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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.

NCA warns over ‘RAMNIT’ Windows computer attack - 25 Feb, 2015

NCA warns over ‘RAMNIT ’ Windows computer attack

Lenovo forced to remove hidden adware from PCs - 19 Feb, 2015

Lenovo forced to remove hidden adware from PCs

Users download malware after Jamie Oliver’s site hacked - 19 Feb, 2015

Users download malware after Jamie Oliver’s site hacked

Online dating fraud up by 33% last year - 12 Feb, 2015

Online dating fraud up by 33% last year

Suspended sentence for sale of unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs - 11 Feb, 2015

Suspended sentence for sale of unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs

It’s Safer Internet Day - 10 Feb, 2015

It’s Safer Internet Day

Tues 10th Feb is Safer Internet Day - 06 Feb, 2015

Tues 10th Feb is Safer Internet Day

18-25s most defrauded jobseekers in Britain - 02 Feb, 2015

18-25s most defrauded jobseekers in Britain

Google forced to improve data protection - 30 Jan, 2015

Google forced to improve data protection

Warning about ‘LinkedIn’ scam emails - 20 Jan, 2015

Warning about ‘LinkedIn’ scam emails

1,600 websites selling illegal medicines closed down last year - 15 Jan, 2015

1,600 websites selling illegal medicines closed down last year

Life imprisonment for online gaming killer - 12 Jan, 2015

Life imprisonment for online gaming killer

Taking care with your smart devices - 08 Jan, 2015

Taking care with your smart devices

Have a happy and safe Christmas - 24 Dec, 2014

Have a happy and safe Christmas

Last minute online shopping safety tips - 19 Dec, 2014

Last minute online shopping safety tips

Owners still getting big bills when phones stolen - 12 Dec, 2014

Owners still getting big bills when phones stolen

PM announces new measures to kerb abuse images - 11 Dec, 2014

PM announces new measures to kerb abuse images

Counterfeit Christmas goods warning follows arrests - 10 Dec, 2014

Counterfeit Christmas goods warning follows arrests

Hack closes Sony PlayStation store - 08 Dec, 2014

Hack closes Sony PlayStation store

Warning on dangers of fake electrical goods - 04 Dec, 2014

Money lost to phone scammers triples in a year - 02 Dec, 2014

Money lost to phone scammers triples in a year

‘Most risky’ Christmas gift list published - 26 Nov, 2014

‘Most risky’ Christmas gift list published

Arrests in Expendables 3 movie leak investigation - 25 Nov, 2014

Arrests in Expendables 3 movie leak investigation

eCigarettes could harm your ... computer! - 25 Nov, 2014

eCigarettes could harm your ... computer!

UK arrests for international computer hijack gang - 21 Nov, 2014

UK arrests for international computer hijack gang

Regulator publishes advice on IP camera security - 20 Nov, 2014

Regulator publishes advice on IP camera security

Insight into new Met Police cyber unit - 18 Nov, 2014

Insight into new Met Police cyber unit

BBC launches guide to scam emails - 10 Nov, 2014

BBC launches guide to scam emails

Windows 10 security features revealed - 01 Nov, 2014

Windows 10 security features revealed

True cost of online crime revealed - 31 Oct, 2014

True cost of crime revealed

New cyber lesson plan for schools - 27 Oct, 2014

New cyber lesson plan for schools

Microsoft issues PowerPoint flaw fix - 27 Oct, 2014

Microsoft issues PowerPoint flaw fix

World’s first biometric payment card launched - 27 Oct, 2014

World’s first biometric payment card launched

Hacked posted Snapchat images include children - 13 Oct, 2014

Hacked posted Snapchat images include children

Snappening - massive leak of Snapchat pics imminent - 11 Oct, 2014

Snappening - massive leak of Snapchat pics imminent

Jail for romance scam money launderer - 10 Oct, 2014

Jail for romance scam money launderer

McCann troll found dead in hotel room - 06 Oct, 2014

McCann troll found dead in hotel room

Jail for Twitter troll Peter Nunn - 30 Sep, 2014

Jail for Twitter troll Peter Nunn

Shellshock warning for non-Windows computers/devices - 25 Sep, 2014

Severe bug warning for non-Windows computers/devices

Widespread hacking of home & office IP CCTV cameras revealed - 21 Sep, 2014

Widespread hacking of home & office IP CCTV cameras revealed

You cannot charge your iPhone in a microwave - 19 Sep, 2014

You cannot charge your iPhone in a microwave

Beware of ‘early referendum results’ messages - 18 Sep, 2014

Beware of ‘early referendum results’ messages

New tactics being used by dating scammers - 16 Sep, 2014

New tactics being used by dating scammers

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets & merchandise - 12 Sep, 2014

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets & merchandise

iPhone 6 & Apple Pay ... safe or not? - 10 Sep, 2014

iPhone 6 & Apple Pay ... safe or not?

Ex-employee prosecuted for stealing data for new job - 10 Sep, 2014

Ex-employee prosecuted for stealing data for new job

Blue dinosaur helps Facebook users with privacy - 08 Sep, 2014

Blue dinosaur helps Facebook users with privacy

iPhones most at risk of theft, says government report - 07 Sep, 2014

iPhones most at risk of theft, says government report

Apple will bolster iCloud security, says CEO - 05 Sep, 2014

Apple will bolster iCloud security, says CEO

Woman to lose home following identity fraud - 05 Sep, 2014

Woman to lose home following identity fraud

iCloud: secure or not? - 04 Sep, 2014

iCloud: secure or not?

