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How much is your data worth to hackers?

All your personal data can be bought online for as little as £820, according to new research, with scammers using the dark web to sell your stolen details to others.

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Google to ban cryptocurrency advertising

Google will ban cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) advertising on its platform by June.

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Mastercard to introduce fingerprint and facial recognition payment technology

Shoppers may find their experience of making payments quicker and more secure in future under plans to roll out so-called biometric technology.

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The most significant money stories of 2017

2017 has been a year full of ups and downs in the world of money. Here are the most significant stories, hand-picked by the Moneywise team.

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What happens to your digital assets when you die?

From banking and social networking to storing pictures and listening to music, we can do everything digitally these days. But what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die? Moneywise investigates

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‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle online fraud, say MPs

“Urgent action” is needed by both banks and the government to tackle online fraud, a cross-party group of MPs has said.

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Scam watch: Christmas shopping fraud rises by a quarter

Shoppers are being urged to be aware of the dangers of fraud in the lead-up to Christmas, as last winter saw a 25% rise in reported shopping fraud.

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Why you need to protect yourself from cyber crime

Nearly half (46%) of Moneywise.co.uk users strongly agree with the statement that it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online.

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Ticket resale sites forced to clean-up act amid further investigation

Secondary ticket websites have been told to comply with the law or face legal action.

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How to create a password to give you peace of mind

There really is no excuse for failing to select a strong password, one that is hard for a hacker to crack.

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