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TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th July, 2017 - 2:11 pm (0 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk, which already blocks nuisance calls at a network level (last month they blocked more than 100 million scam calls), has today announced improvements that will introduce further protection for customers and at no extra cost.

censored access internet

17th July, 2017 - 11:47 am (10 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that, from April 2018 onwards, they will require broadband ISPs to block access to pornographic websites that fail to introduce at least a Credit Card based Age Verification system. This is intended to stop children being able to access naughty images and videos.

internet spying eye

30th June, 2017 - 2:17 pm (8 Comments)

The High Court in London has today approved a request by Liberty, a human rights group, to challenge part of the Government’s controversial Internet surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act. The effort is being supported by £53,313 raised via crowd-funding.

superhub v2

23rd June, 2017 - 7:43 am (8 Comments)

A new study conducted by consumer magazine Which?, which examined the security of connected devices in the home, has chastised Virgin Media for setting up their SuperHub v2 (VMDG485) cable broadband routers with a default password that is the same for many of their customers.


21st June, 2017 - 11:52 am (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Government enlists the Queen to promote their policy plans for the forthcoming year, has today revealed that the “new” minority Conservative administration intend to push forward with tough new rules for controlling Internet content.

superhub v2

12th June, 2017 - 11:07 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has patched a security flaw in their NETGEAR based SuperHub 2 (VMDG485) and 2AC (VMDG490) broadband routers, which meant that a hacker could abuse a file backup routine for the device’s configuration and use it to gain admin level access.

router led lights

8th June, 2017 - 8:37 am (1 Comment)

A team of security researchers working at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a new piece of Malware called xLED, which can control a broadband router and turn the device’s front-panel LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights into a transmission method for hackers or spies.

router broadband isp disconnected

6th June, 2017 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk poll of 1,384 website readers has found that the vast majority of respondents do know how to use their broadband router’s admin interface (92.5%), although 25.9% have never changed the default Wi-Fi password and 23.9% haven’t changed their router’s admin password.

internet emergency

5th June, 2017 - 5:47 pm (17 Comments)

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today warned the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, that there is a risk of “unintended consequences that could undermine our defences” if she forces through aggressive new measures to tackle online “extremism“.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st June, 2017 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile (Virgin Media) can now benefit from a year’s worth of free access to Mobile security software from F-Secure (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure KEY Premium Password Manager), which can be installed on up to 5 devices.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

31st May, 2017 - 10:02 am (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today joined TalkTalk and BT by launching their own solution for tackling unwanted and nuisance calls – ‘Sky Talk Shield‘. The new service will be offered free to existing customers of the operator’s Sky Talk (Phone Line Rental) service, which is included with their broadband bundles.


26th May, 2017 - 7:57 am (12 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..


25th May, 2017 - 10:40 am (2 Comments)

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.

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