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Exposed! Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens

Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.

The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

Anyone […]

Mind your language: the translation tech helping the world speak to each other

The story of the Tower of Babel speaks of a time where the entire world was united under one language, before being split up again into a babbling mass of different warring cultures, dialects and diatribes. Could those linguistic limits be bested once more with a Tower of Tech?

A few dedicated gadgets have appeared in […]

Is my data safe in online drives, or should I back it up as well?

‘I use Google Drive and Dropbox to store all my data, and I assume that because my data is synced that it is safe. Is this the case or should I be backing it up as well?’

It’s very handy to have files synchronised with online services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, […]

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International Ransomware Attack May 2017

So, we’ve all heard about the most recent Ransomware attack – you’d have to be living in a cave not to !!!

Whilst it’s a stark reminder of the potential vulnerability of computer systems world-wide, we’re proud to be able to say that after this most recent attack, we have a 100% […]

Best anti-ransomware tools: How can I remove ransomware from my computer?

Having Ransomware on your PC is an emergency. Here we name some tools that might help.

You’re a home or small business user and a dialogue box has just appeared telling you that your Windows PC’s files are now encrypted and you have 48 hours to pay £350 ($500) in Bitcoins to get them back. Fail […]

One in five SMEs have fallen victim to hack attacks in the last year

A new survey from the British Chambers of Commerce reveals that 21% of businesses believe cyber attacks prevent them from growing.

By all accounts, 2016 was the year of highly publicised hack attacks. Not only did hackers allegedly attempt to interfere with both the US presidential election and the Brexit vote but many British businesses have […]

Scam of the Week: It’s Not a WhatsApp Voice Mail!

Criminal hackers are constantly trying to trick people into clicking on links or open attachments they did not ask for. Their new “scam of the week” is to send you an email that looks like it comes from WhatsApp and claims it is a voice mail left for you. It’s not.

Do not click on the […]

Tips to Secure your iPhone following Ransomware scam that locks users out of web browsers

Apple’s recent iPhone update has fixed a flaw in iOS that enabled hackers to lock users out of the Safari web browser whilst demanding a ransom.
The bug created a scam pop-up that claimed users had been illegally downloading music or pornography, and went on to demand that users pay £100 in iTunes credit.

As part of the […]

Inside an Active Volcano with Google Street View

Google Street View has recently expanded to an extreme new location: the inside of an active volcano.

The 360-degree mapping service from Google announced in a blog post on Wednesday that it has launched an update that includes the island of Ambryn, part of a remote archipelago of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Users can explore […]

What is 5G and when will it launch?

Mobile data use has rocketed over the past five years – increasing 74 per cent alone in 2015 – taking the overall global figure to around 3.7 exabytes per month.

Underpinning this explosion is the growth of streaming services and people’s growing use of apps – all underwritten by the expectation of having a high-speed data […]