Internet Information You Probably Never Thought to Ask Aboutby Dr Don Y. Founder Internet Crime Fighters Org
According to Robert
H’obbes; Zakon Timeline, the World Wide Web or www. or the Internet as
we know it today was released 1991. In
the same year, Brazil connected to the internet at 9600 Baud.
Connection speed Mashable, the
average worldwide connection speed today is 580 KBps, 2011 - South Korea enjoys the world’s fastest
connections speed at 17.62 MBps, followed by Romania at 15.27 MBps.
States musters a very pedestrian 4.93 Mbps — good for 26th in the world — while
China, home to the world’s largest Internet population, manages a dismal 1.96
1991 NSFNET traffic passed 1 trillion bytes/month and 10 billion packets/month and passed 10 Trillion bytes per month by 1994
1992 The World Bank came online
1993 InterNic domain registry was
created by NSF (US National Science Foundation)
1994 The White House launched its first online email service, their website launched in 1994. The United Nations goes on line. Mosaic takes the Internet by storm (22 Apr); WWW proliferates at a 341,634% annual growth rate of service traffic. Gopher's growth is 997%.
1996 Internet phones catch the attention of US telecommunication companies who ask the US Congress to ban the technology (which has been around for years)
Also in 1996 RFC 1925: The Twelve Networking Truths
Restrictions on Internet use around the world:
- China: requires users and ISPs to register with the police
- Germany: cuts off access to some newsgroups carried on CompuServe
- Saudi Arabia: confines Internet access to universities and hospitals
- Singapore: requires political and religious content providers to register with the state
- New Zealand: classifies computer disks as "publications" that can be censored and seized source: Human Rights Watch
See Robert H’obbes; Zakon Timeline for more interesting data, growth stats and graphs
The very first message to be sent between two computers - a breakthrough that helped usher in the internet and Mail Online - was sent 40 years ago, but crashed after just two letters were received. Celebrating at a small party Kleinrock, who led the team that first got two computers to communicate online via a network called ARPANET, added: 'The internet is a democratising element; everyone has an equivalent voice. There is no way back at this point. We can't turn it off. The Internet Age is here.'
The computer expert could never have imagined that the fledgling internet would one day give rise to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He referred to spam emails, online scams and malicious software spread by crooks as an unexpected dark side of the internet.
'The net is penetrating every aspect of our lives,' Kleinrock told a gathering of about 200 people in Los Angeles.
'As a teenager, the internet is behaving badly, the dark side has emerged. The question is when it grows into a young adult, will it get over this period of misbehaving?'
Security News Daily December 2011 reports Spam Hits Lowest Point Since 2008, and now make up just 70.5 percent of all emails, according to Symantec's new Intelligence Report. Symantec's report suggested that the decrease in spam volume may be a result of the recent takedowns of the Rustock and Coreflood botnets, massive international networks of spam-spewing computers that the FBI disarmed earlier this year.
According to Internet World Stats 2011 we have over 2,095,006,005 users online, a penetration of 30.2% of the world’s population and a growth of 480.4% for the years 2000-20011, increasing each year.
The year 2010 has been one of the worst years for online scams, with a 111.4 percent increase of malicious website creation since 2009. Websense, the leading information security company, made their online scam statistic findings public. Websense reports that this year, 79 per cent of malicious codes were found on legitimate, trusted websites such as search engine Google or blogging center WordPress. While e-mail scams decreased by 0.7 percent, nearly 90 percent of fraudulent e-mails referred the reader to a malicious site, and 9 percent of scams still happen through e-mail alone.
However, check your Phones. Mobile Phones are being used for nearly everything today – protect your identity and telephone number, 2012 is bound to bring us an increase in phone scams, spam and malware. How many messages are you willing to receive per day before your throw away the phone?
The numbers are still coming in for 2011 and on. Are you prepared to do business online and do you know how to recognize and avoid the Scams?
Thanks for reading
Dr Don Yates Sr PhD
Author Internet Users handbook, 2012
– A comprehensive guide for avoiding scams online while doing business
The Internet Scams Anonymous Groups
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