Voice assistants such as Amazon Echos can be a godsend for people with reduced mobility. Here’s why I think we should embrace their benefits.
Posts tagged with "security"
Every hour seems to bring a new announcement about Huawei’s suppliers, but what does it mean for people with Huawei phones?
The number of burglaries surge around the festive period. Here, our guest from the Master Locksmiths Association, Dr Steffan George, sets out the ways to keep your home safe.
A recent Which? Trusted Traders survey found that 70% of us worry about home security in the darker days of winter. (more on smart home security…)
Barclays phone banking customers will be able to use voice recognition technology instead of passwords as security checks. So are we seeing the beginning of the end of passwords?
All of the major antivirus companies offer apps for your mobile device. So should you download one, or is it enough just to have your wits about you?
For years we’ve been told to shred paperwork revealing personal details – such as our address or date of birth – before throwing it away, lest an ID thief finds it. But are we revealing too much about ourselves online?
ID fraud isn’t a new problem. We all know we should shred our financial statements, lest a fraudster raids our bin. But with our lives moving online, there are lots of new opportunities for criminals to get our personal details.
Threatened by competition from online retailers, shops are introducing new technologies to find out more about you, the customer. Do you find shops analysing your behaviour creepy, or are you happy to accept it?
We’re all at risk of online scams, but why are some types more common in the North than in the South? Wherever you live, it’s worth keeping up to date on how to stay safe…
Our investigation into ID theft saw information from social media sites used to obtain a credit card under false pretenses. Ken helped us mine the user profiles – here are his tips for preserving your privacy online.
A drubbing from Which? is a powerful agent for change. Here’s our chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith on the ways in which banks and even Ryanair have acted on our concerns.
Our latest test of online banking security found many have improved since last year. That’s not to say you should rest on your laurels. Here’s Ken, one of the hackers who helped us, on how to protect yourself.
There are many reasons to be thankful for the existence of the internet. Without Tim Berners-Lee’s creation there would be no BBC iPlayer, no Google and… no place to share cat photos. But what about all the scams?