last twenty (20) years Technology has changed a lot; with the internet and the use of ICT by nearly everybody around the world… ICT is present everywhere, nearly anybody is using smartphones, the internet, Social-Media and in the schools slowly but surely BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is getting accepted and ALSO used in courses. The same in Supermarkets: QR-Codes are nearly on any products, special QR-Codes on advertising panels to attract the customers for new products… BTW: by seeing how much people are running around in the Supermarkets with THEIR Smartphones switched on and talking with whom ever, (secretly) installed Beacons follow YOUR actions and show YOU over Advertising messages on YOUR Smartphones WHERE to GO for YOUR shopping preferences!!

It is a booming market for commercials to sell NEW products about ICT, IoT (Internet of Things) and anything else related to ICT; BUT there are NO laws and regulations (YET) about THE dangers by using THEM! As the MOST sold devices are already connecting to the internet (Smart-TVs, fridge, cameras, household devices…) the users just buy and DON’T get advised about Cyber-Security and Privacy dangers; which is seriously a BIG SHAME and a MUST!! :(((

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Well, anybody knows (or at least SHOULD know) that every medal has its reverse! BUT: NEW devices are getting sold with NEW Technologies and the customers (WE users…) are NOT getting advised about the FIRST steps on the How-To to use THEM!!! Is THIS <===> Responsibility!??? <===> I guess NOT as everybody knows already NOW WHAT problems occur about Cyber-Security worldwide and ALSO about Privacy!

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Backup A MUST With ALL The Malware AND Especially Ransomware Around! | CyberSecurity

Information LiteracyEach day (nearly) WE hear about Cyber-Security problems, such as “Ransomware” e.g. and the BEST solution to be prepared for such incidents is to make a “Backup“!

NOT sure if YOU followed OR if YOU are conscientious about WHAT is going around actually on the internet concerning “Malware” and “CyberSecurity“, BUT YOU SHOULD!!! THIS is a <===> Wake-UP Call <===> take it serious please! That is called ALSO <===> #ProactiveTHINKing <===> I will NOT post another article on the How-To to make a backup as there are already so much around, BUT I will show YOU WHY it is necessary for everyone to make a backup and delivering YOU the BEST articles and tutorials to do so…

Cross-platform malware is around and infects any OS (Operating System)!!! [START Text from Kaspersky] PC, Mac, Smartphone and Tablet users are under ever-evolving threat from computer viruses and malware. Taking action means understanding what you’re up against. Here’s a look at the major types of malware and their potential impact. [END Text from Kaspersky]

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WHAT SHOULD users know to do as FIRST STEPS!??

programmerman2Well, this is WHAT sales men (women) SHOULD tell users as a priority after having bought some NEW stuff interacting with the internet; whatever device(s) it is and handling out ALSO a print out of it from the manufacturer:

  • CHANGE STRAIGHT the Password from “Admin” to YOUR OWN created Password!!
  • Check the Privacy settings and reduce THEM on a maximum!!

Any guidelines for that!?


How can that naivety be changed!?

Well, first let us say that the word <===> naivety <===>ISN’T a bad word! Let us have a look on its definition:

What is naivety meaning? [Start Text from Wikipedia] Naivety (or naïvetynaïveté, etc.), is the state of being naive—having or showing a lack of experienceunderstanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects pragmatism in favor of moral idealism. One who is naive may be called a naif. [End Text from Wikipedia]

The users (WE) get confronted with new technical stuff which the manufacturers bring on the market without respecting a minimum of Cyber-Security and/or without the necessary knowledge about it!! THEIR main thing is to make money… That’s NOT serious, but so it is handled, as NO (NOT YET…) international laws are existing…

SO, problem is known since very long, BUT NO solutions YET provided!! Here comes NOW <===> #ProactiveTHINKING <===> in action…

As people, users (WE) didn’t get an education about Cyber-Security (in most countries…) Proactive-THINKing should be part of the curriculum of any Modern-EDUcation system which works with and about ICT!!

