Carphone Warehouse fined £400,00

“Left its systems vulnerable by failing to update its software and carry out routine testing” (The Information Commissioners Office in its $400,000 judgement about Carphone Warehouse) Is this you and your business? If you ask Your IT people are sure to say “you’re OK” – but the truth is yes! Few UK SMEs have: A […]

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect & Cyber Security

By James Pink The Dunning-Kruger Effect… The psychological term for someone who believes they understand enough not to be caught out, but this illusory superiority leads them to be caught out by the very thing they think they understand. A perfect example: Many people think they understand what a Phishing Attack looks like… until they […]

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What is Spectre and Meltdown?

By Alex Probert Two vulnerabilities have been identified on the main part of a computer component, this component is the processor. The processor’s main job is to handle instructions from the user with input and output operations. The processor will essentially predict the information that it may need to improve speed and performance, this is […]

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History of Cryptography

By Alex Probert Cryptography has been detached from steganography, which was used to conceal important messages. It has been around since pre-1900 BC; one device was called the Scytale, which was a wooden stick with a long scroll attached with random letters on it. To decrypt the message, the user would need to wrap the […]

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Bitcoin wallets HACKED? Iranian v3.0

By Tyrese Garvie 22nd December 2017 15:16pm Bitcoin (BTC) has plummeted over 30% over the last few days and more so today – many people are claiming that the bubble has finally popped, but others are claiming that it was hacked by a group named ‘Iranian v3.0’. It all started with a message posted on pastebin.com […]

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It will be a legal right to demand high-speed broadband

By Tyrese Garvie & Lewis Rogers In the past few years, we have seen an increase in broadband speeds, with there now being more locations than ever around Britain with 4G coverage. So would it surprise you, if  I told you that over 1 million houses and offices in the UK are without the sufficient broadband […]

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