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Instagram Users Targeted by Scammers

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Instagram Users Targeted by Scammers

Many high-profile accounts on Instagram are being targeted by phishing and ransomware attacks, sadly, there is evidence that many people are paying the attackers. Hackers are gaining access to accounts via phishing scams; posing as personal representatives from well-known branding companies, they are contacting the victim with a proposal to start a partnership. The scam works by sending a link of their own Instagram page to the victim, but this link in a fraudulent login portal, once it is clicked, the victim is asked to give their login details, which of course, is what the cybercriminal wants. The scammer then...

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Free vs Paid Internet Security Software: What’s best?

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Free vs Paid Internet Security Software: What’s best?

With so much choice out there for Antivirus products, it is hard to sometimes make a smart choice, especially when there are so called ‘Free’ products. But as the saying goes… there no such thing as a Free lunch! To safeguard your devices and data, it is extremely important to have the best protection you can get, one that will regularly update, to help to secure you from on-going & changing threats.  These ‘Free’ products can be very tempting, but beware, you may think you are receiving the software for free, but often the software has a ‘trade off’ where...

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Which is the best Antivirus for me?

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Which is the best Antivirus for me?

With the amount of antivirus products on the market, it makes it a very difficult decision to find the one to suit your needs.A couple of decades ago, it was fine for a good antivirus to protect your system, but technology has moved on considerably since then, you now need protection against Cybercrime and Ransomware to name just of a couple of threats, plus, unfortunately, there are many more.For your antivirus security to be good today, it must have a good all-inclusive protection from threats such as Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Rootkits, Ransomware, Adware, Network attacks and Web threats.Another ‘layer’...

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Be safe when working from home.

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Be safe when working from home.

Cyber advice for homeworkers to avoid cyber criminals exploiting Covid-19 Due to the latest advice from our UK government, more & more business and companies are asking their employees to work from home. So, to aid companies, the UK’s Cyber Security Agency has issued guidance to keep data safe from criminals trying to use the virus for exploitation. It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. It warns that devices at home have a higher chance of being stolen or lost, so...

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Should I accept the new privacy rules from WhatsApp?

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Should I accept the new privacy rules from WhatsApp?

If you are a user of the App ‘Whatsapp’ you may have noticed the reminder about their privacy policy changing. The new policy will require sharing data with their parent company, Facebook, if you don’t, you will have some of the Apps key features restricted. The restrictions won’t apply immediately, according to the App company, they will give their users plenty of time to review the changed policy and decide whether to accept the new conditions. They have stated: “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update. For the...

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