Downtime:

April, 2008


April 18, 2008  11:47 AM

Women value chocolate more than data security

rfroley Profile: rfroley
chocolate, Passwords, Security

Information security officers, beware. Whatever security measures you've put in place to protect your network, it could take as little as a bite of the sweet stuff to get your staff to fling the gates wide open. New reserach conducted on behalf of InfoSec has revealed that

April 17, 2008  1:28 PM

CEOs court out by phishing bait

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

Managers are falling prey to a new type of phishing scam, that may reveal more about their character then they’d like. ABC news reports that tripwired emails purporting to contain court summons are proving successful in lulling victims to...


April 16, 2008  1:23 PM

Fingers burned by flaming laptop

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

Apple and Sony will settle a lawsuit stemming from the whole exploding laptop battery incident a few years back. But given the bargain basement settlement figure, Downtime feels we could have provided better legal counsel. The electronic...


April 9, 2008  10:43 AM

Spare-room database too close for comfort

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

Reader Michael J. Forbes, who should not be confused with Hollywood superstar Michael J. Fox, wrote in to congratulate Computer Weekly on its "national spare room database" April Fool story. But he warned that sometimes, life can imitate art. “You may be interested to learn that this did happen...


April 9, 2008  10:30 AM

UK beats Azerbaijan to win thuggery crown

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

An all-Azerbaijani computer science olympiad might sound like the set-up to a particularly poor joke, but rest assured, it is authentic. Details from the Azerbaijan Business Centre website are sketchy, but apparently this is the second time the contest is being held. “The Ministry of...


April 9, 2008  10:24 AM

UK triumphs over USA for data-loss crown

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

Millions of American taxpayers could get a “special rebate” on their annual tax returns after it was revealed that the IRS’s internal systems were especially vulnerable to hackers. A report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration identified weaknesses in the internal...


April 9, 2008  10:14 AM

Silicon aesthete offers digital discrimination

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

The wolf whistles of Britain's builders could soon be a thing of the past if computer scientists from Tel Aviv get their way. Boffins claim they have managed to successfully "teach" a computer how to spot an attractive woman – the qualities of which can now be reduced to a few hundred lines of...


April 3, 2008  3:59 PM

Google versus Microsoft: How will the competition hot up?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
cartoon, comic, Computing, Google, lucky, Microsoft, Software, UI, User interface design

So Google Docs, now it works offline, could be a viable alternative to Microsoft's...

0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 3, 2008  12:51 PM

Robot gives BT a mexican wave

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

Mexican wave for FON How do you promote something you can’t see, touch or hear? While the prospect might daunt even the most committed marketing executive, BT has stumbled upon a novel...


April 2, 2008  11:58 AM

Tunelling underneath the firewall

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

One of the crueller punishments of the 21st century is to deny a person internet access, but prison wardens in New Zealand don’t seem nearly committed enough. Twenty prisons in New Zealand are to receive computer training suites to help...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: