Online Security

First 'Heartbleed' Bug Arrest

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Canadian teenager has become the first person arrested for attempting to exploit the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, discovered last week, is the nam...

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

If you're struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you're not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

Finally: Here Are The Heartbleed Passwords You DO Need To Change

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

First, experts warned internet users to change all of their passwords in the wake of the devastating Heartbleed bug. Then they didn't. So who d...

Heartbleed: Don't Panic

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

Security experts have urged internet users not to panic and instantly change their passwords in wake of the Heartbleed bug security flaw, despite sugg...

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...

Analog Is the New Organic

André Wilkens | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
André Wilkens

Snowden has shown us that in the digital world a level of surveillance is possible and practiced that would never have been accepted in analogue democracies. Now people start to rebel

Windows XP Is Finally Dead

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

All good things must end, goes the adage. As it turns out, all bugger, mediocre things must end too. Microsoft has finally dropped support for its ...

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...

No, Facebook Users - This Is NOT A Picture Of Flight MH370

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Thousands of Facebook users have been duped by a fake picture of missing plane MH370 "found" intact inside the Bermuda Triangle. Just to be clear -...

No Business Too Small to be at Threat From Cybercriminals

David Emm | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Due to the lack of awareness of these threats, the often overlooked human element and the limited security measures that may be in place, it's becoming easier for cybercriminals to target small, local businesses.

Careto - the Ugly Truth

David Emm | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

We all face the threat of opportunistic malware designed to steal confidential information from anyone unlucky enough to get infected. But then there are customised attacks that are tailored to infiltrate organisations and harvest highly-sensitive data belonging to the victims.

Digital Fraud Continues to Dominate Discussion in 2014

Mark Braund | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

For many in the technology sector, one of the most discussed topics in recent months has been digital fraud and online security. This is an area in which I have a great deal of interest, as it continues to play a significant role in the demand for specialist skills in the Financial Services & Banking Sectors.

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords...

Some Scary Numbers...but Don't Have Nightmares!

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

315,000 new samples are analysed every day. Browser-based attacks nearly doubled to 1,700,870,654.Offline attacks (via USB flash-drive, for example) totalled 3 billion, from a total of 1.8 million malicious and potentially unwanted programs.

Teen Convicted Of 'Child Porn' Offences After Spreading 'Sexts' Of Boyfriend's Ex

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A teenager in Canada has been convicted of child porn offences after spreading naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex. Local news reports that the te...

How To Change Your Passwords And Keep Them Safe In 60 Seconds

CNET | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The beginning of the new year is a great time to reset all of your passcodes and log-ins for key Web sites. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsubo...

Don't Just Buy It - Secure It!

David Emm | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the number of online transactions increases dramatically - and with it our risk of being targeted by cyber-criminals.

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.

What If the Man in the Café Is Also a 'Man-in-the-middle'?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Think about it. You never know what the guy with the laptop at the next table might be doing. Maybe, like you, he's checking his email, updating his Facebook page or chatting with friends. But maybe he's sniffing the Internet traffic of everyone around him - including yours.

Cash, Card or Click? How Online Retail Is Driving a Change in the Way We Pay

Jonny Ross | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jonny Ross

As consumers, we now demand more choice in payment than ever - both offline AND online. Online retailers need to meet this demand or see their customers go elsewhere. And businesses not currently offering online payment are missing out on our custom.

Free Virus Software: How to Protect Your Business on a Budget

Tommy Wyher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tommy Wyher

Keeping your business running on a budget isn't always the easiest task. However, you can keep your business computer safe from viruses by using free virus protection software. There are a lot of options out there, so how do you know what is the best? Take a look at some of the top free virus protection software options for your business.

Security at the Touch of a Button?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Earlier in the year, I highlighted the importance of using unique, complex passwords for securing our online identities. This is especially true for mobile devices. Many of us today use our phones for the bulk of our online activities. This is very convenient, of course. But it does mean that our online life lies behind a single password.

IT Security: Can You Really Rest Upon a Cloud?

Lee Mannion | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Tech
Lee Mannion

In the pre-internet era, data security was essentially endless files filled with thousands of documents. It is hard to believe that there was a pre-internet way of doing business securely at all, or that any business that operated during those times is still going today. It must have been a head spinner to adapt to new technologies.

Post-Snowden, Encryption Remains Your Best Friend

Ian Emery | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Emery

Let's start by assuming that if state agencies really want to carry out surveillance of your systems they will. All you can do is make it less worth their while trying.

My Modern Mobile Family

Fiona Phillips | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Tech
Fiona Phillips

2013 is the year tech-savvy millennial children become teenagers (and therefore legally are able to begin using social media). As a mother of a millennial baby I am experiencing this shift of interests with a child who is now a teenager and permanently attached to his smartphone.