Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015-09-10 WBKV Talking Points


Malvertising �explodes�
2013 saw a more than 200 percent increase over 2012 according to the Online Trust Alliance; they logged some 12.4 billion malvertisement impressions.
2014 saw a 300 percent increase in malvertising over 2013 (ca. 37
billion).
2015 it increased by more than 260 % over 2014, in the first six months alone (over 100 billion/year)
Estimated damages 2015 alone about
$1bn!
That is why I say: If you see advertisements your computer is NOT SAFE!

Belkin routers NOT SAFE!
No details about what models; all I can recommend is: Buy another brand router (I prefer Netgear)

Many top level domains on the internet are dangerous!
More than 95 percent of the hundreds of thousands websites in each of ten top level domains (TLDs) including .country, cricket, .science, .review, .zip and .party are flogging spam, malware, or adware.
Stay away!
Here are names of TLDs and percentage of infectuous sites:
1
.zip
100.00%

2
.review
100.00%

3
.country
99.97%

4
.kim
99.74%

5
.cricket
99.57%

6
.science
99.35%

7
.work
98.20%

8
.party
98.07%

9
.gq
97.68%
(Equatorial Guinea)
10
.link
96.98%

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Parents need to wake up!
Of 1,494 apps and websites for children 67% collect children�s personal information;
half of these share personal information with third parties.
22% gather children's phone number and 23% allowed them to provide photos or video.


Don't buy Seagate wireless disk drives; they are not safe!(Secret hard-coded login!)


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