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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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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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Do you really need antivirus software in 2021?

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2021?

Do you really need to use antivirus software these days? As we all know, technology is racing a long, changing and reforming, to aid us in our daily lives, but like Ying and Yang, with the good side of these amazing strides comes the bad side. The cybercriminals are working just as fast to keep ahead of changing technologies and creating malicious programs with the intent to either steal something or create havoc or both!  The answer is plain and simple, we need to keep our devices protected. I know that most of us think that not having antivirus software...

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What is the internet of things (IoT’s)?

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What is the internet of things (IoT’s)?

Did you know that your fridge, washing machine, fitness bikes or even your smart Doorbell may be fitted with an Internet/Wi-Fi device? More and more of our household machines and ‘things’ are now being fitted with wi-fi receivers, sensors and other technological software. The Internet of things (IoT’s) describes the network of physical objects—a.k.a. "things"—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. For us consumers, it means that our things can be ‘controlled and Programmed’ without the aid of a keyboard or screen. Many of our...

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

We have all probably heard of Malware by now and how it can infect and affect our desktop computers and laptops, but how many of us think of our Mobiles and Tablets becoming infected? Recent studies show that Malware attacks are slightly decreasing on Laptops and desktop computers and increasing on Smartphones and Tablets. Statistics show that Smartphone protection take up is a lot lower than with other devices, so because of this, hackers have changed direction and concentrated more on easier infiltration of our less protected devices like our smartphones. What types of Malware should we look for? Grayware....

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