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New head of GCHQ is a diplomat

Posted by Kevin on April 28, 2014

The new head of GCHQ is neither a spy by trade nor a hard-hitting political bully — he is a diplomat. Robert Hannigan, selected to replace Sir Iain Lobban, as head of Britain’s spy agency GCHQ comes out of the Foreign Office and is a former adviser to Tony Blair in Northern Ireland. Ex-colleagues say […]

A RAT is not a RAT when a remote access tool is a remote access trojan

Posted by Kevin on April 28, 2014

Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a blight on the internet – they allow attackers to take complete control of the victim’s computer to do and steal what they wish. Remote Access Tools (RATs), however, are increasingly valuable to provide remote support to an increasingly distributed workforce. Which is which is not always clear. At the […]

Has big business won; has net neutrality died in America?

Posted by Kevin on April 28, 2014

After being a long-term supporter of net neutrality, the American Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has taken an axe to it. The current chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to allow broadband providers to charge larger providers larger fees. This mirrors the view of Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes in Europe. Both claim that it will not […]


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Posted by Kevin on April 9, 2014

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