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Half of all phones stolen in London are iPhones

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

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: iPhone, Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Half of all phones stolen in London are iPhones

Holidaymakers ‘regularly telling strangers their home is unoccupied’

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

By | July 30th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holidaymakers ‘regularly telling strangers their home is unoccupied’

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

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

By | July 11th, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The majority of British workers blend work and home life with smartphones, but are they aware of the security implications?

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?

Security specialists warn about Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor ‘hack’

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.

By | May 12th, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Security specialists warn about Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor ‘hack’

How to keep your personal data secure on a shared computer

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

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How to keep your personal data secure on a shared computer

Is the White House dropping BlackBerry and looking for other secure smartphones?

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

By | April 4th, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is the White House dropping BlackBerry and looking for other secure smartphones?

Most homebuyers ‘do not change their locks’

A burglary is invariably a stressful and expensive experience, and can make people feel insecure in their own home years down the line. Homeowners should take a few simple proactive steps to reduce their likelihood of being burgled and losing their smartphones, laptops and other important gadgets. Research by Ocean Finance has shown that more

By | December 6th, 2013|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Most homebuyers ‘do not change their locks’