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Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

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What should get be taught and learned more in the 21st Century while using ICT?

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security


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Chatting, talkingBeing online since 1998 and giving courses about ICT more than 10 years the practice and my online excursions show me that IT-Security (basics of Cyber-Security) and Internet-Safety are not yet taught enough. Seriously I think there is a need to talk and teach about existing laws in different countries and show the learners that they have not ONLY rights but also responsibilities; teachers the same for YOU 😉

In the 21st Century, Education has a BIG responsibility to adapt to the very quick change in the world and to teach the students the knowledge they need and which are required to fulfill the market’s needs!

The market’s needs are ALSO to employ people with the basics of Cyber-Security knowledge as a modern company needs to protect its online reputation and a data loss could be lethal to them, their ruin eventually! SO, the new employees is the students coming out of school, College, High school, Universities; ALL of them need to have the basic knowledge of  Cyber-Security to be competitive in a working market where there is more and more unemployment worldwide…

===> A company would take advantage of a new employee who as already the necessary knowledge of Cyber-Security as the company doesn’t need to train him, which saves it a lot of money! <===


HOW COULD THAT BE IN PRACTICE???

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First of all I recommend you to read some books to understand, I recommend books from Howard GARDNER and Daniel GOLEMAN.
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  • 5 Minds For The Future (Howard GARDNER)  to understand what the world needs for abilities from students in 21st Century
  • The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, and history, and of at least one professional craft.
  • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
  • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena.
  • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups.
  • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one’s responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.
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When having read the recommended books YOU will understand much better what are the actions to take and certainly there will be also some new ideas from YOU ;) Read also my blog: 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations



Nobody Is Perffect! Any OS Is Vulnerable!


 The facts which you should know and who will make you (hopefully) think, even critical think:

First of all, you should know and realize that any “Operating System” (OS) is vulnerable! Follow the links below to learn more:

There is “Over Confidence” as it is exactly that! I don’t make a war of different OS, but one must be aware today that Nobody Is Perfect, attacks and vulnerabilities are showing us that, see here please:

Concerning the Mac, check the Report from, SYMANTEC here:

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Don’t forget also about mobile phones, Android is also based on Linux as OS! Check here:

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=> A MUST CHECK for Education is the number of Data-breaches from Schools, Colleges and Universities as well: <=

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Cyberattacks the greatest threat to nations

A MUST READ!!! ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cyberattacks+the+greatest+threat+to+nat.

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And this Infographic YOU should really read!!!

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Image credit: http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Are+you+a+hacker%27s+target%3F+%5Binfographic%5D

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Phisher pupils hack class computers

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A group of children in Alaska took over their classroom computers after phishing account details from teachers. They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports.

Check for whole story /May03, 2013):

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What can be done to turn this around?

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teacherSeriously and convinced, I think that there is a MUST to teach the basics of Cyber-Security by Education in any schools around in the world, and this up from the early age! The kids will understand it very quickly, they are more intelligent as most adults think as their computers and Smartphones are the (nearly) most important to them! I have worked together with teens (11 years old and +) and showed them How To protect their computers and how to stay informed about new threats, that was a piece of cake for them, I even didn’t think that it could be that easy, I was surprised! Convincing adults is (???) more (very) hard!

So, how could that be in practice? That was the question I asked myself (oh yes, I thought a lot…) and here are my propositions and advice:

Apart from teaching the basics of Cyber-Security in schools by traditional learning, one should try ALSO to involve and engage youth in that process of learning, learning by doing and learning to have responsibility! IT’s ALL about responsibility anyway when working and using ICT (BYOD included)! This could be realized with a piece of theater (it took me a year of development) where they could be involved as actors (players) and also by giving them the feeling of being an IT-Hero by becoming Security-Scouts. Sounds strange? Check the links below to learn more:

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See also below the “Security Incidents By Industry”:

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Security Incidents by Industry

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See ALSO Real Time Cyber-Attacks worldwide and THINK!!!

