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Fast Friday – 30th June 2017

30.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Whilst it's true that cyber criminals never sleep it's also basically the weekend, so we've peppered our tech news roundup with a little more fun and a lot more fur than usual. Have a great one!  1. Meet Popchop, Fuzzable, and Spackles Do these completely made-up words sound like they could be the name of your next pet? That’s because they were created by a neural network, built by research scientist Janelle Shane. A guinea pig rescue home asked for her help in naming their backlog of ‘pigs, so she fed in a list of the most common names we…

Should You Pay Your Ransomware Ransom?

29.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Whilst WannaCry is in the rear-view mirror for most of us, there’s a new threat looming over the horizon called Petya. Well technically it’s called NotPetya, but it is Petya. It’s a sequel. Bear with me. The virus is thought…

Bring Your Dog To Work (Every) Day

26.6.2017 by Al McCloud

While #BringYourDogToWorkDay might be trending on Twitter and lighting up the face of every pup-parent across the country, at UKFast, every day of the year is Bring Your Dog To Work Day! Alongside the free bar, gym, and skiing howlidays,…

Fast Friday – 23rd June 2017

23.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Companies are being hacked, parliamentary officials are losing their passwords and now even speed cameras are infected with ransomware. Is this the end of the world as we know it? Nope, it’s just another week on the web! Here are…

How will Brexit Affect The GDPR?

21.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Trying to remain neutral whilst describing British politics in the last 12 months leaves me with only one viable adjective: eventful. Though the initial Brexit announcement may feel like it happened in the 1800’s it was just 12 months ago.…

What’s The Situation With Automation?

20.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Whatever your line of work (unless you’re a lumberjack or glass-blower) it likely includes collecting and redistributing data. You probably don’t call it ‘redistributing data’ though, because that would be weird. Instead, you’ll know it as sharing sales figures or…

Fast Friday – 16th June 2017

16.6.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ve gathered up the week’s technology links in case you missed them, and we're saying happy birthday to the gif, which has been around for 30 years. Have a great weekend!  1. Happy 30th to your favourite image file type…

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Business

15.6.2017 by Al McCloud

Finding the time and motivation to exercise is a hurdle stopping a lot of us from actually getting out there and doing it. This is particularly true if it’s raining or you’re tired or, let’s be honest if there’s literally…

Unlocked London 2017: Live Blog

13.6.2017 by Al McCloud

 Whether you missed Unlocked London or would just like to relive the highlights, scroll down to dip in to our sold-out cybersecurity conference.

A New BASEline In Business Cybersecurity

12.6.2017 by Al McCloud

A few years ago you might have heard the term ‘ransomware’ and assumed it was a new line of clothing. These days we’re all too familiar with cyber criminals and the threat they pose to us and businesses online. The…