Last updated on March 21, 2024

Volume 05 Issue 03 – 20th  March 2024

Hithawathi Monthly Bulletin

Secure Your Festive Finds: Top 12 Online Shopping Safety Tips for Holiday Buyers

  • Secure your device
  • Shop on reputable websites
  • Use strong passwords
  • Avoid public Wi-Fi for transactions
  • Be wary of Too-Good-to-Be-True deals
  • Check Privacy policies
  • Monitor bank statements
  • Use secure payment options
  • Be careful with personal information
  • Look for customer Reviews and Ratings
  • Understand return policies
  • Keep records of your purchases

Cyber News

SpaceX launches Google-backed satellite to fight climate change
The world’s most advanced methane-detecting satellite was launched into the earth’s atmosphere – its mission to track the methane emissions produced by the leading global oil and gas companies.

E-cigarette selling racket bared from Peliyagoda
The officers who request parents to investigate immediately if their child emits smells like this, claim that these e-cigarettes are manufactured in different ways and sometimes in the form of a collar strap or a smart watch.

Users’ web browsing data is a highly sensitive matter, FTC Rules
The FTC has finally ruled how sensitive a matter users’ web browsing data is.

American Express notifies customers of data breach at third party used by others
American Express has notified customers of a data breach at a third-party service provider that is used by many merchants.

International Women’s Day: Expanding cybersecurity opportunities in the era of AI
In fact, diversity of experiences and perspectives are the critical secret sauce to building a safer world for everyone.

Reel of the month

Watch the Reel posted on Hithawathi Facebook page on the 10th day of every month and Comment briefly on what you understood / added to your knowledge!
Five randomly selected winners will be awarded MD Gunasena bookshop gift vouchers of Rs.2,000/- each!

Many Thanks to LK Domain Registry for being the financial sponsor of this contest!

Cheap Dollar Notes

Piyumi needed some money to pay for a course she was taking online. That was offered by a recognized foreign institute. But it was hard to find dollars because there was a problem with the country’s currency due to the economic situation. She made a post on Facebook asking her friends for help.

See what happens next

Awareness Programmes

Past Events:

Hithawathi TeensHub – teachers’ briefing

An awareness session on Hithawathi services along with an introduction to the Teens Hub project was conducted by Hithawathi on March 14th, 2024 via Zoom. School teachers from Badulla and Passara educational zones participated in this session.

Discussion about Educational materials
At University of Colombo

Hithawathi conducted a presention to showcase their educational materials at the segment “A snapshot of the Educational Landscape” on 27th February 2024, during the ‘Social Dialogue on Technology Facilitated Sexual & Gender Based Violence (TFSGBV)’ at the University of Colombo. Around 40 officers from different organizations joined the discussion organized by the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR).

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VMware Alert: Uninstall EAP now – Critical flaw puts Active Directory at risk
VMware is urging users to uninstall the deprecated Enhanced Authentication Plugin (EAP) following the discovery of a critical security flaw.

Critical vulnerability in ConnectWise’s Screen Connect
ConnectWise have posted a security advisory and patch to address the vulnerability in CVE-2024-1709.

Threat actors exploit multiple vulnerabilities in Ivanti Connect Secure and Policy Secure gateways
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the partners are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory to warn that cyber threat actors are exploiting previously identified vulnerabilities in Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure gateways.

Movie Hint

Tenet (2020)

When a few objects that can be manipulated and used as weapons in the future fall into the wrong hands, a CIA operative, known as the Protagonist, must save the world.



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