By Paige Hastings, Social Media Advisor, Get Safe Online
Recently a friend of mine introduced me to Secret, an anonymous social media app. I had heard about a few of these and as it was free to download I thought I would give it a try.
These platforms, including Whisper and SecretNumber, provide people with a platform to post what they really think, without being restricted by their identity, or a...
By Gerry Bucke, General Manager at car insurance specialist Adrian Flux
Google’s driverless car is pretty smart but your own car is about to get a whole lot smarter too. It’s also going to get a whole lot safer and become incredibly well-informed about the kind of driver you are. How is this going to happen? Because of a revolutionary little black box. If installed in your car, as many insurers hope it will be, it...
By Tim Mitchell
Here's a useful set of tips from Facebook on how to stay safe, covering a lot of the concerns we write about on this site. Check it out and share it with other users.
By Keith Rosser, Chair, Safer Jobs
What can you do to identify a genuine request from a prospective employer for a criminal record check from a fake ?
1. In England and Wales the criminal record checks bureau changed its name from CRB to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) approximately one year ago; despite this, many fraudsters still ask for money in advance for a ‘CRB’...
By Norman Begg, Product Manager, my1login
A data security breach isn’t something that only happens to other businesses: tens of thousands of websites around the world are hacked every day with each breach costing UK SMB’s an estimated £35,000 to £65,000. The tools and equipment available to hackers today is far more powerful and sophisticated than before, massively improving the success...
By Tim Mitchell
This is a scenario I'm sure will be familiar if you're a Facebook user ...
Last week I was hunting around online for a new barbecue. Ever since, I've been presented with an ad on my Facebook page for barbecues.
I'm also thinking about changing my laptop some time soon so, again, have been visiting vendors' websites. And guess what pops up on...
While the online world has radically altered the way children learn and interact with their peers, it has also brought anxiety for parents about how best to protect their charges while still allowing them the freedom to explore and develop.
At BullGuard we canvassed the opinions of some of our customers (parents) about the approaches they use....
By Adam Burt, Incident Response and Forensics Consultant at Symantec
We'd like to acknowledge and thank Adam for contributing this blog post. It is technically quite in-depth and we have deliberately left it so to demonstrate the lengths that social engineering scammers will go to to persuade you that they are genuine and part with your money. The key tips to prevention are highlighted on this page.
By Tim Mitchell
Who are the victims? How does it happen? What types are there? Where in the country is it most likely to happen? What does it cost? And how can you protect yourself?
So many questions .... but you can find the answers below in this new infographic from www.creditexpert.co.uk And more information on guarding against...
By BullGuard, who provide software that keeps people secure online and helps protect children on computers and mobile devices,
It’s something we probably all suspect intuitively, but research into kids' mobile usage has confirmed that most UK children under the age of ten have some form of mobile device. A survey of 2,000 UK parents by internet security company BullGuard revealed that 70% of children are equipped with a mobile phone, smartphone or tablet by the age of...
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