Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ransom paid by two out of every five victims of CryptoLocker

New figures from the University of Kent have revealed that around forty per cent of victims of an advanced form of malware called CryptoLocker have agreed to pay the ransom, of typically $300 to $750, to recover their files. This … Continue reading

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Computing Students win prize at FloodHack event

Five students from the School of Computing took part in FloodHack on Google Campus in Shoreditch on Sunday 16th February. They joined developers from, among others, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft at the hackathon designed to find solutions to the current flooding … Continue reading

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Your NHS data is completely anonymous – until it isn’t

‘Can we trust the reassurances from the NHS on how they will treat our data?’ That is the question posed by The School of Computing’s Dr Eerke Boiten in his latest article for ‘The Conversation’, about the new care.data database, … Continue reading

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Canterbury trio named IET FIRST LEGO League UK Champions

Three teens from the Simon Langton schools in Canterbury have won a trip to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival, after winning the national final of the IET’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) UK robotics competition. ‘Team Invicta’ were winners at the Kent … Continue reading

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Students set up new society

Students have formed a new society at the Medway campus which will provide a range of social and academic events for students interested in computing. David Laban, a 2nd year student studying Information Technology at Kent, is the president of the … Continue reading

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