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talktalk uk router

7th December, 2016 - 2:48 pm (7 Comments)

Last week several broadband ISPs in the UK were attacked by a new Internet worm called Mirai (here), which hijacked their routers. TalkTalk’s older DSL-3780 was one of the devices to be hit and the ISP was quick to patch the problem, but oddly they have not advised customers to change WiFi passwords.


1st December, 2016 - 10:31 am (2 Comments)

Earlier this week we reported on how routers supplied by the Post Office, TalkTalk and others were potentially vulnerable to a modified piece of malicious software called Mirai (here), which hijacks the device. Today we learn that around 1,000 customers of KCOM’s service in Hull have also been hit.

internet email

30th November, 2016 - 1:25 pm (0 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media, specifically those who use the operator’s email platform, should by now be quite familiar with its history of flaky behaviour; most of which started after they migrated away from Google’s platform in 2015 (here and here). But it’s about to get interesting again.

router modem network cable snakes

29th November, 2016 - 9:24 am (15 Comments)

It’s spreading fast! A newly modified version of the malicious Mirai worm, which has recently been remotely infecting masses of different broadband routers at other European ISPs (900,000+ in Germany), may soon begin to hit devices in the United Kingdom too, such as TalkTalk’s D-Link DSL-3780 kit.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

28th November, 2016 - 1:49 pm (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has criticised the Government’s sudden decision to include mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites into the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017, which they say has “the potential to significantly harm the digital economy.”


28th November, 2016 - 9:04 am (2 Comments)

Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has analysed 31 million WiFi hotspots from around the world and found that 22% have no security (i.e. no password or encryption), while a further 2.7% only adopt the weakest form of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption that is easily hacked.

censorship internet button

21st November, 2016 - 8:35 am (44 Comments)

As expected the Government has officially announced that Mobile and fixed line broadband providers in the United Kingdom will soon be forced into the mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites; specifically those that fail to offer an adequate method of age-verification for their visitors.

three uk mobile broadband

18th November, 2016 - 8:38 am (15 Comments)

Six million customers of mobile operator Three UK could be at risk after the provider admitted that a database of users (those eligible for a phone upgrade) was breached. Three people have already been arrested in connection with the situation, but the operator has done little to inform users.

internet uk spying and monitoring

16th November, 2016 - 8:17 pm (18 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and mobile operators will tonight offer a collective sigh after the Investigatory Powers Bill effectively achieved Royal Asset to become an Act. The new law will force providers into logging a big slice of your Internet activity, irrespective of whether or not you’re even suspected of a crime.

police united kingdom

15th November, 2016 - 2:31 pm (7 Comments)

A 17-year-old boy, who is too young to be named, has today admitted to seven charges under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in connection with last year’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website and the subsequent leaking of customer details. The case is being heard by the Norwich Youth Court.

banned from the internet cross

28th October, 2016 - 9:45 am (11 Comments)

Ministers debating the new Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 are starting to discover what many already knew, that the proposals to add ‘Age Verification’ to pornographic websites may in practice be unworkable. Instead some of them want to impose a duty on all broadband ISPs to block “adult-only content” by default.


26th October, 2016 - 10:11 am (17 Comments)

A security flaw in the third-party service that Virgin Media uses to process new job applications could have exposed the personal CV details of between 30,000 and 50,000 people to the Internet.


20th October, 2016 - 4:24 pm (4 Comments)

Every device that connects to the Internet needs an Internet Protocol (IP) address to be assigned by your broadband / mobile ISP, but is that address “personal“? According to a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), yes it is.. sort of.


5th October, 2016 - 2:04 pm (15 Comments)

Ouch. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today battered budget ISP TalkTalk with a “record fine” of £400,000 because of “security failings” that occurred during last October’s devastating personal data breach and cyber-attack.

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