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Tech News : Conservative Party Gets £10,000 Data Protection Fine

The ICO has fined the Conservative Party £10,000 for sending unlawful marketing emails to people who did not want to receive them. Breach The ICO has decided that after an investigation into emails sent from the Conservative Party, in the name of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, during the eight days in July 2019 after … Continue reading Tech News : Conservative Party Gets £10,000 Data Protection Fine


Tech News : Hybrid Working Could See Half of UK Businesses Cut Office Space

A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey has found that half of UK businesses expect to reduce the size of their office space, and one-third expect to reduce it by 30 percent. Reduce Size of Real Estate Portfolio The Occupier Survey of 258 of the UK’s largest companies found that half of the organisations surveyed expect to … Continue reading Tech News : Hybrid Working Could See Half of UK Businesses Cut Office Space


Tech Insight – What Is A VPN?

In this article, we take a brief look at what a VPN is, how it works, its advantages, plus its disadvantages. What Is A VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service that allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet, thereby creating a secure, protected, encrypted ‘tunnel’. A … Continue reading Tech Insight – What Is A VPN?


Featured Article : How Secure Is Your Software/Digital Supply Chain?

It is easy to think that cyber-attacks are likely to come from outsiders unconnected to the business, but how much do you know about the security of your digital supply chain? Software Supply Chain Risks Businesses use many different third-party software tools as part of their day-to-day transactions and for organisations in the public sector, … Continue reading Featured Article : How Secure Is Your Software/Digital Supply Chain?


Tech Tip – Re-Open A Recently Closed Tab

Sometimes you can accidentally close an important browser tab. Here’s a fast and easy way to re-open that tab: – In Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, right click on the title bar of the browser (the part above the address field). – Select ‘Reopen closed tab’. – Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + T.


Tech News : Suspected Cannabis Farm Turns Out To Be A Bitcoin Mining Farm

Police in Sandwell in the West Midlands recently discovered a warehouse that had been converted to an operation to illegally supply large quantities of electricity for Bitcoin mining. Same Heat & Electricity Profile as a Cannabis Farm The warehouse was raided by police after the heat generated, which had been spotted by the heat camera … Continue reading Tech News : Suspected Cannabis Farm Turns Out To Be A Bitcoin Mining Farm


Tech News : Guarding Against The Rise In Router and VoIP Attacks

After a recent high profile media story highlighted how poor router security led to a police raid of the home of an innocent family, we take a look at how Wi-Fi piggybacking attacks against home and domestic targets, and VoIP hacking of businesses worldwide are growing threats. What Happened? It has been reported that in … Continue reading Tech News : Guarding Against The Rise In Router and VoIP Attacks


Tech Insight – What Is Bandwidth?

In this article we take a look at what bandwidth is, ways to improve bandwidth, and we look at how bandwidth ‘throttling’ is used. Bandwidth Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another over an internet connection in a given period of time. It is typically … Continue reading Tech Insight – What Is Bandwidth?


Featured Article : Safely Moving Your Tech Hardware

With many of us now owning tech items such as laptops, desktops, and printers, we look at the best ways to prepare tech hardware for a safe journey to a new home. Tech Owners An Aviva survey from 2020 showed that the average UK home now has 10.3 internet-enabled devices (286 million in UK homes) … Continue reading Featured Article : Safely Moving Your Tech Hardware


Tech Tip – Sending ‘Private’ Emails in Gmail

If you need to send an email containing private/sensitive information, you can do it in Gmail using confidential mode. Here’s how: – Open Gmail and log into your account. – In the upper-left corner of the screen, select Compose. – At the bottom of the New Message window, marked by a padlock and clock icon, … Continue reading Tech Tip – Sending ‘Private’ Emails in Gmail