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?
For the first time since wartime restrictions were finally lifted in 1954, the British government is planning a return to rationing. This has nothing to do with food shortages caused by Hitler’s Germany but with a different kind of totalitarian menace: health and safety Nazis.The lunatic plan emanates from a body of grotesquely overpaid bureaucrats called Public Health … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Meet the Calorie Gestapo! UK Government to Bring Back Rationing
The last 12 months have been a strange and confusing time in tech, especially for the giants housed mostly in Silicon Valley. This is the year that the default public attitude to tech firms such as Google and Facebook became one of suspicion, resulting in greater scrutiny from politicians and media. Business Insider has captured something of the changing spirit with a … [Read more...] about ‘Funding secured’: The 17 most unbelievable things people in tech said in 2018