Posts Tagged ‘safe internet’

How to Protect Kids from On-line Danger During Summer 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011
Protect Kids from On-line Danger

Protect Kids from On-line Danger

It’s summer time for kids who spend much time in the Internet. Being inexperienced and naive children can suffer from unwanted content and actions of swindler. SmartHide Arovax LLC (Internet security software) developers are eager to recall once again simple rules which can protect kids from web danger.

Of course everything is not so scary. Fortunately operating system is equipped with special functions of parental control.

Every parent can check and participate in determining the content available to his child:

  • one can trace game’s reports they play, web sites they attend, programs they use;
  • restrict the types of web sites (it’s possible to block web sites according to the category: those with pornographic content, sites with gambling); specific URL addresses also can be blocked;
  • define uptime for PC usage, install authorized software.
  • If you want to enhance Internet security then you are to follow SmartHide developer’s advice and download and install free SmartHide. It will provide you on-line software security.
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  • Arovax LLC reminds that only licensed software should be installed to your PC. It is guaranteed not to contain viruses and dangerous applications. In case of any threat in the Internet it allows you to get qualitative support from developer.
  • Arovax LLC strongly recommends parents to explain to their kids there are the same rules in the virtual reality as we have in real one. That’s why your kid must not leave all private information in open access (address, cell phone number, school number, favorite walking places), communicate with strangers and suspicious persons. Encouraging children in sharing the experience of pastime in the network is welcomed, parents in its turn should point out and explain to children mistakes and cheer discoveries.

Sarkozy Offers to Control the Internet

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Sarkozy Offers to Control the Internet

Sarkozy Offers to Control the Internet

During the G8 summit Sarkozy pointed out the importance of Internet communication development and fight against cybercrime.

Unlike the meeting of the Group of Eight such meetings provide the issues of World Wild Web development.

Awareness of Internet potential in the case of Arabian events , understanding that problems for international discussing gather a large Internet audience provoked Sarkozy’s activeness.

“The world you represent, – declared French leader to all gathers, - is not the parallel universe with no moral, legal standards which govern the democratic countries”.

Sarkozy intends to tighten the bounds of the law in France, for example against illegal file exchange all over the world. “No one must suffer from unpunished expropriations of ideas, arts, intellectual property”.

Web community representatives met the idea of Internet settlement unwillingly. Shakers of Internet business in its turn consider selective and non-cruel functions of Internet control. “Facebook” creator Mark Zuckerberg thinks that strengthening of Internet control is impossible: “ No one can forbid the usage of interesting spheres , and strictly control the others”.

As far as private user’s information is concerned here Mark Zuckerberg considers the necessity of lifting the ban for profile creating by children under 13 years. It should be reminded that according to USA law since 2000 web-sites have no right to gather private information from kids under 13 years old without parent’s e-mail permission. 27 years old Zuckerberg is sure : ” As far as education is concerned you are to get the profile in Facebook the sooner the better”. Mark considers both his own resource Facebook and Internet in the whole as a very useful in educational process.


Strengthening of Web Censorial Frameworks in Africa

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The danger of new mass protest which took place in Egypt, Tunis, Libya Africa’s official representatives started the company of strengthening web censorial frameworks, – reported Al Jazeera.

Web Censorial Frameworks in Africa

Web Censorial Frameworks in Africa

It appeared number of African countries have already started this procedure.

Ethiopia’s government blocks pages of political opposition’s sites, independent news’ blocks and human’s rights protection organizations.

On 14 of April Uganda’s Communication Commission order to block internet provider’s access to Facebook and Twitter for 24 hours. It was done on the eve of planned protest against the growth provision’s and fuel’s prices in the country.

The strengthening of censorial frameworks appeared in Republic of Burundi and small country in Central Africa too. Last year local authorities arrested local news site’s editor-in-chief who was sentenced to life imprisonment in April 2011.

In some countries they prefer to filter thematically organized sites. So in March government in Cot-De – Voir ordered providers to block sites with critical content towards Lorano Gbagbo.

Government in Sudan in its turn prefers not to block web resources in the country but trace opposition’s and anti-governmental leaders’ protests in means of social nets.

According to independent expert Patrick Meier recently government have released special social web-group with protest’s slogans and then arrested all it members.

Despite gradual development situation around web access in Africa’s country is rather difficult. At the present time Africa’s population constitutes 5,6% of internet audience .

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USA Released the Strategy of Internet Security

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Official representatives of USA  released the  strategy  of Internet  security according to  which there must be international rules  enhancing security in net and providing  safe space for  free commerce  and effective socio-economical  development .

Internet Security

Internet Security

The document includes several principle points of constructing international cyber security.

On the whole USA intends to create free cyber trade mechanism of protection of the participant’s rights and commercial trade secrets.  They also plan to develop the   special Code of Conduct compulsory for all international community. The partnership with other countries will be realized by the means of special international organizations.

Cyber criminality is at the center of attention. The White House presupposes to keep the internet freedom dealing only with specific crimes. Planning and committing of the crime are the objects of the crime. Minister of Justice of USA Eric Holder announced the publication   to be   “historic event”.

It is expected that in producing this strategy will be involved all the offices: the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Commerce.

USA hopes that in realizing   all the ideas pointed in the document will take part key partners of the country – Chine and Russia.

Hillary Clinton’s comments of the strategy inform us of USA intention to protect the freedom of speech in the Internet. The cyberspace is the new way of political expression and some governments    use it for   suppression.


Safe Web: A Myth or a Reality?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

We got used to having internet at hand, even in a mobile device. The global web is an unlimited source of information, communication, and entertainment. But it is also a real danger, especially for children.

According to the statistics, 40% of kids under 14 using internet visit pages containing aggressive or illegal content which is used by hackers to steal personal data. This problem is of great concern throughout the world.

Is it possible to protect children from hackers flooding the web?

- Internet security is a new concept. A dramatic growth of the number of IT crimes is registered all over the globe. Every year over dozens of thousands crimes are committed.

Specialists talk about three main types of web-threats:

  1. A content threat is a risk of contact with illegal or uncontrolled data, for example, porn or drugs propaganda;
  2. A violation of electronic security means the use of different viruses and other technical methods to hack databases containing confidential data;
  3. Malicious behavior is a situation when users come into malicious contact with other users, for example, pedophiles look for their future victims in the web.

Thus, the risks of using internet may be different depending on the age and computer competence of a child.

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