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Yearly Archives: 2012

World of Warcraft Hacked! What This Means to You

I’m sure most of us don’t play World or Warcraft. But even though we don’t take part in the internet’s most famous game (which boasted an incredible 12 million active players at its peak), its recent hacking should make us all a bit wary. Why? Well, last week Blizzard admitted … Read More

The Dangers of Trusting the Cloud

“The Cloud” is an umbrella term for where your data is stored on the internet. Emails, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes Online – they’re all part of the cloud, waiting to reveal your secrets to those with the correct password. But is a storm coming to The Cloud? A Victim of Over-Clouding? … Read More

Good Deals Can Cost You Computer Security: ‘Groupon’ Spam

Everyone loves a good deal – that’s why Groupon, KGB Deals, Living Social and hundreds of other deal sites have appeared around the web. Unfortunately, if you’re careless with your email, those savings could cost you your computer security. A criminal has started using Groupon’s name to mass-mail internet users … Read More

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Staying Safe during the Summer Games

Planning the Olympic Games was a massive undertaking. The organizers rebuilt East London, gathered athletes from around the world and even persuaded the sun to shine. So it should come as no surprise that the IOC and Sebastian Coe have prepared their own resources to help people stay safe online. … Read More

Tips to keep safe from hackers this summer

While the summer weather cannot be guaranteed, one thing can be is summer criminals. When people fall into that relaxed summer mode, it causes an incredible multiplication in everything from car thieves to computer hackers. Stealing cars and hacking computers aren’t so far apart nowadays, as criminals are increasingly using … Read More

Uncoventional security tips

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about typical security practices: strong passwords and good antivirus. IT security may not strike you as something that spawns creativity, but as threats and hackers are finding new ways, they force us to think outside the box. USB safety Take all of your … Read More

Week 26 – Facebook’s week of evil

It’s not often that a company manages two significant privacy invasions in a week, but if any company were going to do it, Murphy’s Law would ensure that it was 900-million member Facebook. We’re calling it a “week of evil”, but it would also be fair to label it “the … Read More

You are your biggest security threat

Some of us blame teenage hackers, while our governments glance accusingly at China. But according to the latest data from Google’s SafeBrowsing service, we’re actually our own biggest security threat. Here’s the reason: According to data the company gathered over the past five years, the number of sites hosting malware … Read More

Facebook Security and Privacy Tips …from Facebook!

When we’re not cracking hacker networks and chasing cyber-villains through the tunnels of the Internet, we like to give advice about how you stay safe online (and sometimes we bake cakes). It requires a lot of research, so we really appreciate that Facebook has a page dedicated to security on … Read More

Trolls have followed humans into the digital world

When we think of trolls, most of us think of legendary creatures that spend most of their lives in the shadows of small, country bridges, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting victims. Unfortunately, trolls have followed humans into the digital world, lurking on websites and social networks to wait for their … Read More


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