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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

29 April 2010  |  4508 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  |  3925 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 perc...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4656 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

I recently had the misfortune to receive a chip and pin card reader to use with my Smile account and in a stroke the entire banking experience has been ruined. It's fiddly to use and generally annoyin...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2165 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Had to check the date - nope - not April 1st. It seems the good folk from Redmond are going to open Microsoft-branded stores to create a "deeper engagement" with consumers and they've recrui...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2547 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I stumbled across this video today which I think perfectly encapsulates the Apple philosophy. Nice to see cutting edge design taken beyond even the iPhone. Now if you'll excuse me I have to pop to th...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple in Mac virus U-turn shocker

02 December 2008  |  2449 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 s...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2732 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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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple forced to scrap iPhone advert

26 November 2008  |  3868 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, cou...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3651 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 Pub - The French House

18 November 2008  |  2387 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I say pub - it's kind of something more. Yes there's a restaurant upstairs but it's not just that - it's genuinely different and a little eccentric. It's tiny. It's packed. The walls are packed with i...

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