First of all I would recommend (mandatory) to teach first <===> Critical-THINKing <===> as it is THE base for quality <===> Proactive-THINKing!!

 


SO, WHAT is Critical-THINKing?

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Please read the article from <===> https://www.elesapiens.com/blog/critical-thought-educating-competent-citizens/ <===> Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen

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WHAT is Proactive-THINKing?

I invite YOU to read my tweets below, who are explaining mainly…

 

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As WE are living in a Sharing-Economy, who doesn’t share photos and links!!?, WE MUST be aware NOT to share malware infected stuff as OTHERS would get their devices (Laptop, PC, computers, tablets, smartphones…) infected! Therefore WE MUST be on <===> Proactive-THINKing <===> to avoid such things happening!

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A reminder for <===> Cyber-Security <===> as a <===> Proactive-THINKing thought 😉

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ICT RESPONSIBILITY

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking, Cyber-Security, habits of people, Maturity, linking different blog posts together, learning from the past mistakes and mistakes from OTHERS to avoid THE SAME AGAIN!, learning to learn, Modern EDUcation, ICT, IoT, Everybody is NOW an Admin!, WE ALWAYS did it that way!, eSkills, SoftSkills,

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CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

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CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Internet safety is the responsibility of EVERYONE! It isn’t actually THAT difficult to apply a healthy behavior on the internet to stay secure, one needs to have some reflexes, daily reflexes… Let us call them <===> CyberHygiene <===> as they are about care anyway.

WHAT do WE have to take care about!? Check below please:

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  • Updates about our “Operating System” (OS)
  • Updates about so-called “Third Party Programs”
  • Back-up from our files and/or the whole Hard Disk
  • Installation of protection-software, anti-malware, anti-spyware tools included…
  • Protection of our privacy
  • Encryption
  • Secure Passwords

MOST of the above mentioned are automated tasks, SO NO way to NOT use THEM 😉 GET used to IT! GET the reflexes!

For more in depth knowledge, check below please (more theory):

Check ALSO about the How-To from the EU (Europe):

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The PracTICE / How To Get The Right Reflexes To Stay Secure?

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          • First of ALL, check my blog ===> Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week <=== and follow ALL the steps.
          • Chose a day in the week where YOU control YOUR updates and YOUR computers & mobiles security! I suggest the Friday, as I created on Twitter the “Friday Security Check Day“, hashtag = #FSCD. Get used to it on any Friday, get THE reflex!
  • On any second Tuesday on each month Microsoft and Adobe publish new updates, install THEM! THEY are a MUST! It’s the Patch-Tuesday!
  • Introduce a pledge in YOUR family, where every family member MUST sign and accept it! It will give a Community feeling and RESPONSIBILITY!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: eSkills, eCitizen, #digcit, EU, Europe, 21st Century LEARNing, collaboration, lifelong LEARNing, learning to learn, coaching, accelerated learning, le mieux apprendre, time management, tagboard, curation, PLN, PKM, Social Media, Twitter, catalyst, amplifier, Modern Edu, Twitter Chat’s, Social Media, curation, blogging, Multimedia, LEARNing To LEARN, Life-Long LEARNing, PLN, PKM, Twitter, Updates, third party applications, BYOD, malware, botnets, mobile security, CyberSecurity, community feeling, community responsibility,

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Responsibility Of Programming | Coding

Responsibility Of Programming | Coding

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Before Starting With Coding / Proactive THINKing!

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Proactive THINKing

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Before Starting With Coding WE MUST know first the IMPORTANCE and the big RESPONSIBILITY about ===> Coding <===! Responsibility while Coding, sounds STRANGE, isn’t it!?

Well, I think the BEST way to explain YOU WHY ===> Proactive THINKing and RESPONSIBILITY is a MUST <=== in Education, is to show YOU some examples on WHAT happens WHEN code goes wrong!

