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Smishing? Don't get fooled by the Chameleon!!

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Smishing? Don't get fooled by the Chameleon!!

Don’t let the Chameleon fraudsters trick you! You’ve probably already heard about Don’t let the Chameleon trick you!You’ve probably already heard about phishing emails, what they look like and what to avoid. Well, SMS phishing – or smishing, is the text equivalent. What do they look like and what should you do if you get one? Don’t let the Chameleon trick you! Check out what to look for below.What is Smishing? You’ve probably already heard about phishing emails, what they look like and what to avoid. Well, SMS phishing – or smishing, is the text equivalent. What do they look...

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UNSURE WHAT PROTECTION YOU NEED?

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UNSURE WHAT PROTECTION YOU NEED?

Something we don’t really want to think about while we are happily browsing the internet, or doing our shopping or banking, is ‘am I protected against cyber criminals? & if not, what is my best protection? A virus is one of the least worrying thing now that are devices can attract, we now have numerous other worries that can infiltrate our devices like Spyware, Malware and Ransomware to name just a few. Last year, globally, there were 850 million victims of cyber-crime, someone in the world falls foul to Identity theft every 2 seconds! But as Cyber-Crime evolves, so does Antivirus...

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Ransomware won't happen to me! or will it?

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Ransomware won't happen to me! or will it?

This is a word we probably have all heard of, but assume it applies only to large business’s /companies, this is not strictly true. As our world becomes more reliant on ‘online’ life, we are venerable to these infiltrations. But what is it? Let’s start with the basics.   Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. The hacker uses it to encrypt a user or organization’s critical data so that they cannot access files, databases, or applications. A ransom is then demanded to provide access. It is a growing threat, generating billions in payments to cybercriminals and inflicting...

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Some tips, in brief, to help you from being scammed

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Some tips, in brief, to help you from being scammed

Here are some great tips to avoid being scammed, they may seem like common sense, but sometimes it helps to be reminded: Always check out callers/Emails, especially cold callers who claim to be Microsoft, your telephone provider, Bank or internet service provider. Legitimate organisations will encourage you to call back via a number you've obtained from a trustworthy source. Do not assume that the number displayed on your phone/device is accurate, these can be spoofed, leading you to believe that the caller is in the UK or from a trusted organisation. Don't call phone numbers on pop-up messages which indicate there...

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Am I being spied on by my Smart home assistant?

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Am I being spied on by my Smart home assistant?

Smart home assistants, like Alexa and Google home, have soared in popularity across UK homes. A report showed that 22% of UK homes now own a digital home assistant, double the 11% figure reported in the same report for 2017. These devices have now become common place in our homes, we are now relying more and more on these smart assistants to aid us in our day to day routines, asking common questions like ‘is it going to rain today?’ or what’s the date today? Or linking it to our home systems like turning appliances, lights or the heating on. But are...

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