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Are we Stuck in the Past on Security?

31.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

What’s your mother’s maiden name? Where did you go to school? What was the name of your cousin’s best mate’s first kiss? These are the kinds of questions you’re probably used to seeing when you sign up to a bank or any other protected account. Whilst many businesses around the world are moving away from this method though, the UK – that stickler for tradition – seems to be clinging on, which could be damaging our security. A report by identity-management company Okta says that around the world businesses are moving away from using the Q&A method of securing sites…

Fridays at UKFast – 28th August

28.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s official, August is pretty much done with, and that’s kinda terrifying. So you should probably console yourself by having a read of this week’s roundup! This week we’ve celebrated our very own ‘Mr Manchester’s’ two years at UKFast, and…

The Third Party Threat

27.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

Third party data theft is on the rise and recent hacks are scary examples of the consequences of not knowing who has access to your data. Apparently many firms aren’t dealing with third party security well enough – but there’s…

Spamming the Spam King with Criminal Charges

26.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

If you thought that the cops - the fuzz, the po-po - weren’t quite keeping up with punishments for the new digital age then think again. The ‘Spam King’ – responsible for dropping spam on tens of millions of Facebook…

Pi Update Day One

26.8.2015 by Guest

One of our fab texperts Tyson is out in Malawi right now, helping to create a technical suite at The Kasupe Project, Chigonere Village. This will see five Raspberry Pi computers for the primary school that Kasupe has opened in…

The Five Fears of Cloud Security

25.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption is currently security, and even with businesses that have moved to cloud, data threats are still hitting the top spot for fears. This could be translating into a massive missed opportunity, so…

A Life with Pi

25.8.2015 by Guest

Bryn tells us about UKFast's sweetest mission; building a Raspberry Pi cafe for a school in Manchester. Last week, our very own Director of Education Aaron and tech supremo Tyson travelled down to the Dean Trust’s Broadoak School. Their mission:…

What Inspires You?

24.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

Inspiration can be hard to come by. Every day we wake up and go to work, inspired by the love of the job, the drive to achieve, and, yes, the regular paycheck (or at least, the fear of ending up…

Two Years

24.8.2015 by Guest

You might have met Mr Marsh on one of the many Manchester networking events, or on one of the tours we have of UKFast Campus each week, or at a training and education event. Well, Chris Marsh, or Mr Manchester…

Fridays at UKFast – 21st August

21.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

Happy Friday everyone, welcome to your weekend! This week we’ve been talking about a hack affecting mobile users (so pretty much all of us then!), and building employee engagement outside of the office. We delved deeper into the five flavours…