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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 28th Nov

28.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Take heart, intrepid shoppers – it may be Black Friday but that doesn’t mean that your mood has to be black! Take a break from brawling in the shops to catch up with how many businesses are getting involved in the Internet of Things, our Raspberry Pi Challenge day, how to avoid internal threats, and what you need to know about for Windows Server 2003 end of life. Happy FriYAY! The Syrian Electronic Army pops up Yesterday the Syrian Electronic Army took control of the Gigya comment platform, causing a whole lotta havoc by getting popups to appear telling people…

RIP Windows Server 2003

27.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Windows server 2003 is reaching end-of-life, and it’s leaving the world with a support-shaped hole in its heart. Microsoft has announced that the end date will be July 15th 2015; and whilst that sounds like a lot of time, it’s…

The Threat We Forget

26.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Loss of data, loss of dolla, angry customers, and public shame are a few of the consequences of a security breach. Obviously the bigger the company, the bigger the target – and the bigger the shame splash zone. Because of…

Eliminating The Skills Gap – A Piece Of Pi

25.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

I may not know much about children, but I’m pretty sure I know two things that every kid enjoys: pie, and learning to do cool new things. And with the Raspberry Pi challenge day, kids from Ashton-on-Mersey School kinda got…

The Internet Of All The Things

24.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

The Internet of Things is a buzzword that’s become a (smart) window into the future, with research showing that more than 60% of firms have deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) solution; but what potential benefits and pitfalls does it…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 21st Nov

21.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Greetings earthlings – congratulations, you’ve survived another week, and hopefully it’s been a good one! There’s been a fair bit happening, from how you can get involved in spreading some love this Christmas, to the robocops IRL; plus how stepping…

The Most Secure Messaging Service?

20.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

With all the privacy issues kicking about recently, we’ve started to realise that the cute dog pics/embarrassing selfies/awkward private messages we’ve been sending our nearest and dearest aren’t as private as we once thought (and/or desperately hoped); but those days…

A Beta Future For Tech

19.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Exams. They suck. But luckily there are intrepid people out there who are willing to help improve the current methods, and ensure that exams are asking the right questions at the right level to ensure people are getting the skillset…

Robocops In Real Life

18.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

The K5 Autonomous Data Machine looks a bit like the lovechild of EVE from Wall-E and R2D2 – and has been built to take over security jobs. Californian start-up Knightscope has designed these upgraded bots to replace human guards everywhere…

Manchester’s Mission This Christmas

17.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Regardless of whether you hate sprouts, hate snow, or hate everybody, December 25th is a time for giving; and with this in mind - and considering that one in three - yep, one in three! - children in Manchester don’t…