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What are the security risks of living in a Smart City?

What are the security risks of living in a Smart City? Creative commons image Alan Strakey under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
The internet of things brings numerous advantages as our towns and cities become smarter - but there are also security risks. Brian Nussbaum is...

Why would you want your own web domain?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
New services are making it easier to have your own home, under its own address, on the internet. But why would you want to do that? Tony Hirst...

Make it Digital

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Introductory level Updated 07 Aug 2015
To celebrate the BBC's Make It Digital season, which includes three co-productions with The Open University, we have collated together a wide array...

Can animals predict earthquakes - and how could they alert us?

Can animals predict earthquakes - and how could they alert us? Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain image
Updated 06 May 2015
It might sound like something out of a Lassie film - animals warning of imminent disasters. But connecting animals to the cloud could give early...

What do I need to know about the SIM hack?

What do I need to know about the SIM hack? Creative commons image yum9me under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
Revelations that security forces have broken the protection of mobile phone technology are a real concern. Mike Richards explains why - and how the...

Embarking on a career in cyber security

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Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2014
Are you interested in a career in cyber security? Find out what career paths you can take here. 

Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers

Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers Creative commons image Mingle MediaTV under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2014
Leaked nude snaps from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud stresses how vulnerable our personal photos are to hacking. In light of this, how...

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail Creative commons image Giulia Forsythe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 07 May 2014
The civil servants who allegedly changed Wikipedia entries about Hillsborough might not be as lost in the group as they think, explains Andrew...

What do I need to know about Heartbleed?

What do I need to know about Heartbleed? Creative commons image The Open University; original logo copyright Heartbleed.com under Creative-Commons license
Updated 11 Apr 2014
There's a lot of advice and confusion about the Heartbleed security flaw - what do you need to know? And what do you need to do?

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