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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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Mobile Banking-Protection Tips

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Mobile Banking-Protection Tips

The trend for doing everything on your mobile phone is growing fast, one of these fastest areas of growth is MOBILE BANKING. We can now do virtually everything we need to do with our finances directly on our mobiles, including mobile check deposits plus much more. Banks are now ‘stripping down’ their in-branch services, and concentrating more on expanding their online banking services, which saves them time and money and makes it less necessary for customers to go the branch. The big question we are all asking, is this a safe option when dealing with the extremely important and vital...

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The Best Antivirus Software with Parental Control 2020

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The Best Antivirus Software with Parental Control 2020

We all want to protect our children, and more so now that they can visit ‘virtually’ anywhere in the world, on their own. So, getting the right online protection is paramount. Many antivirus programs that offer parental control in their packages are usually low-budget add-ons that only offer very basic protection. The good news is that The Norton 360 Range doesn’t offer you just basic protection. It has valuable parental control features that will help you have peace of mind in keeping your family safe in the digital world. Examples are: Browsing restrictions Usage monitoring App controls Location sharing Remote...

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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand.

One of the world’s most popular beauty product brands, Avon, has been found to have a significant data breach, which was discovered on its web server through an investigation in June 2020, publicly exposing data without password protection or encryption. Anyone who processed the servers IP-address could instantly access the business’s ‘open’ database.

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Do you know what Spear Phishing is?

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Do you know what Spear Phishing is?

We have all probably heard of ‘Phishing’ (Phishing is a way that criminals get sensitive information (like usernames or passwords). It is a method of social engineering. Very often, phishing is done by electronic mail. This mail appears to come from a bank or other service provider.) But have you heard of ‘Spear Phishing’? This might sound like something you would do in the wild to catch your supper, but spear phishing is smarter and very dangerous form of cyber-attack. Whereas ‘phishing’ is more a random form of attack, Spear phishing does research a few handpicked people and sends them personalised and much...

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