Posts tagged with ‘itpro’

Goodbye Mr Floppy

April 27, 2010

Not an advert for a male enhancement cream …but more a statement of fact….  yes indeedy, Sony, inventors of the 3.5″ floppy disc, have announced that it’s the end of the production line for them. Sony Ends Floppy Production I for one, have spent many a wasted hour listening to the click-click-click as they struggle […]

Bad Phorm Fcuked

July 7, 2009

Finally BT has seen the light and dropped the Phorm privacy inquisition software from it’s future plans.  This follows on from it’s unwarranted secretive tests on it’s own consumers last year and the resulting furore that has seen Phorm fuck around with a huge damage limitation exercise designed to shift the focus from it’s activities […]

Free The UFO One!

March 5, 2009

Gary McKinnon, the UFO spotter cum computer hacker is still not tried for his ‘offence’.  But the ice he’s treading is getting thinner and thinner. Recently our nice CPS deemed that there wasn’t enough UK evidence to try him – but that the USA had plenty so we’ll send him there! His charge, which I […]

How do You Keep the Gates Closed when the Gatekeeper Loses the Keys?

February 10, 2009

Despite the best made plans and intentions, no security system is perfect. A massive recent security lapse means that (again!), the government’s continuing plans to implement ID Cards should be seriously examined. Not only have their own credentials at data security been demonstrated by themselves to be wholly inadequate (I’m thinking of the DVLA, MOD, […]

Oledb32.dll and IE7 – it’s getting Massively Worse!

December 16, 2008

In a follow-up to my earlier post, this problem is now going mainstream news.  See; Internet Explorer security alert Another wave of attacks target Internet Explorer Apparently, 10,000 websites have now been hacked and are ready and waiting (like conger eels in a hole or praying mantises on a twig), to nick all the personal […]