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Online safety is a massive subject that affects every internet user. So it’s no wonder that every day, the news contains stories about the latest scams and frauds, viruses, identity theft, lost data, and a host of other subjects. As well as the latest defences against cybercrime.

We select some of the more relevant and interesting news as it happens, to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of online safety.

Mac users urged to set root password to overcome bug - 29 Nov, 2017

Mac users urged to set root password to overcome bug

Massive increase in young people acting as money mules - 27 Nov, 2017

Massive increase in young people acting as money mules

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds - 23 Nov, 2017

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds - 23 Nov, 2017

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds

Get Safe Online launches safe Christmas shopping advice - 20 Nov, 2017

Get Safe Online launches safe Christmas shopping advice

New stats revealed as Anti-Bullying Week launched - 13 Nov, 2017

New stats revealed as Anti-Bullying Week launched

1 million fake WhatsApp downloads from Google Play - 07 Nov, 2017

1 million fake WhatsApp downloads from Google Play

New fraud guidance helps public to give safely - 26 Oct, 2017

New fraud guidance helps public to give safely

Charity donors urged to spot & avoid fraud - 24 Oct, 2017

Charity donors urged to spot and avoid fraud

Caught on the net! - 22 Oct, 2017

Caught on the net!

Smartphone users urged to take a break - 17 Oct, 2017

Smartphone users urged to take a break

Latest on KRACK Wi-Fi flaw - 17 Oct, 2017

Latest on KRACK Wi-Fi flaw

New government internet safety proposals - 11 Oct, 2017

New government internet safety proposals

Latest industry data shows loss in financial fraud - 28 Sep, 2017

Latest industry data shows loss in financial fraud

Get Safe Online launches ‘Protecting Your Devices’ campaign - 21 Sep, 2017

Get Safe Online launches ‘Protecting Your Devices’ campaign

CCleaner warning: what you need to know - 19 Sep, 2017

CCleaner warning: what you need to know

Scam warning in wake of hurricanes - 07 Sep, 2017

Scam warning in wake of hurricanes

Students warned about scam loan email - 06 Sep, 2017

Students warned about scam loan email

Record fine for gambling firm 888 - 31 Aug, 2017

Record fine for gambling firm 888

Big increase in identity fraud reported - 23 Aug, 2017

Big increase in identity fraud reported

CPS: online abuse can fuel “dangerous hostility” - 21 Aug, 2017

CPS: online abuse can fuel “dangerous hostility”

Warning about ‘Vodafone’ scam emails - 18 Aug, 2017

Warning about ‘Vodafone’ scam emails

Kids shouldn’t consume the internet like “junk food” - 07 Aug, 2017

Kids shouldn’t consume the internet like “junk food”

‘WannaCry’ Two – What you need to know and how you can protect yourself - 28 Jun, 2017

New Met Police online safety videos - 26 Jun, 2017

New scam warning follows London fire tragedy - 15 Jun, 2017

New scam warning follows London fire tragedy

Survey reveals online safety risks to children - 07 Jun, 2017

Survey reveals online safety risks to children

Scams may follow terrorist atrocities - 05 Jun, 2017

Scams may follow terrorist atrocities

Manchester charity concert fake ticket warning - 02 Jun, 2017

Manchester charity concert fake ticket warning

Over half of young gamers experience abuse - 31 May, 2017

Over half of young gamers experience abuse

Scammers taking advantage after ransomware attack - 24 May, 2017

Scammers taking advantage after ransomware attack

Most PCs affected by WannaCry running Windows 7 - 22 May, 2017

Most PCs affected by WannaCry running Windows 7

Ransomware: urgent advice for Windows XP users - 15 May, 2017

Ransomware: urgent advice for Windows XP users

Patients reassured after cyberattack hits NHS - 12 May, 2017

Patients reassured after cyberattack hits NHS

Growing numbers fall victim to holiday fraud - 05 May, 2017

Growing numbers fall victim to holiday fraud

Home Affairs Committee slams social networks - 01 May, 2017

Home Affairs Committee slams social networks

Wonga gives conflicting advice after data breach - 10 Apr, 2017

Wonga gives conflicting advice after data breach

Warning about buying online for prom night - 04 Apr, 2017

Warning about buying online for prom night

Fans flock to hoax ticket website experiment - 03 Apr, 2017

Fans flock to hoax ticket website experiment

New cybersecurity breach at Three - 21 Mar, 2017

New cybersecurity breach at Three

Warning about new banking scam emails - 20 Mar, 2017

Warning about new banking scam emails

Financial fraud costing UK £2 million a day - 16 Mar, 2017

Financial fraud costing UK £2 million a day

Identity fraud reaches record levels - 14 Mar, 2017

Identity fraud reaches record levels

Sexting & cyberbullying targeted by government - 27 Feb, 2017

Sexting & cyberbullying targeted by government

Take cyber security as seriously as home security, says Government - 21 Feb, 2017

