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sky_broadband_sheild

26th May, 2017 - 7:57 am (10 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who have enabled the ‘Shield’ (Parental Control) service, won’t have been able to view ISPreview.co.uk since yesterday evening because the ISP has wrongfully blocked us under their “Phishing and Malware” category. But there’s a political twist..

computer_security_uk

25th May, 2017 - 10:40 am (1 Comment)

A recent survey of British adults by YouGov has revealed that 16% of people have used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy Server, with 48% adopting it in order to circumvent region (geo) blocking of online content and 44% using it to enhance their Internet security.

netgear nighthark r7000

23rd May, 2017 - 7:49 am (4 Comments)

Owners of NETGEAR‘s R7000 Nighthawk WiFi router family (other models may follow) have complained after a new firmware update (v1.0.8.34) was pushed out that enables “analytics data connection” by default, which sends details about your network and Internet connection back to the company.

internet privacy and censorship

5th May, 2017 - 9:49 am (10 Comments)

A leaked blueprint for the ‘Technical Capability‘ of the Government’s controversial new Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which will force broadband ISPs to log a much bigger slice of your Internet activity, has revealed that the smallest ISPs might escape but encryption is still at risk.

virgin media superhub 3 router

27th April, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

A growing number of Virgin Media’s cable broadband customers are claiming that the operator’s latest SuperHub 3 (Hub 3.0) router may be vulnerable to a low bandwidth Denial of Service (DoS) attack (i.e. a malicious person with a slow ADSL line could easily ruin your day).

Law internet uk isp

27th April, 2017 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales has convicted two further men (Matthew Hanley and Conner Douglas Allsopp) of involvement with the hacking of TalkTalk’s website during October 2015, which exposed masses of customer details and cost the provider £42m.

slitheen anti-internet censorship canada

21st April, 2017 - 2:48 pm (3 Comments)

Canadian security researchers working at the University of Waterloo have developed a new anti-censorship system called Slitheen, which involves wrapping cats in newspapers aims to help people who live in countries where the internet is being heavily censored by their Government.

bt uk isp logo

12th April, 2017 - 9:00 am (1 Comment)

It’s been three months since BT introduced their free ‘Call Protect‘ service to tackle nuisance calls (here) and some 2 million homes across the United Kingdom are now using it. The broadband ISP has also published a table of the top 5 worst nuisance callers for March 2017.

three uk mobile broadband

21st March, 2017 - 2:39 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has confirmed that a fault with their online account management system meant that a “small number” of their customers were recently able to view the accounts details of other users, which included names, addresses, phone numbers, call history and past bills etc.

censorship internet button

21st March, 2017 - 11:10 am (4 Comments)

The Lords Communications Committee has today published their new report (‘Growing up with the internet‘), which calls for an end to “underperforming” self-regulation and “intervention at the highest level of the Government” in order to help protect children online.

three uk mobile broadband

15th March, 2017 - 8:13 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has revealed that 76,373 more customers than initially reported were affected by last year’s data breach of their database (i.e. users eligible for a phone upgrade), which means that a total of 210,000+ users had their personal data compromised (up from 133,827).

teamviewer

9th March, 2017 - 5:09 pm (26 Comments)

In an surprise development broadband ISP TalkTalk has taken the decision to block the popular TeamViewer service from their UK network, which means that anybody wanting to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will find themselves unable to connect.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

6th March, 2017 - 2:07 pm (9 Comments)

Several whistle-blowers’ claim to have revealed details of a significant scam that operated from “call centres” in two Indian cities and involved “hundreds of staff“, many of which had been “hired to scam customers” of UK based broadband and phone provider TalkTalk.

internet and uk computer law

2nd March, 2017 - 12:03 pm (15 Comments)

Some £53,313 worth of donations from 1,861 people have this week enabled Liberty, a prominent Human Rights group, has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s controversial mass Internet surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act.

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