Doxing (from dox, abbreviation of documents), or doxxing, is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual. The methods employed in pursuit of this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), hacking, and social...
By NatWest Bank
Fraud is one of those things that you probably tell yourself won’t happen to you, however, as it cost the British public more than £600 million in 2013, it’s a serious issue that we should all be aware of. When you think of the term ‘fraud’, your mind may conjure up images of cunning criminals making counterfeit cheques and forging signatures...
By Experian CreditExpert
This comprehensive infographic from our friends at Experian www.creditexpert.co.uk, looks at the threat of data breaches and looks at why there has been a 300% increase in the amount of personally identifiable information illegally traded online since 2012. You'll also find Experian's advice on how to avoid problems with your data and identity.
By Paige Hastings
Earlier this year, 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...
By Nathan Brown
A savvy shoppers’ guide
The respective countdowns to the big Black Friday and Cyber Monday pre-Christmas shopping sprees are well and truly on for millions of saving-conscious people here in the UK and all over the world. Scouring the internet for amazing online deals is something that’s likely to become an even more important part of their...
By Gerry Bucke, General Manager, Adrian Flux - car insurance specialist
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...
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