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On 3rd February 2016 the IT Faculty presented a webinar with the HMRC. This webinar can be found here. The subject of the webinar was Keeping Safe in the new Digital Tax World. 

Below are some of the questions raised by the attendees with accompany...

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These days I don't think it possible to have a story about the Police or any event in public that doesn't involve mobile phone video footage.

This particular story involves a guy videoing a cop, whereafter the cop became unhappy. He arrested ...

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As the deadline for filing fast approaches (too fast for many), there are still those that leave everything until the last moment. Despite saying “we never want a January like it again”, it still happens! But - technology has really made...

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No privacy at work

by Leo Waldock on 15.01.2016 15:10

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled your boss can read all your private messages.

At least, that is the message you may have taken from the newspapers and radio, however the facts are somewhat different, If you are using a company c...

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Was that the Doctor calling?

by Leo Waldock on 15.01.2016 14:31

Yesterday the land line rang at 8am and an automated voice said something like 'We have identified that someone in your household requires a flu vaccination. Please call 03333-325600 to arrange an appointment.'

There was no mention of our nam...

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Top US intelligence man James Clapper had his phone hacked.

More accurately, it appears that Clapper had his Verizon account hacked and his calls were then forwarded to a political organisation. As a large number of Americans have Verizon acc...

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What is spear phishing?

by Mark Taylor on 15.01.2016 12:02

Recently there have been more reports in the press about “spear phishing”. What is phishing and why is spear phishing potentially so dangerous?

Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information while posing as trustworthy authority. ...

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You keep your data in a nice secure castle. You keep the key to the castle secure and away from the preying eyes of the bad guys. Better still the key is really complex and only you know the design. Great, you are doing well so far. What would happe...

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Another year has flown by – 2016 is rapidly approaching (and indeed by the time many of you read this it will have arrived) - and the technology in use in practice continues to evolve. What will we see in 2016?

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It is rapidly approaching the busiest time of the year for many of you.  Before the great rush of the New Year it would seem like a good time to consider your business continuity plan (BCP).

Modern technology services allow you work ever faster, wi...