Take cyber security as seriously as home security, says Government

Streetlife users urged to consider privacy & safety - 17 Feb, 2017

Streetlife users urged to consider privacy & safety

Dating fraud reported every 3 hours in UK - 10 Feb, 2017

Dating fraud reported every 3 hours in UK

It’s Safer Internet Day 2017 - 06 Feb, 2017

It’s Safer Internet Day 2017

Public urged to protect themselves against fraud - 18 Jan, 2017

Public urged to protect themselves against fraud

Children left to ‘fend for themselves’ in the digital world - 05 Jan, 2017

Children left to ‘fend for themselves’ in the digital world

Using your new mobile devices safely - 21 Dec, 2016

Using your new mobile devices safely

Yahoo! users urged to change passwords after another hack - 15 Dec, 2016

Yahoo! users urged to change passwords after another hack

SAFERjobs sees 300% increase in UK job scam cases - 02 Dec, 2016

SAFERjobs sees 300% increase in UK job scam cases

NCA urges people to check for malware - 01 Dec, 2016

NCA urges people to check for malware

Beware iCloud calendar and photo sharing spam - 25 Nov, 2016

Beware iCloud calendar and photo sharing spam

Black Friday warning: sharp rise in scam ads on social media - 24 Nov, 2016

Black Friday warning: sharp rise in scam ads on social media

Amazon shipping order email scam - 21 Nov, 2016

Amazon shipping order email scam

Safety info for Three customers after data breach - 18 Nov, 2016

Safety info for Three customers after data breach

Sharp rise in online bullying reported by Childline - 14 Nov, 2016

Sharp rise in online bullying reported by Childline

Fraudulent mails & calls warning for Tesco Bank customers - 08 Nov, 2016

Fraudulent mails & calls warning for Tesco Bank customers

Fraud & cybercrime cost UK nearly £11bn in past year - 18 Oct, 2016

Fraud & cybercrime cost UK nearly £11bn in past year

65+ men most likely victims of investment fraud - 07 Oct, 2016

65+ men most likely victims of investment fraud

New warning on the dangers of ransomware - 25 Sep, 2016

New warning on the dangers of ransomware

Yahoo! reveals massive data breach 2 years ago - 23 Sep, 2016

Yahoo reveals massive data breach 2 years ago

‘Take 5” to help prevent fraud - 19 Sep, 2016

“Take 5” to help prevent fraud

Accommodation fraud warning to students - 05 Sep, 2016

Accommodation fraud warning to students

How to opt out of new WhatsApp data sharing - 30 Aug, 2016

How to opt out of new WhatsApp data sharing

Warning on potential dangers of public Wi-Fi - 21 Aug, 2016

Warning on potential dangers of public Wi-Fi

Get Safe Online joins City of London Police at pop up shop - 15 Aug, 2016

Get Safe Online joins City of London Police at pop up shop

Half million pound iTunes Gift Card scams - 11 Aug, 2016

Half million pound iTunes Gift Card scams

8 August deadline for Govt Cyber Apprenticeships - 01 Aug, 2016

8 August deadline for Govt Cyber Apprenticeships

Is your child safer playing outside than online? - 20 Jul, 2016

Is your child safer playing outside than online?

Can you help catch these wanted fraudsters? - 19 Jul, 2016

Can you help catch these wanted fraudsters?

Pokémon GO: what you need to know - 13 Jul, 2016

Pokémon GO: what you need to know

Criminals jailed for fraud and money laundering - 12 Jul, 2016

Criminals jailed for fraud and money laundering

Criminals target UK youth as identity frauds rise - 04 Jul, 2016

Criminals target UK youth as identity frauds rise

Don’t get caught out by scam Euro news - 28 Jun, 2016

Don’t get caught out by scam Euro news

#RedCardtoCrime tackles online ticket fraud - 08 Jun, 2016

#RedCardtoCrime tackles online ticket fraud

Figures from TalkTalk show extent of scam phone calls - 05 Jun, 2016

Figures from TalkTalk show extent of scam phone calls

Fake ‘WhatsApp Gold’ link results in malware - 25 May, 2016

Fake ‘WhatsApp Gold’ link results in malware

Millions of LinkedIn passwords and email addresses for sale - 18 May, 2016

Millions of LinkedIn passwords and email addresses for sale

Commander Chris Greany is new chair of Get Safe Online - 10 May, 2016

Commander Chris Greany is new chair of Get Safe Online

Phishing emails becoming more sophisticated - 28 Apr, 2016

Phishing emails becoming more sophisticated

New BBC guide highlights fraud - 20 Apr, 2016

New BBC guide highlights fraud

More than a third of stalking victims targeted online - 13 Apr, 2016

More than a third of stalking victims targeted online

Urgent warning on new phishing email - 07 Apr, 2016

Urgent warning on new phishing email

Children reveal riskiest social media sites - 06 Apr, 2016

Children reveal riskiest social media sites

Striker Vardy hits back at Twitter trolls - 04 Apr, 2016

Striker Vardy hits back at Twitter trolls

Travellers conned out of £11.5 million in 2015 - 03 Apr, 2016

Travellers conned out of £11.5 million in 2015

55% rise in ticket fraud last year - 18 Mar, 2016

55% rise in ticket fraud last year

Deception scams drive increase in financial fraud - 18 Mar, 2016

Deception scams drive increase in financial fraud

Man pleads guilty to ‘Fappening’ phishing attacks - 16 Mar, 2016

Man pleads guilty to ‘Fappening’ phishing attacks

Ticket scammers arrested - 11 Mar, 2016

Ticket scammers arrested

Life sentence for rapist who met victims online - 03 Mar, 2016

Life sentence for rapist who met victims online

Warning about sexual offences linked to online dating - 27 Feb, 2016

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Arrest following sale of dangerous fake airbags on eBay - 23 Feb, 2016

Arrest following sale of dangerous fake airbags on eBay

It’s Safer Internet Day - 09 Feb, 2016

It’s Safer Internet Day

Increase in online first date sexual assaults - 05 Feb, 2016

Increase in online first date sexual assaults

Make a Safer Internet Day pledge - 05 Feb, 2016

Make a Safer Internet Day pledge

Gelly heeds advice and saves himself from fraud - 02 Feb, 2016

Gelly heeds advice and saves himself from fraud