недеља, 30. септембар 2012.

The Mafia Manager 
In the book "The Mafia Manager" there is advice : "Never, never allowed them to know what you think, because it's preventing you to destroy them" ... and Facebook always asks : What is on your mind ???

Facebook Censored
PLEASE SHARE: (link to petition below) Tell Facebook: Stop Censoring Political, Spiritual, Activist, Peaceful Speech

BREAKING NEWS: A range of Facebook users, from political dissidents to technology bloggers, are reporting the sudden blocking of their pages. Facebook provided no prior warning, nor was there a clear process established to rest
ore access to the blocked pages.

(this post was originally seen on
Exposing The Truth)

Will you fight back? The best way to get Facebook's attention is to make the story go viral on their own site:

If you're already on Facebook, please share.

More than 50 blocked pages were political in nature, and several users have had their pages maliciously blocked through fraudulent claims of intellectual property violations. This news follows Facebook's disturbing assertions that it's willing to work with government censors in places like China, and that the company is worried that it sometimes provides "too much" free speech.

Astounding. And this disregard for civil liberties is nothing new: Facebook has consistently dodged hard questions about free speech. Last year they refused to attend a U.S. Senate hearing on "global Internet freedom" and the company won't join the tech industry's Global Network Initiative, which promotes human rights and free speech. Will you demand that Facebook start respecting civil liberties? Just fill out the form at right to sign our petition.

PETITION TO MARK ZUCKERBERG AND THE FACEBOOK TEAM: Your callous disregard for free speech and human rights is completely unacceptable. Your dominance of the web comes with real responsibility: You need to stop censoring political content right away.

Just sign on at right and we'll make sure Facebook gets the message.
Lavender oil prevents Athlete's Foots

You may think that cosmetic companies add this essential oil to their products primarily to give them a pleasant aroma. But this oil has more than just a pretty smell.

It also has antioxidant, mild sedative, and antispasmodic qualities.

That means it can treat a myriad of complaints, including headaches, colds, aching muscles, and bug bites. 

David Rockefeller Founder of The “Trilateral Commission” and The “Club of Rome”
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.

It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated
and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.

This present window of opportunity...during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation.

All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

O TRILATERALI JE NAPISALA KNJIGU pre dvadesetak godina Prof. Dr. Smilja Avramov , profesor medjunarodnog prava.
Knjiga Trilateralna komisija :

Trilateralna komisija

svetska vlada ili svetska tiranija?

Bilans aktivnosti Trilateralne komisije krajnje je negativan: masovno siromaštvo u najvećem delu sveta, etnički sukobi, širenje terorizma, razaranje država, itd. Za razliku od marksističke utopije, koja je mistifikacijom „solidarnosti proletera sveta” u „opštečovečansku dobrobit” ulivala nade, trilateralistička utopija nema unutrašnju magnetsku snagu; hladnom logikom „svetskog tržišta” i „potrošačkog društva” uvodi svet u duhovnu prazninu, pravni nihilizam i stanje totalnog beznađa. Trilaterala predstavlja izazov za velike i male zemlje, pa nije iznenađujuće što se revolt širi ne samo u krugu naučnih radnika, nego i političara.Ma kakav prilaz imali prema tajnim organizacijama, konspirativno-zaverenički, pozitivistički, ateistički, sakralni, spiritualni itd., neophodno ih je proučavati da bi se mudrošću izbegle zamke. Jer je njihov uticaj na istorijske tokove nesporan.
Prof Dr. Smilja Avramov

"10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo" -GRAVIOLA (Annona muricata)
 Common names: Soursop, Paw-Paw, Graviola, Guanabana

"10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo".. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients...

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.

Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?

This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it’s the incredible story behind the Graviola tree..

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America ‘s largest drug manufacturers, th! e fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectivelyhunts
down and kills only cancer cells.. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is

One of America ‘s biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indi! ans in S outh America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.
But that’s where the Graviola story nearly ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree–it’s completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn’t let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that’s dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed
When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious….

….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public…

….Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated….

….A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…”

….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

…A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers Seven years of silence broken–it’s finally here!"

субота, 29. септембар 2012.

" Sitting Disease"

The Facts

Sitting disease by the numbers

The term “Sitting Disease” has been coined by the scientific community and is commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. However, the medical community does not recognize Sitting Disease as a diagnosable disease at this time.

