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Secure your mobile against rogue porn Android apps

If you've been watching mucky videos on your smartphone, you better make sure that your phone has everything it needs to stay safe, and virus-free. There's hundreds of apps on Android that offer, ahem, 'adult entertainment', which are riddled with all manner of nasty stuff, which could see your phone hamstrung by dodgy lock screen…

NatWest online banking has problems with scam

Both NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have been apparently hacked by journalists from BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme. If journalists can hack a banking app, then an unborn foetus could probably do it too. Anyway, there's a lot of concern over the safety of online banking apps at the moment, as they…

How to stop scammers doing contactless payments through your pocket

There's an image that's been doing the rounds that's got a number of people a bit jumpy about their contactless cards. It shows a person carrying what looks like a contactless card reader, and should they tap it against your pocket, they can make off with small amounts of your money. This is the image.…

Mof  

Beware the JustEat scam!

Are you a customer of JustEat? Well, there's a scam doing the rounds, masquerading as the food shovelling app. Some customers have been sent a dodgy text claiming to come from the company. It offers recipients a cash incentive to complete a survey, which directs you to a fake JustEat page, which asks you to provide…

Match.com is latest dating site to be hacked

If being single isn't tough enough, all the baddies on the internet are going after their dating profiles. AshleyMadison was the big profile hack, complete with leaks, and now, Match.com has been compromised as well. A security alert was issued by an outfit called Malwarebytes, and they noted that the dating site was hacked and has…

Halfords Autocentre fined £47,000 after uncover investigation

An undercover operation found that a Halfords Autocentre failed to fix 11 out of 20 defects that had been deliberately left by Trading Standards. The watchdog sent an illegal Vauxhall Astra with broken and missing light bulbs, irregular tyre pressures, oil leaks and faulty windscreen wipers to the centre in Filton, Bristol. The car was…

Man tapes 94 iPhones on his body to smuggle into China

Crazy Chinese people news now, and a man has been arrested after trying to smuggle 94 iPhones into China. You might not think that this is mental at all... ...but this man tried to do it by strapping them on to his body, of course. The man caught the attention of inspectors at the Futian…

Boomerang Games: Has your money gone missing?

There's been a kerfuffle at Boomerang Rentals, where customers have been complaining that money has been going missing from their account. Boomerang said: "Following an initial enquiry at the end of last week, we have had a number of customers raise concerns regarding fraudulent payment attempts on their card details that are also registered with us."…

Ian  

Spamwatch: Emma Watson

Spamwatch: Emma Watson

Poor old Emma Watson - she's become the latest front for an internet virus. Ads claiming to have nudey footage of the Harry Potter star are actually trojans riddled with malware. Serves you right if you're that type of person into leaked celebrity baps to be honest. Bitdefender's cooly-named Chief Security Strategist, Catalin Cosoi, told…

Dominos caught selling Aldi potato wedges

Staff at a branch of Dominos in Linlithgow, West Lothian face a grilling after they were caught buying cheap jumbo bags of potato wedges from Aldi and then trying to pass them off as Domino’s own brand. The cheapo wedges cost only 59p from Aldi, whereas Dominos wedges are a staggering £3.49 for a tiny…

Don't get burned by the Great Sun Cream Scam

Which! has outed three major brands of sun cream for being ineffective, slapping them with a ‘DON’T BUY’ sticker. In a test of 15 popular brands, they found that Hawaiian Tropic, Piz Buin and Malibu don’t offer sufficient protection against UV rays – and that although the label said ‘factor 30’ they were found to…

BT introduces landline smartphone - apps and nuisance call blocking for all!

Landlines aren't as essential as they once were, but BT have hit on an idea for those who still want a home phone which isn't bad at all - make a phone that acts like a smartphone. BT's new Home SmartPhone S device has a bunch of apps, can access the internet and features 'Nuisance…

PPI is old news. Welcome CPP!

The whole PPI misspelling saga has been dragging on for years. Most commonly attached to loans or mortgages from banks, the cash windfalls received in compensation payouts to the mis-sellees is enough to make you wish you had been gullible fore-sighted enough to take a policy out in the first place. But if you were…

Lucy  

BEWARE THE FRIDGE OF DOOM

BEWARE THE FRIDGE OF DOOM

Usually, the only kind of Spam that comes from a fridge is the meaty kind, but it turns out that a wifi connected fridge was used to mount a malicious spam email cyberattack. The attack also included an army of household devices gone bad, including smart TVs and media players. The large scale spam-a-rama took…

Evil botnet nicks 20,000 card numbers from shop tills

A botnet has been discovered which targets shop tills, and it has stolen what’s been described as a ‘titanic volume’ of credit card details. 20,000 cards could have been affected since August. It’s not the first time a botnet has infiltrated points of sale – last year the Subway virus, created by two Romanian hackers,…