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Beware of Fake ‘Shop Front’ Websites.

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Beware of Fake ‘Shop Front’ Websites.

There you are, happily online shopping, you search on Google (or other browsers) for your favourite site, click in your search listings on what you think is the genuine site and voila! Up pops what looks to be the site you wish to utilise. Or is it? Cyber-criminals are sweeping the internet with ‘Fake’ sites, they copy, very cleverly and in great detail, the site page, for example , of your bank or as in the exampled photo above, your antivirus site relying on the user to think that it is genuine and then ask for all kinds of personal...

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Think you won’t get caught out by Scams?

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Think you won’t get caught out by Scams?

We hear, over and over again, on the news and through other medias, about people who have fallen for some form of financial scam, publicising how they prey on the vulnerable, like the elderly or the lonely. But don’t be fooled into a false sense of security that it won’t ever happen to you, as more and more of us are opening ourselves up for these criminals to take their ill-gotten gains. In 2018, £354m was lost to payment scams. Here are some the current financial scams that around: ‘Safe account’ scams You receive a call from a trusted organisation,...

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How secure is your mobile?

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How secure is your mobile?

How many of us carry our life’s history and day to day running of it on our Smartphones? Probably, most of us. It has become an extension of us, it’s our diary, bank account, TV. photo album, recipe book, email accounts, social contacts, including video chats and on the odd occasion, we even make phone calls with it! So, by rights, we should be treating it with the utmost care and making sure that it is protected especially with all the personal data of our lives that it stores. But the statistics show that we do not. According to the...

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How to dispose of Old Devices Securely, Responsibly & Eco-friendly.

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How to dispose of Old Devices Securely, Responsibly & Eco-friendly.

Technology changes as fast as the weather can, so we are all sourcing new devices more frequently to keep up with the tech. These Devices have also become the ‘go-to’ birthday or Christmas presents. We all know that our ‘new’ toy must be protected with secure passwords and a good antivirus, but do we think about what to do with our old devices? Its no good having all our security on our new device when we are throwing/giving our old device away without securing it first. It’s like having a burglar alarm fitted on your house but leaving the backdoor...

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Are you staying safe on Social Media, home & away?

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Are you staying safe on Social Media, home & away?

Posting our experiences and photos on Social Media is something we all do, especially when we are travelling or on Holiday. But have you ever thought of the safety implications when you do this? Here are a few things to think about and help you stay safe on social Media Platforms. Check your ‘Friends’ List.  Make sure that you are posting to people that you trust when displaying personal details, especially when you include how long you will be away etc. Never befriend someone you don’t know or have casually met. You can always wait until to get to know...

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