The seemingly closed and private cyber space prompts young and immature users to trust anyone and an intimacy develops overtime. Wicked people take advantage of this relationship and exploit the young and children.
Find kids through social networking, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging, e-mail, discussion boards, and other Web sites.
An obsession to internet pornography leads to many problems. It affects people of different ages in different ways. Children are more susceptible to the traps in internet because of their natural curiosity. Some adults too fall prey to the situation because of unsatisfied personal and work relations.
Threats to children with exposure to online pornography
Threats to adults
Almost everyone would like to make some quick money without much effort. Online frauds find this attitude of the common people as an effective way to make some bugs for themselves. Every day, mail boxes are bombarded with millions of spam mails sent by these frauds offering Lottery Money or seeking help for some beautiful refugee girl who is willing to immigrate to any country.
The older generation internet users are more vulnerable to these scams because they are used to the good old trustworthy postal service, which never misled them in all their entire lives. These kinds of scams can be prevented only by making people more ‘net literate’ about the seemingly innocent traps in the cyber space.
You see an amazing product in the internet and there is a free one month trial offer with it. All you have to pay for is the shipping and handling charge which is negligible compared to the usability of the product. Seems so innocent and good but have you ever tried to take the effort to the read the lengthy terms and conditions? ,
Often buried in very small letters deep beneath the condition statements there are a few clauses that make you agree to pay forever a big sum every month for their product. It will take a good deal of your time and effort to cancel the offer after you lost a good amount of your money.
There are fake Wi-Fi spots cropping up everywhere like airports, railway stations and shopping malls and it is difficult to tell them from the real ones. Criminals duplicate the real websites and the information you send across the online connection will be passed to their laptops. Credit card information and password details can be passed along like this.
“Click on the link to claim your price “. That is what they advertise and the lucrative offer prompts us to click on the link without thinking much. But the price would be soon coming in the form of a ‘bot’. A bot is a software robot that will get installed on your computer without your authorization when you click a link. Soon your computer will be a link in the chain of thousands of ‘zombies’ that the scammers use to send spam e-email.
These kinds of software are generally called ‘scarewares’. When you visit some websites a pop up window may appear that seems as legitimate antivirus software that declares there is an infection in your computer. You will be prompted to run a scan of your system. Of course the virus will be found and there will be hefty fee to download their antivirus software.
After you download their antivirus; the crooks will come to know your credit card number and of course their antivirus software will be a fake. Thus your computer will be at greater risk than ever and your money will be lost.