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Peter RobertsUCL - London

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  3989 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  |  4468 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  |  3891 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

New on Finextra - the Fintech blog round-up

06 January 2009  |  2127 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Now in public BETA is our new BEST OF THE WEB section. You'll find this in the left navigation on our community pages and it rounds up our editorial team's personal pick of the best Fintech blogging ...

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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  |  3615 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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How safe are you online?

17 November 2008  |  1953 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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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Global financial meltdown? It's ok, just lie about it

11 November 2008  |  2312 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A study by Axa has found that more than one in three people admit to having misled a partner, friend or relation about the state of their finances. It also concludes the current dodgy state of the eco...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Co-op bank - not quite so ethical now?

29 October 2008  |  2836 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I'm appalled by this. How can a bank with an ethical policy treat its own workers like this? I shall be writing to ask them once I've calmed down a bit. I would transfer all my funds elsewhere if the...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Keeping tabs on the community

27 October 2008  |  2241 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

We've just rolled out another new feature for the Finextra Community. If you've upgraded to full community membership, you can now receive a weekly email alert tailored to your interests. It's a conc...

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