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WRONG Code Accidents

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post (preparation / brain storming): Respect, CyberSecurity, NO UNDERDOGS, win-win situation, NO HIERARCHY, NO MIDDLE AGES THINKING, OPEN MINDED, OPEN for CHANGE, OPEN for ADAPTING to 21st Century, eSkills, eLeadership, CyberSecurity Awareness, Digital Citizen, NEW ways of communication, THE letter “C” in ICT, ICT PracTICE,

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SID2015: Safer Internet Day 2015-Participation

SID2015: Safer Internet Day 2015-Participation

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Safer Internet Day 2015 – Save the date!

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 February 2015, with the strapline, once again, of ===> “Let’s create a better internet together” <=== following the success of last year’s campaign.

This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place to celebrate the day in 2014. Click on the map below to get started, using the zoom control to locate the contacts and events in your country or visit the ‘SID Near You‘ section to explore news from the many countries and institutions involved. Visit the ‘SID Gallery‘ to find great resources from across the Insafe network and beyond to help you teach eSafety all year through.

For further information, read the summary or the full public report on Safer Internet Day 2014 activities and successes.

Keep checking back for the latest news as the SID 2015 starts to take shape.

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Check the video below, please, who explains about it.

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My participation for the SID2015

programmerman-animatedWHAT is special this year with my participation on SID2015

I created a ===> #GlobalCollaboration #blog <=== from  (my pseudo on twitter) & @ICTPHMS  for  about . The authors are from Luxembourg/Europe (me), one female teacher from the USA and a male teacher from the USA WHO are using my blog post to learn together and sharing THEIR practice with YOU dear readers.

Well, there is a lot of different views about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== WE will explore WHAT could be THE BEST way to teach and to learn about Digital CitizenShip (hashtag on Twitter is #digcit).

Here below the links of OUR blog post:

How does it come that I post Global-Collaboration blog posts? Well, once the #ProfessionalDevelopment is Upto-Date, one does understand THAT learning in a team brings out a win-win situation and that a generation exchange is benefit for all of the participants as anyone learns from each other. BTW: here below other Global-Collaboration blogs with teaching persons from Australia, USA, France, Luxembourg (me):

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My publications in the local press (Luxembourg/Europe) and interviews:

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This year I participate ALSO with blogs in three languages, in English, German and French.

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I participate on #SID2015 in Luxembourg/Europe.

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Why should ===> anyone <=== participate?

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Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

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Cyber-Security is a shared responsibilityWE are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet and it is ===> OUR responsibility to build up the future for OUR kids, learners and students! <=== 

WE can do it by learning and teaching the basics of Cyber-Security and ALSO by helping international organizations such as “Safer Internet Day” to become a catalyst for such a difficult task!!!

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======> WE are living in a world of connected technology, Cyber-Security is a MUST!!! <======

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That is why I am participating on SID2015 with my FREE courses here:

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My German contributions:

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My French contributions:

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Motivation To Work Together, Give It A Try

thumbs upMOTIVATION: Knowing NOW how important it is to take part of such a great Event, I encourage YOU ALL to take part of it by any possible action, even as a private person! I encourage especially private persons to display the banner from SID2015 on their blogs and/or websites :)

Where can I get the banners?

 

People who are on Twitter may use the hashtag #SID2015 AND #Up2Us to promote that Event, thanks for Helping to make the Internet a more secure place!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship.

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Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

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Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

programmerman-animatedI wrote already about “Privacy” on my blog posts Privacy In The Digital World-SHOULDN’T We Talk About It!?Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks and Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy?, BUT I didn’t get enough into it to show YOU the How-To get protected MORE! That is what I will do here, so let’s GO for it 😉 As YOU know me, I will go for the BETTER solutions! I am online since 1998, got awarded in my country (for CyberSecurity & InternetSafety) and I am a very active person on Social Media twitter and facebook. Follow my experience and advice below, please, thanks.

