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The Worrying Origins Of The Reign Malware

3.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

A new decade-old malware that Symantec is calling ‘groundbreaking and almost peerless’ has emerged. It’s customisable, and they reckon the main purpose of the malware is intelligence gathering. What’s even more interesting is that experts reckon it’s been born out…

The Most Secure Messaging Service?

20.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

With all the privacy issues kicking about recently, we’ve started to realise that the cute dog pics/embarrassing selfies/awkward private messages we’ve been sending our nearest and dearest aren’t as private as we once thought (and/or desperately hoped); but those days…

Facebook Gets Deep (Web)

5.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

Tor may be something generally associated with the ‘deep web’, but now Facebook – a site that is anything but private, seemingly broadcasting anything from your most embarrassing Friday night pics to your data - has opened to Tor, meaning…

Brits Want To Be Forgotten

13.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

It seems us Brits might have a few things in our cyber closets that we’d rather stay there, as latest figures show that we’re jumping onto the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ (and off the internet's search) bandwagon in a big…

The Herod Clause: What Would You Give Up For Free Wi-Fi?

9.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

The hunt for free Wi-Fi drives people to some pretty desperate things; like cultivating a fairly serious caffeine habit in Starbucks, spending time in Macdonald’s whilst sober, and giving up their firstborn children. The usual. A recent study on Wi-Fi…

Say Ello To The New Social Network

30.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

For years now Facebook has been the popular kid of social media sites, but it may be time for it to face(book) the music and leave the prom, as new networking site Ello looks like it might be taking over…

I’m Annoyed – Are U 2?

16.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

I came home late the other night to find that an entire U2 album had been mysteriously downloaded onto my iTunes. Considering that I took against Bono some time ago, and I really don’t like U2, I assumed it was…

UNDER THREAT: IRELAND’S DATA CENTRE GOLD

4.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

In the latest instalment of the world trying to mess with our data, the US government has just ordered Microsoft to hand over emails stored in an Irish data centre. For anyone who isn’t sure why this is big news (or just wants…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 18th July

18.7.2014 by Jenn Granger

Today was supposed to be the hottest day of the year. Well, it’s been raining in Manchester but the forecast is looking up for later, so we hope you’re doing something fantastic to celebrate - and that something could well…

British Govt: Mass Surveillance is (sometimes) OK

24.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Despite the fact that the year following Snowden’s revelations has been a sliding scale of security fears and mistrust, the UK government is really doing nothing to endear itself to its public right now. In the first detailed defence of its policies…