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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

29 April 2010  |  4474 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

Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3655 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The BBC have put a priceless collection of items from Tomorrow's World online. If you've not heard of it, this used to be essential viewing on BBC1. It was a weekly look at science and technology which managed to cover all manner of exciting new developments without the obligatory dumbing down you get now. I believed it all - computers would do a...

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Waste even more time with your iPhone

17 February 2009  |  2263 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

Control your PC or Mac from your iPhone

06 January 2009  |  1856 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've been using logmein for over a year now - it gives you secure access to a remote computer via a web browser and it works very well indeed. I see there is now a version that runs on the iPhone - a...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft release iPhone app

15 December 2008  |  1215 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Seadragon is some nifty image manipulation stuff from the talented boffins at Microsoft Live Labs. It allows you to zoom in on images - and keep going. You have to try it to get it - but it's impressi...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Need a new PC? Make do and mend.

11 December 2008  |  1911 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A couple of weeks ago a friend called me, worried that after clicking on a link in an email seemingly via Facebook from a friend she knew, "some virus thing came up" and the PC was now real...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2712 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

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3621 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  |  2877 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

Game review: World of Goo

24 November 2008  |  2380 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There was a time when computer games were written by a single person - Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum for example. Eccentric, inspired genius. Now they're all blockbusters with massive teams and budge...

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