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Revealed: Super- safe online password system

Revealed: Super- safe online password system

13th October 2014

Computer researchers have developed a system that allows typical users to create and remember up to 14 complex passwords.

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

13th October 2014

There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.

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Don’t judge an app by its cover

Don’t judge an app by its cover

10th October 2014

When it comes to the security of your mobile apps, things are not always how they appear on the surface. Stealthy malicious apps often seem benign at first glance but once installed, run quietly in the background harvesting your data and personal information. Thanks...

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Cold calling – what you need to do

Cold calling – what you need to do

10th October 2014

  Generally speaking, cold calling for investment business is prohibited by law. The police are actively targeting fraudsters and organised criminal gangs but you need to be mindful of unsolicited calls and emails. Follow our advice to help protect you...

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Hackers use LinkedIn for phishing

Hackers use LinkedIn for phishing

9th October 2014

Victims lured into scam with offer of sharing $27m. Hackers are using LinkedIn to phish for people's details in a setup similar to the Nigerian Prince scam, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.

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Hang Up On Fraud

Hang Up On Fraud

9th October 2014

The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) is this week launching a new campaign called Hang Up on Fraud. Latest intelligence shows that fraudsters are increasingly targeting consumers directly over the phone by:

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Tyupkin cash machine hack 'dispenses wads'

Tyupkin cash machine hack 'dispenses wads'

8th October 2014

A flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash has been discovered. Interpol has alerted countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia known to have been targeted - and is carrying out a widespread investigation.

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Social media data 'could be used against you'

Social media data 'could be used against you'

8th October 2014

Pictures posted on social media could be "used against you" decades later, a senior executive at a technology giant has warned.

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Fraud police chief warns of lack of officers

Fraud police chief warns of lack of officers

8th October 2014

There are not enough fully trained fraud investigators, the senior police officer responsible for tackling the crime in England and Wales has warned.

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Alert: Online scam involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

Alert: Online scam involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

8th October 2014

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning online sellers of a scam that involves Gumtree, PayPal, Western Union and the City of London Police.

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