The pitfalls of paying by QR code

Islington Council have recently introduced mobile phone payments for car parking. As you can see below there is now a ‘paybyphone’ option complete with a QR code: Whilst mobile phone payments could certainly be an efficient and improved way to … Continue reading

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Beware of “Gaga Found Dead” Facebook Scam

Scammers will always attempt to distribute phishing emails and plant fake websites loaded with malware to accompany celebrity deaths or newsworthy events. For example, March of this year saw scam emails asking for donations for the Salvation Army tsunami relief … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Everything When You Lose Your Smartphone

DON’T LOSE EVERYTHING WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR SMARTPHONE Owners admit to digital security lapses Four in ten lost and stolen mobile computing devices are not password protected Thieves increasingly target computers and mobile phone devices Research released today by Churchill … Continue reading

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Beware Apple Store phishing attack

We have just seen a new phishing attack aimed at users of the online Apple Store. The scam email has the subject “Apple Online Store Alert”: Note that the email is not directed to anyone specifically, only to “Dear Customer”; … Continue reading

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Hijacked Facebook & Twitter accounts used to incite riots

As you are probably already aware, the police are very eager to identify users of Facebook and Twitter who were either coordinating or inciting the riots and looting that have been taking place across the country. This has already led … Continue reading

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Sun hack exposes members to targeted phone scams

Earlier this week the Sun revealed that the personal data of thousands of readers who entered their online competitions had been hacked. The original hackers have now distributed the stolen data of over 50,000 users of the website, this information … Continue reading

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“Critical weaknesses” in security of Apple devices

Germany’s Federal Agency for IT Security (BSI, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) warned yesterday (page in German) of a security flaw in Apple’s IOS, the operating system for mobile devices; iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. According to the BSI, … Continue reading

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Facebook’s new facial recognition feature could pose a threat to your online privacy. Here’s how to disable it.

This week Facebook rolled out an enhancement to photo-tagging. The new feature, which has been available to North American users since last year is designed to remove the chore of tagging every single person in every single photo when a … Continue reading

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Further 24.6 million Playstation users have their details stolen

Sony revealed today that the personal information of an extra 24.6 million of their users may have been stolen in an earlier breach on April 16th and 17th. Sony will be emailing all customers whose data may have been stolen, … Continue reading

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Playstation Network Hacked

You may have seen in the news that a hacker has broken into Sony’s Playstation Network and stolen the personal information of its customers. According to Sony’s official statement the data stolen includes name, address, country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation … Continue reading

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