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Watch: Whaling is a common attack threatening the shipping industry

Be Cyber Aware at Sea alerts seafarers that cyber criminals are targeting the ‘Big Phish’ in maritime companies. The attack is commonly known as ‘Whaling’. Today, even senior executives and officers are targets. Although the email is a secure means of communication, it is important for email users to keep an alert eye when emails are asking for more private information, such as downloading data or payment information.

Watch: Why having a simple password is a threat

Keeping in mind that surfing the Internet has many more threats than one thinks, Be Cyber Aware at Sea proposes that Internet users should better keep their passwords long and strong. The simple passwords are vulnerable to cyber attacks. They can be easily unlocked.

Watch: Surfing the Internet could lead to blackmail

Be Cyber Aware at Sea alerts seafarers that internet surfing hides many threats and dangers. Websites are able to collect data; Thus, internet users should be careful where they browse and avoid using the same password. Therefore, Be Cyber Aware at Sea recommends to not enter a website that seem untrustworthy. 

Watch: Cargo ship breaks off moorings in Greek port amid heavy winds

A big disruption was caused Sunday morning at the Greek Port of Serifos, in the Aegean Sea, involving the general cargo ship ‘Syros Wind’. The video, uploaded by local media, depicts weather conditions with strong southern winds that made the ship to break off its moorings. 

Watch: Why USB sticks might be a threat

Be Cyber Aware at Sea focused on the importance of knowing what lies inside a USB device, highlighting that although it may seem small, there’s a high possibility of hiding major dangers that could easily affect a vessel’s operation. Avoid the use of USB sticks unless absolutely necessary and only use them where they have been firstly checked for a virus.

Watch: Partners to present Titanic wreck in 3D image

Partners are to use 3D techniques to present the first ultra-high-resolution images of Titanic wreckage for scientists and the general public. A group of organizations will apply advanced underwater imaging technology to monitor and document the wreck that was discovered in 1985.

Watch: Vietnamese coast guard cutter collides with Indonesian navy ship

A video widely shared on social media reportedly shows a Vietnamese coast guard ship hitting an Indonesian navy ship Monday, after the navy intercepted a boat it says was fishing illegally in its waters. Indonesian authorities detained 12 Vietnamese fishermen from the vessel.

Watch: Explosion leads to two injuries in Indonesian shipyard

On Wednesday, April 24, an explosion and fire occurred aboard a tanker during repairs at a shipyard in the Riau Islands, injuring two workers. Sparks from the welding reportedly ignited an explosion, leaving two workers with serious burn injuries. 

Watch: Are we moving fast enough to save the climate?

International climate leader Christiana Figueres, recognized as the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, delivers the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, addressing efforts to stem the increase in global temperature. Talking about climate change, Ms. Figueres noted that we should focus on how we can move faster in order to protect our climate, instead of asking if we are moving in the right direction.

Watch: NASA drops 100 drones tiny enough to fit in a hand

NASA’s Langley Research Center released a video last week showing four large drones releasing over 100 smaller drones known as ‘Cicadas’, at the Beaver Dam Airpark in Virginia. Cicada, developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory, stands for “Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft.”

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