Mobile Security

The Secret Life Of Connected Homes

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Beauty and The Beast set me up with some unrealistic expectations of my household furnishings. Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) may not yet have given candelabras a quippy sentience, it has given standard home fixtures a secret life. However, this isn't quite the heart-warming picture Disney painted for us.

Five Simple Steps for Smartphone Security

Simon Specka | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Specka

Smartphones also face threats from hackers and thieves, while malware such as ad libraries have become a growing problem in app stores. To make sure you're not on the receiving end of a hacking scheme, here are a few simple steps for keeping your smartphone secure.

IT On the Verge of a Mobile Meltdown: Why BYOD and Mobile Application Management are Driving Businesses Crazy

Vincent Smyth | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Tasked with implementing BYOD and empowering employees - IT now has to figure out a way to maintain its sanity and rein in the chaos. IT must give employees what they want - while still delivering the reliability and security that was emblematic during the grey-old days of centralised control.

Forget the Artful Dodger, Pickpocketing's Gone Digital

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

In a bygone age, the Artful Dodger and his duplicitous pals would steal silk handkerchiefs and purses from unwitting members of the public.

Bring Your Own Device Taking Over the Workplace - Friend or Foe?

Allen Scott | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

In businesses where BYOD isn't openly discussed, actively encouraged or banned, there is simply no way of knowing the actual or potential impact this phenomena could have on your business. Whether a small start up or multi-national it is not outrageous to suggest that your company is a BYOD adopter - you might just not know it.

Meeting the Global Challenge of SMS Spammers

Ciaran Bradley | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ciaran Bradley

Until recently spamming used to be limited to email and post. But increased competition, cloud messaging services and the growing availability of low-priced text bundles have made mobile an increasingly attractive and lucrative option for spammers.

The Rise of the Rogue App and How to Protect Against Them

Ciaran Bradley | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ciaran Bradley

Smartphones have given us instant access to a range of services from games and maps to taxi booking and banking through apps. With smartphone use increasing, app downloads are only set to increase at the same pace. But as the number of apps and smartphones grow they are becoming an attractive target for the criminal gangs behind PC scams who are looking to expand into mobile.

How Much Value Do We Place On Our Cyber Security

Jacinta Tobin | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jacinta Tobin

It's hard to imagine what the world was like before the advent of the internet. If you ask anyone under the age of 20, the question will confuse them, as the 'World Wide Web' is all they've ever known.

Android Phone Apps Passing Private Data To Advertisers

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Tech

Android apps are passing data to advertisers across the EU, including here in the UK. Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission to...

Parents' Concerns Over Primary Children's Porn Discussions

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Primary school children have raised concerns amongst parents and teachers after they were caught discussing a pornographic website at school, shortly ...

Safer Internet Day and Fraping: He Who Filches From Me My Good Name...

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Carrick-Davies

It's not just the new apps or terminology that is lost on parents, most are unaware that these new peer activities are wrecking teenager relationships and have massive psychological re-percussions. Teenage years are hard enough as they are without this added pressure of online mistrust and reputation assignation.

'Knowledge Best Defence Against Fear': Government Urged To Tackle Cybercrime

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Tech

The government must do more to help the UK public dodge malware and stay safe online, say MPs on the Science and Technology Select Committee in a new ...