Internet Security

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...

The Death of Anti-Virus Software: Greatly Exaggerated?

David Emm | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

A lot of the discussions around this statement have been very technical, but at a basic level, what does this mean for your PC, laptop or mobile device? Is there any point in installing anti-virus software anymore? And are you less safe than you thought you were last week?

'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...

Demystifying Heartbleed

David Emm | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

First of all, although it sounds a bit bizarre, people shouldn't simply change their passwords automatically. This should only be done once you know that an online provider has patched the OpenSSL library and regenerated their digital certificates.

Michael Rundle

Change ALL Your Passwords Say Security Experts, In Wake Of Huge Computer Bug

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

Security experts are advising the public to change their passwords in the wake of the Heartbleed bug, found at the core of the internet. That's all...

Michael Rundle

Catastrophic 'Heartbleed' Bug Could Be About To Devastate The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

A critical bug found at the core of the internet could be about to cause havoc online. Known as 'Heartbleed', the bug has been found in part of the...

London 'Zombie Lords' Hijack The Internet For 300,000 Machines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

Two IP addresses based in London have managed to hijack more than 300,000 internet routers, according to security researchers in Wales. A paper by ...

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.

Why You Should Buy Internet Security and a Winter Coat

Lucy Karsten | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lucy Karsten

'You've got a virus,' my little sister said finally, sneering at me in a way that made it perfectly clear that she considered the whole matter beneath her. 'What internet security provider are you using?' I laughed, because internet security software is like ironing, or packing the night before a flight- done only by the neurotic or the elderly.

Should Offensive Words Be Banned From .UK Domain Names?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

The government will support a review into whether offensive words should be banned from .uk domain names. Currently Nominet - the organisation resp...

Inappropriate Web Content: Filtering and Technology are Not the Only Issues

David Emm | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Whatever the outcome of the debate, technology can't replace parenting. And the greatest benefit of the debate is, to my mind, that it is raising awareness among parents and guardians about the risks and the protection already available to frame children's online experience in a safe way.

Hackers Target Ucas In Attempt To Sabotage A-Level Results

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ucas was targeted by hackers who attempted to sabotage the system mere hours before thousands of students received their A-level results, the admissio...

Are Trolls Really Responsible for Teenage Suicide and What Can the Websites Do About Them?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

The critical thing which needs to be done is that parents, guardians, teachers and friends need to take more responsibility to protect individuals who are young (and vulnerable) to ensure that they do not receive any abuse. These people can act as the 'Watchdogs', but they must understand how the internet works...

How Easy Is It For Someone To Steal Your Password If You Use Chrome?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Tech

Veiwing this using Chrome? You might want to switch to Safari or Firefox after reading this. Software developer, Elliott Kember, has called into qu...

Down at the Watering-Hole

David Emm | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Drive-by downloads are a common method used to spread malware. Cybercriminals look for insecure web sites and plant a malicious script into HTTP or PHP code on one of the web pages. This script may install malware directly onto the computer of someone who visits the site, or it may take the form of an IFRAME that re-directs the victim to a site controlled by the cybercriminals.

They're After You: Five Tips for Dodging Cyber Criminals

Allen Scott | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

In a world where we often spend more time online than we do in the 'real world' we will all make IT security mishaps at some point. Statistics from Experian Hitwise revealed that the UK spent 37 billion hours online last year. 1 The question is, how many of these hours were spent securely?

Online Security - Whose Responsibility?

David Emm | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Whose responsibility is it to ensure that we stay safe online? Government? Businesses? Security vendors? You and me? I believe that it's a shared responsibility.

What if Time Travel is Possible?

Graham Welch | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Today's cybercriminals are professional, well-funded, and highly motivated. Many of their attacks take place over a period of weeks, months or even years and are often highly focused and targeted.

Three Year Olds Going Online and Kids Accessing Porn - The Truth About Our Children's Screen Time.

Kate Gunn | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Gunn

I was once the perfect mother. TV time was strictly controlled, no sugary sweets would pass my little darlings lips, and there was absolutely no way they would be allowed to use iPads, iPhones, Xboxes, computers or any other internet connecting medium until they were mature enough to use them. Possibly not even then. Of course that was before I actually had any kids.

The Connected Consumer Cloud - one place to rule them all

Allen Scott | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

With the doors now open for competitive 4G offerings from the major players, the proliferation of consumer content cloud services is one that operators are looking to, to drive loyalty and value.