Most, if not all, banks have an app these days, allowing you to manage your money via your smartphone. There’s no doubt that it makes for convenient banking, but is it safe? The latest UK Payment Markets report shows that almost half (47%) of UK adults are using mobile banking – a number that rises
The iPhone is one of the most coveted phones in the UK. The sleek and stylish sensibilities of Apple's flagship product have attracted consumers in their millions. Nonetheless, the popularity of the handset also has some downsides. Government research based on London Metropolitan Police datasets from August 2012 to January 2014 found that over half of
Although a huge number of people know that if they want to avoid having their gadgets stolen while they're on holiday they should not post social media updates about their vacation plans, Brits cannot resist the temptation to tell their friends about their trips abroad. Research from the Co-Operative Insurance found that 75.5% of UK
Experts have warned that people need to be less "naive" when handing access to their computer or connected device to third parties. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) - software that allows third parties to spy on a computer remotely - are already present on countless computers, and specialists say that it is relatively simple to use
The majority of British workers blend work and home life with smartphones, but are they aware of the security implications?
Nowadays, millions of people don't even consider their work-life balance. New gadgets and technologies have made it easy for people to intertwine their personal and work lives with ease, in many cases benefiting both their own careers and their employer's business. Some are critical of this state of affairs, but many workers and professionals are
Yesterday, you might have thought you were a net-savvy internet user, but today, you may have found out you've fallen for an online scam and your personal information is in the hands of organised criminals. Although you might understandably be very nervous, panicking isn't going to help. Take a few steps to protect yourself and
Brits' growing reliance on the internet is raising our likelihood becoming a victim of cyber-crime. This is according to Karen Bradley, Home Office Minister for Serious and Organised Crime, who said in a speech to the IA14 Conference that while only 58% of British adults paid for goods and services online in 2008, in 2013
Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone has a security vulnerability that could leave people's PayPal accounts and confidential information accessible to criminals, specialists have warned. In a YouTube clip, Security Research Labs demonstrated how they could incorporate an image of a user's fingerprint onto a rubber mould and use this to fool the smartphone's fingerprint sensor.
Do you share a PC or laptop at work or at home? Are you worried your colleagues or family members might stumble across your confidential files, or inadvertently delete some important documents? The easiest way to keep files secure on a shared computer that you own is with individual user accounts. You could have your
Barack Obama's love for his BlackBerry has been much-commented on, but BlackBerry's fortunes have waned in recent years, and recent press reports have indicated that the smartphone giant is set to suffer another blow by losing its most famous advocate. The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is looking at LG Electronics and