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Category Archive: Cyber

Five-star fraud – Do you trust online reviews?

  What with instant online access, our decisions are increasingly becoming swayed by reviews. From which restaurants we eat in, to the hotels we stay in, which products we choose to buy and who we choose to buy them from. Whilst it can be very helpful to get a third-party perspective, can you be sure […]

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Future cars will need cyber cover

Long the stuff of science-fiction, driverless cars are very slowly becoming an inevitability with most major motor and technology firms testing their early models as they prepare to hit the mass market in the next few years. However these self-driving vehicles won’t just change the way we get from A to B – they also […]

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Do superheroes need insurance too?

Just because someone wears a mask and lives in a bat cave, it doesn’t mean that they’re exempt from the repercussions of damaging both public and private property. Movies show superheroes crashing through windows, obliterating skyscrapers and throwing cars through the air as if they were made from foam, which, come to think of it… […]

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Smart homes- Are they a help or a hinderance

While the use of telematics (Black Boxes)in cars is nothing new, the idea that this can be extended to the home marks a significant change both for our customers and the household insurance market as we know it. The application of smart technology in the home is wide-ranging; from smart security systems to fridges that […]

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Immune to Cyber attack? Think again.

I thought you might like to see the prominent experiment run by one of our Cyber Insurers, Hiscox Insurance. Whilst they incidentally share my surname and there is apparently a common ancestor over 300 years ago that’s not the reason why we utilise their policies alongside those from other providers. Hiscox Insurance has over 14 […]

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Even Churches are not protected..

HACKED It’s a shame that even churches and charities are not immune to being caught out by Cyber Attacks. The Baptist Union recently highlighted news from The Charity Commission, which offered advice to Charities as to what they can do to protect themselves. It is mostly common sense but sometimes that is what we all […]

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Insurance Comparison sites – The downside

There is no doubt that Insurance comparison sites have had a lot to play in altering the insurance market over the last few years but sometimes it’s sad to say it’s not always for the better. If I come across a young driver looking for insurance then I would often these will provide a good route. […]

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Driverless cars, good or bad?

We never cease to hear of the latest innovation in the technology that is becoming “driverless cars”. But will it ever live up to the hype? The promise is of fewer accidents and that by removing the “human element” from the equation getting from A to B will be better all round. But, as any […]

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Hacker Honeypots

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Hiscox turns billboards into hacker honeypots as a cyber-risk warning In a media first, Hiscox are using real-time cyber attacks in their latest advertising campaign. As a company Hiscox Insurance, like 1 Stop Insurance, are seeking to raise awareness of the threat that cyber-crime poses to businesses today. There is a lot of hype about Cyber Crime but […]

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Ransomwear Puts A Bounty On System Usage

Just when businesses are getting up to speed with the latest tricks employed by cyber criminals, another rears its ugly head. You cannot fail to have noticed the Ransomwear causing havoc across the NHS and indeed worldwide. (See the BBC website)   Ransomware is the practice of extorting a business by blocking access or threatening […]

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