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British intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), appears to be able to intercept most functions of Microsoft's Skype voice and messaging application, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Published by The Intercept, the documents state that the GHCQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) has made it possible for government agencies to surveil Skype communications in real-time without users of the application being aware of it taking place.
Tough new penalties for computer hackers who jeopardise national security may come into effect in Britain under measures introduced in the Queen's Speech overnight.
The UK Government wants life sentences to be imposed on hackers that sabotage computer networks and cause deadly civil unrest through cutting off food distribution, telecommunications networks or energy supplies, under a new Serious Crime Bill.
New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a common method for cyberattacks to disrupt an online businesses. A DDoS attack uses compromised computer systems to attack a single target, sending traffic from multiple points of origin in a flow which often overwhelms a system, causing it to deny authentic traffic access to services.
Before Glass becomes a publicly available product, Google's quietly embarked on a campaign to get its iconic eyewear into the hands of those who can use it to tackle complex issues.
After it gifted five pairs to researchers at Newcastle University, Google's allowed its wearable to undergo its first UK medical trial, where it's being used to support people suffering from Parkinson's disease. Researchers want to help patients live more independently, and they're already seeing results.
The UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has opened for business, marking the latest step in the government's ongoing effort to bolster the nation's cyber defences.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude opened the CERT-UK at a private press event, promising it will aid both the public and private sectors' cyber defence efforts in a variety of ways.