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HMRC Blocks 500 Million Phishing Emails

2 years ago

Most phishing emails will claim to be well-known entities such as HMRC and are designed to steal personal/financial details or infect systems with malware. The problem is that many of these emails can bypass spam filters, however HMRC has been implementing security controls to prevent them from reaching inboxes.

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Zuckerberg Plans To Fight Fake News With AI

2 years ago

Although incorrect news is everywhere on the internet, all the major search engines have tools that are designed to spot false information in order to show the most accurate results to search queries. This is not the case for Facebook as fake news can spread like wildfire on the platform, actively using its mechanisms of distribution such as the rapid-fire act of sharing content, that in turn influences the news feed algorithm to show relatable content on a loop.

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Three UK Customer Database Breached

2 years ago

​Hacks happen. In fact, they seem to be getting more common by the day. Businesses can concentrate on bolstering their cyber defences against external attacks to the end of the earth, but what about if the threat is coming from within? It could even be something as simple as an employee’s login details becoming compromised one way or another. This is exactly what happened to Three UK which led to the theft of over 130,000 customers’ personal details.

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IFRS 9 – 3 Major Changes To Banking Business Models

2 years ago

IFRS 9 is designed to promote a stable financial system, the new standard was published by the International Accounting Standards Board and kicks in from 1st January 2018.

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Cyber Monday Fears of Cyber-Attacks

2 years ago

Discount shoppers are an easy target for cyber criminals lurking online, although they are not the only ones needing to be extra careful – online retailers across the UK are bracing their security systems for a potential cyber-attack leading up to the popular discount day.

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The Autumn Statement - Tech Focus

2 years ago

Today’s Autumn Statement from Chancellor Philip Hammond has given us a snapshot into what Brexit Britain might look like economically - and it's good news for tech.

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Is VR The Future Of Retail?

2 years ago

​Virtual reality (VR) technology has been making major strides in 2016 within the consumer technology sector that offers a variety of different VR experiences. Although a big focus has been on gaming, this revolutionary technology is touching perhaps unexpected areas. Digitalisation of the retail market has led to companies having to adopt new technologies to meet consumer expectations. Up steps virtual reality.

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Cisco Develops New Data-Sharing Platform to Enrich Smart Cities

2 years ago

​​​Smart cities are already on the horizon such as Songdo IBD, the technology has been developed however there has not been a way of unifying these communications… until now.

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Google’s Android OS Hits New Milestone

2 years ago

Google’s mobile OS has just taken another chunk of global smartphone market share in the back end of 2016 and it provides for a really quite impressive statistic – 9 out of 10 mobile devices now run on Android.

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Admiral’s Espionage Mission Failed

2 years ago

​Looking to insure your first car? Unfortunately, this is going to cost you an awful lot of money. But what would you do to bring the cost down? What about giving your insurer access to your Facebook?

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