Internet Security

Surviving in the Connected Home

David Emm | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Our homes are filled with an ever growing number of connected devices, but just how safe are our coffeemakers, smart meters or baby monitors from cyber-intruders?

The Battle Against Cybercrime Continues

David Emm | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Such high-profile attacks make it clear that hackers are continually looking for new ways to conduct cybercrime, based on society's ever-growing dependence on the Internet. The vulnerability of confidential information only amplifies the threat.

Back to the Books: From the Classroom to the Connected Device

David Emm | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

So with the new school year in full swing, here are my top tips on how to make sure your children stay safe online - no matter how many gadgets they have.

Cameron Should Leave the Remain Campaign If He Wants the Young to Vote to Stay

Alex Yeates | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Yeates

As attention turns to the referendum on whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU, the 'in' camp has decided who will help target their campaign at young voters. June Sarpong will attempt to get the message across to young people that the EU isn't so bad.

Obliviate! Getting The Internet to Forget You

David Emm | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

It is believed that, by having a 'delete' button, under 18s will have the opportunity to redeem their reputation: for example, by removing embarrassing content that could potentially ruin their future career or negatively impact a school place.

Wearable Technology Is Getting Smarter, But Is It Secure?

David Emm | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

There's no doubt that wearable technologies have the power to enrich our lives and transform the way we interact digitally. With continuous development and gaining market penetration, the future undoubtedly looks bright for wearable devices. However, while devices are getting smarter, it does not necessarily mean they are secure.

Digital Amnesia: How Much Do You Ask Of Your Digital Device?

David Emm | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

We ask a lot of our digital devices, and treat them like an extension of ourselves, so perhaps it is time to show them the same level of care. We may rely on our memories, but our memories also rely on us.

Put 'Em Up! The Scourge of Ransomware

David Emm | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Whilst it is common for attackers to specify their rates in real-world currencies, such as US dollars, euros or rubles, cybercriminals usually prefer to be paid in Bitcoin, or via online payment services, as they offer a high level of anonymity.

What Will the World Look Like in 2045?

David Emm | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Robots already exist; indeed, they are playing an increasing role in society. It's likely that in 30 years there will be billions upon billions of robots, particularly for manual labour, but also for use in environments in which it would be dangerous for humans to operate safely.

Who's Lurking in Your Mobile?

David Emm | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Technology is taking over every aspect of our daily lives, and as it does so we become exposed to the associated dangers. One of the biggest threats is the device we carry with us 24/7 - our smartphone.

Dark Web's Biggest Market Disappears With Millions In Users' Bitcoin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

An illicit trading site known as the “top drug market” on the dark web has been taken offline — along with millions of dollars-worth of its user...

A Month in the Life of the Fight Against Cybercrime

David Emm | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Once inside the system, hackers are able to move around the system until they find their points of interest - staff and processes that allow them to extract money from the infected system. The worrying thing is that this attack is still active.

Our Children and Cyber-Bullying

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Children from the age of five are in fact using shared school platforms, instant messaging, social gaming and even photo-sharing sites - all places we may consider to be generally 'safe'. However, in reality this is exactly where children may be most exposed to the risk of cyber-bullying, and we might not even know about it.

Here's Some Advice: Change All Of Your Passwords. Today.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

Our passwords are terrible. They have been for a while now, and as this damming article proves, we're not getting any better. It's actually not you...

David Cameron, Encryption and National Security

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

I don't believe that application vendors would be very happy to provide their customers with a 'snoopable' form of encryption. If anything, in the light of growing privacy concerns over the last 12 months, vendors have been keen to take steps to secure their customers' communications.

The Significance of the Sony Pictures Attack

David Emm | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Unless you've been offline and haven't watched TV or listened to the radio for the last month and half, you probably know about the ongoing saga surrounding the security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Hotel Horrors: The Not-So-Comfortable Aspect of Your Trip

David Emm | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

For many of us, the hotel is equally as enjoyable as the holiday itself. These days, some rooms even coming equipped with technology such as free WiFi-connected tablet devices, to make us feel at home. But what you might not know is that what you do on this device might stay there for all to see.

Russian Webcam Portal 'Shut Down'... And Now The Owner Wants A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

A website which provided access to live footage from thousands of insecure web cams - unbeknown to their owners - has been shut down. The site, whi...

The Inhospitable Darkhotel

David Emm | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

The cybercriminals behind Darkhotel have been operating for almost a decade, targeting thousands of victims across the globe. 90 per cent of the infections we have seen are in Japan, Taiwan, China, Russia and Hong Kong, but we have also seen infections in Germany, the USA, Indonesia, India, and Ireland.

Someone Is Stealing Your WiFi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

New research has revealed that a staggering one in three people in the UK have admitted to stealing their neighbour's WiFi. What you may find even ...

Officially 'Dangerous'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

The most dangerous celebrity on the internet is... Cheryl Cole. No, not Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini, or 'Cheryl', or that lady from that show. Che...

Gambling With Your Security

David Emm | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Gambling no longer takes place only among the glittering lights of Las Vegas or in dingy betting shops smelling of stale beer and disappointment. There are now thousands of websites devoted to the pastime... But just like in the real-world, there exist scammers who prey on unsuspecting gamblers.

Stop Cyberbullying Day

David Emm | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Bullying isn't new, of course. But technology has made it easier than ever before for bullies to attack the vulnerable. And the widespread over-sharing on social networks in today's society has unwittingly thrown fuel on the fire.

It's Not Quite 'Game Over' for GOZeus and CryptoLocker - But You Can Stay Protected

David Emm | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

The names GameOver Zeus and ransomware CryptoLocker may be familiar to you due to recent stories in the news. Although the terms may seem alien, the issue is very real and has the ability to affect each and every one of us.

iPhone Ransom Hack 'Spreads To The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

An aggressive iPhone hack which demands ransoms from affected users appears to have spread to the UK. Users have taken to the official support foru...