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danger uk internet security problem

21st August, 2015 - 7:45 am (4 Comments)

The Carphone Warehouse (CPW) recently suffered a massive breach of its customers personal data, which is believed to have potentially affected 2.4 million people, but not everybody seems to be aware of how this also affected other communications providers like TalkTalk.

internet security and privacy email

6th August, 2015 - 11:15 am (7 Comments)

Some people and telecoms operators around the United Kingdom are being hit by a spate of SPAM emails, which appear to emanate from the national regulator. Industry sources initially suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that Ofcom had suffered a security breach, although the regulator denies this.

internet emergency

31st July, 2015 - 9:12 am (10 Comments)

A crossbench life peer of the House of Lords, Baroness Beeban Kidron, has re-proposed a new “cultural framework” (iRights), which among other things moots the seemingly controversial idea of a universal Internet delete button where “every website” that allows people to post content would also offer the ability to remove it.

internet privacy uk

17th July, 2015 - 10:15 am (1 Comment)

The Government’s plan to introduce tougher Internet snooping laws has suffered a setback after the High Court ruled that key parts of the temporary Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which is due to be replaced by the end of 2016 with a more controversial and extensive law, are unlawful.

sky_broadband_sheild

14th July, 2015 - 8:56 am (4 Comments)

A new report claims that around 7 out of 10 Sky Broadband customers have enabled the ISPs network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which was enforcedly introduced last year by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes. Sadly it doesn’t always work as intended.

wifi uk internet security

9th July, 2015 - 9:21 am (4 Comments)

Security firms F-Secure and Mandalorian Security Services have teamed up to show how risky public WiFi hotspots can be, which they did by hacking into the Internet surfing activities of three politicians (David Davis MP, Mary Honeyball MEP and Lord Strasburger) while they were connected in London.

ispa_awards_uk

18th June, 2015 - 10:00 am (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed the final shortlist of potential winners for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain gongs at the forthcoming 2015 Internet industry awards and it’s no surprise to find that both lists are once again being dominated by Internet snooping.

wifi_powered_spy_camera

8th June, 2015 - 8:15 am (0 Comments)

Researchers working at the University of Washington appear to have become the first to harvest power using signals from home WiFi devices operating in the 2.4GHz radio spectrum band (note: an Asus RT-AC68U router was used for the demo), which allowed them to power several devices including a tiny camera.

internet law uk

5th June, 2015 - 10:32 am (0 Comments)

The High Court in London will today hear the opening arguments of a Judicial Review that has been launched against the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which among other things governs how much information the security services can collect from UK Internet and phone providers.

security of broadband isp routers

2nd June, 2015 - 4:21 pm (0 Comments)

A new security audit, which was manually conducted by a group of security researchers as part of their IT Security Master’s Thesis at a Madrid University in Spain, has uncovered multiple vulnerabilities with 22 different home and office broadband routers, including popular brands like Huawei, Netgear, Zyxel, D-Link, Linksys, Belkin and Sagem.

internet privacy and security uk isp

29th May, 2015 - 11:07 am (7 Comments)

The United Nations special rapporteur for protecting and promoting freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has published a new report that warns the United Kingdom and other countries against adopting measures into law that would add a backdoor for Internet encryption, which it said risked “weakening everyone’s online security“.

the queen uk

27th May, 2015 - 11:49 am (8 Comments)

The annual Queens Speech (State Opening of Parliament), in which a man with a big black rod bangs on a door and a poor old lady with a heavy head ornament gets to speak unexcitedly about forthcoming Government policy, has unsurprisingly confirmed that stricter UK Internet snooping laws are on the way.. again.

westminster uk government

9th May, 2015 - 8:12 am (21 Comments)

The political landscape today is radically different from how it began the week, with the Conservatives having successfully won a slim overall majority. But what does that mean for broadband connectivity and Internet access in the United Kingdom? We take a quick, politically neutral, look.

wifi_hotspot_zone

1st May, 2015 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

The City of York in England has become the first in the world to achieve a new “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation (not hard to do because it’s only just been created in the UK), which means that their free public wireless Internet hotspots employ strict filtering (censorship) to block “inappropriate material” (porn and child abuse).

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