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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hacking your bank with the help of social networks...

29 April 2010  |  4439 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Just read an interesting blog post from a security researcher performing a stealth penetration test on a bank, at the request of the bank incidentally. What was interesting to me was the amount of technical information about the bank's systems that they obtained from public sources - the Facebooks and LinkedIns of the world. This was then followed...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3878 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In case you've not seen this yet - here's a slightly disturbing insight into the state of awareness of information technology issues in the UK. According to a recent survey, one in 10 Britons think Apple founder Steve Jobs is a trade union leader. One in 20 thinks he's a footballer. Nine percent thought Sir Tim Berners-Lee was head of MI5. Two pe...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2068 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

We've already pondered why Windows slows down over time and had some handy tips from the community, so I thought I'd share some more of mine as I started to do last year. I'll assume your machine ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

updated - Nine million PCs compromised - it gets worse....

19 January 2009  |  2134 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Downadup aka Conficker is a rather nasty worm which attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The infection rate is going through the roof according to researchers at F-Secure. The figures are so...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2697 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Commenting on news and features We've made it quicker and easier to comment on the news. You still need to be a full community member to comment, but you now have a choice: Comments - quick and si...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple forced to scrap iPhone advert

26 November 2008  |  3833 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Apple have been told not to run a TV ad again in the UK for the iPhone 3G after 17 people complained that it exaggerated the speed of 3G. The ad used the phrase "really fast" repeatedly, co...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Poor management causes heart disease

25 November 2008  |  3018 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Interesting item on the BBC web site about the effects of poor management skills on employees. A study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at 3000 males and found some startlin...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Vista slow to boot up? You could always sue your employer

20 November 2008  |  1570 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The first thing I do when I get to work is switch my PC on. I then go and make a cup of tea and usually on my return it's ready to do something useful. It seems I am fortunate. Workers in some majo...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

London Pub - The Lamb

17 November 2008  |  3343 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

You'll find The Lamb tucked down the end of Lamb's Conduit Street and a short 10 minute stroll from Holborn and Russell Square tubes. The street is also home to one of my favourite bike shops - Bikef...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

How safe are you online?

17 November 2008  |  1941 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Think you're safe? Try this! (only applies to Windows PC users). It's a bit slow and plodding but it does the job. Yes - it's Get safe online week - an annual UK bash to make the public aware of th...

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