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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

29 April 2010  |  4449 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  |  3881 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 pe...

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Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2098 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

On the resilience of modern infrastructure in the UK

02 February 2009  |  1955 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Yes it's snowed. And yes no buses or trains were running this morning as London ground to a halt prompting the usual complaints about how unprepared we are. I can work from anywhere so I wasn't partic...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - the Fintech blog round-up

06 January 2009  |  2119 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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New on Finextra - personal blog RSS feeds

08 December 2008  |  2055 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As requested by the community, we're now providing an individual RSS feed for every Finextra community member. All you need do is post a blog item and you'll see an RSS logo appears on your postings....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3605 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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Poor management causes heart disease

25 November 2008  |  3021 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Interesting item on the BBC web site about the effects of poor management skills on employees. A study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at 3000 males and found some startlin...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

London gig 25 Nov - The Vince Rogers Project

24 November 2008  |  2854 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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Share your favourite after hours haunts with us!

17 November 2008  |  2326 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Can it really be that long since I posted my first blog - this review of the Black Friar? Apparently so - not far off two years! How time flies when you're having fun. Well we've been threatening ...

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