by Steve Bell

Valentine’s Day online dating tips to keep you safe

Online dating is a hugely popular activity but it also attracts its fair share of fraudsters and people who are not what they claim to be. Of course these people are in the minority but it doesn’t hurt to apply a few safety rules so you can root out the genuine profiles from the ‘suspicious’ ones.

by Steve Bell

What happens to stolen data?

We live in a world of big data. In the shadows large organisations like Equifax scoop up huge quantities of data on us. These companies which form a part of a multi-billion dollar data broker industry, collect, analyse and sell thousands of data points about individual people.

by Steve Bell

Change Your Password Day

February 1st is Change Your Password Day. Created to remind millions of internet users to protect themselves online it is timely reminder about the importance of strong passwords.

by Steve Bell

How hackers hack credit cards

Have you ever wondered how hackers actually get value from millions of stolen credit cards (and debit cards)? In short, there’s a big global market for stolen credit card numbers. When you hear about a big hack in which millions of credit card numbers here is what usually happens.

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