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RATting – Are You Being Watched?

21.6.2013 by Alice Cullen

We’ve all had that feeling of being watched, but what if you are actually being watched – through your webcam? We take a look at the recent influx of ratting attacks and find out how you can protect yourself. What is ratting? Ratting is the process of infecting a computer with a ‘RAT’ (remote access trojan). This trojan gives the hacker COMPLETE control over the infected machine – including access to files, microphones and web cams (and the ability to turn them on and off, even without the light or giving any signal of the camera being activated). The rat…

The Internet Through a Prism

12.6.2013 by Alice Cullen

In recent days, tech’s biggest names have been thrown into chaos after a whistleblower revealed that almost everything we do online is being tracked through a US government surveillance programme called Prism. Let’s go into a little bit more detail…

#BacktoBasics: What is Private Cloud?

5.6.2013 by Alice Cullen

Of the three main types of cloud solution, the private cloud is the most secure virtualised platform available; the crème de la crème of cloud. Private cloud The very best in cloud computing, the private cloud offers enhanced security and…