Facebook Messenger Scam Alert

What To Do If Facebook Messenger Is Hacked

This scam isn’t new. It doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon either. As the app developers patch the security loop-holes, hackers are already working on new ways to get in. This is a long running scam that appears to get smarter with every wave and phase. The Facebook Messenger hack scam explained. What To Watch For ( Prevention) …

How To Avoid The New PayPal Annual Charge

On December 15th 2020 at 11.59pm, Paypal will introduce a new annual charge for inactive accounts. How Much Is The Charge? The annual charge is £9.00. If you have a balance less than £9.00 sitting in your account, they will take it all. For example if you have a balance of £7.60, they will take £7.60. If you are sitting …

Windows 10 Update 1809 Autumn 2018

It’s that time again, twice yearly Microsoft release a big update to the Windows 10 OS. This update (1809) has started rolling out mid-November 2018. Although now as major as the Spring 1803 update, there are a few new features which will be included. Key features: Dark / Light Theme. May not be very exciting for most but the new …

Telephone Scam Alert – Can You Hear Me?

Phone Rings – Pause – Can You Hear Me? The “can you hear me” scam is currently sweeping the UK. Here’s how this scam works. Your phone rings (home or mobile). You answer it and there is a pause. Then you hear the voice saying “can you hear me”?, and again “can you hear me”? You say “yes”, then again …

What Difference Has GDPR Made?

Writing this article 4 months after the introduction of GDPR data protection laws were introduced, we look at the difference it has made. On the 25th May 2018, the EU brought in GDPR. The biggest shake-up in data protection laws for decades. Less Junk Email Is Noticeable You may not have noticed but the amount of junk email that you …

GDPR – A Quick Explanation

This quick video from the BBC briefly explains GDPR, the new General Data Protection Regulations.                

Scam Alert – Data Protection Laws

Scam Alert – Phishing Scams There are new data protection laws coming into place at the end of May 2018 across the EU (UK included). Unless you run a business or organisation, you shouldn’t have to worry about the changes in the new GDPR directive (big changes to data protection laws) but you should be on your guard for the …

NHS Hack – Protect Against Ransomware

Surpirse? Another High Profile Cyber Attack In The News It must be about a year or so ago, I attended an appointment at the doctor and I couldn’t quite believe that the system being used to enter my details was running Windows XP. It was one of those old fashioned Dell desktops which couldn’t have run Windows 7 even if they wanted …

Video Blog – AMD Ryzen Review

Video Blog – Product Review – AMD Ryzen 5 AM4 CPU This week we test out AMD’s new Ryzen processor. A serious contender in the gaming market and this should give Intel a real run for their money.                

Telephone Scam Alert – Sky TV

The telephone scams which appear to be run from South-East Asia have evolved into many different forms. The latest that we are hearing from our customers seem to be moving away from the usual “This is Microsoft calling”, or “this is TalkTalk” claiming to fix problems with your computer or internet. In the shop we have heard of two cases …