A recent report by the National Audit Office found that from 2014 to 2015, the UK government allocated £20m to help improve the public’s knowledge of crime carried out on the internet. Yet despite the…
Source: Most UK Adults Do Not Know Where To Look For Cybercrime Advice – Global Dating Insights
Email accounts often contain a lot of personal information, making them a valuable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Make sure yours is protected. Advice from Action Fraud
Source: How to protect your email account from hackers
For a while, all Twitter users wanted one – but they couldn’t get one. The famous verified “blue tick” seemed only to be available to celebrities… #phishingscams #twitter #twofactorauthentication
Source: Beware bogus blue verified checkmark scams on Twitter – HOTforSecurity
Losing money to a scam can be extremely upsetting and frustrating. See if there’s anything you can do to get the money back.
Source: How to get your money back after a scam
@th3j35t3r writes on his blog: Simply put. If Jim is blocked by John, Jim can no longer even utter Johns handle/twittername in a tweet. If he attempts to the tweet simply doesn’t process or gets sinkholed. Period. The end. Forever, or until John unblocks him. This approach would not infringe on Jim’s ‘freedom of speech’, he can still say whatever he likes, but he can’t include John. This approach would be self-policing essentially allowing users to decide if they are being abused or harassed and allowing them to take immediate actions without relying on Twitter to minimize the problem effectively. This approach would not be an overhead on Twitters current infrastructure and would require NOTHING by way of extra storage capacity. Trolls are the ugly side of Twitter, but @th3j35t3r’s proposal seems very elegant to me. So how about it Twitter? Find out more, and check out his amusing flowchart, by reading @th3j35t3r’s blog post.
Source: A simple way to kill off Twitter trolls
In the modern world, information security has an influence on all of us: at home, at work, online and in life in general. Like many inventions that have gone before, the internet and the web, the c…
Source: Increase your #Cyber #Safety knowledge with a free three week course – Safe In Warwickshire
Fraudsters are spamming out fake British Gas utility bill emails that link to a virus that takes over victims computers.
Source: Fake British Gas utility bills link to malware | Action Fraud
The warning comes as the force supports the national ‘save a life, surrender your knife’ campaign which aims to reduce knife crime and the damage caused to families and the wider commun…
Source: #Police warn people of the risks they face if they choose to carry a #knife. – Safe In Warwickshire
The NCSC doesn’t exist yet, but the brand might be used to try and trick people into disclosing information.
Source: The National Cyber Security Centre won’t cold-call you | CESG Site
It has emerged that the local government budget for policing rogue traders has fallen to just £1.99 a year per citizen
Source: Trading standards institute: consumers are no longer protected | Money | The Guardian