THis morning Camalot released the news that they’d detected suspicious logins on 26,000 of its on-line punter accounts, of which 50 had been altered. As far as they know. They’re keen to stress that this doesn’t affect their core system (i.e. can’t be used to fiddle the payouts). It may be re-use of passwords blagged elsewhere.
I’ve been listening to Today on Radio 4. Francois Fillon has won the conservative presidential candidacy for the French president. Apparently, shock horror, he likes Margret Thatcher and is friendly with VLADIMIR PUTIN. That sounds a bit like Vlad the Impaler! The presenter also had a jibe about Donald Trump; he also wants to do […]
Ha Ha Ha! On Wednesday, Canada’s web site for prospective immigrants crashed due to the weight of American’s trying to escape from a USA run by Donald Trump. Really? Now other immigration sites such as New Zealand are reporting similar problems and certain some media outlets are lapping it up.
I’m surprised I haven’t seen any phishing emails targeting hapless Tesco Bank customers following the publicity surrounding the weekend’s account raids. But what’s interesting is this appears to be close to a good old fashioned salami fraud. How does this square with theories it was their on-line portal?
Someone asked me today whether they should get a UV-5X instead of an UV-5R. The 5R is a bit of a legend in the handheld transceiver world – a very cheap and capable VHF/UHF unit covering Business Light and Ham bands on FM. It has a few flaws – for example you can’t disable the […]
A young lady by the name of Katie Cutler was so moved by the mugging of a disabled, blind 68-year-old Alan Barnes in January 2015 that she set up a fund to help him. Enter Miss Barber, self-styled PR expert, who did some work and then stuck Katie Cutler with a bill for £6K, pursuing her through the courts. Whether Katie Cutler deserved this or not is irrelevant; the question is whether Claire Barber will ever be able to work in PR again.
Scrapping weird A-Levels has been criticized by career academics, Labour activists and media personalities, who all seem to agree. I think the more we scrap, the better for everyone,
Google Drive is still being abused to send out spam over a month after I first informed them of the problem (discretely). Presumably they’re too busy trying to secure Gmail.
Britain without the Royal Mail? ThRoyal Mailat’d be, well, un-British. But, like Woolworths, it’s coming to the end of its natural life after 500 years. The only thing that could save it is being done better by the competition. Much better.