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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 12th Dec

12.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

S’been a long old week – luckily it’s done now. Shh, yes, you did it. We’ve tackled typosquatters and Ofcom’s connectivity report, plus the battle of the social media giants. Now it’s time to go and wrap yourself up in…

Welcome To Social Media Thunderdome 2014

11.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to grab a mug of mulled cider (or a Lemsip, if you’re feeling like I am right now), and cast a beady eye back over the big social media picture from…

The Broad(band) Divide

9.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

We’re a country known for pushing boundaries – we have everything from drones to driverless cars (this is the nation that brought you chips and gravy, for goodness’ sake!) – and yet Ofcom has just released a report about the…

The Lowdown On Typosquatters

8.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

If you’re tired, in a hurry or just have clumsy sausage fingers like me, you know how easy it is to type the wrong URL. And – particularly since ICANN started rolling out the new gTLDs - there are some…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 5th Dec

5.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

Black Friday, online health threats, a new ‘peerless’ malware emerging from a surprise source, and why apprenticeships can boost your biz. Now, I’m sure you’ve all got trees to get tangled in and Xmas parties to…. get tangled in -…

Get On Board With Apprentice-Ships

4.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

Last Thursday some of our lovely UKFasters were invited onto the HMS St Albans on the Thames in London. Who would be mad enough to let our crazy team onto a serving warship? The National Apprenticeship Service (yep, they were…

The Worrying Origins Of The Reign Malware

3.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

A new decade-old malware that Symantec is calling ‘groundbreaking and almost peerless’ has emerged. It’s customisable, and they reckon the main purpose of the malware is intelligence gathering. What’s even more interesting is that experts reckon it’s been born out…

Threatening Our Online Health

2.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

Cigarettes have long been known to harbour fugitive nasties, but after a recent ruckus it sounds like they may also be used to transmit other kinds of bad health too – this time for your computer. E-cigs have been hailed…

How To Avoid The Christmas Crash

1.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

As anyone with a pair of eyes and a shred of sanity is aware, Black Friday has become ‘the day you take your life into your own hands’ if you dare enter a shop; so it would have been understandable…