A Note On Fake News

According to Wikipedia Fake News is:

Fake news websites (also referred to as hoax news websites) are Internet websites that deliberately publish fake news—hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation purporting to be real news—often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. Unlike news satire, fake news websites seek to mislead rather than entertain readers, often for financial or political gain…..
I might ad : Could contain links leading to Spam, Malware or even Ransomeware.
There are some who are vulnerable to information they read on the internet.
There are fake websites.
There are websites that contain misinformation.
There are websites that haven’t been updated in months or even years.
Fake news is becoming a major problem.
The Battle Against Fake News Is Just Getting Started  By Lynette T. Owens
Please read this article and pass it on……Thanks Lynette.
Opinion: If fake news continues to litter the internet, the risk of kids being fooled is the highest
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Internet Security, A Never Ending Battle

I remember way back in the 1980’s when I got my first computer.
Couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and plugged in to open a whole new world.

The memory was a whopping 32K!…. 51/4 floppy disk.
No windows, just DOS (Disk Operating System)
Wanted to get my fingers on the keyboard and start exploring.

Taught myself how to program in basic language, designed a few character
sets and added some graphics to existing programs that I had downloaded.
Speaking of downloading, it would take forever to download a simple program.

Back then programmers put in a “back door” so they always had access.
The early days of the internet were very tame compared to today.
The “back door” method has become a lot more sophisticated.
It has grown from the pirating of simple games to taking down power grids!

As technology increases at a rapid rate, security is put to the test.
Internet Security is a major concern.
It can affect not only us as individuals, but businesses and even countries.

Note:
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