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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

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.

Password blackmail

Well, this one is just rolling and rolling. Starting in the summer of 2018 some enterprising scammer decided that the vast number of password exposures can be used for a new purpose – directly blackmailing the account holders. These exposures quite often list both the email address and password for some service or other. Perhaps … Continue reading

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

Facebook Scams continue

Just a quick warning. Please always take a closer look at any competition or freebie or such that you come across. Almost all are scams and you may be opening up yourself, your friends and family to fraud or abuse.  Most redirect you to sites designed to convince you to give away information about yourself … Continue reading

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