Every nanosecond, someone disagrees with what someone else has said on the Internet. Most of these people leave an angry response or meme on a comment thread and then promptly forget about it. However, a minority take it much further and use technology to attack websites and other online presences. No host, server, or website is immune to these large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Here’s how to explain them and what you can do.
We’ve witnessed a rapid evolution of data storage over the last 50 years – from clunky 1-tonne behemoth machines that would barely store a 5-minute mp3 file in the 1960s to thumbnail-sized micro SD cards with capacities of 512 gigabytes today.
They have been busy working on them all year and now, with the festive season just around the corner, nearly all the major brands are busy persuading us that their campaign, not their competitors’, will mark Christmas 2014. Last year festive TV and social media ad campaigns topped…
Picture the scene.
You’re a top private investigator with one of the best reputations in the industry for hunting down criminals and solving mysteries of all kinds. You solve 99.99% of your cases, and there’s a very long list of people who have hired you for your services and been delighted with the results.
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In the world of development and technology things can get incredibly complex. Indeed from the casual onlookers perspective it could almost be regarded as mystical. Although a lot of advanced technology has made its way into the consumer market, a lot of the users of said technologies are completely oblivious to how they work. I recently introduced my friend to Dropbox so that he could better organise his life and he promptly described the whole thing as “witchcraft and sorcery”.
By now you’re probably aware that a serious Unix (Linux) vulnerability has been discovered. Named ‘Shellshock’, it affects Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. The aim of this post is to outline the steps we’ve already taken, and provide more details on what (if anything) you need to do.
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Following on from our Proud to be .uk infographic, we’ve turned our post covering the UK’s biggest digital achievements into an infographic to highlight some of the most significant technological contributions to date. From programming to portable hardware to 3D graphics, it’s surprising how far-reaching the UK’s impact has been over the years. Check out our infographic and share or add to your own website.