Social Media is about sharing, right!? That’s WHAT it is mostly, BUT there are the HIDDEN commercial intents which MOST people don’t see (OUR Privacy is sold and OUR friends one too…) and there is ALSO OUR responsibility about it WHEN WE share, WE will discuss in detail here…

First of ALL, there isn’t ANYTHING for FREE in this world, even the death costs the life and a lot of money for the funerals 😉

SO… Let us analyse WHY WE get Social Media and other services on the internet for “FREE“. BTW: there isn’t anything for FREE, WE pay with OUR information which the companies are gathering!

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WE Are The Product

It is important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements. Check the infographic below, please to understand.

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How can WE get protected about an overuse of OUR Privacy!?

First of all, please read the article below.

How can you limit the privacy you give away?

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SO, by knowing now a bit more YOU certainly ask if there are some Apps and/or software who help us to protect OUR PRIVACY, here WE go (non-exhaustive list…):

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AVG PrivacyFix

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AVIRA SocialShield

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AVIRA SocialShield

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Bitdefender Safego

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Bitdefender-Safego

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F-Secure Safe Profile

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WHAT’S About Privacy With Apps In General!?

I wrote about it already in my blog post Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy?, where YOU could grab some more information. I will present to YOU a FREE App what checks about the permissions, for iOS and Android, check below please:

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You’d be surprised how many things an app can learn about you and what you do. Without you ever knowing it.

Clueful is the only way to really understand iOS apps, how they use your private data and treat your privacy. This one-of-a-kind product identifies intrusive applications and shows you what they do behind your back.

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Bitdefender Clueful

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Facebook Apps AND Privacy

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WHAT YOU probably don’t know, check links below, please:

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Stay Informed About Apps, Privacy And CyberSecurity

Things are changing THAT QUICK on the internet, so check my resources and curation below, please, to stay up-to-date:

book-question-markRead ALSO these articles to use at home AND in schools:

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Apps and privacy, Bitdefender, Avast secure.me, AVG Privacyfix, Avira Socialshield, ESET Social Media Scanner, Bitdefender Safego, F-Secure Safe Profile, Privacy, CyberSecurity,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

 

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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

sharing-iconWE can’t say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility! Actions of some people can easily affect everyone else, thus meaning: WHEN NOT having installed protection software (updated antivirus) YOUR computer and/or smartphone(s) could get infected by malware and YOU will infect ALSO OTHERS who are in contact with YOU; it will become epidemic!

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WHY CyberSecurity Starts At Home

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Guidelines for securing your home

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How To Take OUR Responsibility!? Let’s make CyberHygiene!

Well, that’s actually NOT that difficult, it’s ONLY the first steps who could be unusual and WE need to get used to it. BUT that’s the same with any other first time, isn’t it 😉

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French (Français): Danger connu est danger vaincu ! Mieux vaut prévoir que valoir ! Un enfant averti en vaut deux. English: Forewarned is Forearmed! Deutsch (German): Gefahr erkannt is Gefahr gebannt! Vorsicht heisst die Mutter der Porzellankiste!  

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

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SO, let’s go for it, check below please:

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Top 5 Questions	Parents	Have	About	Cybersecurity

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Global Impact Of CyberSecurity

Let us have a look ALSO about WHAT the EU and the US are saying about CyberSecurity, so that YOU know about the IMPORTANCE, check below, please.

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FBI-US-Cybersecurity is National Priority

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THE HowTo For BEST Protection

programmerman-animatedPlease find below the BEST possible protection as well as tips for individuals (for companies there would be much more…) explained step by step with a minimum use of technical language so that YOU might be able to understand it and to use it comfortable:

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 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

Learn more about: 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?


2. How do I talk with my child about security?

2. How do I talk with my child about security?

Learn more: 2. How do I talk with my child about security?

  • to be updated… Will get discussed in detail in my new blog post…

3. How do we protect our family’s computers?

3. How do we protect our family's computers?

Learn more: 3. How do we protect our family’s computers?


4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

Learn more: 4. How do we protect our mobile devices?


 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?

5. Why do we always hear "Never share your passwords"?

Learn more: 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?


AND Don’t Forget About Privacy!

You’d be surprised how many things an app can learn about you and what you do. Without you ever knowing it.

Clueful is the only way to really understand iOS apps, how they use your private data and treat your privacy. This one-of-a-kind product identifies intrusive applications and shows you what they do behind your back.

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Bitdefender Clueful

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Learn more in my blog post: ===> Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy <===

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: #FSCD promoted by EDU as Homework, ideas, Social Media, twitter, Facebook, CyberHygiene, reflexes, digital citizenship, digcit, eSkills,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

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Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy?

Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy?

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WHAT Are Apps?

[START Text from Wikipedia] A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphonestablet computers and other mobile devices. The term “app” is a shortening of the term “application software“. It has become very popular and in 2010 was listed as “Word of the Year” by the American Dialect Society.[2] In 2009, technology columnist David Pogue said that newer smartphones could be nicknamed “app phones” to distinguish them from earlier less-sophisticated smartphones.[3] [END Text from Wikipedia]

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As already mentioned above: “Apps are designed to run on smartphones, etc.” means that they were created, actually programmed by humans and any code has bugs!

First WE need to know that WE are working with programmed code created by humans, and as ===> Nobody Is Perfect <=== so aren’t these programs. WE must also admit that NOT any programmer has the necessary knowledge about to create code for BEST Cyber-Security, NOR isn’t it possible to create 100% secure code, there is always a certain percentage of bugs in the code, thus meaning: there will be vulnerabilities in these programs!

I invite YOU to read the article(s) below for a deeper insight:

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Creating Apps In Schools For Kids And Parents: WHAT Should WE Be Aware About!?

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Apps are NOT ===> TOYS <===! There are STRICT rules to be followed as mentioned from the ===> U.S. Small Business Administration <===:

12. If you’re dealing with financial data, health data, or kids’ data, make sure you understand applicable standards and regulations

If your app deals with kids’ data, health data, or financial data, ensure you’re complying with relevant rules and regulations, which are more complex. The FTC offers details on the regulations that your business needs to be aware of in the following guides:

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Find out the complete guidelines here, please:

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Apps And Cyber-Security

Apart from programming errors, there are ALSO the bad boys (Cyber-Criminals) who are creating (programming) Apps to take the control over YOUR devices to earn money with them!

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[START Text from TrendLabsSM 2013 Annual Security Roundup] On the mobile security front, we witnessed the mobile malware and high-risk app volume surpass the 1-million mark as early as September 2013.2. The current volume has, in fact, reached roughly 1.4 million, with 1 million new malicious and high-risk apps found in 2013 alone. [END Text from TrendLabsSM 2013 Annual Security Roundup]

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Malicious and High-Risk Mobile App Growth, 2013

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Please find the full report of TrendLabsSM 2013 Annual Security Roundup here:

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Apps vulnerabilities

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Click the above video to learn more.

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Check out ALSO (A MUST to understand) the video below, please, who explains BEST:

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And ALSO the McAfee LAbs Threats Report Fourth Quarter 2013

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TOTAL MOBILE MALWARE 2013

TOTAL MOBILE MALWARE 2013

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Good To Know: Who Is Hosting Most Of Malware And Spam?

I am getting asked very often who are the countries who host most of Malware and Spam, check below to find out, please.

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Location Of Servers Hosting Suspect Content 2013

Location Of Servers Hosting Suspect Content 2013

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TOP Countries Hosting Phishing And Spam URLs 2013

TOP Countries Hosting Phishing And Spam URLs 2013

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Third Party App Stores, Avoid Them!

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The main distribution method of malware Apps is still shady apps downloaded via third-party app stores, say the Security experts! Thus meaning: download Apps ONLY from their ORIGIN website, please check below:

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Smartphones Are Mini Computers With Phone Capability

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DON’T forget that Smartphones are Mini-Computers with phone capability and so YOU MUST treat them ALSO! Thus meaning: the same AWARENESS and PROTECTION is necessary as for computers ===> ANY OS & ANY DEVICE <===!

