Category Archives: eSecurity

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on the 20th of March 2015

Dear parents, guardians and carer’s, At VSC we aim to create a safe and supportive school community for everyone. Sometimes, it can be difficult for parents or carers to know what to do when their child talks to them about … Continue reading

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How to Enable “Do Not Track”

Are the commercials at the edges of your web pages stalking you? Have you noticed after sending an email to a friend telling them about the fun you had in Fiji, the display ads try to tempt you away again? … Continue reading

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Have a Happy “Safer Internet Day”

February 5th is Safer Internet Day!  What better way to start off the school year than by thinking about how we, as students, parents and educators, can continue to be safe and responsible online citizens. This year’s theme is “Connect with Respect” … Continue reading

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What Happens to our Data?

One of the things we try to impress on our students and wider learning community is protecting personal data and privacy. Mostly this is for protection from cyber-crimes such as identity theft and phishing. But have you ever wondered what … Continue reading

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How to Create Strong Passwords

In this day and age no one would dream of leaving their house-key under the front door mat – it’s just not safe. When it comes to online security, weak passwords are like leaving the key out. Choosing strong passwords … Continue reading

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Online Safety Campaign by Google

Google has teamed up with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Britain to launch an online safety campaign. According to The Telegraph newspaper this is the first time Google has actively promoted something that is not a product. Anthony House, Google’s … Continue reading

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Web Browsers and Security Bugs

Everyone uses web browsers to surf the net and view website content. We trust Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome to find and take us to the sites we need, but how safe are they really? Stay Smart Online (an Australian … Continue reading

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Why You Should Update Your Devices and Software

Does your software pester you to update it? It can become really annoying but just like your mother reminding you to eat your veggies, it’s only trying to look out for you! Software developers release new version of their products … Continue reading

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Strong Passwords, Improved Safety

In the wake of the Sony PlayStation identity theft problems, The Age’s IT journalist, Adam Turner recently offered some valuable advice on choosing and changing passwords to protect your details. Turner’s tips included: avoid using the same password for everything … Continue reading

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Identity Theft Risk for Playstation Network Users

From the ABC News: Australian users of the Sony PlayStation are being told to change their passwords or risk identity theft after hackers accessed the personal information of millions of customers. Names, addresses, birth dates and other personal details of … Continue reading

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