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Dixons Carphone identify 1.2M record Data Breach

An interesting statement from Dixons Carphone. It should be noted that this is listed as a potential breach, rather than proven. 1,200,000 personal records have been breached via unauthorised access. Additionally (in a separate incident), 5,800,000 chip and pin card details have been accessed and 105,000 non-EU card details that do not have chip and … Continue reading

Social Legitimacy

This week (21/Jul/2016) Twitter extended the verified accounts scheme to allow direct applications. The “blue tick” scheme allows an account to become the official account associated with a brand or individual.  This is a cherished feature in Twitter, especially for celebrity individuals who are often spoofed or targeted by look-a-like accounts.   The process is … Continue reading

Facebook scam pages

I’ve seen a lot of these recently popping up and too many of my friends are being fooled for comfort. So I’ve created a few rules you can use.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee: The most fitting tribute

Well, today it was announce that the Palace of Westminster clock tower is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower. That’s the one often, erroneously, called Big Ben.

Anti-Fraud kicks in!

I’m pretty impressed. I made an “out of character” purchase and my bank instantly called me and texted (SMS) me informing me of a potential ‘fraud‘ issue.

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