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Read the full article Data Protection – 4 Hot Tips

Data Protection – 4 Hot Tips

January 22, 2021

28 Jan 21 was Data Protection Day! – so what? Data protection is not just a big business issue! 4 first-step data-protection tips for a homeworker, an individual, or a family. In the past, one of our staff had a hard drive accident/failure on their home PC. Home and Contents policies may cover a PC… Read more” about the article Data Protection – 4 Hot Tips”

Read the full article Lockdown 3 – time to invent something useful?

Lockdown 3 – time to invent something useful?

January 12, 2021

Can we invent something really useful during lockdown – here’s some inspiration. ‘Plasters for disasters’ In 1920, Earle Dickson invented a dressing for his wife to use when she cut herself in the kitchen. The prototype allowed her to dress her own wounds. Dickson passed the idea on to his employer Johnson & Johnson, a… Read more” about the article Lockdown 3 – time to invent something useful?”

Read the full article Loan Fee Fraud

Loan Fee Fraud

December 15, 2020

Loan fee fraud is when you pay an upfront fee for a loan or credit you never receive. Christmas Retail therapy – a loan fee fraud-(sters) Christmas bonus! This scam made up 1 in 8 (12%) of all scam reports last December to the Financial Conduct Authority. This Christmas, 34% of people under increased financial… Read more” about the article Loan Fee Fraud”

Read the full article Hackers want your email!

Hackers want your email!

December 10, 2020

Why? One of my friends recently had their email compromised and all of their contacts got a ‘begging’ mail for funds. Hackers wanted the email contacts and caused distress which required immediate action to protect data, restore security and reputation. Why do hackers go for your email accounts? At the beginning you are probably not… Read more” about the article Hackers want your email!”

Read the full article Just another statistic? Causal Factors

Just another statistic? Causal Factors

November 17, 2020

How statistics can cost us money! We spoke in the last two blogs about how it is easy to wrongly see two events in the progress of time as being seemingly connected. COVID-19 The correct analysis of “A causes B” must show them having a “causal link”. The Media is full of stories about young… Read more” about the article Just another statistic? Causal Factors”