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Real Time Web Monitor

Check here to go to the website ===> AKAMAI Real Time Web Monitor <===

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Should I give you more explications? I don’t think so, just go to the website by clicking the above link and try it out! Make some ===> PracTICE  <=== ;)


Malware encounter rate Education April 2013

Check here for more info: ===> SC-MAGAZINE

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FBI-US-Cybersecurity is National Priority

Check here for more info: ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=US-Cybercrime+a+national+security+threat

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With Smartphones and tablets WE are ALSO confronted with BYOD!

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Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Click image to go to source and to learn more…

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I created a detailed blog about “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) who explains the Dangers, Risks, Policy, Advantages and ALSO Awareness for Cyber-Security on following address (READ IT!):

Read ALSO my “Curation” about it which will get updated as soon as there are some NEWS:

Hint: Don’t know yet what “Curation” is? Check:

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Internet-Safety and Cyber-Security, Both a MUST!

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Internet-Safety ALONE isn’t anymore enough to teach in schools! By having read the above and understood it, YOU should admit that Internet-Safety and basic knowledge of Cyber-Security TOGETHER are a MUST to teach in schools!
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PS: Give your brain a kick and start thinking on how yourselves can contribute for a more secure Internet, the solutions are described here in this blog 😉
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===> We are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet! <===

Some wise words:

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

By developing a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep inner peace. Dalai Lama

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programmerman-animated===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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When #Teaching Digital Literacy don’t forget 2 integrate ALSO #Learning basics of #CyberSecurity ==> BOTH are a MUST in #21stC in #Education

 
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 School Network Downtime Due to Malware    

Lots of Schools are using BYOD ===> Cyber-Security is a MUST then!


School Network DownTime Due To Malware 2012

When schools, Colleges and Universities are facing a Downtime due to Malware, so are the courses online NOT available, nor can the learners, students access the necessary educational stuff for their learning, communication and sharing! This is a lost of time ===>
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EdTech versus ICT?

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Tonight on April 29, 2013 there will be a Twitter-Chat about this TOPIC which I will (hopefully) follow as it is at 8 pm, which means at 02:00 am in my country and it’s running 1 hour!
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It looks like there is a big problem between the IT-department in schools and the Teachers as in some institutions Social Media is forbidden and a lot of restrictions to resources are made, which is certainly NOT a big pleasure for the educators, nor for the learners! AND it doesn’t reflect 21st Century Mentality at ALL!
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Check the following link, please:
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Hint: What is a Twitter-Chat?
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Tips for the IT-Admin

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Chat iconLots of schools don’t have a professional IT-Admin, a person who has learned about IT-Security and who has the necessary skills about IT-Security, so here some Tips at least to give them some help:

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My advice: 

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I created a very easy to follow plan on how schools could make Cyber-Security (IT-Security) much more easy for the IT-Admin when it would get followed; BUT the IT-Admin SHOULD try to make it a REFLEX on any FRIDAY thus to remind people of the Security-Task! That’s why I created on Twitter the #Hashtag ===> #FSCD <=== which means “Friday Security Check Day“!!!

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Check it out here ===> https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FSCD&src=typd

And here is How-To:

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Infographics, Videos and Curation as a pedagogical help for Learning

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Over the years I have collected and curated a lot of Infographics and videos about IT-Security, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-safety, eSafety, eCitizen, Digital Citizen, Digital CitizenShip which are a great way for learners, students to learn on a very quick way, you may check the resources here:
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Sharing the good PracTICE

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Me profiting from when I help other people, it is me who gives something and not the other person???” Such may be your thinking, but…There are new ways in Psychology who are describing this very well such as:

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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.
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===> SO, don’t forget please, to share this blog with others! WE are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet! <===
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Final Word


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If this blog makes you think and your grey cells are getting activated, so that your filter situated between your two ears (your brain) starts to get more activities as usual, than the author is very happy. Thus meaning that my message(s) made move something. Feel free to leave a constructive message…

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===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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When #Teaching Digital Literacy don’t forget 2 integrate ALSO #Learning basics of #CyberSecurity ==> BOTH are a MUST in #21stC in #Education

Who to follow on Twitter for Cyber-Security? Here is my selection of BEST publications by awarded contributors:
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21st Century Education: The MOST IMPORTANT is an Education about Critical-Thinking and Proactive-Thinking, check below to learn more:
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L’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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Naivety in the Digital Age? Social Engineering and OTHER human false beliefs, fails…

Naivety in the Digital Age? Social Engineering and OTHER human false beliefs, fails…

Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security.


