Internet Security

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 09.03.2015 | 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 11.02.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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.