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internet privacy and security uk isp

10th January, 2018 - 1:43 pm (5 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office has today hit Carphone Warehouse with a £400K fine after a 2015 hack, which resulted in a major breach of personal data for 3.3 million customers + 1,000 staff and indirectly affected the CPW hosted mobile site for UK broadband ISP TalkTalk.

wifi uk internet security

9th January, 2018 - 9:22 am (0 Comments)

The next generation of WiFi or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) equipped broadband ISP routers and devices will benefit from a new security protocol called Wi-Fi Protected Access III (WPA3), which should eventually replace the WPA2 standard that has helped to keep networks encrypted since 2004.

internet spying eye

30th November, 2017 - 4:24 pm (11 Comments)

The Home Office has launched a consultation that proposes to make a number amendments to their controversial internet snooping Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which at the end of last year ran into trouble after the CJEU found that some aspects were not compatible with EU law.

world network and broadband connections

20th November, 2017 - 10:40 am (10 Comments)

Most of you reading this are probably allowing your broadband ISP to manage the Domain Name Service (DNS), which translates IP addresses back and forth into human readable form (e.g. domain names like ISPreview.co.uk), but now there’s a new choice in the form of Quad9.

true telecom uk isp

17th November, 2017 - 11:26 am (1 Comment)

Troubled phone and broadband ISP True Telecom, which went into administration at the end of last month (here), has now been hit with yet another major problem after Ofcom slapped them with a £300,000 fine for mis-selling their landline telephone services to over 100 people.

true telecom uk isp

7th November, 2017 - 4:59 pm (4 Comments)

Kent-based ISP True Telecom, which is under investigation by Ofcom for their handling of service migrations (here) and was recently find £85k by the ICO for “making illegal nuisance calls” that gave “the impression they were from BT” (here), has gone into administration.

true telecom uk isp

12th September, 2017 - 11:21 am (8 Comments)

Kent based broadband ISP True Telecom, which is already in hot water with Ofcom over their handling of service migrations (here), has been fined £85,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for “making illegal nuisance calls” and giving “the impression they were from BT” (Openreach).

danger uk internet security problem

11th September, 2017 - 4:04 pm (12 Comments)

Fears are growing that potentially up to 44 million consumers in the United Kingdom, including customers of BT and possibly other broadband providers, could be caught up in the huge personal data breach that hit US credit rating firm Equifax from May – July 2017 (details were only revealed last week!).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th August, 2017 - 1:44 pm (2 Comments)

Once again the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today whacked broadband ISP TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine, which comes after several accounts at their outsourced Wipro call centre in India were used to access the personal data of 21,000 customers.

internet emergency

7th August, 2017 - 9:51 am (8 Comments)

The Government has today set out details of their new Data Protection Bill, which aims to give individuals more control over their data online by introducing a new “right to be forgotten” (i.e. asking for your personal data to be deleted) and enabling emails or files to be moved when switching ISP.

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.

queens_speech

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.

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.

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 (9 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.

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.

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