nbodykat March 28,2015 Very informative video. It's no surprise that so many people are connecting to the Internet for the first time with the prevalence of smartphones and tablets. People want to be on line to share with their friends via social media. Instead of trying to call your friend or wait until you see them you can talk to them on Facebook, Twitter, or text messaging. The disturbing aspect of this is that people and businesses could protect themselves simply by updating their software and anti-virus signatures weekly. Additionally, they could use a strong password. I was surprised to find out that 1234 and password are very common passwords. You would think that people would learn to protect themselves better by now. I liked the demonstration of the malware execution when the USB drive was inserted. That was useful to see. Of course, this could be fixed by company policy and telling people they are absolutely not allowed to let someone insert a USB drive in their computer and enforcing the policy.
jczarnyat April 05,2015 Another good TED video with some scary statistics. Based on the video's release in 2013; 250,000 new pieces of malware everyday? That's a scary number. Makes me wonder how cyber security professionals will ever keep up. The speaker also did a good job making viewers think about the types and amount of information they are making freely available to potential threats.
connellytat April 07,2015 A good video, and I liked how there were general recommendations, but they didn't all tie to what he showed in the presentation. The recommendations (patch your computer and strong passwords) at the end seemed to focus more on malware than privacy, but the video also went into privacy.
tristayifeiat April 09,2015 I like James’ statistics showing that how serious the problems are and reminding people to secure their information. James discussed the Blackhole who makes the hacking package, which telling us there is a legal hacking system. It is really scary. I do really hope to see an updated international laws to restrict those cybercrime activities. He also gives good suggestions on how to protect your computer-strong and different passwords on each sites online. I really like James words, “ technology is wonderfully simple and basic, but it exposing that how much information we were giving away.”
JSahm151at April 14,2015 Very nice video with a nice explanation of different types of cyber crime. The demo is nice because you can see what the attacking system is doing to the victim system in real time. Very interesting point about geolocation in dating profile pictures. Most people don't know to turn edit the exif data on their devices.