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If you use online banking, whether in a personal or professional capacity, you need to be aware of the threat posed by hackers.

Although security measures within the financial sector have evolved dramatically in recent years, hackers are responding to the challenge with ever more devious ways to separate you from your hard-earned cash. As we reported last week, hackers currently have a sophisticated banking scam on the go whereby taking an initial amount from your account is just the pretext to an even greater attack.

With this in mind, here are the top five biggest cyber security threats of 2020.

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Every time you interact online you’re adding to your digital footprint – that virtual record of what you did, who you did it with, and when you did it.

Whether you’re buying something from a web store, checking your bank balance, updating a social status, or even just typing a question into a search engine or leaving a comment on a blog (all comments welcome below), your digital footprint is affected.

What this means is anyone can track your digital footprint and make fairly accurate assumptions on your lifestyle – anyone who has the knowledge and the inclination, that is.

And although most of us won’t have a back-story worth bothering with, not to mention nothing to hide, it’s still a little disconcerting to think someone could tap into your lifestyle should they wish to.

It’s all but impossible to completely cover your online tracks, but if you want to give it a go, here are some of the steps you could take to try and disappear completely…

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If you’ve considered investing in stocks and shares over the last decade, the chances are that you’ve at least flirted with the idea of Bitcoin. But what exactly is Bitcoin? Is it safe? And is now the time to invest?

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2020 has seen us all spending a lot more time indoors than in previous years – and with so much time at home, internet searches have surged by between 50% and 70%, while streaming has leaped by at least 12%, according to preliminary statistics from Omdia, the tech research arm of Informa Tech.

Things were bad enough before lockdown when, globally, we spent a combined 7.5 billion hours online every day. This totals 856,164 years spent browsing – that’s long enough to travel from Earth to Mars and back again.

1,426 times!

So, how exactly are we spending so much time connected to the internet? And are we wasting too much time online?

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