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What Are Thingbots and Why Are They a Threat?

14.1.2019 by UKFast

The wonderful world of cyber-threats is full of buzzwords and phrases. Red teaming, botnet, IoT, smart attacks, thingbots...the list is getting pretty long as the landscape evolves and mutates. But what on earth are thingbots? And why are they a threat? Let’s find out. What are they? To define a thingbot, first of all we need to be clear about the concept of a botnet. A botnet is typically a collection of connected computers that are used to carry out repetitive tasks. This is completely legal in many cases e.g. when making the user journey smoother on a website. However,…

On Cloud Nine: The Best Cloud Events of 2018

11.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

This year has been a rip-roaring year so far when it comes to events– our team have been zipping off all over the country, getting the best up-to-date info on the latest innovations. And one topic has been dominating the…

How Wireless Routers Were Hacked into a DDoS Army

17.1.2018 by Al McCloud

What the Huawei HG532 router teaches us about IoT security. Arguably the first ‘Internet of Things’ device was created back in 1991 at the University of Cambridge. It was called the ‘Trojan Room coffee pot’ – it was a camera,…

The 5 Most Unexpected IoT Hacks of 2017

13.9.2017 by Al McCloud

Hacking a PC is so 1999. These days, if you want props as a cybercriminal you’ve got to hack stuff. Smart fridges, smart cars, smart, erm, fidget spinners? You name it; if you can hack a smart device you’re basically…

How IoT Transforms Business

10.3.2017 by Alice Cullen

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming our home lives. We can regulate our lighting, heating and sound remotely from a computer or smartphone, meaning we’re connected to what goes on inside our houses even when we’re away from…

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things?

1.3.2017 by Alice Cullen

The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives; you can unlock your front door with your phone, change TV channels at home from your office desk and watch live as your family gets annoyed…

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

22.2.2017 by Alice Cullen

Have you got an Internet of Things (IoT) device? From easily identifiable appliances – think smartwatches and heating systems – to more novel items like L’Oreal’s IoT hairbrush, we’re integrating tech into our daily lives in a major way. Our…

Tech Review – Internet of Things 2016 and Beyond

13.2.2017 by Guest

It’s safe to say that 2016 was a year of game-changing developments in the world of technology. From automation and virtual reality, to driverless cars and artificial intelligence we witnessed an influx in innovations. In a recent round table at…

Internet of Things That are Trying to Attack You

24.10.2016 by Jenn Granger

It’s the final week of Cyber Security Month and we have a bit of a case study - a security nightmare of biblical proportions, if you will – to perfectly highlight why it’s so important to have good security practices.…

What The New Lazy-Making Button Teaches us About Security

31.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

First online shopping meant we didn’t even need to leave the house (praise technology!); now Amazon’s Dash buttons mean we don’t even have to make it to our laptops. It’s a pretty exciting time to be alive – or to…