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Covid-19 Exposure Logging (Android & Apple)

Rumours of a hack or forced privacy breach are circulating. Talk of a COVID-19 tracker being forced on you without your consent or knowledge. If you follow the instructions your will indeed find settings called “COVID-19 Exposure Logging” or “COVID-19 exposure notifications”. These are just part of Apple’s / Google’s background work on their joint … Continue reading

BT Support Calling – NOT

BT Support Calling… Apparently there is an urgent issue with my Internet! Wow!  Just got my first scam call for a few years.  They’ve obviously got bored trying to talk older folk and decided to try their luck with a harder target. When you get an unexpected support call like this the best action is … Continue reading

Privacy v Regulation

This is an argument that has raged for several years now – and there is not an issue say answer. When we hear of an atrocity such as the one in London (03/Jun/2017) it is often followed by itv some statement or comment about radicalisation, possibly via the Internet.  It is true that social media … Continue reading

Security Awareness – Aussie Style

Here’s an interesting YouTube video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Humorous and well done with many important messages. Cyber Security Awareness by Australian Cyber Security Centre Enjoy!

Think of Grandma

Here’s a helpful hint. Never do anything online you won’t do in front of your Gran. Seriously. This stuff can come back and bite you. The embarrassment and harm to your reputation can be severe.