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COVID-19 Vaccination Misinformation, Disinformation & Fake News

COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered to billions of people around the world, with numbers increasing daily. In countries where vaccinations have been rolled out successfully, there are fewer infections, hospitalisations...

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication – often abbreviated to 2FA – is when a second step is added to the process of logging into your online accounts which require confidentiality, as an additional security layer. These include your...

Trades Recommendation Websites

A number of websites have been launched in recent years which the public can use to find tradespeople and check their credentials. Tradespeople or companies have profiles on the sites describing their services and often featuring...

Adult Content

There are a number of precautions you should observe when visiting websites featuring adult content. Firstly, the popularity of such sites means they have become a favoured way of criminals to spread malware, which can have a...

Smart TVs

Smart TVs (also known as Connected TVs) integrate television with the internet. When connected to the internet, they enable you to search and find videos, movies, photos and other content on the web by interacting via your remote...

eCards

eCards (electronic or online greeting cards) have become very popular over the past few years. They provide a convenient, inexpensive and fun way to send greetings to friends and family – or if you run a business – your...

Safe Property Rental

Fraud involving rental properties has always existed, but the fact that the majority of rentals are now advertised online has increased opportunities for fraudsters, and hence the amount of rental fraud that takes place. Such...

Searching the Internet

With ever increasing amounts of material on the internet, virtually any information you need can be found using search engines such as Google and Yahoo! In addition to the benefits that search brings, however, there are some...

Safe Online Dating

Online dating sites such as Match.com, eHarmony.com and Zoosk.com take the traditional matchmaking process online and allow people to meet one another via the internet, with many encounters leading to long-term...

Online Gambling

Online gambling has seen a massive increase in popularity in recent years, and gamblers from the UK have a huge choice of sites to choose from. Some offer only specific types of gambling (such as bingo, poker or betting), whilst...

Holiday & Travel Booking

When using the internet to research or book your holiday or other travel arrangements, the world is literally at your fingertips. However, there are risks associated with doing so – some specific to holiday and travel booking...

Job Searching

Job searching online has become by far the most popular method of finding employment. Searching for the type of job you want is fast and easy, and you can see new jobs as soon as employers and agencies post them. However, like...

Computer Use in Public Places

Using computers, smartphones or tablets in public places is now as commonplace as using them at home or in the office. Whether using your own device – or computers found in internet cafés and libraries – there can be a...

Online Gaming

Many computer games are played online against other players over the internet, whether on a console, computer, mobile device or via social networking sites. Most play using an assumed identity, so you are generally already...

Webmail

Webmail, such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or gmail – or that supplied by some internet service providers – makes it easy to email using different computers, smartphones and tablets. However, there are risks associated with using...

Downloading & File Sharing

Downloading content over the internet is a great way to enjoy music, video, games and other entertainment. Downloading is also a very convenient way to obtain information in the form of Word documents, PDFs, photos and other...

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