Licence to Steal Identities….

My daughter is applying for her first driving licence. This is quite emotional for me for two reasons; firstly, it seems like only yesterday I was picking her up from nursery and secondly because the Driving Licence Application Form states that a Birth Certificate is no longer accepted as sole proof of identity. That’s because of me…

P!ss Poor Phish

P!ss Poor Phish

So, today I checked my mail and found the usual selection of spam and phishing emails. Although most get caught by filters from my ISP or via installed internet security there are always a few that slip the net. There was one such case that caught my eye and, although I knew it was a … Read more

Sitting on the Offence…

Earlier this year I was again asked to host the BBC London Comic Relief event for Red Nose Day. This time, instead of having well known radio and TV presenters being mentored and performing, members of the public had been asked to volunteer. When the auditions were taking place, one of the questions that kept … Read more

Tax Havens: The How & Why, Without the Semi-Hysteria

The following has been reproduced with kind permission from Jeffrey Robinson In the weeks following the release of “Secrecy for Sale” – the eBook version of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ) brilliant look at tax evasion and the role of the offshore world – the Internet, Facebook and Twitter (especially Twitter) went semi-hysterical with … Read more

Latest ATM Fraud: Another 45 Million Reasons for Change

Once again we have been reminded of the vulnerability of financial institutions to credit card fraud. Last week we saw the news that a large gang of thieves (a number of whom have just been arrested in New York) managed to steal an enormous $45 million from thousands of ATMs in just a matter of hours. … Read more

Is That Mobile Application Invading My Privacy?

Facebook now offers “Home.” Facebook says “With Home, everything on your phone gets friendlier. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends’ posts and photos. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you’ll never miss a moment. And you can keep chatting with friends, even when you’re … Read more