We’ve become so sedentary that 30 minutes a day at the gym may not counteract the detrimental effects of 8, 9 or 10 hours of sitting.
~ Genevieve Healy, PhD

What Reseachers Say

  • For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking” ~ Martha Grogan, cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
  • Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease … Every two hours spent just sitting reduces blood flow and lowers blood sugar, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.” ~ James A. Levine, MD, PhD
  • Prolonged sitting should be considered within occupational health and safety policies and practices just like other elements of posture.” ~ British Journal of Sports Medicine
  •  OR

Deep-Voiced Men Have Lower Sperm Counts, Study Says.
 The theory is that these traits signal a high-quality mate—for instance, it's been proposed that masculine men generally have more robust amounts of sperm.
 But the new research revealed that, while deep voices are attractive to women, low-pitched men actually tended to have lower concentrations of sperm in their ejaculate.
(Find out how a man produces 1,500 sperm a second.)
The finding suggests that men who evolutionarily invest most of their energy into making themselves attractive to females may suffer deficiencies in other areas—in this case, sperm counts.
For instance, the male hormone testosterone—which lowers voice pitch—can thwart sperm production, according to study leader Leigh Simmons, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Western Australia.

среда, 26. септембар 2012.

Stand With Indigenous People of Brazil - Save The Amazon!
 Stand With Indigenous People of Brazil - Save The Amazon!
Please" Like" and "Share" massively this important cause
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Urban Legend - NM. Stella Liebeck against McDonald’s

понедељак, 24. септембар 2012.


A new biometric “gait recognition” system has been developed by Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, meaning that individuals can now be recognized and located by their “signature” walk.

Serious privacy concerns have been aired about the system and its potential surveillance applications.

New Scientist reports that NPL, which collaborated with the Center for Advanced Software Technology (CAST), the BBC and BAE Systems, developed a new system through which a person’s walk could be identified. The tracking system combines a computer model of the NPL building with feeds from each on-site CCTV camera.

In each video frame, the system separates an individual’s silhouette from its background. The rise and fall of head height is recorded, and the pattern it forms can be represented by a set of numbers. This is linked to the person’s identity. A computer can then produce a list of all the other places that the person has visited, and the occasions they have been there.

Iris scans and facial recognition systems are seen as insufficient when it comes to identifying individuals from a longer distance. These methods require a “cooperative subject” and high-quality imaging. Standard CCTV is too low-resolution to pick out distinctive features, but the gait-identifying development could give it much more advanced surveillance capabilities.

“This technology poses a real threat to privacy and in the coming years it will be used for marketing purposes as well as supposed public safety. Personal data goes far beyond writing down your name and address now and the law urgently needs revising to reflect this,” Nick Pickles, director of the UK’s Big Brother Watch told RT.

Simultaneous research has been carried out by Professor Martin Hofmann and colleagues at the Technical University of Munich. They have developed an even more intrusive version that takes information from a person’s image, such as shadows on their clothing, creating a considerably more detailed “signature”.

Additionally, Professor Daigo Muramatsu and colleagues at Osaka University have been conducting research on how people can be identified from different camera angles. He believes the research could also have “commercial applications,”according to New Scientist.

Hoffman suggested that it could be used to identify bank robbers who had their faces covered.

However, Nick Pickles stated, “Rather than finding new ways to identify innocent people, we should be asking why mass surveillance has failed to make people any safer.”

Earlier this month RT reported the FBI’s installation of the $1-billion Next Generation Identification system, which is able to recognize faces, across America. This is an “upgrade” to the current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and already has incredible surveillance capabilities over the innocent as well as guilty.



недеља, 23. септембар 2012.

Pažnju javnosti preusmeravati sa važnih  problema na nevažne. Prezaposliti javnost poplavom
nebitnih informacija, da ljudi ne bi razmišljali i stekli osnovna saznanja u razumevanju sveta.

Ta metoda se naziva i "problem-reagovanje-rešenje". Treba stvoriti problem, da bi deo javnosti
reagovao na njega. Na primer: izazvati i prenositi nasilje sa namerom, da  javnost lakše prihvati
ograničavanje slobode, ekonomsku krizu, ili da bi se opravdalo rušenje socijalne države.


Da bi javnost pristala na neku neprihvatljivu meru, uvoditi je postepeno, "na kašičicu", mesecima
i godinama. Promene, koje bi mogle da izazovu otpor, ako bi bile izvedene naglo i u kratkom
vremenskom roku, biće sprovedene politikom malih koraka. Svet se tako vremenom menja,
a da to ne budi svest o promenama. 

Još jedan način za pripremanje javnosti na nepopularne promene je, da ih se najavljuje  mnogo
ranije, unapred. Ljudi tako ne osete odjednom svu težinu promena,  jer se prethodno privikavaju
na samu ideje o promeni. Sem toga i "zajednička nada u bolju budućnost" olakšava njihov prihvat.


