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West Highlands worst in UK for broadband, MPs find – BBC News

The parliamentary constituency of Ross, Skye and Lochaber is the worst area in the UK for broadband, new figures show.A total of 65.6% of connections in the rural constituency were below the UK government’s proposed minimum standard of 10 megabits per second (Mb/s).Scotland had eight of the 20 worst performing areas, according to analysis by the British Infrastructure Group of …

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Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a “smart” handgun. – BBC News

This week the world’s elite hackers are gathering in Las Vegas for Def Con, the largest underground hacking event of the year.The BBC’s North America technology reporter met a hacker who had circumvented protections on a handgun designed to make it impossible for unauthorised people to shoot.Cyber-hacks season:This week BBC News is taking a close look at all aspects of …

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North Korea hackers ‘want cash not secrets’ – BBC News

North Korean hackers are increasingly trying to steal cash rather than secrets, a South Korean government-backed report suggests. Cyber-criminals are targeting financial institutions as Pyongyang faces tough nuclear sanctions, the Financial Security Institute (FSI) claims. Suspected hacking attempts were until recently thought to be aimed at causing disruption or accessing data. North Korea has routinely denied involvement in cyber-attacks.The FSI …

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