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Peter RobertsUCL - London

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  3990 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Some charmingly inept robbers have completely demolished a bank in Malliss in Germany by somewhat miscalculating the amount of explosives needed. Despite the devastation, the ATM remained intact and the miscreants presumably made off with nothing of value. Cue the Michael Caine impression "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off&q...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

29 April 2010  |  4469 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  |  3892 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 A...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Waste even more time with your iPhone

17 February 2009  |  2262 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While waiting at Kennington station this morning (imagine my usual rant here about how crap the Northern Line is these days) I had time to look at the free newspaper. In fact I had time to read War an...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2081 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

1.6bn goldmine for City workers

17 December 2008  |  2733 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've noticed my journey into work appears to be taking longer on the Northern Line these days with a deal of waiting around at Kennington. So - plenty of time to read the Metro - the free paper - whic...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple in Mac virus U-turn shocker

02 December 2008  |  2431 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Brian Krebs at Security Fix reports that Apple appear to have made an interesting U-turn on the whole virus on a Mac thing. "Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3616 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may be aware I do occasionally suffer from Internet shopping hand, a condition whereby I lose control of my mouse hand and click on the BUY NOW button. It's even worse on the iPhone apps store....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

London gig 25 Nov - The Vince Rogers Project

24 November 2008  |  2875 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

My mate Vince has a gig on Tue 25th at the Bull and Gate in London - he's had a fair bit of airplay on Radio 2 so should be a good crowd there. Funnily enough I used to be in a band with him years ago...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

How safe are you online?

17 November 2008  |  1954 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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