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British Airways CEO Alex Cruz has said the root cause of today's London flight-grounding IT systems ambi-cockup is "a power supply issue" and that the airline has "no evidence of any cyberattack".
The airline has cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick amid what BA has confirmed to The Register is a "global IT system failure".
Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister saying that should the government be re-elected, which polls suggest it will, it will move quickly to compel social media firms to hand over decrypted data.
By Friday numerous tech sites including Ars Technica, delivered the bug discovery news, this time of strange NTFS bug making web pages crash for those still running Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs. NTFS refers to the NT file system.
"Remember the blue screen of death? It's kind of like that," said Engadget. Actually, the bug causes the computer to slow down or crash.
In the wake of the new Investigatory Powers Act and the effect it might have on end-to-end crypto, and the further privacy- and security-eroding effects of the Digital Economy Act, we thought it was high time to write a guide on building your own VPN. If you want to keep your data safe and your browsing habits private, funnelling everything through your own VPN is one of the best things you can do.
The awesome operating system Linux is free and open source. As such, there are thousands of different ‘flavours’ available – and some types of Linux such as Ubuntu are generic and meant for many different uses.
But security-conscious users will be pleased to know that there are also a number of Linux distributions (distros) specifically designed for privacy. They can help to keep your data safe through encryption and operating in a ‘Live’ mode where no data is written to your hard drive in use.