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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 16th Jan

16.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

TGIF, amirite?? It’s been a full-on week, with WHOIS showing its support for Charlie Hebdo, and David Cameron making a bit of a security blunder in the tragedy's wake. We also had a great guest post on how to carry out a…

What Your Facebook Likes Reveal About You

15.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

Ladies and gentlemen, you have a new best friend – and you may not even know it yet. It really knows you, and it’s always there for you – providing it doesn’t run out of battery that is. A new…

Migrating Your IT Infrastructure

14.1.2015 by Guest

Migrating your IT infrastructure is much like moving house. It’s not a job that many people like doing and it becomes far too easy to keep putting it off, and telling yourself things are OK so why go through the…

The Flaw In The Government’s Security Plan

13.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

David Cameron has called for a new piece of comprehensive legislation to close terrorists’ ‘safe spaces’ on the internet so they can’t talk to each other anymore; but it could actually make things worse. What’s happened? Following the attacks in…

A Web Of Solidarity

12.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

The world is still reeling from the Paris shootings, but in the wake of the destruction it has also come together with a message of support: ‘Je Suis Charlie’. The internet can be a place where hatred is spread, but…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 9th Jan

9.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s the first full week back since New Year’s and you’ve made it, so good work on that. It’s been a pretty heavy one, with the one New Year’s resolution you should keep, the importance of responsible disclosure, the Goldilocks’…

Wanna Join Zuckerberg’s Book Club?

8.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

As Facebook’s bid to take over the world continues, Zuckerberg has dubbed 2015 the year of books and started an online book club, which is set to be bigger than Oprah’s. But is this a way of expanding Facebook’s range…

WHY GOLDILOCKS’ RULES APPLY TO DATA CENTRES

7.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

When it comes to data centres (the big hiiiighly technical buildings that house your servers aka your data aka your online business) the environment has to be like Goldilocks’ porridge: not too hot, not too cold – just right.  If…

The Importance Of Responsible Disclosure

6.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

Attention Moonpig customers – you may want to change your account details, now-ish. Moonpig is known for personalised greeting cards, but the only greeting it’s giving customers right now comes in the form of a security vulnerability. What’s worse is…

The One New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep

5.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

Get fit, learn a language, stop watching Great British Bake Off repeats until three in the morning – it’s five days into the New Year and it’s becoming rapidly and terrifyingly apparent that the resolutions we made in last week’s…