Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fwd: Fw: Facebook dangers


 

I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this article.Nevertheless it is worthwhile being aware of this.
 
For those on Facebook
 

 - Very important message, please read


It's a good reminder even though we may know (or not) all this about Facebook.  One other good practice is about Instant Personalization:

  • The New Face Book Privacy setting called "Instant Personalization" goes into effect. The new setting shares your data with non-Facebook websites & it is automatically set to "Enabled".
  • Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Apps & Websites > Instant Personalization >edit settings & uncheck "Enable". BTW If your friends don't do this, they will be sharing info about you as well. Please copy and repost
 
 
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE AN ACCOUNT ON FACE BOOK - BEWARE!
 
Please spare a few minutes to read this...It's an eye opener.

 
"The information people give out on Facebook, when linked up with other information freely available on the internet, is an absolute ­goldmine for criminals," the Daily Mail quoted Michael Fraser, a reformed burglar who presents the BBC's 'Beat The Burglar' programme, as saying.

"One year, you might have a party and give out your address. A while later, you might tell everyone that it is your 30th birthday.

"So, if you've accepted me as a friend of a friend, I know your name, your address and your birth date.

"From that, I can go to
192.com or 192.com usa and on there I can find out what you do for a living, how much your home is worth - and whether you're likely to be worth burgling.

"I might have already made up my mind because you've posted party ­pictures on Facebook and I can see what kind of valuables you have in the house - and which rooms they're in. Then you go and tell your Facebook friends how much you're looking forward to going on holiday next Tuesday.


"I can go on to Google Street View and see actual photographs of your home. I can see if you have a burglar alarm, or whether there are any bushes in the garden to hide in. And I can see all the alleyways I can escape down. And, of course, I know you won't be at home.

"Once you accept a stranger into your Facebook account, they can begin what we call social ­engineering - ­delicately asking questions to build up information about you,' said
Jason Hart, ­senior vice ­president of ­CRYPTOCard Network Security.

"And that can cause havoc. Let's say they got your email address, then they could go to your email account pretending to be you and saying you have ­forgotten your password.



"Once they have that secret ­information, the email account will let them in. And once they are in there, they can find lots of sensitive information, such as your Amazon and eBay account history.

"They can then go to those sites pretending to be you and saying you have lost your passwords, and guess what happens then?

"Those sites send the passwords to your email account - the one that they have already conned their way into.


"Crooks who do this usually use the credit card details you have stored there to buy online gift vouchers that can be traded on the internet. It is a form of instant ­currency.

"Even worse, if you have a
PayPal account and have credit in it, your so-called friend could clean it out.

"Effectively, they have become an electronic version of you, they can change all your passwords and begin stealing from you.
 

The world is a dangerous place not because of people who do evil, but because of good people who look on and do nothing about it.
-- Albert Einstein

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 









Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Group Name: Albert Einstein, he theorized that gravity can affect time and he is one of the greatest scientist in the world capable of mass destruction and peace.
 
Group Members: Marcellus, Princeton, Jean Yee and Zhi An

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Name of Group: Isaac Newton
Group Motto: "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Picture:
 
'I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' - Sir Isaac Newton
------Ok the reason why we chose him because of his famous discovery of gravity, calcius and light too!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Term 1 Week 2 Lesson 1

Welcome to Science Blog 2011

Dear students, welcome to science 2011 semester 1. In this semester we will look into the wonderful world of Physics. There will be quite a fair bit of group work and therefore as your first task, please complete the following and post them on the Science Blog:
    1. Group Name ( Name of a physicist or a Nobel Laurette ),why did you choose this person, the contribution this person made to the world of science. 
    2. Names of Group members
    3. Think of a group motto
    4. A picture that represents the group
You will be able to publish your post on the science blog through by sending email to karen_teo1.s108@blogger.com

Deadline: By the end the lesson