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Social distancing measures designed to help stop the spread of coronavirus have meant that more and more food and retail outlets have been asking for contactless payments. If you’ve ever wondered how this tech works, it’s all down to NFC – an easy and intuitive technology that allows you to use your mobile phone for special purposes.

Still none the wiser? Read on…

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Cyber security experts are warning us to be extra vigilant online, as the panic caused by the coronavirus crisis has seen a surge in cyber crime and online fraud.

And while anyone who regularly reads our blog will be all too aware of the dangers posed by cyber attacks* – which can cause everything from mild irritation to a full-on international incident – did you know that hacks are graded on their severity?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – the part UK spy agency GCHQ we’re actually allowed to have sight of – has drawn up new framework for ranking cyber attacks in an effort prepare ministers, agencies and law enforcement for a major attack.

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This week we’ve been reporting on an increase in cyber attacks, with the focus being on phishing scams, many of which have been praying on people’s fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

But there are many more dangers out there, especially for smartphone users – our phones have become such an integral part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to forget they’re a piece of tech that’s as vulnerable as any other where hackers are concerned.

And if you’re an Android user, it seems you could be at greater risk than your peers on Apple.

Guides & How-Tos Technology

Being stuck at home all day during lockdown means many of us will have become even more attached to our screens – regardless of whether we’re working from home or not, many of those long hours at home will be spent checking phone, tablet and computer screens.

And that’s before we even get onto the box-set binges.

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The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, dedicated to highlighting the importance of having secure passwords and making cyber security a priority.

With so many of us now working remotely due to the coronavirus, cyber security needs to be front of mind for all business owners and employees, especially those using their own devices for work purposes.

Here’s all you need to know about World Password Day and how to create a secure password to stay safe online.

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