Posts Tagged ‘Computing’

iPad Helps Lloyd’s Slip Into 21st century

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

It’s pretty amazing that a business as prestigious and well known as Lloyd’s is just now, finally catching up with modern technology …

Lloyd’s of London has a swanky Richard Rogers office but its insurers’ underwriting still relies on paper slips. Now Apple’s iPad may be about to change that

For centuries, insurance brokers could be seen in the City clutching bundles of papers in leather slipcases. But the underwriting slip, detailing a risk to be placed on the Lloyd’s of London market, could soon be a thing of the past.

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Iranian Nuclear Plants Likely Target of Foiled Cyber Sabotage

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The bad part about this (I mean, besides the danger of an unstable nuclear plant,) is that Stuxnet will inevitably either find it’s way into the rest of the internet, or be adapted for use by other malware writers.

Speculation grows that Israeli hackers were behind operation – but analysts say it may be impossible to identify perpetrators

Josh Halliday and Julian Borger

Iran was the likely target of a sophisticated computer worm designed to sabotage factories and infrastructure which was almost certainly the work of a national government agency, security experts told the Guardian yesterday.

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Stuxnet Worm is the ‘Work of a National Government Agency’

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I guess it’s no surprise that viruses would eventually be used for purposes like this …

Malware believed to be targeting Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant may have been created by Israeli hackers

A computer worm which targets industrial and factory systems is almost certainly the work of a national government agency, security experts told the Guardian – but warn that it will be near-impossible to identify the culprit.

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Twitter Users Hit by Malicious Hacker Attack

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I guess Twitter already fixed this, but it’s still a good story to take note of …

Bug in new-look site exploited to redirect viewers on Twitter.com if they just hover over a link – but users of third-party software are safe (updated)

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Microsoft to take on iTunes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

It’s kind of funny that Microsoft named their music service after their less-than-successful Zune player … are they trying to resurrect that product, or hoping that people have already forgotten about it?

Tech giant to launch store and subscription service for Xbox 360, Windows PCs and Windows Phone 7 phones within weeks

Microsoft is to launch an online music and video store and music subscription service to compete with the likes of Apple and Spotify.

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