October 23, 2015  4:41 PM

CyberWar: GCHQ under threat from North Korean hackers

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
CyberWar, GCHQ, Hackers, NSA, Snowden

June 22, 2015  12:06 PM

Hot sauce QR code too hot for some

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
advertising, Security

Heinz went red in the face recently as one of its consumers pointed out a

March 27, 2015  12:13 PM

Cisco’s postal service needs some work

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cisco, Hacking, Hardware, Networking

Cisco has hit on a novel way to stop the US National Security Agency (NSA) from tampering with its networking kit by sending its customer orders to the wrong address.

The shady US surveillance unit was previously accused by notorious whistle blower...

March 26, 2015  4:18 PM

Smartphones lack smart users

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Security, Smartphones

Most smartphones lack smart users a survey by mobile security firm Lookout has revealed, with 52% of people who claimed to be security savvy admitting they do not read privacy policies for...

March 20, 2015  3:07 PM

Kaspersky’s sauna nights with the KGB

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

When it comes to kicking back after work, most people open a bottle of wine, binge-watch a favourite show on Netflix and/or hit the gym to work off some of the day's frustrations.

Not anti-virus kingpin Eugene Kaspersky, though, who seems to have a...

November 7, 2013  12:55 PM

Always wanted to run a Death Star?

WAshford Profile: WAshford
IOS, iPhone, iTunes, LucasArts, NimbleBit, TinyTower

If you have always wanted to run a Death Star - and who hasn't - well now you can, thanks to the marvels of smartphone technology and some smart moves by George Lucas.

OK, not a real Death Star, which as far as Downtime knows do not really exist, or even a Hollywood...

October 10, 2013  9:40 AM

Nowhere to hide from cyber attacks

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Android, Bluetooth, consumer devices, Hacking

There is nowhere to hide from cyber attacks - not even the privy is safe anymore, according to security firm Kaspersky Labs.

The firm has just added toilets to the increasingly long list of

July 29, 2013  12:21 PM

I’ve been attacked by a bear, it’s over [END TEXT]

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
app, Apple, IOS, iPhone, smartphone

July 9, 2013  4:35 PM

What would you do on the day of the dead?

jscott1 Profile: jscott1

June 12, 2013  3:16 PM

How will we look in 100,000 years time?

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
future, Google Glass, microchip, NSA

Images of how humans will look in 100,000 years' time have been produced by artist Nickolay Lamm and Computational Genomics PhD Dr. Alan Kwan.

According to

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