Archive for 'Data Protection' Category

Did GCHQ spy on you- how to check

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

A recent UK tribunal that GCHQ illegally spied on UK citizens means that you can now try and find out if they spied on you. The Tribunal’s decision was the first time that the court ruled against the intelligence agencies since it was established in 2000. It found that GCHQ collected data from the NSA’s Prism […]

The dangers of the Connected Home

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT)  lets us communicate and connect via a myriad of different technologies. The IoT promises to  let stuff, devices and gadgets connect in the same way that humans do via the internet. Already it is possible to get smart thermostats, fridges, ovens, washing machines, air conditioners, lights, plugs, music players, baby […]

GCHQ and NSA tracking billions of mobile phones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by GCHQ and NSA every day according to reports the Washington Post.The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency’s anti-terror work. The “dragnet surveillance” was condemned by digital rights groups who called for the NSA’s […]

Stolen Facebook, Google passwords dumped online

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013

More than two million stolen passwords used for sites such as Facebook, Google and other web services have been posted online.It is suspected the data was taken from computers infected with malicious software that logged key presses.  It is not known how old the details are – but the experts warned that even out-dated information […]

Sir Tim Berners-Lee- UK and US govt encryption cracking is appalling and foolish

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and GCHQ- warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed. As the inventor of the global system of inter-connectivity known as the web, with […]

GCHQ and NSA spy on smartphones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 6, 2013

GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) is reported have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. German news weekly Der Spiegel says documents suggest the NSA and the British GCHQ made joint efforts to gather intelligence. Teams looked at each phone to crack its privacy codes, Der […]

Google’s Android accounts for 79% of phone malware

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

79% of malicious attacks on mobiles in 2012 occurred on devices running Google’s Android operating system, US authorities have said.Public information website Public Intelligence published the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation memo to US police and emergency medical personnel. Nokia’s Symbian system, on the Finnish company’s basic-feature handsets, had had […]

Nuisance calls must be stopped says ICO

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The data protection regulator has called for more powers to stop companies making nuisance calls, after fining a firm that broke the rules.Tameside Energy Services, based in Denton, Manchester was fined £45,000 for making unwanted marketing calls. The Information Commissioner received more than 1,000 complaints from people who had signed up to the Telephone Preference […]

France warns Snowden bugging claims will damage EU- USA relationship

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned EU-US trade deal.He said there could be no negotiations without guarantees that spying would stop “immediately”. Meanwhile, Russian and US security agencies are reportedly discussing how to deal with the man behind the leaks. Former CIA-analyst Edward […]

UK under cyberspace attack warns GCHQ

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The UK is under daily attack in cyberspace according to British intelligence. Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks. GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban said business secrets were being stolen on an “industrial scale”. Foreign hackers have penetrated some firms for up to two years, he […]