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hyperoptic hyperhub zte h298a

25th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

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 (19 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.

internet information technology

16th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned UK telecoms operators against using hardware and services provided by ZTE – a Chinese state-owned enterprise – because of the “potential risks to the UK’s national security.”

security of broadband isp routers

12th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

A new survey of 2,205 UK internet users (conducted between 22nd Feb to 22nd March 2018) warns that 82% of respondents have never changed the default admin password for their broadband ISP router and 86% have never updated its firmware. This could make them more vulnerable to hackers.

banned from the internet cross

26th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has started their consultation on the Government’s controversial internet age verification system, which will target websites or “apps” that contain pornographic content. Sites that fail to comply could find themselves being blocked by large broadband ISPs.

censorship internet button

12th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

The government has quietly delayed their new age verification rules until the end of 2018, which was set to be targeted at websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content. Broadband ISPs would also be required to block sites that fail to comply with the new rules.

security internet connected uk devices

7th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has today published a new policy paper that seeks to improve the security of internet connected devices in our homes (e.g. TVs, toys, smart speakers) by, among other things, calling for “tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product.” Good luck with that.

security of broadband isp routers

7th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Inverness-based UK ISP HighNet has announced that they’re deploying a new online security shield to help protect both their business and home broadband subscribers from cyber-attacks, specifically Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults.

netgear nighthark r7000

8th February, 2018 (7 Comments)

Digital security specialist Trustwave has this evening detailed 5 recently discovered vulnerabilities in NETGEAR routers, which affects multiple models and this includes some of the more recent hardware (e.g. R/D8500). Time to patch your firmware.. again.

bt uk isp logo

7th February, 2018 (12 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has become the first broadband provider to launch a new collaborative online platform, which enables them to share information about malicious software and websites in a “secure and trusted way” with rival Internet Service Providers (ISP) across the United Kingdom.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Court of Appeal has today dealt a blow to the UK Government’s internet snooping ambitions. The ruling effectively finds it unlawful to collect the nation’s internet activity and phone records, while letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2018 (11 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has launched yet another free tool to help their broadband and phone customers tackle the scourge of nuisance calls (e.g. unwanted marketing and scams). CallSafe will automatically check who is calling and “make sure it’s someone you want to hear from.”

internet privacy and security uk isp

10th January, 2018 (6 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 (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.

censored access internet

5th January, 2018 (14 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, has quietly signed-off on a controversial impact assessment for the new Age Verification system, which underpins their plan to force all UK broadband ISPs into blocking websites that contain pornographic content (unless they use age verification).

teamviewer

20th December, 2017 (14 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk is facing criticism after they once again blocked UK customers from being able to access the TeamViewer service from their network, which apparently stems from a fear that it is being used by scammers to target their subscribers.

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