Computer Security

Thousands Of Passwords Belonging To Senior UK Figures 'Traded By Russian Hackers'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

Russian hackers have reportedly traded passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers. Security credentials said to ...

The Personal Details Of Over Half The US Population Have Been Accidentally Leaked Online

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

The personal details of over 198 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed on the internet by a marketing firm in what experts are calling th...

E-Cigarettes Could Be A Hacker's Latest Weapon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech

E-cigarettes could become the latest weapon for hackers after a security researcher has show just how dangerous they can be. Speaking to Sky News, Ros...

Hackers Have Reportedly Stolen A Digital Copy Of The New Pirates Of The Caribbean Film

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

Hackers have reportedly stolen a digital copy of the new Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and are holding it to ransom, ac...

NHS Hospitals And GPs Hit In Huge Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

Hospitals and GP surgeries have been forced to turn away patients after they were hit by a huge cyber attack on Friday. NHS England has declared a maj...

Shocking Video Shows Car Being Hacked Into Using Just $22 Of Kit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Hackers aren’t just getting better at cracking your digital security systems, increasingly cheap technology is now making your physical assets more ...

Hackers Can Guess Your PIN Just From The Motion Sensor On Your Phone

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

So here’s some worrying news: Hackers can actually find out your PIN and passwords just by analysing the way you tilt a phone in your hand. The reve...

A Hacker Was Able To Activate Dallas' Emergency Siren Network For Over An Hour

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one system you would hope can’t be hacked it would be a national emergency siren network. Yet that’s precisely what happened this wee...

Rudd's Plan To Gain Access To WhatsApp 'The Outcome Jihadists Want', Warns Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

Amber Rudd has been warned by a Tory MP that giving government the ability to read encrypted WhatsApp messages will also open up access to criminals ...

People Are Getting Weird Texts From 2003 And Now We Know Why

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

A number of users have turned to sites like Reddit and Twitter to share a strange phenomenon that has been taking place where they receive text messag...

The CIA Might Not Need To Bypass WhatsApp's Encryption To Read Your Messages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Last night, Wikileaks published what it claims to be the biggest leak of secret CIA files in the agency’s 70-year history. The documents describe an...

Britain Was Hit By Hundreds Of High-Level Cyber Attacks In The Last Three Months

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

Britain’s national security was threatened 188 times by cyber attacks in just the last three months. The revelation comes from an exclusive intervie...

Hackers Held This Hotel To Ransom By Locking All Its Guests' Rooms

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Last week The Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a hotel which has been proudly in operation for over 100 years, was hacked. Cybercriminals hacked into the hotel...

Your Brainwaves Could Become Your Next Password, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

Passwords are the bane of our digital lives. Trying to remember the precise combination of letters, numbers and which childhood pet we used on each pl...

This Email Scam Is So Convincing It's Even Tricking The Pros

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

A Gmail phishing scam has been discovered that’s so realistic it’s even fooling people who would normally pride themselves on being security-savvy...

Encrypted WhatsApp Messages Could Be Read, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Tech

A WhatsApp bug could enable government agencies to read encrypted messages, research suggests. Security expert Thomas Boelter has uncovered a flaw in ...

Have Your Say on the Future of Surveillance in the UK

Renate Samson | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Tech
Renate Samson

Now that every aspect of our day to day lives is conducted online, our homes and cars are connected to the internet and data is the very life blood of society, it's no longer a case of nothing to hide nothing to fear.

The 'Shellshock' Bug Is Here, And It's Awful

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

The 'Shellshock' bug discovered at the heart of a core operating system technology is already being exploited by hackers. The BBC reports that real...

Undetectable 'Peter Pan' Virus Attacks UK Computers... With Pantomime

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech

British businesses are under threat from an "undetectable" new virus capable of wreaking havoc on theoretically secure computers, it has been claimed....

'Antivirus Is Dead' Says The Company That Invented It

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

We've got bad news if you just renewed your antivirus subscription: you shouldn't have bothered. 'Antivirus' is dead. And that's coming from the se...

How 'Absurd' Quantum Mechanics Can Make Computers More Secure

Dr Javier Cerrillo | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Javier Cerrillo

Computers have changed our lives. We can "hang out" with friends on the other side of the world, do business with people we've never even met by email or video conference, manage our finances from thousands of miles away in an instant and work from home, from a train station, from an aeroplane or from the beach (if you have to). The problem with this new connected nirvana: it's not secure.

What Smaller Businesses Can Learn From the Staysure Hack

Mike Foreman | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Keep your security software updated - Don't be tempted to put it off till later. Most updates are improvements by a software company, patching up security threats and fixing bugs - if you don't update, you are creating vulnerabilities in your systems which could be utilised by hackers.

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

Webcam Hackers 'Watched Me In The Bath'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech

Charities and police have warned that computer hackers are able to watch victims through their laptop webcams. The practice - known as 'Ratting' (f...

Man Plays Angry Birds On Cash Machine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Tech

A team of Russian security experts have hacked a cash machine to play Angry Birds. The Positive Technologies team demonstrated the technique in a v...