Online Security

The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring down whole websites and web-accessed systems at the touch of a button.

Is It Just Us, Or Are Apple's Password Requirements Getting Ridiculous?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Is it just us, or is it all a bit too much now? (Created by Amanda Wilkie and David Beresford) SEE ALSO: Page 47 Of Apple's Latest Terms & C...

145 Million 'eBay Details' For Sale On Anonymous Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech

Ebay is reportedly 'struggling to cope' as millions of users attempt to simultaneously change their passwords in the wake of a massive security breach...

WARNING: Change Your eBay Password. Right Now.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Ebay users, it's that time again: change your password. The online auction site has advised all of its users to change their passwords after a secu...

Should Google be Held Accountable for What Is Published on the Web?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

In the wake of the EU Court's decision, Google is now faced with a few problems that not only call into question the principles behind the right to be forgotten but could also have possible damaging effects on its functionality as a search engine tool.

When Pirate Film and TV Sites Serve Up Nasty Surprises, Why Go Back for More?

Liz Bales | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Liz Bales

On top of malware, these rogue sites are rife with credit card cons. Two in three of the 30 analysed are guilty of that trick, and more than three in four people who admit to visiting pirate film and TV sites say they've fallen victim to these sorts of scams at some point.

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 11.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 14.05.2014 | 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.