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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hackers on the rise

The German Police just released the annual crime report. And it looked good, Germany is seeing the lowest crime rates since the unification 20 years ago. Yay Germany.

But Police also warned the press and people that online crime is on a steady rise!
And I think this is a global trend. Many people falsely believe that if the have a good enough antivirus program they are untouchable, which sadly is not the case. In most online scams people are threatened, or blackmailed (of something they often did not do) and are often to ashamed to admit it afterwards.

Be smart out there, the internet just isn’t what it used to be...
jake

19 comments:

  1. im surprised people still fall for online scams.

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  2. at least overall crime is lower. yay!

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  3. Oh, Germans and their silly "hacking" ways.... I take it you read about the whole PiratePad thing? Funny stuffs.

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  4. I've become a bit lax with my security measures since moving to Ubuntu. Perhaps not the wisest.

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  5. Damn never knew it was on the rise this much!

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  6. I agree, when being online reason is your best friend. Well, maybe reason is always your best friend but especially when you're online, lol.

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  7. The Technologically Savvy shall inherit the planet

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  8. Don't do anything you could later be blackmailed for in the first place.

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  9. My rule is don't click on suspicious sites or ads and you'll be good :D

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  10. considering becoming an online thug

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  11. I think people need more common sense and not to do stupid things on the net.

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  12. Internet scams still exist?!

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  13. Crime in the future will be cybercrime.

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  14. A vague description though, these crimes.

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  15. Gotta hire the real good ones to work for the police.

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