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Experts: People are naive when allowing third parties to access their computers

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

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Experts: People are naive when allowing third parties to access their computers

What to do if you fall for an online scam

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

By | July 4th, 2014|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What to do if you fall for an online scam

Is cyber-crime a growing threat?

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

By | June 27th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Is cyber-crime a growing threat?