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Learning from the fails of others for a BETTER more secure Internet!

Keywords for this free course:

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programmerman-animatedNaivety, stupidity, Social Engineering, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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===> Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. <===

Benjamin Franklin

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Introduction: When YOU are naive in Real World YOU will be even more in Virtual World, called Internet also!

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programmerman2What 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]

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Important Message: First of all, I don’t want to blame and offense anybody! But, there is a deep need, even a MUST to say the below, excuse me for my openness and my “Critical Thinking“…

Some go even further and call it: The Internet Plays Role of Stupidity Amplifier

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Let us START with sharing photos over the internet, is that really a MUST that everybody worldwide will see OUR private photos!? Sharing normal photos, there isn’t any harm, BUT private photos of family members and about OURSELVES!? Really a need and/or a MUST!? Go for “Deep-THINKing“, please 😉 Check ALSO the below article…

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Smile: Your Selfie Is A Mugshot For The NSA | Naivety

Smile: Your Selfie Is A Mugshot For The NSA | Naivety

Smile: Your Selfie Is A Mugshot For The NSA | Naivety

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Wearables and the Army

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Strava fitness app divulges heatmap of secretive British SAS base

A secretive special air service base has been inadvertently revealed by a fitness app that has created a heatmap of running routes around the country.

A SAS base in Hereford, along with a nuclear deterrent naval base and the government’s spy agency GCHQ has been placed on a heatmap of Strava’s customers, including the profiles of several people who regularly run to-and-from the highly sensitive buildings.

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Terms Of Service: Do YOU READ THEM!?

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Click the above image, please, to access the video explaining in detail.

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People Willing to Give Up Firstborn Child For Free Wi-Fi

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People Willing to Give Up Firstborn Child For Free Wi-Fi

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I recommend STRONGLY to READ my article below, please:

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Social Engineering

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Social Engineering Infographic

 

Click the above image, please. to access its source.

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Learn more about Social Engineering:


TOR And Anonymity!???

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Click the image above to access the article AND LEARN that ===> Anonymity DOESN’T exist!!! <===

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Looks Like WE MUST Include Apple! 😉

.So, what does that mean? Analyzing what Wikipedia says, that’s meant for IT-Security and Cyber-Security:

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WHAT about GOOGLE!?

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Well, I didn’t expect that one, OH SHAME!!! Read the article below please:

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More examples on NOT TO DO!

Phisher pupils hack class computers

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A group of children in Alaska took over their classroom computers after phishing account details from teachers. They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports.

Check for whole story /May03, 2013):

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WHAT’S YOUR PASSWORD!?

A PASSWORD should NEVER getting shared with others! A PASSWORD should be very STRONG! Check below the ===> NOT TO DO!!! <===

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Read ALSO (in German) below, please.

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NAIVETY-PASSWORDS

 

Click the above image, please, to access the article.

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Army and PassWords

. prince-william-army . Find full story here: Prince William photos accidentally reveal RAF password .


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And the World Cup Security Centre’s WiFi password is…

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Normal Users and PassWords

55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

dunce-hat-170[START Text from SOPHOS] According to Ofcom’s “Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013” report, a poll of 1805 adults aged 16 and over discovered that 55% of them used the same password for most – if not all! – websites.

Why does this matter? Well, imagine you are a member of websites X, Y and Z – and you use the same password on each site. If X suffers from a data leak and their password database is accessed, or if hackers manage to work out your password for X, then the bad guys will not only have access to your X account, but Y and Z as well!

If that weren’t scary enough, just over a quarter (26%) said that tend to use easy-to-remember passwords such as birthdays or people’s names, opening the door for their online accounts to be hacked into by criminals. [END Text from SOPHOS]

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Photos and GeoTagging

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Credits to: http://gizmodo.com/5892054/us-soldiers-are-giving-away-their-positions-with-geotagged-photos

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Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison’s computer system after being put in IT class

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What sounds like a joke isn’t one, that’s the truth! Read the full story here: .

