It’s 2019, but millions of Brits are still using simple passwords that could easily be hacked. A survey carried out by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed more than 22m people across the UK used 123456 as a password, making it the most common password used for breached accounts. Read more: Government urges businesses to ramp up cyber security Millions of … [Read more...] about Millions use 123456 as a password, UK spy study finds
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The UK has been named the safest country in the world for internet users by Microsoft, but the tech giant warned many still suffer from abuse, scams and unwanted contact.The firm, releasing the figures to mark Safer Internet Day, said the most common complaints for UK users included being contacted by strangers, receiving unwanted sexual messages and being called offensive … [Read more...] about UK is ‘safest place in the world’ for internet users, study claims
Australia's open banking framework still being developed, but earlier this week the UK’s open banking regime celebrated its first anniversary.The UK's open banking 'revolution' didn't arrive in year one of the grand project — but to think that it would have done might be missing the point entirely.While YouGov research from August showed that 72 percent of UK adults … [Read more...] about Open banking one year on in the UK: where is it at?
Scientist and engineers get a fair crack at adorning Bank of England notes. Since 1970, Isaac Newton, George Stephenson, Michael Faraday, James Watt, and Charles Darwin have all had their turn sharing a note with the Queen. I’d also argue Florence Nightingale, who gathered and analyzed data to inform her treatments and invented the polar area diagram, clearly counts as a … [Read more...] about Here are the lesser-known scientists the UK should put on the new £50 note
LONDON — The demonstrators let out a collective scream: “Whose streets? Our streets!”Anger crackled in the air as the protesters — some in red MAGA caps or dressed in flag-themed clothing — grew incensed at a small group of liberal counterprotesters who were chanting “racist scum” at them from behind a metal … [Read more...] about Trump inspires UK nationalists