Archive for 'Personal Data' Category

How to protect yourself from snoopers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 AKA Snooper’s Charter – is law, how can you protect yourself from government snoopers? The new law forces internet service providers to keep a record of all the websites you visit for up to a year. It also obliges companies to decrypt data on demand and gives government security […]

Blockchain bandits hit crypto start-ups

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There is a growing interest by hackers in fledgling firms seeking to build businesses around blockchains and digital currencies. That is troubling given the current fever of interest in the blockchain. Many see it as the element of the Bitcoin crypto-currency that will have lasting influence. Visa has announced plans to launch a blockchain payments […]

New number spoofing scam warning by fraudsters

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014

A new smartphone scam – known as number spoofing – is getting millions of pounds for fraudsters consumers are being warned. Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) said the scam has become increasingly common in recent weeks. Typically criminals fool people into thinking they are talking to their bank, or the police, on the phone. […]

Stolen Facebook, Google passwords dumped online

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013

More than two million stolen passwords used for sites such as Facebook, Google and other web services have been posted online.It is suspected the data was taken from computers infected with malicious software that logged key presses.  It is not known how old the details are – but the experts warned that even out-dated information […]

GCHQ and NSA spy on smartphones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 6, 2013

GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) is reported have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. German news weekly Der Spiegel says documents suggest the NSA and the British GCHQ made joint efforts to gather intelligence. Teams looked at each phone to crack its privacy codes, Der […]

Nuisance calls must be stopped says ICO

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The data protection regulator has called for more powers to stop companies making nuisance calls, after fining a firm that broke the rules.Tameside Energy Services, based in Denton, Manchester was fined £45,000 for making unwanted marketing calls. The Information Commissioner received more than 1,000 complaints from people who had signed up to the Telephone Preference […]

France warns Snowden bugging claims will damage EU- USA relationship

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned EU-US trade deal.He said there could be no negotiations without guarantees that spying would stop “immediately”. Meanwhile, Russian and US security agencies are reportedly discussing how to deal with the man behind the leaks. Former CIA-analyst Edward […]

Warning over hacked webcams

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Webcams should be covered when not in use because hackers could be using them to spy on people a charity has warned.Childnet International says webcams should be disconnected when not in use, and teenagers should not leave webcams in bedrooms or other private areas. Hackers are able to gain access to victims’ computers using a […]

US snoopers program PRISM- more information leaking out

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.The PRISM programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by […]

Blind Federation criticises website security tests

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The National Federation for the Blind says its members are unable to sign an e-petition calling for printed material to be more accessible to the visually impaired because of “Captcha” security. The petition, on the White House website, has received just 8,200 signatures. The White House says the site complies with US accessibility standards. Chris […]