GDPR – What does it mean for you?

With the introduction of GDPR fast approaching next month, many businesses are working hard to ensure that they have the correct procedures in place to both protect and collect your personal data. However, for those that aren’t familiar with the new regulation – what does this mean for you? So, what is GDPR? The General
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Understanding Location Information And Digital Photos

Those of you who have read my previous 3 blogs will have gained an understanding on the basics of location security, as shown in the first blog. The second showed how some apps will automatically opt you into location services and the third explains how applications can “scrape” your social media posts into other applications.
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Which Apps Use My Location?

My previous two blogs talked about the location settings on a phone and how your location is transmitted by opting in to different features within some social media apps. This blog will explore how other apps can “scrape” your location information. Let’s start at the technical level. Any developer can use a published API to
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Wipe After You Swipe: Your mobile passcodes exposed!

You may have already heard of the security concerns regarding passwords and how easily attackers can take advantage of poor password security. However, the physical security of mobile devices stands to be deceptively inconspicuous among the latest security concerns. Character-based passwords are commonly broken due to poor complexity or discovering re-used passwords from services such
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What Technology Does 2018 Have In Store?

There have been some fantastic developments in the corporate delivery of technology and communications in 2017, with so many businesses of all sizes utilising emerging technologies. 4G networks and VoIP telephone services have all been used in a bid to increase customer service. As we head into 2018, we look forward as to what could
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The Internet of Things Tops Lists This Christmas

One of the biggest trends in 2017 in terms of technology, has been the Internet of Things (IoT), so it comes as no surprise that it seems to be topping the tech Christmas lists. Tech Giant Curry’s and PC world have released their top pieces of technology it expects to take pride of place under
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UK Government Urged To Act Over Limited Computer GCSE Options

A recent report from the Royal Society found that over half of secondary schools in the UK did not offer computer science as a GCSE between 2015-16, it continued to urge the UK government to increase spending on computer education ‘tenfold’ to ensure that young people currently in education could “unlock the full potential of
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WhatsApp Used To Scam Shoppers

Last week scammers used the popular messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ to trick people into handing over personal details in exchange for bogus supermarket vouchers. The app was used to send fake vouchers to people, acting on behalf of big chains such as, Tesco, Asda and Aldi. The messages claimed to save shoppers hundreds of pounds in
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Cyber Security Month: The Skills Gap in Cyber Security

This week marks the last week of the European Cyber Security Month, the EU’s annual awareness campaign. The campaign runs an overall general message of ‘Cyber security is a shared responsibility! STOP.THINK.CONNECT’ in alliance with the EU’s ‘An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace cyber strategy.’ This project is in line with the Awareness Raising work
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