UK Security

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

Cybersecurity: 'Be Paranoid - It helps'

Caroline Hyde | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

Well, in the news they seem to be....and doesn't Sony know it. It is the latest big company to be thrown into the media spotlight as a result of highly embarrassing data breaches, reported to have occurred in both its Pictures and PlayStation units.

The Torture Report Did Nothing Except Endanger Other Countries

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

I'm absolutely convinced that the report has no value whatsoever. It just confirmed already confirmed allegations from 2009 and put multiple European and Asian partners in danger by the militant fundamentalists and aggressive states in general.

'Foreign Fighters': Different European Responses to the Same Threat

Tanya Silverman | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Many communities that foreign fighters come from have a troubled relationship with the police and a mistrust of the government. In response to this there have also been a number of civil society-led hotlines to report prospective travellers without the need to involve law enforcement.

Google Just Killed This Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

Google has killed CAPTCHA. The online security widget, through which users 'prove' they are human by typing out nearly-unreadable passwords, is nea...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

'Adapt and Survive': The British Establishment's Answer to the Security Threat of Climate Change

Guy Shrubsole | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Guy Shrubsole

Of course, there is no military solution to climate change. You can't resolve it with bombs and bullets. You can only solve it by ending our usage of fossil fuels, and protecting the public from the climate change impacts already in the pipeline. That is a rather different security challenge to the one usually faced by the military. But it also makes fossil fuels and the firms lobbying for them Public Enemy Number One.

You'll Never Feel Lonely Again If You Give Out Your Details Online - So Don't!

Jacqui Hames | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jacqui Hames

More and more people are signing up to the hundreds of paid and 'free' dating sites to be found on the net. If you're tempted, what you are really getting is a place on the web where you can post your details for strangers to read, and be able to contact you.

100 Mr Big's Control Cybercrime

Graham Welch | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

While I wouldn't want to speculate on if this number is correct or not, I do agree that such is the industrialisation of cybercrime today faced by businesses, governments and consumers, that relatively small numbers of common exploits and cybercrime tools are widely used by the professional gangs operating around the world.

Moazzam Begg - Case of the Suspect State

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.

Apple Just Did Something Amazing

Jon Geater | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

Apple Pay, the contactless and in-app purchasing system announced by Apple this week... is not that amazing something.

Apple Won't Unlock iOS 8 Phones For The Police. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6 comes with one feature that went largely ignored at the unveiling last week: privacy. Apple has confirmed that a change at the core of...

And The 'Suspicious Item' Behind The Luton Airport Bomb Scare Was...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Around 2,000 people were evacuated from Luton Airport on Monday due to a security threat that turned out to be triggered by... a pair of hair straight...

Bomb Disposal Squad At Luton Airport, Thousands Evacuated

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Luton Airport has been evacuated after a "suspicious item" was found in the terminal building at around 2pm Monday. All incoming flights suspended...

What Can We Learn From This Week's iCloud Incident?

Gary Newe | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

This week has been a wakeup call to many individuals that hackers target individuals and businesses alike. What we must learn from it is that we are all responsible for our own data and we must all do what we can to secure it.

Russian Group Hacking: What We Know and What We Can Learn

Gary Newe | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses... Nowadays hackers actually get more value out of personal information as opposed to credit card details. In fact, one article even points out that Twitter account information is of more worth to a hacker than their credit card.

The Non-Specific Details of the Norwegian Threat

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bjørn Ihler

The Norwegian Police Security Service have announced that they had received credible threats of terrorism against Norway within the next few days. The Security Service were very non-specific when sharing this information with the general public...

The Securitisation of the Charity Sector

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

When that space is claimed and tainted by perceived security interests and the engagement with certain actors has more to do with the fear of legal retribution back home than any tangible threat from individuals or groups, the sector has surrendered to the political and interests of our governments, not of universal humanitarian principles.

As the Islamic State's Threat Grows, Israel and Jordan Seek Security Ties

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In the long term, both Jordan and Israel will structure their partnership to be one that is devoid of any possible peril... Living apart together, Israel and Jordan are two partners that won't welcome the conflict coming closer to home.

Degrees of Separation: Jordan's Contiguous Border With Israel

Nikita Malik | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Palestinians who utilise the border crossings between Israel and Jordan are subject regularly to systematic discrimination. It is surprising, therefore, that Jordan continues to consent to Israel manning shared borders, particularly those of the Jordan Valley and the West Bank.

Guidance for The Naive Undergraduate - Part Five: Nightclub Security.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Whenever I arrive at a bar or nightclub and I see security, I always feel like I have ran a mile in the rain with a rucksack full of books to make a train, only to be told that when I sit down breathless and drowning in my own sweat that there are leaves on the track. I think it can be established that there are three types of nightclub bouncers...

London Must Learn From Taipei Tube Attacks

David Spencer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Spencer

At 4.26pm on Wednesday 21st May, a second year university student boarded a metro train at Longshan Temple station in Taipei, Taiwan. He was carrying two knives with him. In the four minutes before the train arrived at the next station, he killed four people and injured another twenty-three...

11 Pictures That Show Why Football Hooligans Would Be Wise To Avoid Brazil's Badass Security Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Brazil has spent more than five times the amount on security as the last World Cup in South Africa. Those Robo-Cop outfits must have cost a lot. Th...

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...

Is the War of Cybercrime Really Lost?

Graham Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Verizon said, having analysed 10 years' worth of data covering 100,000 security incidents, that 92 percent of attacks could be traced back to just nine threats - meaning firms have continued to fall for the same types of scams and attacks all this time repeatedly.