1806, 2018

Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack

June 18th, 2018|blog|

Yahoo’s UK arm has been fined £250,000 ($335,000) by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a data breach affecting more than 500 million users which took place in 2014.

The incident was reported two years […]

406, 2018

Buffalo Wild Wings apologises over ‘awful’ tweets in targeted hacking

June 4th, 2018|blog|

US restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings has apologised for a string of crude and racist posts that appeared on its Twitter account after it was hacked.

“We’re sorry,” the company said in a statement, adding “the […]

2905, 2018

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

May 29th, 2018|blog|

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.

The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the […]

2105, 2018

How Safe Is A USB? IBM Bans staff from using all removable Memory Devices

May 21st, 2018|blog|

Staff at IBM have been banned from using removable memory devices such as USB sticks, SD cards and flash drives.
The possibility of “financial and reputational” damage if staff lost or misused the devices prompted the […]

1405, 2018

90% of GMail Users Dont Have Security Features Enabled

May 14th, 2018|blog|

It makes it harder for people to break into your account, even if they have your login details

One of Gmail’s most effective security features is hardly used by anyone, Google has revealed.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) has […]

3004, 2018

Paypal Shares Your Data with over 600 Companies – Including Spoken Content

April 30th, 2018|blog|

PayPal has revealed that it shares users’ data with more than 600 external companies.

The payments service has published the third parties it shares data with as part of a transparency drive in a move the […]

2304, 2018

Flaw in LinkedIn Autofill Plugin Allows Third Party Sites to Steal Your Data

April 23rd, 2018|blog|

Not just Facebook, a new vulnerability discovered in Linkedin’s popular AutoFill functionality found leaking its users’ sensitive information to third party websites without the user even knowing about it.

LinkedIn provides an AutoFill plugin for a […]

1204, 2018

Protect your personal data on facebook

April 12th, 2018|blog|

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your personal data?
Following the recent allegations that research firm Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million Facebook users, the debate about how information on the social […]

504, 2018

9 Signs your email might be a phishing scam

April 5th, 2018|blog|

Most people are aware that they need to protect themselves and their personal information online but would you know the clear signs of a phishing scam when it lands in your inbox?

Phishing emails have been deemed […]

2603, 2018

Facebook has been collecting your call history and SMS data

March 26th, 2018|blog|

The recent news that Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years has left a number of Facebook users spooked by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting individuals […]