Default Passwords To Be Banned

Default Passwords To Be Banned

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

The Government has recently announced it is cracking down on weak default passwords, such as 1,2,3,4. Most IoT devices (Internet of Things) devices come with a default password to help make the setting up of such gadgets quick and simple. This could be 1,2,3,4 or 0,0,0,0,- weak passwords. These devices generally have an option to change the password, but how many of us do? In a world where we have so much to remember, we forget to change it, or we choose just to leave it as it is- nice and...


Half Of The UK's 10-Year-Olds Own A Phone

Half Of The UK's 10-Year-Olds Own A Phone

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Child Safety

According to a recent 2019 study by Ofcom, the number of children owning phones, aged 9-10-years old, has doubled. Ofcom has now dubbed this the 'age of independence'. Ofcom's annual report, named Children and Parents: Media Use and And Attitudes Report 2019, is a comprehensive study conducted with 3200 parents and children around the UK. The study assessed how children use media and the type of devices used. Not only has the amount of 9-10-year-olds owning mobile phones doubled, but the study...


Can you afford to repay a loan?

Can you afford to repay a loan?

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Finance

A loan can help to get you out of difficult situations, but can also land you back in financial trouble if your repayments aren't affordable and you struggle to repay what you owe. Although many lenders will perform their own affordability assessments, it is paramount that you also know your loan is affordable before agreeing to the repayments. Working out your budget is essential so you know you won't be straining to make ends meet each month. If you have little to no funds at the end of each...


Why You Should Be Careful What You Say On Social Media

Why You Should Be Careful What You Say On Social Media

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks are now used daily by most of us to post, share and tweet information about ourselves. If you think it's just your friends and family that can view these, then you are mistaken! We can post on social media with the click of a button or a tap on the screen. We share what we have been doing recently, how we are feeling, and our opinions on various subjects. Social media is, without a doubt, a fantastic way to communicate with...