Thursday 26 July 2018

Fight Back Against Phishing

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to steal your personal information. Join the fight against phishing! Submit suspected phishes, track the status of your submissions and verify other users' submissions. PhishTank is a free service operated by Cisco OpenDNS, see:

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Read This Before Buying Apple Hardware Products

Apple hardware is expensive, so the last thing you want is 2 months after making your purchase, a new improved model is released. The MacRumors Buyer's Guide offers free advice on which products to buy or avoid, when the item in question was released and whether it is about to be superseded. See:

Friday 13 July 2018

Conquer the Web: The Ultimate Cybersecurity Guide

I wrote 5 of the chapters in this book.
Conquer the Web is the ultimate guide to protect your data on the web. From passwords to opening emails, everyone knows what they should do but do you do it?

Tons of malicious content floods the internet which can compromise your system and your device, be it your laptop, tablet or phone. How often do you make payments online? How often do you sit at a coffee shop and log onto their free WIFI? How often do you use social media on the train or bus? If you believe using an antivirus software will keep you safe . . . you are wrong.

This book will guide you and provide solutions to avoid common mistakes and to combat cyber attacks.Grab a paperback or Kindle version from Amazon today.

Wednesday 4 July 2018

How to Spot HMRC Related Phishing Emails

The UK Government HM Revenue and Customs department has guidance to help identify or report tax refund and rebate scams, as well as HMRC related phishing emails and bogus text messages. Probably worth adding the addresses used to distribute the tax rebate scam emails into your spam filters.


Monday 2 July 2018

Take Five To Stop Fraud

Take Five is a national awareness campaign led by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) and backed by Her Majesty’s Government. It aims to engage, empower and educate people on how best to protect themselves against financial fraud, such as email deception and phone scams. Take Five offers straight-forward free and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud. See: