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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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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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Passwords-The Real Truth!

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Passwords-The Real Truth!

With the digital world absorbing all our lives now, passwords are the centre of all our devices universe! Whether using devices at work or for personal use, our passwords are the key to giving us our access. But how often do we update them? How often do we use the same passwords for various sites? With the World Password Day nearly upon us (Yes there is such a day!) we all should be more mindful about our security online, and our passwords are one of the highest priorities.  We all know what we should be doing, but are we doing...

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WORKING FROM HOME? IS YOUR SECURITY UP TO DATE?

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WORKING FROM HOME? IS YOUR SECURITY UP TO DATE?

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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DIXONS CARPHONE FACE HUGE FINE FOR DATA BREACH

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DIXONS CARPHONE FACE HUGE FINE FOR DATA BREACH

Dixons Carphone have been issued a massive fine of £500,000 for a huge data security breach which displayed names, postcodes, private email addresses as well as unsuccessful credit checks of over 14 million customers.     On top of this, upon investigation from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) it was revealed that around 5.6 million credit/debit card details were also breached during the huge security attack between July 2017 and April 2018.     This is not the first fine The Carphone group has received. Back in July 2015 The Carphone Warehouse, part of the same group, had also been...

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