Kada se odraslima obaraća  kao kad se govori deci, postižemo dva korisna učinka: javnost
potiskuje svoju  kritičku svest i poruka ima snažnije dejstvo na ljude.Taj sugestivni mehanizam
u velikoj meri se koristi i prilikom reklamiranja.


Zloupotreba emocija je klasična tehnika, koja se koristi u izazivanju kratkog spoja, prilikom
razumnog prosuđivanja. Kritičku svest zamenjuju emotivni impulsi (bes, strah, itd.) Upotreba
emotivnog registra omogućava pristup nesvesnom, pa je kasnije moguće na tom nivou sprovesti
ideje, želje, brige, bojazni ili prinudu, ili pak izazvati određena ponašanja.


Siromašnijim slojevima treba onemogućiti pristup mehanizmima razumevanje manipulacije
njihovim pristankom. Kvalitet obrazovanja nižih društvenih slojeva  treba da bude što slabiji ili ispod proseka, da bi ponor između obrazovanja viših i nižih slojeva ostao nepremostiv.


Javnost treba  podsticati u prihvatanju  prosečnosti. Potrebno je ubediti ljude da je (in, u modi),
poželjno biti glup, vulgaran i neuk. Istovremeno treba izazivati otpor prema kulturi i nauci.
Treba ubediti svakog pojedinca da je samo i isključivo on odgovoran za sopstvenu nesreću,
usled oskudnog znanja, ograničenih  sposobnosti, ili nedovoljnog truda. Tako nesiguran i pot-
cenjen pojedinac, opterećen osećajem krivice, odustaće od traženja pravih uzroka svog polo-
žaja i pobune protiv ekonomskog sistema.
Brz razvoj nauke u poslednjih 50 godina stvara rastuću  provaliju između znanja javnosti i onih
koji ga poseduju i koriste, vladajuće elite. "Sistem", zaslugom biologije, neurobiologije i praktične
psihologije, ima pristup naprednom znanju o čoveku i na fizičkom i na psihičkom planu.

Brian Lilley: The Main Stream Media is lying about the Muslim Riots 2012.


Monsanto Charged with Chemical Poisoning

 It’s not every day that we learn about a victory for Mother Earth.  But thanks to a 47-year old farmer and a French court there has been a victory against U.S. biotechnology giant Monsanto.  And, I’d say that’s a triumph for Mother Earth as well.  The company lost a court battle earlier this year and was charged as guilty of chemical poisoning.  This judgment could lend credence to other health claims against Monsanto and pesticides in general.

Paul Francois, a French farmer sued Monsanto after he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches, and stammering after inhaling the company’s Lasso weedkiller in 2004.  He cited insufficient product label warnings as part of the problem.
“It is a historic decision in so far as it is the first time that a (pesticide) maker is found guilty of such a poisoning,” François Lafforgue, Paul Francois’s lawyer said in an interview with Reuters.  In the same interview, Monsanto’s lawyer Jean-Philippe Delsart states:  “Monsanto always considered that there were not sufficient elements to establish a causal relationship between Paul Francois’s symptoms and a potential poisoning.”
But the court in Lyon, in southeast France disagreed.  It clearly saw the cause of Francois’ health problems as linked to Monsanto’s pesticide use and subsequently ordered an expert assessment to determine Francois’ financial losses and awarded him accordingly.
According to the Reuters news report, the agricultural branch of the French social security system says that it has gathered about 200 reports of sickness linked to pesticides a year since 1996.  Prior to this landmark case, farmers have had difficulty proving causal effect or have simply not tried to sue the corporate giant known for its bullying tactics on farmers worldwide.
Francois, along with other farmers set up an association to help establish the link between pesticides and neurological problems suffered by farmers.  While the farmer was victorious against Monsanto, he is no longer able to perform his farming responsibilities due to the damage he suffered from pesticide use.
In my blog, “Is Your Body Roundup Ready?” I discussed some of the health dangers of Monsanto’s pesticide known as RoundUp.  In research conducted on frogs and chicken embryos, glyphosate—the primary ingredient in RoundUp—was found to cause birth defects.  The same study found that glyphosate affects the skull, face, parts of the brain and spinal cord.
Another study out of Germany found RoundUp in all human urine samples tested.  The amount found in urine was 5 to 20 times the established upper limit for drinking water.
Monsanto’s pesticides are not just used in food production but are also sprayed on school playgrounds, private lawns, railway lines, urban pavement, golf courses, community roadsides and public land.
Monsanto has been named as one of the “World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine while Natural Society has awarded Monsanto the Worst Company of 2011 award for its ongoing work to threaten human health and the environment.
If you type “Monsanto” into Google, you’ll quickly find that the most common search term for the company is “Monsanto evil.”  After years of following Monsanto’s path of destruction, I’d say Monsanto warrants the Worst Company of 2012 as well.  What do you think?  I’d love to know.

 Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/monsanto-charged-with-chemical-poisoning.html#ixzz27M5Fsnhx


My mother had Colon Cancer, I hope I will not be the next.  

Are we ready to give up our privacy so easily ??? 

Just prior to Black Friday, I issued an alert that anyone shopping in either of two American malls -- Promenade Temecula in California, and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. -- would be tracked via their cell phone utilizing FootPathTM technology as they moved from store to store.

Fortunately, that test-run produced
enough outrage to force both the UK maker of the technology, Path Intelligence, as well as mall management to halt the surveillance and respond to a call from Sen. Charles Schumer over general privacy concerns, as well as the legality according to U.S. regulations.

However, many retailers seem undeterred by privacy issues and have fully embraced the concept of going even a step further:

- forming a web comprised of cell phone tracking, surveillance camera footage, and software analysis of shoppers' movements and decisions.

A recent report by Bloomberg comes to a disturbing conclusion in at least one case -- the greater the tracking, the greater the sales.

The concept of studying consumer behavior is certainly nothing new, but it has advanced to nearly predictive behavior capability on the Internet. The virtual world is naturally designed for databases and information analysis. However, there is something just a bit more creepy and dehumanizing about being studied in the physical world similar to mice being put through their paces in a maze. A little cheese here, a little shock there -- and, what do you know; look at 'em run.

I don't believe that's an inaccurate metaphor, as retailers are changing their strategy from data collection through voluntary choice (customer surveys) to the more compulsory covert surveillance and collection that high-tech enables. The result is an eye in the sky looking down upon the maze of shoppers moving through different areas of stimulating bait, while groups of gatekeepers encourage a pre-determined pattern of behavior. The mission is to transform the unpredictable brick-and-mortar world into the pattern recognition landscape of the Web.

Ashley Lutz and Matt Townsend, writing for Bloomberg, sum up the programming:

The goal is to divine which variables affect a purchase, then act with Web-like nimbleness to deploy more salespeople, alter displays, or put out red blouses instead of blue.

RetailNEXT is a product of BVI Networks, which is at the heart of the new high tech approach to shopper management. Alexei Agratchev, chief executive officer of consultancy, expressed his distaste for the unknown by saying that "stores have been a black hole" . . . until now.

According to their website, the company utilizes "best-in-class video analytics, on-shelf sensors and RFID readers along with data from point-of-sale and other business systems" in order to create an information field to fill that black hole. Agratchev's background is interesting, having formerly been a senior manager at Cisco systems and a consultant for Accenture; a company currently at the center of government funding to implement a biometric database for illegal immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, as well as construction of the Smart Grid.

All along we have repeatedly been reassured that security cameras and other forms of surveillance were strictly to keep businesses and the public safe from criminals, but their ubiquitous presence has morphed into a tool to track and catalog everyone, in both public and private sectors. Once again the promise of more security brings only more enslavement. Furthermore, the tech sector continues to be exposed for having built in backdoors from the very beginning at the behest of government agencies like the FBI, calling into question any concern for the true end user's digital privacy rights.

And, true to form, the RetailNEXT technology of security camera and RFID tracking already seems to have been taken to the next level by security systems' maker 3VR -- they are incorporating facial recognition into the shopping experience.

As company CEO, Al Shipp, boasts, "You’ll have the ability someday to measure every metric imaginable. We’re scratching the surface.” The shopping application is an extension of a facial recognition security function that they have been using in Northern California banks where Shipp says, “We can search for a face in any of a bank’s branches in Northern California in the last 30 days … 3VR can do it in about 30 seconds.”

For a look at the extreme ends of where this type of security camera/software integration is being developed, have a look across the pond to Great Britain -- which is, incidentally, where the makers of the Black Friday mall tracking technology are based:

Shopper surveillance has already been embraced heavily in Europe, but so far has been met with at least some resistance in the United States, as the Black Friday mall tests have indicated. Retailers like JCPenny have been hesitant to sign on, as well as Home Depot.

However, when companies like Montblanc report a 20% sales increase since they began tracking their shoppers, other stores are bound to overlook privacy issues. If people are so concerned, they might reason, then why do they show up? And this is the lesson we consumers should learn: If we don't want to be viewed as Pavlovian maze dwellers, then let's believe more strongly in our human dignity.

If we are ready to give up our privacy so easily, then companies specializing in data mining and behavior management certainly are ready to take it.

