UK moves to ‘active cyber-defence’ – BBC News

Britain moves towards more active defence in cyberspace, the head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announces.

An article publised by BBC News of interest to all from large organisations  to members of the public.

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Fake Facebook Profiles and Pages – the Tools of Scammers, Bullies and Thieves

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but that is hardly the case on Facebook.

Facecrooks, THE Social Media Watchdog for Facebook Scams

receives countless reports from people and page administrators that have had their profiles or pages copied by scammers or bullies. The most common scenario is someone copies the name, profile picture and other available photos of their intended victim. The next thing they do is block the person they are impersonating and send friend requests to everyone on the victim’s friends list. This is done to infiltrate their social network.

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Want the iPhone 7? Make sure you sell your old phone safely!

Tempted to upgrade your old iPhone to a brand new iPhone 7? Learn what safety steps you should take before selling your old device. Via award winning cyber security expert Graham Cluley.

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A Quick Guide to Cyber Security

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According to the United Nations there are currently over 3 billion Internet users! As we all continue to embrace this sophisticated technology into our daily lives, it is becoming increasingly important for everyone to understand how the web works and for governments, software companies and tech developers to highlight areas of vulnerability for users while offering advice for safeguarding their systems. Possessing a basic understanding of the processes and forms of cybercrime could help prevent online attacks and possibly save you from identity theft, financial losses, stolen documentation or a dead computer.

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Most UK Adults Do Not Know Where To Look For Cybercrime Advice – Global Dating Insights

  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…

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A simple way to kill off Twitter trolls

@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.

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Increase your #Cyber #Safety knowledge with a free three week course – Safe In Warwickshire

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…

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