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Encryption:

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Lost USB-Sticks, External Hard Disks and Laptops

External Hard DiskAn external hard drive containing the details of 583,000 student loan borrowers has been lost, Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) Canada revealed on Friday.

This isn’t the first time when the HRSD compromises the personal details of Canadians. At the end of 2012 they lost a USB stick containing information on 5,000 people.

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Calif. Health vendor laptop stolen; nearly 70K affected

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An unencrypted laptop belonging to a California health care vendor was stolen, leaving the sensitive information of thousands of patients at risk.

===> How many victims? More than 68,000. <===

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[Start Text from http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-confidential-confetti-at-thanksgiving-parade,0,4718007.story] Something far more concerning than marching bands, balloons, cheerleaders and clowns was at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Confidential personal information is what some paradegoers found among confetti tossed during the world’s most famous parade. That information included social security numbers and banking information for police employees, some of whom are undercover officers. Most significant, the confetti strips identified Nassau County detectives by name. Some of them are apparently undercover. Their social security numbers, dates of birth and other highly sensitive personal information was also printed on the confetti strips.

“I’m just completely in shock,” said Finkelstein, 18. “How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade?” [End Text from http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-confidential-confetti-at-thanksgiving-parade,0,4718007.story]

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Potentially Life-Threatening Apple Maps Flaw

Apple Map-potentially life-threatening issue . . . . .. .

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[Start Text from FORBES]  Embarrassing defects in Apple‘s new Maps app may be inconvenient for some, but for others in Australia they could be deadly. [End Text from FORBES]

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The VISA CARD Scam

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The above shown screenshot (photo taken of my received eMail message) shows (in French) a message received from “apparently” VISA, BUT I don’t have any VISA CARD and so that message is by 100% a scam! NEVER click on the link in such an eMail! YOU will get tricked by the bad boys and your computer and/or SmartPhone infected with Malware! Courageous people and those who have a bit knowledge could follow my FREE course about Spam and Scam here to find out HOW TO fight them:

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Downloading from not trustful websites

programmerman2Trojanized Thanksgiving-themed screensavers lurking online: [Start Text from http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2329] If you want to add a little festive cheer to your computer, a screensaver showing beautiful Thanksgiving images might be just the thing. But unfortunately, not all things downloaded from the Internet are safe to use, and cyber crooks love nothing more than to take advantage of popular holidays to saddle you with malware. [End Text from http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2329]

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Game Hacks are dangerous

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In our second monthly Insight, our AVG Viruslab Research Group has uncovered the sheer amount of malware prevalent in file sharing sites, which often visited by eager gamers, intent on, well, gaming the system to get shortcuts that can save a lot of time and effort in progressing their character in their game of choice.

==> And while this may appear a niche attack, the actual scale of the market is far bigger than you may realise. <==

While most of us probably know of the explosion of online gaming over the past few years, we are perhaps unaware of the dollar size of the market. Five of the top multiplayer games alone: World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Runescape, World of Tanks and Minecraft, are played by more than 330 million people worldwide and are part of a multi-billion-dollar industry.

===> In fact, in the investigation by our team they found it to be as high as 90% in some sites. So gamers need to be aware that they are putting themselves at risk. <===

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Windows Users: check your PC for better Security

Windows users ALSO should become more aware, it’s NOT ONLY the others! But how to convince people of the need of BETTER Security, how can we measure it ourselves on a Windows machine!? I found recently a very interesting tool who checks YOUR computer: OPSWAT Security Score is a free tool that scans your computer for the status of your installed security applications and provides a score along with recommendations on how to improve both the score and the security of your device.

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Find a detailed report about this fantastic tool from PC-MAG http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/305013-what-s-your-security-score.

