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Online porn to have age-restricted access enforced from 15 July this year

Online porn to have age-restricted access enforced from 15 July this year

Age-verification arrangements should only be concerned with verifying age, not identity say the UK government as it brings in mandatory restrictions on access to online pornography.

Users with online porn habits bitten by wave of sextortion, as sextortionist gets 6 years

Users with online porn habits bitten by wave of sextortion, as sextortionist gets 6 years

Contradictory reports about current sextortion scamming include claims of an upsurge in scams, & that scammers are making less money, plus in a major NCA investigation one player gets six years prison.

Today's other news in brief: Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Today's other news in brief: Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Jullian Assange has been arrested in London today; Every Police Force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit; Free CryptoPokemon ransomware decryptor launched

£28 million Institute of Digital Technology set up at Blechley Park

£28 million Institute of Digital Technology set up at Blechley Park

An Institute of Digital Technology is being established by a consortium of Milton Keynes College, Microsoft, KMPG & McAfee at Bletchley Park with £28 million from the UK government Institutes of Technology fund.

New vehicle cyber-security rating scheme under discussion

New vehicle cyber-security rating scheme under discussion

Feedback is sought from automotive manufacturers, government and insurers by the 5StarS consortium to its consultation paper on establishing an assurance framework to assess the cyber-security of vehicles.

Disaster recovery: Two thirds of businesses can't restore on-site backups in under 24 hours

Disaster recovery: Two thirds of businesses can't restore on-site backups in under 24 hours

Research shows 41 percent of UK businesses have either failed to test their disaster recovery (DR) systems in the last six months or don't know when any sort of testing last took place.

Nato defends against coordinated cyber-attack during elections in LockedShields live-fire exercise

Nato defends against coordinated cyber-attack during elections in LockedShields live-fire exercise

Locked Shields 2019, the annual NATO CCDCOE live-fire cyber exercise got underway today in Tallinn, Estonia, simulating an attack on vital services and critical infrastructure of a fictional island country, Berylia.

Predictive Cyber Analytics competition phase two entrants invited

Predictive Cyber Analytics competition phase two entrants invited

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is holding a collaboration event for the Predictive Cyber Analytics competition to foster collaborative projects to bid into phase two of the competition.

Update EU Parliament agreed uniform ID card for EU today

Update EU Parliament agreed uniform ID card for EU today

Today saw agreement in the European Parliament on the introduction of uniform pan-EU rules on identity cards - there are currently more than 250 different versions of identity cards and residence permits.

Update: 37 security issues re:critical flaw in Magento e-commerce platform

Update: 37 security issues re:critical flaw in Magento e-commerce platform

Following SC Media UK's report on critical security vulnerabilities in Magento's commercial and open source platforms, Onilab contacted SC Media UK to say latest Magento updates deal with a lot more.