Defense Against Crime

April 15, 2014

WARNING: Netflix Scam Alert


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Con artists claiming they work for Netflix created a fake website to try to get credit card and other private information from

unsuspecting victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.

April 14, 2014

The Heartbleed bug and changing your passwords


Buy now you hopefully you have heard about the Heartbleed bug. If you haven’t please review my last few articles.  There is still Imagesome discussion about when you should change your online passwords in response this internet threat. If you change all of your passwords before Heartbleed is fixed on all the affected sites, hackers can get your new passwords and you’ll have to change them all again.

The flip side of the concern about this two-year old bug is that , hackers may already have your information and could use it at any moment. So should you change your password? .  It is really up to you on how you wish to proceed. I would advise you to change your password immediately. However  I understand it makes things more difficult. If this system you are logging onto has second key authentication, which use your cell phone to provide a second log on key, I would advise you to turn this on as an added measure of security. It’s like having a door with two locks that have different keys. It can be a bit of a pain, but it can make you safer.  Let’s be honest; the Heartbleed bug is a very difficult problem, for all of us.

Fortunately, most of the major sites have updated their servers at this time, so it should be OK to change your passwords. CNET has provided a list of sites that they have tested (http://www.cnet.com/how-to/which-sites-have-patched-the-heartbleed-bug/)  For smaller sites, you can check to see if they’re still a threat with these sites. (https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/)

Here’s a quick list of the major sites that were affected. These are the accounts you need to take care of immediately:

  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • GoDaddy
  • Google – including Gmail, Wallet, Play,
  • Intuit
  • Minecraft
  • OkCupid
  • Pinterest
  • SoundCloud
  • Tumblr
  • Yahoo – including Yahoo Mail
  • Wunderlist

Here are the sites where information is still un cleasr. Stay tuned to various internet site to see what develops with these sites:

  • Apple
  • H&R Block
  • Healthcare.gov
  • IRS
  • Netflix
  • Twitter

Mashable has a full chart with more sites, whether there is a patch, whether you need to change your password, and the statement the site has issued regarding the situation. (http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/)

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products.  Proceeds from your purchases go to support the different organizations such as the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, RAINN, and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

April 11, 2014

Dealing with the HeartBleed bug


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What you need to know about the HeartBleed bug (click here)

A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years.

The finding of the so-called “Heartbleed” vulnerability, by researchers with Google Inc and a small security firm Codenomicon, prompted the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security to advise businesses on Tuesday to review their servers to see if they were using vulnerable versions a type of software known as OpenSSL.

This article may be a bit Technical for the masses…needless to say that on May first, or as soon as you know your banking, email, social Media…etc as soon as you are alerted that that server has been fixed.

Here is a link for a Heartbleet checker

http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Here is a list that contains servers that HAVE BEEN Fixed…so please change your password on those

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2142104/lastpass-now-scans-for-heartbleed-affected-accounts.html

How to create a good Password

http://peppereyes.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/password-correct-access-granted/

April 10, 2014

What you need to know to know about the Heatbleed Bug


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What you need to know to know about the Heatbleed Bug (click here for story link)

Q: What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal?

A: Heartbleed affects the encryption technology designed to protect online accounts for email, instant messaging and e-commerce. It was discovered by a team of researchers from the Finnish security firm Codenomicon, along with a Google Inc. researcher who was working separately.

It’s unclear whether any information has been stolen as a result of Heartbleed, but security experts are particularly worried about the bug because it went undetected for more than two years.’

Q: So if the problem has been identified, it’s been fixed and I have nothing to worry about. Right?

A: It depends on the website. A fixed version of OpenSSL has been released, but it’s up to the individual website administrators to put it into place.

Yahoo Inc., which has more than 800 million users around the world, said Tuesday that most of its popular services – including sports, finance and Tumblr – had been fixed, but work was still being done on other products that it didn’t identify.

Q: So what can I do to protect myself?

A: Ultimately, you’ll need to change your passwords, but that won’t do any good until the sites you use adopt the fix. It’s also up to the Internet services affected by the bug to let users know of the potential risks and encourage them to change their passwords.

April 9, 2014

Sexual assault affects many lives


Sexual assault affects many lives—both directly and indirectly. It is a horrible crime that spans across all ages, sexual orientations, k0753024religions and genders, and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Let look in some statistics.

  • According to The National Women’s Study, 683,000 forcible rapes occur every year; which equals 56,916 per month; 1,871 per day; 78 per hour; and 1.3 per minute {National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000.}
  • An estimated 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience a sexual assault in their lifetime {National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000.}

While precise legal definitions of this crime can vary by states and jurisdictions, rape is the term commonly used to mean forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal or oral penetration. We use the terms sexual assault or sexual violence to refer to any to unwanted sexual act against or without a person’s consent—any sexual, physical verbal or visual, act that forces a person against their will to have unwanted sexual contact or attention.
No matter what the circumstances of the crime are, sexual violence is a weapon used by perpetrators to hurt and dominate others—motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. It is never a survivor’s fault.
Did you Know that:

    • Females 18 years of age and over comprise the largest category of women forcibly raped in 1998 (45.6 percent). Forty percent of rape victims were ages 12 to 17 and 12.4 percent were ages 0 to 11. {National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999.}
  • About 81 percent of rape victims are white; 18 percent are black; 1 percent are of other races. {National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999.}
  • About half of all rape victims are in the lowest third of income distribution; half are in the upper two-thirds. {Violence against Women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994.}
  • One of every four rapes take place in a public area or in a parking garage.
  • Thirty-one percent of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger.
  • Sixty-eight percent of rapes occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • At least 45 percent of rapists were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • In 29 percent of rapes, the offender used a weapon.
  • In 47 percent of rapes, the victim sustained injuries other than rape injuries.
  • Seventy-five percent of female rape victims require medical care after the attack.

These statistics are according to the U.S. Department of Justice: {All statistics are taken from: Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994.}

By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products.
Proceeds from your purchases go to support the different organizations such as the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, RAINN, and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

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