Keep taking the tablets

by Leo Waldock on 14.03.2014 17:00

Earlier this week I had a conversation with Richard Anning, the Head of the IT Faculty about vectors of attack for the iPad and other tablets. What he actually said was ' There has been a lot in the US press about hackers attacking Non-Executive...


Microsoft has suggested that it may offer its customers the choice of storing data outside the USA as a way of circumventing American security rules.

If Microsoft stores data in the USA we can take it for granted the NSA gets immediate acces...


When The Guardian newspaper broke the Edward Snowden story in the summer of 2013 I more or less entirely missed the point.

Glenn Greenwald's opening gambit was proof that Verizon passes a huge amount of mobile phone data to the US authorities...

On Tuesday, 19 February, it was revealed that Apple has suffered a security breach of its systems, which allowed hackers to install malicious software on employee Macs. The previous Friday, Facebook admitted a similar breach had occurred on their sy...

Google Android Everywhere

by Leo Waldock on 25.01.2013 21:23
Half the smartphones in use today run the Google Android Operating System while about one third are Apple iPhones. The remaining scraps of the market belong to BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows and Symbian.

You might be surprised to learn that some ...

What do you want from IT?

by Kevin Salter on 01.10.2012 19:56

At a recent conference there was a presentation from Microsoft and one of the questions posed was “what do you expect from IT?” The answers given to this are as below; do you agree or do you have other expectations?

No less a luminary than Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has warned about risks that are inherent to the cloud.

Wozniak has gone on the record to tell about his woes after an upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X, which is called Mountain ...

When the cloud bursts

by Leo Waldock on 20.07.2012 16:07
Pretty much everything I hear about Cloud Computing leaves me baffled and confused. The most straightforward applications are on-line backup such as iCloud where your data is stored on a remote server. If your house burns to the ground and your PC o...
Ford Motor Company has come up with a neat way to manage all your web passwords. Or rather, Ford has come up with a video that claims it has invented a neat way etc. etc.

The idea, as you'll see from the video, is called Ford Keyfree Login althou...

More Mac Misery

by Leo Waldock on 10.05.2012 12:24
Oh dear. It seems that Mac users are too smug and complacent to save themselves from the Flashback Trojan.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the surprisingly high levels of Macs that had been infected by a Trojan called Flashback.

The good news w...