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vodafone mobile security uk agent

15th August, 2018 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that “where possible” they are now trying to block international Wangiri scam calls before they even reach users. On top of that they’re also pledging to “reimburse any victim who has incurred a charge” as a result of calling such a number.

virgin media superhub 3 router

14th August, 2018 (18 Comments)

After nearly two years Intel has finally published an advisory and formal CVE entry for a flaw in their Puma 5, 6 and 7 chipsets that resulted in various broadband ISP routers, such as Virgin Media UK’s Hub 3.0 (ARRIS TG2492S/CE), suffering from a mix of latency spikes and a DDoS security vulnerability.

three uk mobile broadband

30th July, 2018 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has warned about a wave of mobile phone-based scams, which is seeing fraudsters use “new tricks” to fuel Smishing (SMS Phishing) and Wangiri (one ring and cut) style scams that aim to steal personal information from customers across all major Mobile Network Operators (MNO).

network security uk

19th July, 2018 (11 Comments)

The fourth annual report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board has identified “shortcomings” in Huawei’s engineering processes, which they say have “exposed new risks in the UK telecommunication networks.” A number of operators, such as Openreach (BT), make use of kit from the Chinese firm.

internet and uk computer law

11th July, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Government has today published its response to the recent consultation on proposed amendments to the controversial 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, which among other things would force broadband ISPs to log the Internet Connection Records (ICR) of all their customers for up to 12 months.

censorship online

19th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

The European Parliament will tomorrow vote on a reformed Copyright Directive, which among other things features provisions mandating online platforms to install automated upload filters that many fear could result in significant “over-blocking” of lawful content (censorship) and restrictions on news linking.

fibre optic cable uk

12th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

BT claims to have built the UK’s “first practical quantum-secured high-speed fibre network“, which harnesses quantum encryption and can transfer data at a speed of 500Gbps (Gigabits per second). The network runs over a distance of 120km via multiple exchanges between BT Labs in Ipswich and Cambridge University.

internet_united_kingdom

11th June, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK Government’s Security Minister, Ben Wallace, has called for a new system of Digital IDs in order to end “mob rule” on the internet by preventing people from being able to “hide behind anonymity” online. You know, like Russia, Syria and China have tried repeatedly to do. Should we be more like them?

router broadband isp disconnected

7th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

Last month security researchers found that a sophisticated and “likely state-sponsored” malware, dubbed VPNFilter, had become widespread and was infecting business devices from Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR and TP-Link. Sadly the code is now also hitting kit from ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL and ZTE.

talktalk dlink dsl3780 router broadband isp

23rd May, 2018 (4 Comments)

One of the older D-Link based ADSL2+ broadband routers from UK ISP TalkTalk has been found to still be vulnerable to a security exploit, which was first notified to the provider all the way back in 2014. This enables a hacker to gain access to your wireless (WiFi) network by sniffing out the WPS password.

draytek 2762 broadband router

21st May, 2018 (11 Comments)

Taiwan-based telecoms kit manufacturer DrayTek has announced that a large number of their popular wireless routers are vulnerable to a new security exploit, which enables an attacker to remotely change the device’s DNS and DHCP settings in order to hijack your internet traffic or steal personal data.

uk internet scam

9th May, 2018 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk and Action Fraud have today published the results of their latest joint research, which attempts to identify the most common online scams (within the last year) and the areas in the UK that are most frequently targeted. Fraud related to online shopping or auctions tops the table.

fibre optic yellow cable connector spool

3rd May, 2018 (2 Comments)

Security researchers working for VPN Mentor have tested “many random” GPON ISP routers and discovered that all were vulnerable to two new exploits that could enable a hacker to hijack the device. Related routers are used by Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband providers around the world.

internet uk spying and monitoring

27th April, 2018 (5 Comments)

The High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) has today ruled that a key part of the controversial 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, which would force broadband ISPs to log the internet activity of all their customers for up to 12 months, is unlawful and must be amended.

hyperoptic hyperhub zte h298a

25th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic has patched a major security flaw in their ZTE built H298N and H298A (pictured) “HyperHub” routers, which could have allowed an attacker to remotely take over the device by using a simple phishing message and website link.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th April, 2018 (24 Comments)

A number of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP customers in the UK have raised concerns after the provider sent them an alarmist warning email, which without providing any useful details claimed that they “may have downloaded a virus on one or more of your devices” (phishing emails adopt a similar approach).

router broadband isp disconnected

17th April, 2018 (17 Comments)

Another day, another security scare. A joint statement by the FBI, DHS and UK NCSC has warned that the Russian Government are now actively conducting “malicious cyber activity” with the aim of compromising network infrastructure devices such as switches, firewalls and even home broadband routers etc.

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