By Chris Smith
Owning our own home is a dream that many of us share, and we dedicate our lives and careers to building up enough money to owning our own property outright. The banks are only too happy in helping us realise this aspiration by helping us with mortgage loans. Today, thanks to advances in technology, you no longer need to book appointments with...
Beginner's Guide to Internet Safety: 14 Tips for Being Safe Online can be found at https://thebestvpn.com/internet-safety-guide/
By various contributors
According to the Office of National Statistics, there were approximately 3.6 million instances of computer-related fraud for the year ending September 2016. In addition, the accounting firm KPMG’s fraud barometer found that the cost of online fraud in 2016 had surpassed £113 million, the highest since 2008. With the risk to internet users so...
By Broadband Genie
A recent Ofcom report shows children may be too trusting of online content, with more than a quarter of respondents between the ages of 8 and 15, mistakenly believing Google’s top search results were specifically selected by figures of authority.
For parents, educators, and government officials alike, these findings are a cause for concern.
By The Dating Fraud Partnership
58 year-old David was using an online dating website, and came across someone who he thought was an old friend.
They got chatting and it wasn’t long before 'Kerry' had asked him to send £500 towards a plane ticket she needed to buy urgently, not specifying details on where it was to.
Unfortunately, Kerry wasn’t who she said she was, but was...
For many people, gambling can be a fun leisure activity both off- and online. For some people, it can become a serious problem. If you would like to participate in online gambling, there are some key tips to remember to protect yourself:
- Set a time limit, and stick to it.
Many gambling operators will offer a ‘reality check’ or session...
By Cassie Phillips
Smart toys are expected to account for 18% of both the toy and video game markets by 2018. While robot pets, drones and interactive action figures sound harmless enough, there have been plenty of instances in which various smart toys were made vulnerable to cyberattacks. One of the most well-known cases is the VTech data breach that compromised...
By FutureLearn, the social learning platform founded by the Open University
We shop online. We work online. We play online. We live online. As our lives increasingly depend on digital services, the need to protect our information from being maliciously disrupted or misused is essential.
FutureLearn, the social learning platform founded by the Open University, runs regular free online courses to help people protect...
By Chris Smith
We truly live in the age of the internet. Thanks to widespread connectivity and the mass adoption of smartphone technology, we can order plane tickets whilst in bed, or buy a sofa on the train to work. This digital revolution hasn’t come without its consequences, however.
Hackers and fraudsters are becoming ever more adept at formulating ways...
By Counselling Directory
If you're being bullied online. support is available
Being bullied is awful in any setting, but online bullying can feel inescapable. Bullies tend to hide behind the anonymity the Internet provides, feeling powerful and able to insult people via email, instant messaging and social media.
In some cases simply ignoring the comments can be...
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