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Public Wi-Fi: Who’s Looking Over Your Shoulder?

29.9.2011 by Jenn Granger

Have you ever used public Wi-Fi? I do, sometimes without even realising it when my phone picks it up while I'm out. However, do you understand the potential dangers of using it? Public Wi-Fi is almost completely insecure as all local LAN traffic is unencrypted. If you look over your shoulder the person sitting at their laptop with a cup of coffee in hand could not only be looking at everything you are doing but could actually be interacting with the sites as if they are you. For companies this means that employees could be diligently working out of the…

A Hundred New UKFasters

29.9.2011 by Alice Cullen

As we announced this week, UKFast is to embark on a massive recruitment drive and double our staff numbers over the next 18 months. What better time is there to give everyone a little insight into what working at UKFast…

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail

29.9.2011 by Alice Cullen

Today's blog title is a classic quote that I'm certain most people will smile knowingly with. I've been a project manager at a big corporate and I'm currently in the middle of directing a new musical so I know all…

Mobile Shopping and Social Silver Surfers

19.9.2011 by Alice Cullen

Mobile internet is massively on the up. Pensioners are tweeting and Facebook-ing, but hardly any of us purchase e-learning material on the net. This is according to the latest Office of National Statistics internet usage statistics report for the twelve…

Open Standards Plan Needed for Government Open Source

16.9.2011 by Pingu

There has been plenty of talk about the government reducing costs by following an open source strategy recently but TechEye has discovered that in practice the proprietary software companies are still appearing as top choice for IT procurement. MP Tom…

Linux Hit by Serious Security Breach

15.9.2011 by Jenn Granger

The Linux Foundation infrastructure which includes, and subdomains are still offline following a security breach discovered on the 8th September. This follows, and is believed to be related to, the hack on a number of servers in the…

September 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

14.9.2011 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in September's Advance notification post this month's security bulletin releases are now confirmed to contain 5 bulletins addressing 15 vulnerabilities, all of which have an important rating. Microsoft has recommended for all security updates to be installed asap.…

3 Practical Ways to Promote Your Ecommerce Website Using Social Media

13.9.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post by Liam Ahern. Liam is an Online Business Specialist at I-COM (, an award winning online marketing agency in Manchester. I-COM offers a full range of online marketing services, including web design, social media marketing,…

Public Sector IT: Beige office and Windows 98 PC or Apps and iPads?

12.9.2011 by Alice Cullen

Technology in the public sector has always been a topic of debate. For most it is seen as outdated and expensive; for others, the sector's use of IT is seen as an area of untapped potential. When I think about…

September 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

9.9.2011 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for September 2011, sees the release of 5 bulletins addressing 15 vulnerabilities: Bulletin Breakdown: All 5 bulletins are rated Important 3 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Elevation of Privilege The…