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entanet uk

22nd June, 2016 - 1:49 pm (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based broadband and telecoms provider Entanet has warned that the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which will force ISPs to snoop on their customers, is “not clear or workable” but still “looks certain to become law within weeks.”

uk internet scam

22nd June, 2016 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

Customers of BT, TalkTalk, PlusNet and Sky Broadband in the United Kingdom (others may also be affected) are all being warned to keep an eye out for fake pop-up support messages that claim to come from your ISP (phishing), which due to a simple exploit can appear on even legitimate websites.

police united kingdom

20th June, 2016 - 3:14 pm (0 Comments)

A cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the outcome from an inquiry into Internet (cyber) security, which was setup following last year’s TalkTalk hack. The report recommends a series of changes, including jail terms for “data abusers” and fines for those who “fail to report, prepare for or learn from data breaches“.

ispa awards uk

14th June, 2016 - 10:24 am (1 Comment)

Once again the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed the shortlist of potential winners for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. It’s perhaps no surprise to find that people like Donald Trump (US presidential candidate) are up for the villain gong.

uk internet scam

6th June, 2016 - 5:20 pm (3 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk, which has itself recently been the subject of several major hacks and related personal data breaches that sadly triggered quite a few fraudulent calls to subscribers, has today joined with Get Safe Online to launch their nationwide ‘Beat the Scammers‘ information campaign.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

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).

the queen uk

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.

police united kingdom

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.

bt uk isp logo

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.

bt uk isp logo

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.

internet snooping uk

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.

internetpadlock

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‘).

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

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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