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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST

Welcome to the last Friday in February everyone! This week we’ve talked about an upcoming Linux event, Google’s new warning pop-ups, how to prepare for a disaster, and reddit’s new nudity rules. Now get out of here and enjoy your weekend – after you read this, of course! A neutral net? The net neutrality verdict […]

REDDIT LAYS BARE ITS NEW NUDITY RULES

Reddit is notorious for being an ‘anything goes’ kind of platform, which is one of the biggest draws for the many millions of people who use it; however, the site announced new nudity guidelines yesterday, and it’s something that the rest of the internet could do with following too. Gone are the days of sharing […]

THE WARNING SIGNS YOU’VE BEEN IGNORING

If you were approaching a cliff edge, or baiting a particularly volatile sibling, you wouldn’t ignore the warning signs (rocks tumbling into the abyss, your sister’s pupils dilating as she lunges for the nearest sharp object etc.). When it comes to visiting dodgy sites though, why do a shocking number of users ignore internet security warnings, […]

CALLING ALL LINUX LOVERS

Listen up Linuxers – next Wednesday we have a legend in da houuuse! OK, he’s called maddog but that doesn’t excuse whatever it was that I just did there. We are lucky to have the executive director of Linux International, Jon ‘maddog’ Hall, speaking at UKFast, and he’ll be dropping pearls of wisdom all over […]

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST

Well done for surviving another week guys – hope it’s been a good’un! Over at UKFast we’ve been talking about the critical new bug affecting Windows, the controversial connectivity project from Virgin, the rise of Dark Social and Lenovo’s security screw-up. Now kick back with all of the other things! Malware on the menu Earlier […]

A SUPER FISHY SITUATION

It all hit the fan for Lenovo this morning, after the tech company came under fire for installing adware on new consumer laptops in 2014; adware that could potentially also leave users vulnerable to attack. The software from Superfish injects third party ads on Google and other sites, whether you want it there or not. Lenovo now says […]

DARK SOCIAL RISES

At the end of last year, Dark Social was thought to represent more sharing activity than all other channels combined; but what is it, and – after more digging – is it that simple? This type of social networking represents a lucrative, but relatively untapped section of the market, so let’s shed some light on it. […]

PROJECT LIGHTNING ILLUMINATES THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

In its 2015 Tech Predictions event, Deloitte forecast that the gap between connection speeds could get worse as the year progresses. Well, it seems it wasn’t far wrong, as Virgin Media has announced that it will be concentrating on ‘towns and cities’ rather than more rural areas in its broadband expansion, which is set to increase […]

THE CRITICAL RISK TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003

Microsoft recently patched Jasbug (MS15-011), a fifteen year old vulnerability it has deemed ‘critical’. It could potentially allow attackers to take control of systems running any version of Windows (which, according to Netshare, accounts for about 91% of the market), but it’s only really a problem if you’re running Windows Server 2003. Jasbug – named after its […]