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A Headline Hack-trick

31.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

One high profile cyber attack is bad enough, but three close together becomes a terrifying reminder of how rapidly threats are moving online. Three new cyber attacks have hit the headlines this week; and all three have taken away some useful security tips that everyone can learn from. British Airways’ airmiles account, the coding site GitHub, and the work chat platform Slack have all come under fire from cyber attacks recently. If you’re a user of any of the sites and are now feeling a little worried, fret not - all three firms have now alerted users of the issues. However, BA is in the bad…

Celebrating the Brains Behind the Businesses

30.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Like me, servers will only work under optimal conditions; unlike me, if a server crashes it could affect entire businesses, not just the unfortunate souls in my immediate rage splash-zone. Plus - whilst all I really need to be happy is…

Fridays at UKFast – 27th March

27.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Welcome to another instalment of FRIDAY everyone! This week we’ve mostly been talking about ISPs not protecting our security, the importance of images in ecommerce, an up-and-coming Generation of Things, and why it might be time to break up with…

Why it Might be Time to Break Up with Facebook

26.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If you’re happy for Facebook to know all about your life – both public and private – then you can ignore this. But if you want Facebook’s insight into your life to be limited to what you choose to put…

The Next Generation (Of Things)

25.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

A new report has answered the question of what your teenager is doing upstairs. No, they’re not playing Call of Duty, trying to home-brew Gin and listening to Boyz II Men on repeat. They’re up there learning about tech. Seriously.…

A Picture Sells A Thousand Products

24.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Images are powerful, and crucial for online businesses. They’re at the heart of ecommerce success, and when used correctly can really make a difference to the success of a business. Online businesses must sell their customers a “dream” with their…

An Eye For An Isp

23.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If someone sold you a dodgy device, you’d probably get pretty mad; but if someone knowingly sold you a dodgy device that’s a whole new level of uncool. Some ISPs are being accused of distributing ADSL routers that they knew…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 20th March

20.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Well, hopefully all of the exciting things that have happened this week haven’t been totally ‘eclipsed’ by the sky’s antics this morning! And even if they have, we’ve been shedding some light on Facebook’s policies, the city of the future,…

Important Information If Your Site Takes Payments Online

19.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Sec Pay, the API provider for the popular Pay Point payment gateway service has announced that after April 1st this year it will only support TLS v1.2. This is important for anyone still using Windows Server 2003 / Server 2008…

Flying High After Cloud Expo Europe

18.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Last week we had a great few days down at the Cloud Expo Europe in London, meeting old friends, making new ones, and talking to people about the fantastic benefits cloud hosting could bring to their business. As gold sponsors…