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20th May, 2016 - 3:01 pm (3 Comments)

Ubiquiti Networks has confirmed that some of their kit, which is used by wireless ISPs around the world (e.g. Vispa in the UK), is being attacked by a nasty piece of self-replicating malware that infects their Linux-based AirOS firmware (used on their routers, access points and other kit).

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18th May, 2016 - 12:18 pm (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Queen is forced to wear unreasonably heavy head gear while robotically listing Government policy for the next 12 months, confirms that a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband is on the way and we can all expect to be spied upon.

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26th April, 2016 - 9:05 am (0 Comments)

Last year’s traumatic hack of TalkTalk’s website, which exposed the personal details of 156,959 customers’ (including 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes), is continuing to have repercussions after Staffordshire Police confirmed that a sixth person had been arrested.

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20th April, 2016 - 8:09 am (2 Comments)

Some of BT’s customers had a nasty surprise yesterday after they discovered that the ISP’s outgoing (SMTP) email server appeared to be forwarding their messages to an unusual address (stevewebb2@btinternet.com), which quickly became full and then bounced the emails back with an error.

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13th April, 2016 - 10:51 am (1 Comment)

Telecoms giant BT has announced that they’re going on the hunt to find 900 new security recruits over the next 12 months, which will work to help protect consumers, businesses and governments from the growing threat of cybercrime.

Wireless network

4th April, 2016 - 11:28 am (0 Comments)

It’s long been known that the data collected by Mobile Network Operators and WiFi providers can be used to track your location, but two new reports have revealed that operators could track more than this and also sell the data on for commercial benefit. Most consumers aren’t aware of this.

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4th April, 2016 - 10:53 am (9 Comments)

The UK Labour Party has today set out a list of changes that it would like to see being made to the controversial Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which aims to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of your online activity and to then share it with the security services.


18th March, 2016 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk are continuing to work on their image after last year’s security woes (e.g. here and here) and have today taken another step forward by allowing all 4 million of their customers to use their own voice as their password (aka – ‘TalkSafe‘).

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15th March, 2016 - 8:40 am (0 Comments)

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which among other things aims to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of your online activity and to then share it with the security services, will today receive its second reading and the battle lines have already been firmly drawn.

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10th March, 2016 - 2:02 pm (4 Comments)

Users of TalkTalk’s broadband based TV bundles are being offered a “taster week” of free access to the History Channel, which runs from 14th to 21st March 2016. On top of that the ISP has also reiterated their commitment to security in the wake of several recent scams and cyber-attacks.


7th March, 2016 - 1:08 pm (0 Comments)

Internet provider Surf Telecoms has achieved the secure government-approved network certification known as CAS(T) or CESG Assured Services (Telecommunications), which is one of the necessary milestones on the path towards becoming a full Public Services Network (PSN) provider.

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4th March, 2016 - 3:38 pm (0 Comments)

Security consultant Paul Moore, who only last year did a good job of exposing a number of lax security standards at major UK broadband ISPs (here), has caused Virgin Media to retrain some of their outsourced workers after the agents gave fundamentally poor advice.

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1st March, 2016 - 3:50 pm (9 Comments)

After receiving strong criticism from three major reports, the Government has today appeared to rush out a revised draft of their controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which hopes to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a much bigger slice of your online activity.

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19th February, 2016 - 1:33 pm (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has become one of the first providers in the country to announce the future roll-out of a new network-level ad blocking technology, which is the result of a collaboration with Shine Technologies that will focus upon tackling data hungry and overly intrusive adverts.

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