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

What is biometric data?

Biometric authentication is becoming more and more common, and if you unlock your smartphone with the fingerprint scanner you’re already using biometric technology. Biometrics is the measurement and analysis of people’s physiological and behavioral characteristics. It is mainly used for identification and granting access to buildings or services, or to digitally sign transactions.  It is … 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

How do I protect my Netflix account?

Netflix has revolutionized the way we watch television and films. The on-demand internet streaming service boasts a remarkable 57.4 million users, and has just announced it’s expanding into virtually every country in the world. But like any service that stores personal data or payment details, the service does have its risks. In 2015, digital security … Continued

Do I need to change my Wi-Fi password?

Wireless routers allow their owners (called administrators) to manage the Wi-Fi network through special login details. Anyone who knows the username and password can log into the router, which immediately grants complete access to the device’s features, as well as information about any devices connected. Manufacturers often set up new routers with the same default … Continued

Are public Wi-Fi hotspots safe to use?

As more and more of our digital lives are carried out on mobile devices, tablets and laptops, using public Wi-Fi hotspots has become more common. Whether in an airport lounge, coffee shop or simply in town centres, Wi-Fi hotspots are popping up everywhere – but there are important security considerations that you should be aware … Continued

Are smart locks safe?

Smart locks are slowly coming onto the market, and can be increasingly spotted in DIY stores and seen in adverts. But many are wondering if they are safe, as they have heard that they can be hacked, or are more vulnerable than traditional keys. There are various types of smart locks. Biometric locks use your … Continued