Can drones be hacked?

Drones are quickly becoming more popular, especially as the ones equipped with cameras come down in price. But while they can be amazingly entertaining to fly and have fun with, there are concerns that they are vulnerable to hackers. It has long been known that once a device transmits data, that data can be intercepted. … Continued

Yahoo Hack: what should I do?

Yahoo is current the record holder for being the victim of the biggest hack of all time. The details of over a billion users were stolen in 2013, information that only came to light in December 2016. If you have an account with Yahoo here the steps you need to immediately take: Change your password … Continued

Five types of hacker you need to guard against

On JustAskGemalto, we’ve talked a lot about the dangers of hackers. With cyber-attacks occurring more regularly than ever before and all sorts of organizations and individuals being targeted – TalkTalk, US election databases, even Mark Zuckerberg – it’s important to know more about the motivations behind these breaches. There are many different types of hackers; … Continued

Tech trends 2017: cybersecurity

It was revealed in December that Yahoo had fallen victim to another hack, jeopardizing the security of over 1 billion accounts. Sadly, cyber-attacks are becoming more common, which means it’s vital to protect yourself online. To discuss issues raised in our Cyber Investigators comic, a story about a debilitating attack on a tech company, we … Continued

How does the SIM card in your mobile work?

A SIM card stands for a Subscriber Identity Module, and it’s actually a small computer, but much, much smaller. The SIM card has a number of jobs that are essential to how your mobile phone works. Identity verification One of the most important jobs of the SIM card is to identify you as the genuine … Continued

How can I tell if an ecommerce website is genuine?

Shopping online is very convenient, but sometimes it’s difficult to know if the website you’re visiting is legitimate. It’s natural to question whether you’ll be safe when buying from a website for the first time. So, we’ve developed this quick tips list to help you stay safe when shopping online, and hopefully avoid any scams. … Continued

10 tips to prepare for Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month in Europe and the U.S. It was devised to raise awareness of the increasingly complex and severe threats that exist online. In Europe, it’s being headed up by the European Commission, while in the States, Homeland Security is taking charge. There are all sorts of events you can get involved … Continued

What should I do if my Yahoo account has been hacked?

Bad news for Yahoo account holders – it was revealed the tech company fell victim to a huge cyber-attack in 2014, resulting in 500 million account details being lost and posted on the dark web. The information lost included personal details like names, email addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. Given the scale of the … Continued

How to spot text message scams

We’ve spoken a lot on this site about the dangers of phishing. If you don’t know what it means, it’s a clever way for hackers to trick you into giving away your username and password. This is often done by fooling someone into clicking a link through to a website where malware is automatically installed … Continued

Am I sharing too many photos of my children on social media?

If you’ve got young children, it might be tempting to show them off to the rest of the world; funny things they do around the house, their first day at school, sports day, days out at theme parks…you get the picture. While posting photos of your kids to Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms might … Continued