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27th Aug, 20
FAST LANE SECURE Proud Sponsors of Andy Welsh, Bury AFC, First Team Manager

FAST LANE SECURE Proud Sponsors of Andy Welsh, Bury AFC, First Team Manager

FAST LANE SECURE are proud to sponsors Andy Welsh, Bury AFC First Team Manager.

BY THE FANS, FOR THE FANS

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27th Aug, 20
Passwords, the burden of our daily routine...........

Passwords, the burden of our daily routine...........

PASSWORD - Do’s and Don’ts

Passwords are a burden on our daily routine but they are there for a reason....to protect our sensitive personal data.

When thinking of a password consider these simple…

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19th Aug, 20
The Rubik's Cube of protecting Data, also known as GDPR - What will happen at the end of the transition period??

The Rubik's Cube of protecting Data, also known as GDPR - What will happen at the end of the transition period??

What does the acronym GDPR stand for?

General Data Protection Regulations

The purpose of these regulations are to impose obligations onto organisations and companies if they target or collect data relating to…

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29th May, 20
Test and Trace – Safety, Security and Data Storage Concerns

Test and Trace – Safety, Security and Data Storage Concerns

Overview,

28th May 2020 the UK government introduced the manual element to its test and trace scheme.

Following an individual testing positive for Covid-19, the aim of the scheme is to identify other…

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27th May, 20
5 Simple Tips to avoid being the Victim of Cyber Crime

5 Simple Tips to avoid being the Victim of Cyber Crime

By taking a little extra care and time it may save you from unwanted grief and despair in the long:

  1. Protect your accounts with unique passwords or passphrases using a combination of letters,…

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24th May, 20
TROJAN / TROJAN HORSE Malware - Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!

TROJAN / TROJAN HORSE Malware - Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!

We have all heard the legend from Greek mythology, Odysseus tricks the great King Priam of Troy, into thinking that the Greek army had retreated and that the 10-year long war was…

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23rd May, 20
botnets – “Resistance is Futile”……..or is it?

botnets – “Resistance is Futile”……..or is it?

Short for robot network, a botnet is a collection of computers / devices communicating with each other over the internet being controlled by the ‘bot master’.

Imagine the Borg from the Star Trek,…

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22nd May, 20
Phishing, Smishing and Vishing – Try and say that fast 3 times!

Phishing, Smishing and Vishing – Try and say that fast 3 times!

Apart from these words making you sound like you’ve been dallying with the black bottle if said out loud, they are actually types of social engineering scams.

It is highly likely if you’re reading…

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20th May, 20
Is your Internet Provider Slowing Down your Connection? What is Bandwidth Throttling and How Can a VPN Help?

Is your Internet Provider Slowing Down your Connection? What is Bandwidth Throttling and How Can a VPN Help?

Bandwidth Throttling is a process often employed by Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to intentionally reduce the speed of an available internet connection or in other words limiting how fast you can access…

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17th May, 20
The real dangers of webcam hacking – and what to look out for

The real dangers of webcam hacking – and what to look out for

In the world that we live in today, it can be a huge challenge to separate our use of technology and our comfort with it’s purpose in our everyday lives. For example,…

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17th May, 20
Are your devices listening in to what you say? The dangers of audio hacking, and what to do about it

Are your devices listening in to what you say? The dangers of audio hacking, and what to do about it

For anyone taking part in using modern technology, it’s likely that you’ll be using a smart device of some kind. Whether it’s a tablet, laptop or a smartphone, you’ll normally have something with…

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16th May, 20
ht tp and  htt ps, Did you know there was two?

ht tp and htt ps, Did you know there was two?

Every web address starts with http but in many cases, you will not see it on the webpage you are visiting.

If you know the website you are looking for you would usually…

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16th May, 20
Fake Facebook accounts and what to do if your profile has been cloned?

Fake Facebook accounts and what to do if your profile has been cloned?

Chances are we have all encountered a similar situation.

Scenario 1:

You get a friend request of a random Facebook profile, who’s this? I’ve never heard of this person; they are not friends with…

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15th May, 20
I use a VPN on my Computer, why do I need one on my Mobile Phone?

I use a VPN on my Computer, why do I need one on my Mobile Phone?

The technology in mobile phones today supersedes that of many household computers and laptops thus retiring them from their service. The once marvels of the digital age now find themselves nestled out…

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15th May, 20
Pandemic Profiteering - 'Business Email Compromise' (BEC)

Pandemic Profiteering - 'Business Email Compromise' (BEC)

A recent report from Europol titled Pandemic Profiteering, looks at how criminals are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis across Europe.

Criminals are not just targeting vulnerable individuals but also small businesses and even large…

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15th May, 20
5 Reasons to be Cautious of Free VPNs…………

5 Reasons to be Cautious of Free VPNs…………

Does free mean too good to be true? In those few and far between situations the answer may be no but the vast majority of the time the answer is most definitely…...…

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12th May, 20
So, a VPN can hide my IP Address. Why do I need to?

So, a VPN can hide my IP Address. Why do I need to?

Keeping it simple, everything you do online can be tracked!

This all starts with your IP address. IP is an acronym for Internet Protocol.

An IP address is a numeric label which effectively functions…

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8th May, 20
Why sports fans worldwide can benefit from using a VPN for sports viewing

Why sports fans worldwide can benefit from using a VPN for sports viewing

For anyone who watches sports today, one of the best ways to do so is through online streaming. Many countries have fantastic online on-demand streaming services that, if you can get access,…

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3rd May, 20
FAST LANE SECURE - VPN: Your Most Important Travel Accessory

FAST LANE SECURE - VPN: Your Most Important Travel Accessory

As travellers, we naturally learn to become more aware of our surroundings. When you are travelling in an unfamiliar environment you must protect yourself and your belongings at all points of time.…

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16th Apr, 20
The Importance of Secure Communications for Legal Practitioners

The Importance of Secure Communications for Legal Practitioners

In England and Wales, the common law principle of legal professional privilege is no trifling matter as this obligation upholds a fundamental principle of justice by safeguarding the fairness of any trial,…

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6th Apr, 20
How To’s, Tips and Tricks for Sideloading a VPN on your Amazon Fire TV Device

How To’s, Tips and Tricks for Sideloading a VPN on your Amazon Fire TV Device

In 2019 Amazon Fire TV topped 34 Million users!!! this number has continued to grow and is expected to be closer to 40 million by the end of 2020.

In my opinion, the…

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20th Mar, 20
What is VPN and How does it Work?

What is VPN and How does it Work?

In my opinion, a VPN is the Swiss Army knife of the digital world.

Reliable, trusted and has multiple uses.

Like the renamed Offiziersmesser “officers knife” the acronym VPN is a much easier mouthful…

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