Arrest after swoop on illegal sport streaming website - 03 Sep, 2014

Arrest after swoop on illegal sport streaming website

Users of old browsers get 2013 Google results page - 02 Sep, 2014

Users of old browsers get 2013 Google results page

Man convicted for attack on Met Police website - 30 Aug, 2014

Man convicted for attack on Met Police website

Hajj pilgrims warned about scams following arrests - 28 Aug, 2014

Hajj pilgrims warned about scams following arrests

Watch out for Ice Bucket Challenge scams - 26 Aug, 2014

Watch out for Ice Bucket Challenge scams

Sony and other game networks hacked - 26 Aug, 2014

Sony and other game networks hacked

Sony and other game networks hacked - 26 Aug, 2014

Sony and other game networks hacked

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam - 22 Aug, 2014

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam - 22 Aug, 2014

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam

Men on trial for romance scam - 20 Aug, 2014

Men on trial for romance scam

Arrests after £1 million courier fraud investigation - 19 Aug, 2014

Arrests after £1 million courier fraud investigation

Ask.fm “will be safe” following sale - 15 Aug, 2014

Ask.fm “will be safe” following sale

4 in 10 adults are not installing internet security software - 12 Aug, 2014

4 in 10 adults are not installing internet security software

Possible fix for Cryptolocker-infected computers - 08 Aug, 2014

Possible fix for Cryptolocker-infected computers

Arrest on suspicion of running proxy server for illegal downloads - 07 Aug, 2014

Arrest on suspicion of running proxy server for illegal downloads

Gang reported to have hacked 1.2 billion usernames & passwords - 06 Aug, 2014

Gang reported to have hacked 1.2 billion usernames & passwords

Graduate is victim of oil & gas industry job scam - 04 Aug, 2014

Graduate is victim of oil & gas industry job scam

Facebook scam that tricks you into being hacked - 01 Aug, 2014

Facebook scam that tricks you being hacked

Serial ticket fraudster gets additional prison sentence - 29 Jul, 2014

Serial ticket fraudster gets additional prison sentence

Man arrested on suspicion of selling fake designer clothes - 26 Jul, 2014

Man arrested on suspicion of selling fake designer clothes

Most new subscribers opting out of ISP parental filters - 23 Jul, 2014

Most new subscribers opting out of ISP parental filters

Scammers exploit MH17 disaster - 21 Jul, 2014

Scammers exploit MH17 disaster

Sharp increase in child abuse images on open internet - 18 Jul, 2014

Sharp increase in child abuse images on open internet

Cryptowall - new ransomware malware warning - 15 Jul, 2014

Cryptowall - new ransomware malware warning

Deleting data not sufficient when disposing of smartphones - 11 Jul, 2014

Deleting data not sufficient when disposing of smartphones

Collaboration to combat ‘Shylock’ malware - 10 Jul, 2014

Collaboration to combat ‘Shylock’ malware

Five arrested over misleading ‘government’ websites - 07 Jul, 2014

Five arrested over misleading ‘government’ websites

Hajj pilgrims warned against travel scams - 30 Jun, 2014

Hajj pilgrims warned against travel scams

Get Safe Online leads awareness of ‘social engineering’ dangers - 23 Jun, 2014

Get Safe Online leads awareness of ‘social engineering’ dangers

Man jailed after grooming 13 year-old on Facebook - 19 Jun, 2014

Man jailed after grooming 13 year-old on Facebook

Beware of scam tax credits emails - 18 Jun, 2014

Beware of scam tax credits emails

Trolling civil servant sacked - 17 Jun, 2014

Trolling civil servant sacked

Protect against malware threat this weekend! - 14 Jun, 2014

Protect against malware threat this weekend!

EU introduces better rights for online shoppers - 13 Jun, 2014

EU introduces better rights for online shoppers

Government launches Cyber Essentials for business - 05 Jun, 2014

Government launches Cyber Essentials for business

We have short time to beat powerful computer attack - 02 Jun, 2014

We have short time to beat powerful computer attack

Moped phone theft gang jailed - 29 May, 2014

Moped phone theft gang jailed

Important advice for eBay users - 27 May, 2014

Important advice for eBay users

Huge seizure of illegal medicines part of worldwide bust - 25 May, 2014

Huge seizure of illegal medicines part of worldwide bust

eBay asks users to change passwords following hack - 21 May, 2014

eBay asks users to change passwords following hack

Fake Justice.gov.uk parking fine emails strike again - 21 May, 2014

Fake Justice.gov.uk parking fine emails strike again

UK raids against Blackshades malware users - 19 May, 2014

UK raids against Blackshades malware users

Police call on industry to collaborate on ticket fraud - 14 May, 2014

Police call on industry to collaborate on ticket fraud

EU court rules on Google “right to be forgotten” - 14 May, 2014

EU court rules on Google “right to be forgotten”

Northern Ireland town hit by bank scams - 13 May, 2014

Northern Ireland town hit by bank scams

Northern Ireland parents urged to get ‘switched on’ - 11 May, 2014

Northern Ireland parents urged to get ‘switched on’

MHRA warns about online herbal medicines - 08 May, 2014

MHRA warns about online herbal medicines

Stolen mobile phone emails ‘selfie’ of thief to owner - 06 May, 2014

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XP users get one last security fix - 02 May, 2014

XP users get one last security fix