Computer Security

Have Your Say on the Future of Surveillance in the UK

Renate Samson | Posted 04.12.2015 | 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...

Rented Computers 'Recorded Secret Videos Of People Having Sex'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Tech

Rented computers have been caught secretly recording people having sex in their homes, authorities in America have said. Seven companies used detec...

Michael Rundle

Massive 'Zero Day' Security Hole Leaves A Billion Computers At Critical Risk | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers claim to have found a critical security hole at the heart of computer code used on more than a billion PCs and Macs. The so-called 'zer...

Frankenstein Virus Could Build Itself From Safe Computer Code

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Tech

A new form of computer virus which can build itself out of discarded pieces of benign computer code has been resented at a conference in Texas. The...

Internet 'Doomsday' Feared As FBI Pulls Plug On Fraud Gang's Servers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

A virus which spread almost a year ago could cripple 20,000 UK computers on Monday, as the FBI switches off a fraud gang's servers which were commande...

Internet 'Doomsday' Could Kick Thousands Offline On 9 July

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

A virus which spread almost a year ago could cripple 20,000 UK computers on Monday, experts have warned. The purpose of the virus was to change vic...