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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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Do you really need antivirus software in 2022?

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2022?

  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...

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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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