Archive for 'Personal Data' Category

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 […]

“Free” computers are creating a very expensive society

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

While people are created equal, computers are not. When people share information freely, those who own the best computers benefit in ways that impoverish everyone else. Those with the best computers can simply take knowledge, wealth and power away from ordinary people. It doesn’t matter if the best computers run schemes called high frequency trading […]

Your email account hacked? Heres what to do

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Your email account did not accepting your password- or a friend wants to know why you are sending out emails with nothing in it, but a link.Join the back of the queue- your email account has been hacked. How you became hacked is down to a number of diferent possibilities. You may have clicked on […]