UK Security

How To Create A Strong Password So You Don't Get Hacked

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

After a recent report found that Russian criminals may be trading in hundreds of millions of stolen usernames and passwords, it may be time to revisit...

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

Britain's Future Secured by Brexit

Matthew Ellery | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

Scaremongering quotes are now the modus operandi of our Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, who argues European Union membership is vital for our security. Over recent months Hammond has become one of the biggest cheerleaders for the UK to remain inside the EU. This has been an extraordinary U-turn by the formerly Eurosceptic Foreign Secretary, who argued very clearly in 2014 for the UK to leave the EU.

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

Where's Our Moral Compass?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We actually need a sensible, well thought out, considered response to the threat of terrorism. Sadly, that is impossible in the culture of intolerance caused by those who put political correctness above our national security.

Tweeting Islamophobia: From the #StopIslam to the Katie Hopkins Saga

Imran Awan | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Imran Awan

You know something bad is going to happen when Katie Hopkins begins tweeting about Islam. This time her insults were directed at all 1.6 billion Musl...

MI6 Is Very Excited About These Leaked IS Registration Forms

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Thousands of documents containing the personal details of fighters for the so-called Islamic State, have been leaked according to reports. More tha...

Isis Planning 'Enormous And Spectacular Attacks' On UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

The so-called Islamic State is plotting "enormous and spectacular attacks" against the UK as it broadens its targets, the country's most senior counte...

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

Dear David Cameron, Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Appalling Voter Turnouts...

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

It isn't fair to say that people are "apathetic" or just "don't care" as some commentators may have you believe. These are important elections, important decisions. People do care about the direction of issues such as social care, education, and policing, it's borderline crazy to claim otherwise. So we need solutions, and sustainable ones at that.

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

Paris, Brussels, and David Cameron's Renegotiation Problem

Mark Detre | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.

Radicalization Cannot Be Explained by Racism Alone

Robin Sclafani | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK
Robin Sclafani

Explaining the problem of radicalization as a result of discrimination is a total disrespect to the victims of these attacks and to the millions of people who have been affected by racist and discriminatory policies throughout their lifetime and are good-hearted, non-violent, responsible hard-working contributing members of society.

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.

Stoner Teenagers Say They Just Hacked Into The Head Of CIA's AOL Email Account

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of teenagers have claimed to have hacked into the head of the CIA's personal AOL email account, which reportedly contained sensitive work file...

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

Tech Innovation With Security at Heart

Graham Welch | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Cybercrime is unfortunately pervasive at all levels. The only way to counterattack it is to bring security to its rightful place at the heart of every technology - as a vital piece, not an afterthought.

Twitter Backlash After Farage's 'Inflammatory' Calais Migrant Crisis Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has prompted fresh outrage over the Calais migrant crisis, with social media users criticising the Ukip leader for alleged "inflammatory"...

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

Trouble Communicating With Your Security Team?

Gary Newe | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One piece of advice is putting yourself in the security expert's shoes. By getting to know them and understanding whether their number one focus is on the network, applications, data or infrastructure, you'll be equipped to kick off the conversation in a way which will engage them effectively.

Twitter: A Platform From Which ISIS Shouts

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

Extremist use of Twitter represents an entirely new era for the Internet. They are the first group to step out onto social media and effectively play on the front foot. Undoubtedly, this has been a propaganda success for them.

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

A World of Mobile Delights - and Dangers

Graham Welch | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As the transition away from relatively easy to manage corporate laptops and desk-bound computers, personal tablets and smartphones gathers pace, it's no surprise that hackers are choosing these mobile devices as their next target.

Catastrophic Hack 'Is Basically A Zombie'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

A huge security flaw in some of the world’s most popular internet browsers has left users vulnerable to hacks when visiting millions of websites. ...