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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

29 April 2010  |  4494 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 ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

London restaurant - Bangalore Express

28 January 2009  |  2798 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I'm a huge fan of Indian food - be it generic brit-curry or the more authentic menu you'd find in places like Tooting or the marvellous Indian YMCA just off Warren Street. So I don't take much encouragement to try somewhere new to me. So I found myself at Bangalore Express, just down from Waterloo station towards The Cut. The decor's quite striking...

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Microsoft release iPhone app

15 December 2008  |  1223 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

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2729 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 simpl...

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London gig 25 Nov - The Vince Rogers Project

24 November 2008  |  2900 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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Microsoft to offer free virus protection

19 November 2008  |  1704 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

A handful of interesting stories caught my eye today all involving malware. It was reported by The Register that a rare example of a Trojan capable of infecting Macs had been discovered masquerading ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple announce wacky and gorgeous new laptop design

14 October 2008  |  1779 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Apple have announced their new range of Macbook computers which they claim are the greenest currently on the market. They're also possibly among the most expensive too with the base model coming in at...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

OpenOffice servers collapse under the strain

13 October 2008  |  1448 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

OpenOffice 3.0 is available to download now - or rather - would be if it weren't for everyone else on the planet trying to do so at the same time. At the time of writing if you visit the OpenOffice.o...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Innovation using existing technology - an example

07 October 2008  |  2169 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Interesting to see Apple have come up with another novel use for iTunes - education. iTunes U gives colleges and universities a simple way to put audio and video content online for all to hear. It sou...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Seems I'm not the only one disturbed by Smile's approach

22 September 2008  |  2335 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Interesting article here on Smile's implementation of Verified by Visa. This is from PC Pro with a contribution from reader Matthew Cunliffe. "I was surprised when they told me they were going to...

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