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Unformatted text preview: children and adult solicitation. She goes on to reference points of the “To
Catch a Predator” show which is a sting operation setup to catch adult predators of
children while secretly being videotaped. The article also cites work done by the Internet
Safety Technical Task Force.
Claburn, T. (2009). “Internet Has Never Been More Dangerous, Report Says.” Available at:
=220300558. Accessed on Feb 18, 2011.
This article focuses on malware and phishing and how they’ve become much more
sophisticated over the years. Not only does it make mention of the same phishing
techniques as some of the others (Gonzalez 2009 & Wicherski 2010), but it also
highlights some of the newer, more clever, techniques of attackers. He cites a “Finjan
Cybercrime Intelligence Report” on “cybergangs” and offers up some quantitative data
on the subject in support of the hypothesis that the trend is towards a less safe Internet. Trending Toward a Less Safe Internet 6 Brenner, B. (2009). “Not Among Friends: The Dangers of Social Networks”. Available at:
orks.html. Accessed on: Feb 18, 2011.
The author of this article also supports the hypothesis that the Internet is more
dangerous than before, due to attackers exploiting the use of social networking. He
describes a presentation by he attended at the “ShmooCon 2009 Security Conference”
in DC, where 2 researchers walked through how easy it is to hack various different social
network accounts with the use of fake profiles, cross references and other simple
deceptions. He briefly explores the idea of trust that too often exists between people....
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