Don't let the New Year bring the expense of fixing a damaged computer, the stress of dealing with hacked credit card details or worse the unknown and undetected dangers. Since I got hacked last year, I made a promise to myself. I've fallen victim to cybercrime once before - I won't again.
It's almost 17 years to the day when the film Hackers came out in cinemas. Whilst the film is obviously fictional, I found myself considering the other day whether our current cyber threats have surpassed those described in the film.
It was close to mid-night when followers of the Twitter-feed of Al-Arabiya, one of the leading satellite news channels in the Middle East, began noticing a series of controversial news post relating to the State of Qatar.