Experian Research: Behaviour and Attitudes Towards Protecting Personal Data Online

New research* today from Experian Consumer Services, the new name for Experian Interactive reveals that: 70% of consumers don’t know how to protect their personal data online 69% were concerned about identity theft and online crime 18-24s were least likely … Continue reading

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I’ve got a new credit or debit card – now what?

Staying ahead of fraudsters and protecting your identity is tricky at the best of times, but certain events in our lives can make it easier for criminals. One of the most common of these is getting a new credit or … Continue reading

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Watch out for “Reverse Smudge Engineering”!

This issue was brought to the attention of Tim Bray, an Android evangelist, who realised that ‘Greasy finger traces can potentially reveal the pattern used to unlock Android devices’, chances are you might have noticed the same thing if you … Continue reading

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The Potential Pain of Pathetic PINs & Passcodes

A 2011 study by Apple iOS developer Daniel Amitay showed that 15% of all passcodes used to access iPhones are one of the following: 1234 0000 2580 1111 5555 5683 0852 2222 1212 1998 This is increasingly concerning as a … Continue reading

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The “Tech Support” phone scams that just won’t go away

You have probably all heard of these scams or even been targeted yourselves, the premise is simple; a fraudster cold-calls you to inform you that you have “errors” on your computer, which may have caused your system to “slow-down”. Computers … Continue reading

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Criminals flog Facebook & Twitter passwords

Reported by Dan Hyde – Click to see original report “Online gangsters have started flogging Facebook and Twitter passwords to other criminals for as little as £20 on ‘factory outlets’ hubs. Gangs using viruses to invade bank customer’s PCs and … Continue reading

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TicketWeb email marketing system hacked.

On the 11th February 2012, TicketWeb UK’s direct email marketing system was exposed to unauthorised access. Users of TicketWeb may have received up to four emails with the subject “Action Required: Update Your PDF Application”. The email contained two links … Continue reading

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Former hacker gives online safety advice

A computer hacker from Whitehaven has been describing how he hacked into email accounts using the information publicly visible on people’s Facebook accounts. After looking through his victims Facebook page, Chris Hardy, who recently pleaded guilty to fraud by false … Continue reading

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Acquisition of Garlik Limited

23 December 2011 – Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has acquired Garlik Limited, a provider of web monitoring services based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2005, Garlik helps consumers to protect themselves from the risks … Continue reading

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Stay Safe at Christmas

For the majority, Christmas is a time for giving, but many scammers increase their efforts around the Christmas period and see it as a chance to get hold of our hard earned cash. We have picked out a variety of … Continue reading

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