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Lines begin forming for iPhone 6 outside UK Apple Stores

posted onSeptember 11, 2014
by l33tdawg

You can't get your hands on one until September 19th, but that hasn't stopped Apple fans from forming an orderly queue already.

With tent pitched the first eager enthusiast was Daniel Rodrigues, pictured above.

He has set up camp outside the famous Regent Street Apple Store in London. It's unclear whether he's an Apple fanatic or has been paid to stay in line, but what we do know is, he's got a very long wait ahead. The iPhone 6 was unveiled yesterday in Cupertino, California.

British spy agency attempts mammoth hack

posted onAugust 20, 2014
by l33tdawg

Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been scanning every public-facing server in 27 countries for several years to find any weak systems in waht some have described as a 'gargantuan scale' hack.

The agency's so-called 'Hacienda' program, revealed by German publication Heise, started in 2009 when GCHQ decided to apply the standard tool of port scanning against entire nations.

Child abuse images dragnet snares 660 suspected paedophiles

posted onJuly 17, 2014
by l33tdawg

An unprecedented six-month operation coordinated by the NCA and involving 45 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles.

More than 400 children across the UK have been safeguarded. Some of those arrested had unsupervised access to children in the course of their work. They include doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers.

British Secret Agents No More Skilled Than An 'Average Hacker'

posted onJuly 16, 2014
by l33tdawg

To any British kid who grew up watching James Bond, it might appear that Her Majesty’s Secret Service is clever enough to defeat any adversary. After the Snowden revelations, many people have changed their mind about whether spies are still the good guys, but it’s almost impossible to shake that English belief that the UK is home to the smartest of all spooks.

British spies boast ability to intercept Skype calls

posted onJuly 15, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.

Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

posted onJune 5, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.

Majority of UK firms unprepared for DDoS attacks, study finds

posted onMay 7, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.

First UK Google Glass trial gives Parkinson's sufferers more independence

posted onApril 9, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.

Anti-hacker CERT-UK opens for business

posted onApril 1, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.