To see where all of this is ultimately heading unless we strongly resist and boycott the companies and locations that install these technologies.



from Avram Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher

субота, 22. септембар 2012.


No one knows security mistakes better than hackers - because for them, tiny errors in security are the ‘keys’ that allow access to home PCs and office computer systems.

And hackers are clear about one thing. Computer users make mistakes all the time - and often the same ones, over and over again. Two hackers - one ‘ethical hacker’, who tests c
omputer systems by attempting to break into them, and one ex-hacker who now works in security - lay bare the ten errors that crop up most often.

‘People are too trusting,’ says Tom Beale, who has worked as an ‘ethical hacker’ for 10 years, protecting corporate and government systems by finding weaknesses.

‘The human element is always the weak link in the chain. People are very easily distracted - and particular attackers prey on that.’

‘People are just getting more and more stupid,’ says Cal Leeming, an ex-hacker who was convicted for a cyber crime, but now works in computer security.

‘They want their stuff to be protected, but they expect someone else to do it for them. People don’t want to know. Even for companies, computer security isn’t a priority, because it’s not a primary source of income. It’s only once the company’s been hit that they realise, "Oh we should have paid more attention than that".’

1. Don’t use the same username everywhere

‘People often upload photos of themselves to an online library, say,’ says Cal Leeming, a former hacker who works in security at Simplicity Media, ‘But they use a username they use on other sites. They don’t realise that people can use Google to connect them across all the different worlds they visit, and then work out a way in.’

2. Don’t trust public wi-fi

‘When you go on a public wi-fi network you have no way to determine whether it’s a real network run by a reputable company, or a fake run by a spotty guy next to you,’ says Tom Beale of Vigilante Bespoke. 'The problem’s particularly bad on mobile, where you really can’t tell if you’re on a fake network set up to steal your data. If you’re going to use public networks for business, use a laptop, because the browser will warn you of security breaches - your phone won’t.’

3. Be careful about who you friend on Facebook

‘Facebook has been basically forced to implement privacy settings,’ says Cal. ‘But people still get it wrong. They randomly friend other people, not realising they are giving away information that could be useful in a cyber attack - for instance names of pets or family that might be a password or security question.’

4. Don’t trust people you don’t know

‘I always tell people to do an ‘offline test’ - ie would you do the same thing if you were offline? So for instance, if you’re chatting to someone online, and you tell them some information, would you give that information to someone you’d just met in a bar?,’ says Tom. ‘Online, you’re even LESS safe - because you may not be talking to who you think you are. People just seem to lose all concept of reality when they’re on a PC.’

5. Use two-factor passwords when you can

‘People resist this except when they’re made to do it - like by their bank,’ says Tom. ‘But it does add that extra layer. It does offer protection. People accept that their bank will use tokens or keycard readers, but when other sites add it, people resist it - they just want quick access.’

6. Don’t re-use your email password

‘This isn’t going to be a problem that goes away any time soon,’ says Cal. ‘People don’t realise what are the risks of using the same password. If you reuse your email password, you’re handing out the keys to be hacked and breached - giving hackers access to the information they’ll need to hack your bank account and other networks you use. People use simple passwords for convenience - memorising too many is just a pain.’

7. Don’t be fooled by ‘cries for help’

‘Some of the most effective attacks are "cries for help" from friends - sent by email from a compromised machine. It’s incredible how many people respond to that,’ says Tom. ‘If it’s someone who travels a lot, and their email is hacked, it’s more convincing when you get an email saying that they are stranded abroad, and need money. They target people with a scattergun approach, but when they find someone who IS abroad a lot, it’s very effective.’

8. Use antivirus software

‘I can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t run AV software,’ says Tom. ‘It’s not a Holy Grail, but it helps you to deal with most known problems. Browsing without it is like driving without a seatbelt. It’s your first layer of defence, whether you’re using PC, Mac or Android.’

9. Remember that funny videos can be very unfunny

‘Facebook’s system doesn’t filter for malicious links, so they can be very dangerous. Often a ‘video’ link will try to fool people into visiting an infected site or downloading something in the guise of video software or fake antivirus software. Your only defence is to think, ‘Would my friend really post that?’ so be careful about people you only half-know. Facebook and Twitter need to inform users better.’

10. Set everything to auto update

‘Attackers will be actively looking for vulnerabilities - not just in your operating system, but in your browser, in plug-ins such as Flash and Java. Be sure that all of those are up to date,’ says Tom. ‘If you don’t, you are leaving security holes. Most updates don’t add functions, they just fix holes, and if you don’t get them, you still have the holes.’

— with Jessie Chin.