Internet Security

Cyber Criminals Will Start Holding Our Fitness Trackers To Ransom

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, TVs and fitness trackers are now all at risk of being held to ransom by cyber criminals. With almost every device ...

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...

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think

Two Million Parents' And Children's Messages 'Leaked In CloudPets Breach'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Two million voice messages recorded by parents and their children via a “smart” cuddly toy have been leaked online, according to a cybersecurity r...

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...

A Malicious Android Virus Has Been Caught Making Record Ransom Demands

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a weekday evening. You’re on the bus home, catching up on WhatsApps and texts from friends as the dreaded “low battery” warning pops up o...

There's A New iPhone Update Available, Here's Why You Should Download It Now

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech

The latest iOS update – 10.2.1 – protects your iPhone from a staggering 13 different vulnerabilities. Two of the bug fixes fall under the “kerne...

Protecting Pupils' Hearts And Minds

Claire Stead | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Moreover, by being able to intelligently monitor keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, documents and messaging apps, schools can create smart and safe profiles of its pupils.

Humans Don't Even Account For Half Of The Internet's Traffic

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

Considering the internet was made by humans for humans you would, quite sensibly assume that the vast majority of all traffic on the internet does the...

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 ...

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

David Emm | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

This year has seen a steady stream of security breaches, so much so that the news announcements almost seem routine. It's hardly surprising though, as our personal information is such a valuable commodity - not just for companies, but unfortunately for cybercriminals too.

Surviving in the Connected Home

David Emm | Posted 30.11.2016 | 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 24.11.2016 | 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 27.10.2016 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 19.08.2016 | 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 03.08.2016 | 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 30.06.2016 | 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 20.05.2016 | 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...