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

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