How can I make Google searches more effective?

If you’re searching for an article, or investigating a topic, Google can be a great resource. However, a lot of people aren’t aware they can enhance their search results by accessing their search tools. By using these, you’ll be able to apply additional filters to your searches, ensuring only the most relevant links appear. Follow … 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

How to use tech to make the most of Christmas

We’re living in a more connected world than ever, and that presents new opportunities for making Christmas a lot more fun. Whether it’s using new communication tools, embracing the IoT in the Christmas tree-adorned living room, or purchasing intelligent Smart Toys for the kids, there are all sorts of ways you can maximise your festive … Continued

Are my software applications making my computer vulnerable to cyber-attack?

A recent infographic from Heimdal Security counted down eight software applications with the most vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks. In order, they were Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player, Oracle Java Runtime environment, Adobe Air, Apple TV, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat – all of which are commonly used by millions of people around the world. … 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

What services are safe to use on a public Wi-Fi network?

Public Wi-Fi hotspots have their attractions. Who doesn’t enjoy surfing the net whilst sitting in a coffee shop or a public library? However, there are reasons you should be careful about your online activity. If you don’t take precautions, using a public network could expose you and your data to prying eyes or unwanted security … Continued

How do I keep confidential data safe when I’m travelling?

The modern working world means that people need access to confidential information on their laptops and tablets whilst travelling. Unfortunately, handling sensitive data in public places does carry risks, especially if precautions aren’t taken. Failing to protect yourself could leave you vulnerable to snooping passengers or viruses. To help keep your data confidential while you’re … Continued

What is malvertising and how can I protect myself?

Malvertising is the combination of the words ‘malware’ (itself a blend of malicious and software) and ‘advertising’. It is a very sneaky attack whereby criminals have taken control of the adverts that you see when you browse online. The danger comes as most websites allow others to run their advertising for them, and if a … Continued