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The latest news from TechCentre Isle of Man

All the latest news and updates on TechCentre Isle of man.
FEB
13

Criminals netted £2.7 billion from Cyber-crimes reported to the FBI alone in 2019

It received 467,361 complaints from individuals and businesses during the year and has has nearly 5 million since its inception in 2000.  To read the full article courtesy of BBC New UK, please click on the photo 
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OCT
14

Support for Windows 7 is ending soon

In January, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for PC's running Windows 7.  To read full information courtesy of Microsoft on this topic please click on the picture 
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JUL
29

What is Facial Recognition - and how Sinister is it?

Facial recognition has spread prodigiously.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian, please click on the photo below....
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JUN
24

Is Facebook the Future of Money??

 Has Facebook's plan for a new crypto-currency proved that the bitcoin believers were right all along?  To read the full article courtesy of The BBC, please click on the photo below
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APR
15

Amazon Staff Listen to Customers' Alexa Recordings

​When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company's A-1 powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a report.  For full article, courtesy of The Guardian please click on the photo below:
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MAR
07

Your old router is an absolute goldmine for troublesome hackers

In the last three years, cyber attacks against insecure routers have rocketed.  Last year there were 35 million families of threat and the number is only set to increase.  To read the full article courtesy of Wired, please click the photo below 
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FEB
08

Closure of Google + - everything you need to know

Social network's demise has confused many Google users.  We answer the key questions.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian, please click on the photo below:  
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JAN
10

Cambridge Analytica owner fined £15,000 for ignoring data request

SCL Elections failed to respond to a US Citizen's request for copies of data held on him.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian please click the picture below  
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1232 Hits
DEC
14

New Facebook Bug Exposed Millions of Photos

Facebook revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted.  To read the full article courtesy of the BBC News UK, please click on the photo below: 
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1268 Hits
NOV
26

Top Five New SmartPhones

All-glass design, face recognition and triple cameras are some of the innovations featured in the latest phones from Apple, Google, Huawei and Samsung.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian, please click the picture below
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1456 Hits
OCT
10

Are you a 'cyberhoarder'? Five ways to declutter your digital life - from emails to photos

Most of us have an unmanageable amount of data on our devices.  However, a few easy tweaks can bring it back under control.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian, please click on the picture below:
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SEP
12

British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers 'found'

 A cyber security firm has said it found a malicious code injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions.  To read the full article courtesy of the BBC please click on the photo below
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1581 Hits
AUG
17

The £150 box that locks away your child's gadgets to fight tech addiction

A £150 'smart' box has been invented for parents who are desperate to wean their tech-addicted children off smartphones and other gadgets.  To read the full story courtesy of The Telegraph, click on the picture below. 
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JUL
13

Facebook Goes Down for Android App Users

 Facebook's Android App has stopped working for some users in the US, UK and Europe.  To read the full article courtesy of The Huffington Post UK, click on the photo below
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1559 Hits
JUN
18

Fears Mount Over WhatsApps role in spreading fake news

​Fears mount over WhatsApp's role in spreading fake newsApp blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK.  To read the full article courtesy of The Guardian, please click on the photo below:
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1858 Hits
JAN
04

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs

​Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to support versions of Windows today.  To read the full article courtesy of The Verge, please click on the photo
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JAN
04

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs

​Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to support versions of Windows today.  To read the full article courtesy of The Verge, please click on the photo
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OCT
09

Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

​School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash.  To read the full article courtesy of BBC News, please click on the photo:
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SEP
04

Catching the Hackers in the Act

​Cyber-criminals start attacking servers newly set up online about an hour after they are switched on, suggests research.  To read the full article courtesy of The BBC UK, click on the picture below:
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2240 Hits
AUG
21

Contactless payments through mobile phones no longer a novelty

​The amount of contactless payments made through mobile devices increased by 336% compared with 2016, according to figures from WorldPay.  To read the full article, courtesy of Computer Weekly; please click on the photo below:
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