Posts relating to ‘What’s of interest?’
Mobile Phone Cyber Threats
29 April 2023
Mobile phone cyber attacks are on the increase. In today’s fast-paced world, mobile phones have become an essential part of our lives. We use them for everything from communication to banking and online shopping. However, as much as we depend on our mobile devices, they can also expose us to cyber threats. Mobile phone cyber… Read more
Home insurance – Direct Line’s CEO leaves; indication of higher premiums?
29 January 2023
Why the shock resignation of Direct Line’s CEO may bother you. Penny James left Direct Line Insurance on last week (reported 27 Jan) after warning on 11 Jan that company profits were lower than forecast due to home insurance claims. The company is set to cancel a share buy-back (c £50m) and shareholder pay-outs for… Read more
The 12 Frauds of Christmas
22 December 2022
Online fraud is common at Christmas. Fraudsters love periods when they can tempt you to drop your guard. Make sure you don’t get caught. Here are 12 common frauds to watch out for this Christmas, in the Sales and the New Year. To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas: On the 12th day of… Read more
28 November 2022
Are you prepared for winter power cuts? More and more pressure is being put on the UK’s electricity network from electric vehicles, trains and the increasing use of electricity in homes including heating and tech. Even green heating initiatives like air source heat pumps need electricity to work. The problem is that we don’t generate… Read more
Hackers want your email!
10 March 2022
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