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When Good Technology Goes Bad: Evolution of Mobile Technology

March 2014

Mobile hardware is evolving at an unbelievable rate. Think about it: the cell phone you are using right now has more computing power than the computers that sent Neil Armstrong into space a few decades ago. And not only has mobile technology been advancing so impressively, but the costs associated with the technology have been decreasing, making it more widely available and adopted.

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How To Protect OUR Smartphones?

programmerman2SO, now WE know about the online dangers, BUT How-To protect OUR Smartphones and tablets? Well, there are a lot of professional Security companies who offer protection tools, even as FREEWARE, check links below, please:

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And WHAT About Privacy!?

sharing-iconTalking about Privacy? YES, in some countries Privacy isn’t really (not yet) a matter, BUT in EUROPE WE fight for OUR human right about PRIVACY! When WE work together with children WE need to take care about the DATA which is used from the kids in EDUCATION and ALSO, especially, the private data who is shared through the different APPS! MOST of people don’t even know about the word “Permissions” when THEY install APPS on their devices, and that is very BAD!

People expose so THEIR complete ONLINE LIFE (which is ALSO their private life in Real-World…) on the internet! This is THEIR “Digital Footprint” who is used by commercials to address them tailored advertising and ALSO, the MOST important, it is THEIR resume for future employers! OUR “Digital Footprint” will replace the resume in the future (even NOW already…) where employers find out what WE deed over years and SO can make a profile over their future (OR NOT) employees!

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“When you look at most of the mobile apps, you accept the application and its privileges settings, and there is very little ability for you to customise those settings, so you either agree or disagree.

“App developers are trying to monetise their apps, because remember, most of these are being sold for $1.99 or they’re free, so the only way that they are going to make money is collecting and harvesting data, and selling it to a data house, who in turn is going to sell it to advertisers.

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Read more:

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Apps Security and Privacy

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Read more below, please, a MUST for understanding:

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Are There Existing Tools To Let Me Know Which Apps I Should Be Cautious?

YES, there are FREE online tools where YOU get instant transparency while you’re using Apps on the Web or Facebook, such as App Advisor, who helps safe-guard your personal data by telling you exactly which apps you should be cautious of, before they become a threat to your privacy.

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Farmville and Privacy

Click this link ===> App Advisor <===

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Sounds like a lot of RESPONSIBILITY, isn’t it?

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The word RESPONSIBILITY, oh YES, do YOU still know what it means? Internet shows us all again that WE are ALL responsible about OUR actions, interactions with other people, same actually as in the REAL-WORLD 😉

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Think For More…

DON’T forget about tools (Apps) ===> THEY are ONLY as good as the person who uses them and knows ALSO which tool to use for a specific task! <===

Deep-THINKing: DON’T use a screwdriver to hit nails 😉 Thus meaning: YOUR Professional Development needs to be Up-To-Date to know which tool to use and when to use it for a quality course!

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Some Critical Thinking: Do I really need an app to do that?

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There are tons of different Apps around and the average user has installed at least hundred (100) Apps on its device(s)!? Aren’t users dependent (addicted) already on Apps and on using THEIR Smartphones!? Was “Albert EINSTEIN” right!? Do WE really need ALL those installed Apps? Can WE still live without the internet and the Apps!? Imagine ONLY one day without YOUR Smartphone, how would YOU feel!?

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THE MUST HAVE Apps

Here below my non-exhaustive list of MUST-HAVE Apps:

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And as WE know that the NSA is spying around (Cyberespionage) it would be a good idea to look for companies located in Europe instead in the USA for stocking OUR DATA! Check below for possibilities:

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Gust MEESL’auteur Gust 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 Security Enhancement 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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Keywords as a reminder for me to create this blog post: Privacy, Mobile-Security, Cyber-Security, Nobody-Is-Perfect, Bugs, Malware, Threat Report 2013, Mobile-Malware on the rise, FREE protection software and Apps, Privacy settings and awareness, Digital Citizen, Mobile Botnet, Curation links, Infographics, stress, too many Apps, do I really need an app to do that? Right use of tools, Third Party App Stores,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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