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Titan Atlas | Do you have the brains for Cybersecurity?

If you want to stop people reading your secret messages, use a code to conceal the meaning.

From ancient times to the present day, security, codes and puzzles have been intertwined, as have the people who have tried to crack those codes to read messages they were never meant to see. During World War Two, the code-cracking centre at Bletchley Park was known to recruit people who were a dab hand at solving crosswords and other puzzles. The thinking was… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks

Credit card firm Mastercard has confirmed it will accept selfie photos and fingerprints as an alternative to passwords when verifying IDs for online payments. It follows a trial of the software carried out in the US and Netherlands last year. The company told the BBC that 92% of its test subjects preferred the new system to passwords. One expert said that such biometric checks had the potential to cut fraud. However, some security researchers have questioned how easy it might… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Apple apologises for iPhone ‘error 53’ and issues fix

Apple has said sorry to iPhone customers whose phones were disabled after third-party repairs, and issued a fix for the problem.

Some users found that their iPhone stopped working following servicing by a non-Apple technician and saw an “error 53” message in iTunes.

Previously, Apple had said the error was a “security measure” taken to prevent fraudulent transactions.

Now, the company has released a software update to fix the error.

In a statement, Apple said that “error 53” occurs when… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered – with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services.

However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is. “Many people are running around right now trying to work out if this is truly catastrophic or whether we have dodged a bullet,” said Prof Alan Woodward, a security expect from the University of Surrey. Google… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Phone software bug ‘eavesdrops and makes premium calls’

A VOIP software bug can enable scammers to eavesdrop on phone conversations and make high-cost calls on other people’s lines, security experts have shown. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly used by businesses. Just by running a couple of lines of code on a website visited by the phone user, the researchers demonstrated how premium-rate calls could be made. A security expert said such bugs could make “millions” for the perpetrators     More >>>>

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Mobile Office with VOIP

Mobile Office with VOIP

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From the one-man-band to small / medium size businesses VOIP is proving to be a tremendous success bringing flexible voice communication solutions to both mobile, office, and home-office users.
VOIP (or voice over internet protocol) enables telephone calls to be made or received across the internet at seriously reduced rates. One of it’s major advantages over traditional PSTN lines is that it is portable, which means you can take your office extension home, on vacation, and… Continue reading

Office Anywhere with VOIP

From the one-man-band to small / medium size businesses VOIP is proving to be a tremendous success bringing flexible voice communication solutions to both mobile, office, and home-office users.
VOIP (or voice over internet protocol) enables telephone calls to be made or received across the internet at seriously reduced rates. One of it’s major advantages over traditional PSTN lines is that it is portable, which means you can take your office extension home, on vacation, and pretty much everywhere your… Continue reading

iOS 6 downloaded by 15% of iPhone and iPad users in 24 hours

Ad network’s research arm finds iOS 6 uptake much stronger than that of iOS 5 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. iOS 6 was installed on 15% of iPhones and iPads in the first 24 hours of the mobile operating system’s availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.

Apple released iOS 6 on September 19 over the air and through iTunes to mainly positive reviews, though the upgrade… Continue reading

BlackBerry restores services on Vodafone after 5 hour outage

As iPhone 5 released, RIM apologises for five-hour outage which comes almost a year after 2011 debacle. BlackBerry customers on the Vodafone network had their services restored this morning following an outage of over five hours caused by an infrastructure update by RIM.

Vodafone customers across Europe were disconnected from the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), with Computerworld UK author Anthony Savvas losing his connection at 6.15am. RIM acknowledged the problem and confirmed the service was restored at 12.45pm, almost an… Continue reading

BlackBerry dies again affecting Vodafone customers

Hardly perfect timing for RIM as iPhone 5 hits the Apple Store. Vodafone BlackBerry customers across Europe are suffering a major outage this morning following an infrastructure update by BlackBerry owner RIM.

Although Vodafone customers can still make calls and send texts on their phones they have been disconnected from the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), which means they can’t get their emails, view web pages, use BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) or applications like Twitter or Facebook.

It is believed RIM embarked… Continue reading

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