===> Is there a FREE tool for encrypting my files and even the whole hard disk? YES, I suggest to install the OpenSource program TrueCrypt: <===


Apps, privacy and security

. Apps, privacy and security . Concerning Apps we need to be very attentive on which Apps we download and also on the permissions we give those Apps to access! Check my Curation about it here:

Good example on how an App accesses your data below . apps thinglink

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This App from ThingLink is one of the best examples of good practice as it doesn’t  access to any private data, ONLY reading your Tweets and who you follow (which is already a lot of information), but one of the serious ones I have seen so far… BTW: I recommend ThingLink as a very good service and I use it also here http://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993?buttonSource=userPage

===> One of the worst examples I have seen is here below, it accesses even your “Direct Messages” on Twitter and excuse-me NO WAY!!! <===

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  • Mobile app downloads doubling, privacy & identity risks rise
    • Concerning the above link, check out carefully this text fom it “While these apps make our lives easier, they also give a wider group of application developers and advertising networks the ability to collect information about our activities and leverage the functionality of our devices.““At the same time the companies, consumers and government employees who install these apps often do not understand with who and how they are sharing personal information. Even though a list of permissions is presented when installing an app, most people don’t understand what they are agreeing to or have the proper information needed to make educated decisions about which apps to trust,” Hoffman warns.

As I have talked about bad APPS, so how to know where to get the good APPS and where to download the APPS on trustful websites? That is very easy to answer, ===> download APPS ONLY from the main download places, from the ORIGINAL STORES!!! <===

Awareness: YOU should ALSO take care and install security programs on YOUR smartphones, as nobody is perfect this would help YOU ALSO in these difficult tasks…:


Be concerned about your Privacy while using Smartphones

Chat iconWhile using your Smartphone you probably send out more private data as you know, would like to and shouldn’t do! Read this story who should make you aware [Start Text from http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/john-mcafee-tripped-up-by-the-smartphone/8766?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee, wanted for questioning as a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor in Belize, has been on the run from authorities ever since the incident occurred. Oops. Perhaps, when allowing reporters to taunt your pursuers with a headline like, “We are with John McAfee right now, suckers,” you should request that the Location Data is turned off on the phone[End Text from http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/john-mcafee-tripped-up-by-the-smartphone/8766?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101]

Here below some interesting links guiding you through on how to preserve your Privacy:

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Naivety in the Digital Age, a Fact

Chat iconNaivety in the Digital Age means not realizing and accepting the dangers of the Internet, the ignorance of the need to secure its computer and any other device connecting to the Internet (smartphones + TV, fridge …), having no clue about Cyber-Security and people who think that Internet-Safety ALONE is enough! WE need ALSO to be able with OUR Critical-Thinking skills to make the difference between bad posts and good posts, between APPS who are harming OUR Privacy and APPS who have a real value!!! NOT EVERYTHING posted on Internet is to accept nor to download!!! One should be able to know the trustful stuff… Don’t get tricked by the bad boys!!!

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Concerning download sites, here are the trustful download websites:

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One of the best examples of bad use of ICT is certainly coming from the NASA, from whom we wouldn’t expect it actually, but TRUE!

It’s already an OLD article, but still a good “bad example” to show to learners about learning basics of Cyber-Security and the importance to know that USB flash drives could be infected and thus infecting also other computers! Imagine that the whole mission could have failed and this because of naivety and that astronauts could have died!!!

But this not yet enough, NASA didn’t learn anything from it! Check: Stolen NASA laptop contained sensitive staff information:

  • IT-Security and Cyber-Security:

===> Naif means ALSO thinking that a certain Operating System is secure and perfect! Nobody is perfect: <===

Check out also my curation here:

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In 21st Century Internet-Safety ALONE isn’t enough anymore, a need for sure, but there is a MUST to teach and to learn ALSO about basics of Cyber-Security! Both together are a MUST! NOT ONLY one alone!

Would YOU like to get called a naif because not having those skills?

Certainly NOT, so check out my FREE courses please to become a good e-Citizen, Digital-Citizen and share it with YOUR family, colleagues, friends and…

Stay also tuned and follow my blog here to get the news:

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Are You Safe From Cybercrime?

