For many people, gambling can be a fun leisure activity both off- and online. For some people, it can become a serious problem. If you would like to participate in online gambling, there are some key tips to remember to protect yourself:
- Set a time limit, and stick to it.
Many gambling operators will offer a ‘reality check’ or session...
By Cassie Phillips
Smart toys are expected to account for 18% of both the toy and video game markets by 2018. While robot pets, drones and interactive action figures sound harmless enough, there have been plenty of instances in which various smart toys were made vulnerable to cyberattacks. One of the most well-known cases is the VTech data breach that compromised...
By FutureLearn, the social learning platform founded by the Open University
We shop online. We work online. We play online. We live online. As our lives increasingly depend on digital services, the need to protect our information from being maliciously disrupted or misused is essential.
FutureLearn, the social learning platform founded by the Open University, runs regular free online courses to help people protect...
By Chris Smith
We truly live in the age of the internet. Thanks to widespread connectivity and the mass adoption of smartphone technology, we can order plane tickets whilst in bed, or buy a sofa on the train to work. This digital revolution hasn’t come without its consequences, however.
Hackers and fraudsters are becoming ever more adept at formulating ways...
By Counselling Directory
If you're being bullied online. support is available
Being bullied is awful in any setting, but online bullying can feel inescapable. Bullies tend to hide behind the anonymity the Internet provides, feeling powerful and able to insult people via email, instant messaging and social media.
In some cases simply ignoring the comments can be...
By ScamwiseNI Partnership, an initiative of Northern Ireland Policing Board, PSNI and Department of Justice Northern Ireland
Phishing, vishing, smishing… do you know what these are and how to stop becoming a victim of them?
A major new awareness campaign was launched today (10th November) in an effort to help people get wise to scams. The campaign – ‘If you can spot it, you can stop it’ - put together by the Policing Board, PSNI and the Department of Justice, is...
By Choose, a UK price comparison and information service.
Having cost the UK almost £11bn in the past year, online fraud and cybercrime are becoming increasingly uncomfortable facts of modern life. Yet even though many of us are becoming more clued up to such threats, some of us are still failing to take the necessary precautions.
For example, almost half of us are still using the same password...
By Tim Mitchell
Action on Elder Abuse Cymru is holding its first annual conference on the 21st November in Cardiff, entitled 'Financially Safe and Secure? - Working together to protect older people from financial abuse'. Deadline for booking places is Thursday 27 October.
The day will cover scams as well as financial crimes perpetrated by people known to the...
By Sainsbury's Money Matters
Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet?
Do you know how to keep your credit card secure whilst shopping online? Is your card registered for added security measures such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard secure or American Express SafeKey?
By City of London Police, the UK's lead force for fraud
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