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Flame: A Sign of Cyber Warfare’s Corporate Future?

31.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

A computer virus more powerful than the infamous Stuxnet has been discovered in Iran, fuelling fears that we are moving closer to an 'age of cyber warfare' where the corporate world is as at risk as governments. The worm, known as Flame, was discovered by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. Alexander Gostev, expert at the firm, called it “one of the most complex threats ever discovered” and many believe that the Trojan could redefine cyber espionage and cyber warfare. The sophistication of the malware has led to speculation that it was engineered by a nation-state. The purpose of the virus…

#BackToBasics What is a DDoS Attack?

29.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

Whenever we hear anything related to cyber security in the news, it is more than likely that the word DDoS will be mentioned, so what is a DDoS attack and how can we protect against it? It is a term…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Tim Berners-Lee

25.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

Now that Geek Pride Day is finally here, we celebrate the ultimate boffin who created the web experience that we know today. In 1989, Oxford University graduate and computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee created an internet-based hyper media initiative for global…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Mark Zuckerberg

24.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In 2004, a Harvard student created a website that would earn him more than $19bn and global fame. It wouldn’t be right to discuss Geek Week without a nod to the social geek. By the time Mark Zuckerberg started at…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Robert Tappan Morris Jr.

23.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In the latest post of our Geeks Who Changed the Internet series, we pay tribute to the man who opened the doors for Stuxnet. As a student at Cornell University in the 1980s, Robert Tappan-Morris created the first computer worm.…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Raymond Tomlinson and Gary Thuerk

22.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

In the second of UKFast’s Geek Week series of Geeks Who Changed the Internet, we pay homage to the chap who transformed the way we communicate and the man who was to become his nemesis. In 1971, Raymond Tomlinson invented…

Geeks Who Changed the Internet: Jimmy Wales

21.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

As this Friday is Geek Pride Day, all this week we are celebrating nerds, boffins and the geeks who changed the internet. In the first of our tributes to the geeks who changed the internet, we pay homage to the…

HTML5 – The End of Flash?

18.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

The introduction of cross-platform webpages with multimedia written into the code, in theory, eliminates the need for the ubiquitous Adobe plug-in. Back in 2010 Steve Jobs famously explained to the world why Apple won’t back Flash or support it on…

Cookie Countdown – Not Long to go…

17.5.2012 by Guest

This is a guest post from Garry Byrne, managing director of digital agency Reading Room Ltd, follow Garry on Twitter. With the ‘cookie law’ due to come into force proper in just a few weeks – the 26th May 2012…

HTML5 at a Glance

16.5.2012 by Alice Cullen

As users demand more interactive experiences and web apps become the norm, HTML4 is no longer fit for purpose, but HTML5 is here to save the day. HTML5 is the latest version of the language that web pages are written…