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

My password has been stolen! What do I do now?!

It is estimated that the average person has almost 30 different logins for their online lives. And with each requiring a password it’s no wonder that people choose something simple they can remember, and use it over and over again. But what happens when your password is stolen, and what you should you do if … Continued

How can I tell if an email attachment is safe and virus free?

Email attachments are one of the most common ways that malware gets onto your mobile or computer. But there are steps you can take to ensure that you’re as safe as can be. When you receive an email with an attachment, before you even think about opening it, you should run through this checklist in … Continued

Back to School – 10 tips to keep your child safe online

We live in a world where kids are truly adept at using technology. From smartphones and apps, to tablets, desktops and laptops, if it has a screen, chances are your kid knows how to use it. But there are risks and dangers of letting children go online. Firstly, parents need to be aware that children … Continued

What is TSA Pre-Check?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has several Trusted Traveler programs which provide an improved passenger experience, while enhancing security and increasing system-wide efficiencies. The programs are customized based on travel needs. TSA Pre-Check is one of these programs, and is designed for travelers who primarily fly within the U.S. It provides expedited screening at … Continued

Should I cover my webcam?

There have been a number of stories in the press lately about the dangers of people’s webcams being hacked without them knowing. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been recently spotted with his laptop’s webcam and his microphone taped over. But are you just being paranoid thinking that someone is spying on you? The chances … Continued

Which antivirus is best?

Getting malware on your PC or mobile can be very frustrating, and can lead to your personal details being compromised. That’s why you need a strong antivirus program, that can safeguard your device. Antivirus software these days protects a lot more than just viruses. It also helps ensure your passwords aren’t stolen, and your credit … Continued

What will the world be like in 2025?

The future has always fascinated us. When we think about life years from now, we tend to think of futuristic technology that will make everything easier. At Gemalto, we are always thinking about the future, but were curious to learn what other people from around the world thought too. So, in January 2016, we asked … Continued

How do I protect my phone from hackers?

There are a number of steps that you can take to make it difficult for a hacker to access your phone. 1 Create a lock for your phone using either a password, PIN, or fingerprint. If you’re on Android, you can also create a back-up password too. If you do choose a password, make sure … Continued