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Cyber-Criminals[Beginning Text from Mashable] In our Cybercrime Series, presented by NortonMashable explores some of the web’s greatest security breaches. From celebrity hacks to mobile hacks to Facebook hacks — these anecdotes will remind why it’s always good to use protection, and that rock-solid passwords and two-factor authentication are the first step toward security. [End Text from Mashable]

Find out more:

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Not so clever after all…man falls victim to IQ test scam

programmerman2A Luxembourg resident fell victim to an online scam after he scored an exceptionally high IQ score in a web-based test.

After completing an online IQ test with a score of 162 a man living in Mondorf-les-Bains was contacted via email by someone claiming to work for Interpol.

Read the whole story here, you will get a big laugh:


And WHAT about Social Media publishing!???

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It took me a really a while before I took the courage to post the following now:

Following Teachers, Educators, Principals on Social Media for ages I see sometimes very strange attitudes from people who SHOULD have the RESPONSIBILITY knowledge about WHAT they are posting, BUT it isn’t so and that is WHY I post this NOW!

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Because of being lazy, those teaching people make abbreviations of already existing ones to a two letter format such as:

  • Ss for students: Ss is a word from WWII & SHOULDN’t get used at ALL!!!
  • SM for “Social Media” ===> #SoMe is BETTER. SM is the official abbreviation for “SadoMaso”, which means Sadism & Masochism :(((

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A global view of existing short words should be appreciated for the future as once published it is seen worldwide, please take this as an advice, thanks 😉

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 The bad guys are profiting from that naivety and ignorance and are making very BIG MONEY, even by using our own computers and private data, and all this without our knowledge as we don’t see what is happening on our computers and Smartphones when they are not protected! This should make anybody critical thinking and awareness should be the practice, protecting any device who accesses the Internet!


.Anything else which is important? YES, ICT Awareness!

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To make sure that YOU will NOT be in a NAIVETY status, I recommend YOU to read the following:

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FREE COURSE AND WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Check out:

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YOU will learn NOT to be a naif and to see the reality!

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  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie – <===

===> The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle <===

.   Take your time, please! There are a lot of information for some to learn; take it easy ;) .

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WHAT YOU MUST KNOW!

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    • We are ALL responsible for a secure Internet!
    • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
    • For Apple devices: ALL the updates must be installed also!
    • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them alsoUse SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
    • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated! This is also a MUST for Apple devices!
  • While using “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), we ALL (Teachers, Educators and Learners) are responsible, not the IT-Admin alone!
  • While using “BYOD” we need a strong “BYOD-Policy” at least!
  • While using “BYOD” it is recommended to have also a “MDM” (Mobile Device Management)!
  • We learned that there is a need for “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” and “Mobile Application Management (MAM)”
  • It is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

===> I created a new Hashtag#FSCD which means “Friday Security Check Day” + will remind YOU any Friday 2 check your devices 4 updates <===

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2Gust 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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Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials/IT-Security/Part 5: Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security!

Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials/IT-Security/Part 5: Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security!

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I start a new series of blogs with educational vocation who will be easy to follow as they take only +/- 5 minutes and by following them and by applying my advice you will become a champion in IT-Security 😉

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What we already learned in Part1 + Part2 + Part3 + Part4:

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The browser, such as: Internet Explorer [IE], Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeSafari + … is the entrance portal for malware. You use your browser to navigate Internet and if your browser and add-ons are not updated they might lead you to a “drive-by-download“; thus meaning you infect your computer by only visiting a web site!!!

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Very important and what most of people don’t know and don’t realize: 

  • Any installed software on your computer must be updated as older versions might have a vulnerability who could get exploited by the bad guys to take control over your computer!
  • Not every web site you are visiting and/or who you find in the search results of search Engines are trustworthy and/or secure!
  • ===> You can ALSO infect your computer without being connected to Internet! Any connected USB and other storage device (CD, DVD, Flash-Cards, Floppy Disk…) who is infected will also infect your computer if not protected!!! <===
  • Not ONLY the reflexes to stay secure as told worldwide by organisations and Education do help for a secure Internet, Internet-Safety tips are a NEED, for sure but there is more: the NEED to secure the computers!

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Let’s go for part 5: Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security!

