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January 16, 2009  4:35 PM

Which? advises readers to smash their way to security

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Hardware, Security

Consumer magazine Which? Computing has warned readers that the only way to ensure their data is safe when retiring a computer is to smash the hard drive to "smithereens".

This drastic measure has been criticised for being a less than green approach to computing.

It may be...

December 19, 2008  8:50 AM

MPs’ concerns over sensitive data seem a little misplaced

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government, politics, Security

It was nice to see politicians question the security of confidential information on the Commons computer system. Following the Damian Green leak affair, MPs have been...


October 27, 2008  12:28 PM

Swedish clergymen join the ranks of the infected

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online, Security

The church has always been unusually preoccupied with sex. Normally this obsession is focused on condemning the rest of us for doing it, but a Swedish...


September 26, 2008  10:03 AM

Skype gains unfortunate advocate in PR jungle

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Security

Downtime was surprised to hear that Taliban fighters have found the ultimate weapon


August 29, 2008  3:04 PM

Space station virus alive and kicking

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National news, Security

News last week that a computer virus has found its way to the International Space Station will surely make millions for Hollywood film producers.

Forget Kubrick's 2001 or the series of...


August 29, 2008  2:07 PM

It’s my password and I’ll swear if I want to

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online, Security

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August 29, 2008  2:01 PM

University spam researchers discover the alphabet bias

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research, Security

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August 14, 2008  3:10 PM

Government to snoop on our e-mails

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online, Security

The government plans to extend the law to require internet service providers to keep records of the public's e-mail and web use by March next year, it emerged yesterday.

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August 11, 2008  2:58 PM

Celebrity nudity remains chief spamming hook

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Security

The only Hollywood A-listers in Downtime's recalcitrant memory to produce twins, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both feature on another Top 10 list, that of Secure Computing's web threats...


August 7, 2008  12:11 PM

Security expert warns the internet is falling down

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online, Security

Disturbing news emerged last week when Dan Kaminsky found that hackers can redirect you from your intended website target, even if you type in the right address. This leaves Downtime doubting everything we have learnt from the internet.


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