Rural Africa Facts

DSC06379Today we have been able to train Amudat Secondary School Students how to signup and operate personal email accounts. A School of over 400 students, none of them has an email address. Though there some computers, students have no access as all computers broke down and there is no technician in the area to help them. This school is found in Karamoja which is over 400 miles from Kampala Capital city (Capital of Uganda). This is mostly a pastoral community and the only way this community can be helped is to be connected to the world wide web. Good enough, there is both G3 and G4 Internet network.

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Communication without Borders

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This post is sourced from this LINK

Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.

The sites operated on the Tor network – a system that gives access to otherwise hard-to-reach parts of the net.

The joint operation between 16 European countries and the US saw 17 arrests, including Blake Benthall who is said to be behind Silk Road 2.0.

Experts believe the shutdown represents a breakthrough for fighting cybercrime.

Six Britons were also arrested, including a 20-year-old man from Liverpool, a 19-year-old man from New Waltham, a 30 year-old-man from Cleethorpes and a man and woman, both aged 58, from Aberdovey, Wales.

All were interviewed and bailed according to the National Crime Agency.

As well as providing anonymous access to legitimate sites, Tor also lets people hide their visits to thousands of illegal marketplaces, trading in…

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Pupils from Kikandwa and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary Schools, in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono District Uganda are the current beneficialies of Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church Sponsored-NetSquared-Uganda Poor Rural Schools Computer Training Meetup. The children testified about the computer lessons currently conducted in their school by a KIRUCODO contracted  local partner called Maendeleo Foundation Uganda who utilizes Mobile solar-powered computer technology classes to reach out to poor rural schools which have no access to computer services due to lack of electricity.

Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas has been financially sponsoring this NetSquared-Uganda computer training Meetup since March 2014 as per these links indicate:

http://wp.me/pHagH-l8  and http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Uganda-Nonprofits-and-Technology/

Watch the following Eight Videos Below:

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The views below have been shared by Mr. Scott Rowswell of British Columbia, Canada. You can visit Mr. Scott’s LinkeIn Profile at this LINK


I think for the vast majority of users, the issues boil down to common sense:

 

  • use only strong passwords and do not share them across different sites
  • Be aware that every site you visit has the potential to track you and most do. Many of the most poplar surfing sites are the worst.
  • Check regularly that you haven’t had trolls, malware, etc installed on your machine.
  • Never enter personal data on any site that is not secure.
  • never enter personal data onto “cloud” servers
  • Never open emails received from locations you don’t recognize.
  • be sure your ISP utilises tools that filter / manage known harmful sites
  • Block or do not open links that are included in social media posts unless you are positive they are safe
  • etc

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Some Strong Tweets on Specifically Passwords


NYS DHSES @NYSDHSES · Oct 9A strong online password has 8 or more characters with a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.

BBB Ottawa @BBBottawa · Oct 9

Treat passwords as top-secret info – don’t share & make them hard to guess by including letters, numbers & symbols.

L&S LSS @UWLSS · Oct 9

Be cyber smart! Check out the most commonly used passwords of 2013. #NCSAMhttp://fb.me/2Yv6fNL7z 

What Really makes a good password? 


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Troels Oerting (right) believes that there are a limited number of skilled malware producers

Troels Oerting (right) believes that there are a limited number of skilled malware producers

There are only “around 100” cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre. This post is sourced from this LINK

Speaking to the BBC’s Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the “rather limited group of good programmers”.

“We roughly know who they are. If we can take them out of the equation then the rest will fall down,” he said.

Although, he added, fighting cybercrime remained an uphill battle.

“This is not a static number, it will increase unfortunately,” he said.

“We can still cope but the criminals have more resources and they do not have obstacles. They are driven by greed and profit and they produce malware at a speed that we have difficulties catching up with.”

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