As the internet of things (IoT) rolls out hackers have found ingenious ways of conning you out of your cash. Today we see how hackers can break into IoT kit, take control and then demand a ransom.

The PSTN migration

Looking at Germany’s PSTN migration and how we in the UK could avoid making the same mistakes? Broadly speaking it went off swimmingly but there were notable car crashes on the German data autobahn, especially within the country’s pharmaceutical supply sector and for customers migrating their fax machines.

PSTN Switch Off: Germany's Experience

Germany’s Deutsche Telecom, (DTAG) kicked off the country’s migration from PSTN and ISDN to IP telephony in 2014. Broadly speaking it went off swimmingly but there were notable car crashes, especially within the pharmaceutical supply sector and customers migrating their fax machines.

Wi-Fi has dominated connectivity over the past decade or so, but it now faces several challengers. Most people are now aware of the threat 5G poses to its dominance because it will provide similar speeds without the need for a fixed router/connection, but Li-Fi represents an altogether different hazard.

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ISDN Switch Off IP Telephony

European telecoms providers, and that includes the UK, have announced by 2025 PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) will be no more. Nada. Finito. Shaken off this mortal copper coil.

Huawei 5G Trade War

With President Trump’s administration demanding the UK Government ditch any plans to integrate Huawei a Chinese telecoms giant into the future 5G infrastructure or face the risk of tariffs on British cars, it’s important to consider what may be the alternative motivations.

selfie

FaceApp’s digital aging technology has captivated the nation, but is it all a secret Russian plot to steal your data?

5G Tower

Leased line connectivity holds several advantages over conventional broadband connections, but could 5G soon render it obsolete?

This is old news, but the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology at King’s Cross following media reports of the covert practice in the summer of 2019. We’ve yet to have clarity on the practice.