Category: <span>Cyber security</span>

If your smartphone always travels with you, it probably knows more about you than most people. It knows where you’ve been, when you’ve been there, who you messaged, and what you’ve searched for online.

As if this wasn’t worrying enough, the data you’re constantly generating can be sold onto third parties who’ll then bombard you with adverts in your emails and on social media. Or that data could be used by cyber criminals to target you or other people.

Here are four tips to help you improve the privacy and security of your iPhone.

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If you work from home, do you know whether your WiFi network is secure? If it isn’t, hackers could use it to access your device and steal sensitive data.

Here are five simple tips to secure the WiFi security in your home network.

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Scammers have been targeting small business owners through a variety of invoice scams in 2022, according to a new study from Barclays.

In the first three months of 2022, invoice scams have made up more than half (55%) of all claims, with an average loss of £2,100.  The amount that’s been stolen has gone up 13% year-on-year.

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Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26. One of the USA’s most recent exports, it’s now unofficially the start of the Christmas shopping period.

Never ones to miss out on a marketing opportunity, most big retailers now offer deals right throughout November. There are some great bargains to be had – tech bargains in particular – but it’s also open season for online scammers.

Here’s how to make sure you steer clear of online scams this Black Friday and beyond.

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Hackers are constantly evolving the way they operate, which means cyber attacks are getting more and more difficult to identify and prevent.

At the same time, more and more of us are accessing sensitive personal and financial information across a number of devices, often storing passwords and even banking details for greater convenience and quicker access.

The trouble is, the more devices we store data on, the greater the chances of being hacked. Data breaches are common and increasing, even on seemingly secure platforms. Here are 10 steps you can take to keep your data as secure as possible.

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Business insurance costs are on the rise. Insurance giant Aon has reported that the six-week period from the start of April to the middle of May saw insurance premiums increased by 27% from the same time last year, and this is largely as a result of an increasing number of ransomware cyberattacks.

This recent spike in ransomware activity is putting pressure on businesses to improve cyber defences as a matter of urgency. Is your business protected?

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There’s always been something a bit mysterious about cryptocurrency – maybe it’s down to a lack of understanding about how it works, or maybe it’s a lack of understanding about why it’s needed.

But has lockdown changed our perceptions? And is cryptocurrency now mainstream?

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We’re living in an age where half-truths matter more than people’s lives. From the NHS £350 million a week bonus being writ large on the side of a bus to the latest disinformation on Covid-19 vaccines, the truth appears to be an abject concept only there to be manipulated to fit your own narrative.

Bleak time indeed. Even more so when you consider that that individual fake news stories were more likely to be shared on Facebook than stories from mainstream news organisations.

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Becoming the victim of online fraud or a cyber attack is the last thing any business owner needs, not least in the middle of a global crisis that has taken its toll both personally and professionally.

But that’s exactly what’s happened, as a new study has found that nearly half (41%) of UK business owners say the level of cyber threats their business faces has increased since the pandemic.

The findings also give us an insight into the common types of cyber attack that you should look out for as we move through 2021.

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Nothing could have prepared us for 2020 – a year that demanded a swift and dramatic restructure of corporate operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote workforces were created…

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