CCTV petition needs your signature urgently | Crime Prevention News | 22nd April 2016 | The Crime Prevention Website

A few months ago on this page I highlighted the fact that very soon a domestically installed CCTV camera system would have to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if the system was capturing images beyond the boundaries of the property, i.e. neighbour’s garden, public footpaths and roads etc. This means that most domestic CCTV systems will have to be registered. This change in the law followed a ruling by the European Court of Justice and was forced upon the UK government who prior to the ruling had no intention of registering domestic CCTV installed for crime prevention purposes.

Source: CCTV petition needs your signature urgently | Crime Prevention News | 22nd April 2016 | The Crime Prevention Website

How to trust a website when buying online

Staying safe online requires a little knowledge and some savvy to avoid becoming a victim. Assessing a website’s credibility is an easy task if you know what to look for. Our guide above clearly explains what to look for on a website so you can measure if it is safe to enter personal and credit card details online. Rollover the image above and click on the buttons to learn more. Internet shopping has grown year-on-year with online spending reaching 24% of the retail market in December 2014. The critica

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Avoiding Ratting | Get Safe Online

You use your computer or mobile device for many everyday private or confidential tasks, which is why it is essential to take precautions to protect it from viruses and spyware. One type of spyware becoming increasingly common is known as a RAT (Remote Access Trojan), which criminals can use to access your computer or mobile device to take control of it to obtain your private information or spy on you. This is known as ratting.

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Stay Safe – A Guide to Crime Prevention & Safety

This booklet was designed by the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) (NHWN). NHWN is a national charity and umbrella body which represents all Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch members across England and Wales. It is the organisation that engages with the government, partners and like-minded organisations at a strategic level. Our website iswww.ourwatch.org.uk

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Are you cyber savvy? |

The Internet, like the physical world, may be safe or unsafe, depending on your habits. You are safe in the street if you use crosswalks and obey traffic lights, but we don’t recommend that you stroll around late at night with a wad of cash sticking out of your pocket. Life on the Internet comes with a few rules that are equally obvious, but not everyone is familiar with them. By taking this test, you will discover the degree of risk that you are exposed to when you are online and how likely you are to lose

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SIM Swap fraud is gaining momentum – Help Net Security

SIM Swap fraud or SIM Splitting, a financially-motivated mobile phone threat, is gaining momentum according to Foursys.Remote banking losses increased significantly last year, according to the latest FFA UK (Financial Fraud Action UK) report. “Total remote banking loses increased by 72 per cent to £168.6 million in 2015. A key driver of this increase was the rise in impersonation and deception scams in which a criminal dupes the victim into giving away their personal and security details. The criminal t

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Spring has sprung so what crime does it bring | Crime Prevention News | 19th April 2016 | The Crime Prevention Website

Spring has sprung so what crime does it bringEssex Police Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor, Stephen Armson-Smith, has recently sent me this timely guidance for your information. You might like to share it amongst your friends. (I have edited it a little)Well, spring has sprung and the migration into the garden has commenced with all the extra jobs that it brings. Unfortunately, with the spring season also comes seasonal crimes too and we need give this a little consideration to prevent them and help others avoid becoming victims too.

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Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Two years. That is how long it’s been since Microsoft abandoned its record-beating operating system, Windows XP.Despite the fact that during all this time there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for its users (with some industrial solutions being the exception), the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.

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