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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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Start the New Year right!

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Start the New Year right!

Have you heard the phase ’Credential stuffing’? No? well this is a method that cybercriminals use to infiltrate and breach systems, anything from PayPal, Netflix, Amazon, the list is endless. The cyberattacker has lists of compromised users account details i.e sign in details/passwords. There will be hundreds of thousands of stolen identities on the lists, gained from places like the Dark web. The attackers will then use these lists using special software & powerful computers to work at cyber speed, processing the stolen I Ds against thousands of Online services. It’s a game of chance, but with the number of...

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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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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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