Category: Security

Privacy Isn’t Just A Right, It’s A Necessity

Today privacy is much more than a word, or right… Its a necessity that everyone should be given, sadly many people are snooped on by telecoms companies, security services and social networks being amongst them… Happily there is now an app for mobile devices that should be on every single one, it bridges that gap. Cloudflare is one of the best security companies for website owners and app developers that allows most websites to be encrypted when being used, Cloudflare has been around since 2009 and has helped many companies and app developers to function but this app is brilliant and makes all your DNS queries private whilst making your internet faster, and even better it is easy to setup and has a brilliant way to be found, purely because its name and website address is 1.1.1.1. Try it, we’re confident that you’ll be as happy using it as we’re by writing this article about it!

Huawei & Google: What This Means?

Have you got a Huawei mobile phone? Okay, nothing to worry about (Yet).

Google have today (20/05/2019) cut the mobile phone giant’s Android licence meaning that any device made by Huawei from now on won’t be using Android and will lack apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and many other apps that are used by a lot of people, also Huawei will have to either use another operating system or develop their own.

For those that have an Huawei mobile device already, them users are safe as Android will continue to add much needed software updates and app updates for the foreseeable future but what happens after that is not yet clear.

This follows an order brought in by US President Donald Trump.

Facebook Live And Verification

As we all know many disturbing things have been seen live using Facebook, such as murders and if you search “Is there verification needed to use Facebook Live?” many of the answers are the same and state that only people with verified Facebook pages can use the service, but as I just found out this answer isn’t actually true as many people can use Facebook Live without issue on their Facebook account, so why isn’t there enforced verification needed to use Facebook Live services first? Surely the answer to many of the questions like “how can murders be shown live using Facebook” is because NO verification is actually needed to use Facebook live, surely verification like official government ID can be added so that people whom have gone through the verification process successfully can use the services which would in most if not all cases would make Facebook live a sought after and more safe service to use? Today 31/03/2019 Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook has too much power and that government’s need to step in to help, but wouldn’t Facebook making a start on this make government want to and be happy to assist? Facebook need to take the first steps to tackle the surge of violence being shown through their platform.

What Does My IP Address Show?

Many people think that every separate computer or mobile device have got their very own IP address, but that’s not quite true nor is saying it tells people what you’re called because it doesn’t, but it does list some of the following that maybe you didn’t expect it to show people that have got your IP.

and it even shows more than that however they are some of the things your IP shows, so once someone has your IP they can find out certain things but even more can be accessed by the police and other law enforcement agencies.

We hope that by reading this short post, you learnt a lot.

By-Passing Website Blocks

We all know what it’s like when your at work or college and you get 5 minutes free, thinking you can quickly check social media but they’ve been blocked by college or work… Its bad, and your thinking to yourself well I’ve not got anything to do right at this minute so why can’t I check my Facebook, right? Well no longer, follow the quick and simple instructions to by-pass the blocks put in place.


  1. Open a new tab and go to KProxy.
  2. Type the website address you want into KProxy, so Facebook.com (For example).
  3. Enter your login details.
  4. Enjoy using social media, by-passing all blocks.

Its that easy, but the organisation wishes it wasn’t!

Enjoy 🙂

About The Product Serial Number

Nearly everyone has heard of and have seen a product serial number and most of us know that it is basically a product finger print that identifies them specifically however most don’t really know much about them, so in this post we’re going to tell you a bit about them.


A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters given to an individual piece of hardware or software, passports, bank notes and other documents.

We’ll give you an example… A model number for a Samsung Galaxy S8 will always be Samsung Galaxy S8 and that’s true for every Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone therefore the model numbers are identical whilst each of their serial numbers is unique to a specific device.

If your item is stolen but you have got the serial number of that item it means that the police can log the serial number and they happen to come across the exact model as yours and they have reason to check it then they can take a look at the serial number and see if it matches the serial number that you provided them with when you reported that item lost or stolen, they are guaranteed that the item in their possession is yours meaning they can return it to you. So you can understand that even if it seems pointless it is in fact absolutely worth it.


You can see why the product serial number was a brilliant idea and is still used millions if not billions of times globally everyday.

Behind The IMEI

Its pretty much common knowledge now that every mobile phone has its very own kind of fingerprint called an IMEI which stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity which can show the following…

  • Brand
  • Model
  • Device Type
  • Design

And it can tell you much much more than that, IMEI numbers can also tell you whether a phone is stolen/lost or if it has previously been blocked from use by a certain mobile network.

Please note that police can find out much more under such circumstances.


We hope this has helped you understand your mobile phone much better!

What Does GDPR Mean For Your Business?

The General Data Privacy Regulation laws have been brought in to give people more control over how their data is collected, stored and used so we’ll tell you some of the changes below.

  1. Know what data you have collected and stored, and why you have done so
  2. Ensure the data is structured and maintained properly
  3. Identify the responsible parties such as who owns the data and to ensure that they have access to the necessary security measures
  4. Encrypt sensitive information that you or anyone else would not want to be exposed
  5. Establish, deploy and maintain a security culture within your organization
  6. Be prepared in the event of a data breach or attack, so you can respond quickly should it happen

There should be better protection over any persons data now, but only time will tell whether the GDPR really works… And for how long!

Skipping The Windows 10 Login Screen

Step 1

1st log into your Windows 10 PC as you would do normally using your password.

Step 2

2nd click Start or press the Windows icon on your keyboard.

Step 3

3rd using your keyboard, type NETPLWIZ

Step 4

The NETPLWIZ command will show in search results with the words "Run Command", when you see it either press ENTER or click it.

Step 5

5th un-tick the option with the words "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" then follow the instructions and finally click Apply.

Chrome Changes

Google Chrome is changing in July 2018, from then Chrome will label all insecure HTTP websites as Not Secure.. Previously Chrome would only label websites as Not Secure if someone filled a form in as they could have payment details in them and ask for personal info such as your name and email address, but as of July this year (2018) all websites using just HTTP as Not Secure giving all users notice that the website they are using isn’t a secure site. The only way to avoid this is if a website is secure. We have added an image to show the difference below:

To be sure that your website won’t have this on it, you need to make sure that your website uses the HTTPS protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

With some website hosts this is free including LCN.com.


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