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A bit of theory. If you don’t like, switch to first screenshot shown below to start straight of for practice. But it might be good (important) to know that theory, take your time, please 😉

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And don’t forget this reminder, please! 

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 What you MUST KNOW!

      • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
      • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
      • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Not any tutorial should be technological but also based on life experience… The practice lived…

Today, in this 5 minutes tutorial we will ONLY talk a bit, no technical advice for change. This is necessary sometimes

The author Gust MEES is online since 1998 and was given courses to adult people, seniors and youth, helping women to find a job again and preparing them to have necessary ICT knowledge to get a job in an officeprimary school classes as also to teachers in primary school more than 8 years long and this on an 8 hours a day and this alone…

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Normal classes were 10 people with different ages from 16-79 (10 computers) and with primary schools and teachers it was 20 people (2 persons per computer), where he gave the learners also the opportunity to bring their computers and Laptops to the learning place.

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People who wished so could also have checked their computers and Laptops for security issues and I cleaned those devices from malware and I installed FREE security programs on those computers. After a few days people came back and I taught them about the security issues (screenshots provided with a report in their language [FR, DE, EN]) and showed them how to use the FREE programs

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From 100 computers and Laptops checked there was “ONLY 1” computer, and this from a male person aged 69 who followed my IT-Security courses carefully, the Windows computer was “clean” and not infected!!!

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Other lived example: women (young and elder) which I gave courses and/or help about ICT for Office work had to write their CV’s and brought me their passport photo from a professional Photo Service in the North of my country, where the photo was stored on a Flash-Card from a photo machine. By scanning first that Flash-Card on my computer with my installed antivirus suite  (Norton Internet Security) and also with an anti-malware I found malicious trojans on the Flash-Card! This happens 5 times in 2 years, even after I gave a phone call to that so called professional Photo Service to tell them that their computer is infected!

So, thus meaning, e.g. above, this Photo Service infected probably hundred of customers with trojans (Trojan Horses malware) and their customers (as their Flash-Cards were infected) infected also any other computer where those Flash-cards were connected to. This could result to a mass infection of computers, even by being not connected to Internet!!!

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This shows the impact of not having the right knowledge about the need to install security programs on a computer, even today also on a Mac!

Check about Mac malware here: Nobody is perfect!

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Today (May 2012) we are are talking and reading about Cyber-Security, attacks on Government web sites, Cyber-Crime, National Security, Cyber-War, Cyber-Warfare and much more… Check links below to learn more:

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MUST KNOW: once a computer is infected with malware it can infect also thousands of different other computers through Internet! So we all have a certain responsibility to the “Internet Community”, making sure not to infect others by applying best protection on our computers!

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So, this was a bit life experience which I think is necessary for learners to understand the context of IT-Security! In next 5 minutes tutorial we will talk about “Visual IT-Security” where I will try to make IT-Security visual to you with real life examples. Stay tuned, coming soon 😉

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We can have best “Internet-Safety” knowledge, but when our computer is not protected we will face serious problems and the most important; once our computer infected we infect also our contacts and the Internet-Community! We need to protect our Community!!! Don’t let Cyber-crime take over Internet, otherwise we will have a “MadMax-Scenario” in a couple of years, no need for that! But we have to protect ourselves and to share the acquired knowledge over Social Medias (Hashtag is #SoMe), that’s our role in Education, follow it please, thx!


.===> Internet-Safety is similar to the traffic rules in real world and IT-Security is the security of the vehicle! Bad breaks on a vehicle = similar to bad security on a computer! You will hurt Community one day, think on that please 😉 <===

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Don’t want to read all the above text and start the practice?

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      • SECUNIA PSI ===> Automatic check and download of Third Party Applications
      • WOT ===> Web Of Trust helps you identifying suspect web sites
      • McAfee Site Advisor ===> helps you identifying suspect web sites

Free Online Checks:

===> Reminder: NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Good to know:

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Lots of new technical words, isn’t it? I will try to prepare also a technical dictionary about ALL these strange used words and review my tutorials by publishing inside them the signification of these words, coming soon, stay tuned… Step by step we go further 😉

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Gust MEES.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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