Researchers release point-and-click website exploitation tool
Researchers have released software that exposes private information and executes arbitrary code on sensitive websites by exploiting weaknesses in a widely used web development technology.
Asigra extends into the cloud
Disk-to-disk backup supplier Asigra is extending out to the cloud and improving virtualisation support with Cloud Backup v10.0.
Steve Irwin surveillance-crocodiles travel across oceans
Before his death, legendary Aussie reptile-botherer Steve Irwin helped to plant tracking bugs on a large number of saltwater crocodiles. Boffins analysing data from the bugs now report that the crocs, despite being poor swimmers who mainly live in shallow estuarine waters, are capable of making long ocean voyages.
Jobs: iPhone sales spank Android
Steve Jobs suggests that you should forget anything you may have read about Android sales surpassing iPhone sales in the US.
TomTom Start2 satnav
ReviewTomTom’s entry-level Start satnav got the RegHardware treatment back at the tail end of 2009, with the overall judgement being that it was a decent enough piece of kit but just a little too pricey.
VM6 Software punts Hyper-V wrangler
Server virtualization is not as easy as vendors make it sound, which is why VM6 Software has created a set of tools that may make using Hyper-V a whole lot easier.
Nominet announces Baroness as new chair
A Baroness, Dame Commander, pro-chancellor, and training and development expert has been chosen as the new chair of dot-uk registry Nominet.
Defra spent £82m with IBM last year
Spending data released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has revealed IBM to be the department's biggest supplier.
Military sat supplier buys UK crypto disc firm
US satellite comms firm ViaSat last week bought UK secure hard drive maker Stonewood for $20m in cash and stock.
PC sales boast record quarter
Figures released last week show PC sales have grown 23 per cent compared to last year, pushed mainly by growing demand in Asia.
Public backs pirate punishment - poll
Surprisingly strong public support for punishing copyright freeloaders has emerged in a new poll. It suggests that activists have a job on their hands persuading the public that infringers are the Robin Hoods of the village - they might even be the village idiots.
iPhone 4 splashes down on both sides of the pond
Vodafone, O2 and Phones 4U have all said they'll be selling Apple's new baby by the end of the month, but no-one is talking pricing just yet.
Resurrecting old jargon
LabNo one disputes the fact that there’s a lot of data kicking around in most businesses. Neither are there arguments about how hard it is to find relevant information when you need it. Sure, there are exceptions, and some very progressive businesses manage their so called ’information assets’ extremely well, but for most of the rest of us, we know things are far from perfect, and the issues surrounding data quality, completeness, coherency and consistency are all too familiar.
EDS' dodgy Sky contract costs HP £318m
HP will pay Sky a total of £318m to settle a landmark court case over a botched customer service systems deal.
Orange, O2 to offer iPhone 4 on 24 June
Both O2 and Orange have pledged to offer the iPhone 4 in the UK. So has Vodafone.
New cycle helmets emit stench if they need replacement
Remorseless German boffins have come up with the greatest boon to humanity since self-warming hand cream: they have invented cycle helmets which begin to smell disgusting once they need to be replaced.
Sony readies family friendly touchscreen PC
Sony is taking on HP's TouchSmart family with a touchscreen-equipped all-on-one PC line of its own.
Stephen Fry's truly terrible mistake
OpinionIt's little wonder that Stephen Fry holds such a place in the nation's affections. He's earned it through a string of unforgettable performances. There's his voiceover for Direct Line's pet insurance, his voiceover for the 2008 Argos catalogue, not to mention voiceovers for Anchor Butter, Tesco, Dairylea, Kenco, Coca Cola, Trebor Mints and UK Online to name but a few examples. Who could forget his legendary partnership with Hugh Laurie for Alliance and Leicester?
Council staff helping selves to data
Official claims that "your data is safe with us" suffered another body blow at the weekend with revelations of a dramatic rise in hacking of the UK’s tax and benefit mega-database by council staff.
ID card scheme barely broke 13,000 mark, minister confirms
The Labour government's flagship ID card scheme attracted just 13,200 signups before it was finally put down by the new coalition, a Commons answer revealed yesterday.
How to organise that World Cup pub crawl
Looking for a pub to watch the World Cup while drinking beer with your mates?
Hackers plant malware on Jerusalem Post website
Hackers compromised the website of the Jerusalem Post on Monday so that it served up malware.
Tesco IT director gets top job
Tesco's IT director will take over as boss of the country's largest retailer when Sir Terry Leahy steps down as chief executive next March, it was announced this morning.
Microsoft starts Office Web Apps roll out
Microsoft has released its Office Web Apps in the UK via its online SkyDrive storage service.
Yahoo! signs up Becks as footie pundit
David Beckham has signed up with Yahoo! as a pundit, commenting on the upcoming World Cup as well as the upcoming 2010/11 football season.
British Library sinks beneath Strategy Boutique spam
Webinar: Monitoring holistic social media conversations
Smartphones to outsell PCs by 2012
Morgan Stanley reckons online advertising is worth $50bn a year in America alone, and that smartphones will rapidly become the platform of choice.
BT betters pay offer under strike threat
UpdatedBT has made another pay offer to the Communications Workers Union (CWU) in the hope of avoiding a strike.
SA vultures under threat from brain-smoking gamblers
Conservations have warned that the World Cup could finish off a rare South African vulture because locals believe smoking the beasts' brains will help them win big in footie-related bets.
China sidesteps Great Firewall with web roadmap
The Chinese government has issued a white paper laying out current, and future, internet policy - and you might not recognise its view of internet use in that country.
Sony BDV-E370 Blu-ray home cinema kit
ReviewIf you can’t be bothered messing around with a separate Blu-ray player, amp and surround sound speaker set-up, then an all-in-one home cinema kit such as the BDV-E370 from Sony may be just the sort of set up you’re looking for.
Painting for Emos
It's like Post Secret, but for Paint addicts To draw a secret click HERE (online tool)
The World's best World Cup Calendar (maybe)
Are you sick of World Cup magazine pull-outs? Do you want one super encompassing index of when and where everything is happening?
Microsoft pushes WP7 plans for enterprise
Microsoft was always going to struggle to get coverage of its TechEd developer conference, and particularly its Windows Phone 7 plans, in the week of iPhone 4. But it is trying its best, outlining the WP7 strategy for its most natural market, the mobile enterprise. In addition, details of one of the first WP7 handsets likely to hit the market this year, the LG Panther, leaked online.
Operators' EU roaming challenge sent home
A legal challenge to the EU's capping of roaming rates, brought by the UK's four biggest networks, has failed at the European Court of Justice.
New laser raygun tech: Our sharks kick the tyres
Raygun fans will be overjoyed today to hear that a major problem of energy weapons - the fact that they tend to be hugely more devastating to themselves and their users than they are to their targets - may soon be solved.
Ten Essential World Cup Apps
Product Round-upKick off is mere days away - this coming Friday, no less, with South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay playing France - so now's the time to get your smartphone loaded up with World Cup goodies.
Apple adds 'make the web go away' button to Safari 5
Steve Jobs didn't get around to mentioning Safari 5 in his WWDC keynote last night, but it rolled out anyway shortly after he finished up, and today publishers throughout the world are surely beginning to wonder, 'hang on, what's this Reader thing?'
DHS deploys HD 'video quilting' chandeliers in Boston
The Department of Homeland Security, gigantic government security octopus of the USA, has announced plans to wrap Americans in a huge "high resolution video quilt".
Symbian integrates Chinese search
Symbian will be creating APIs for integrating search into applications for China-based Baidu, but at least they'll be readable by the locals thanks to the newly-open-sourced MYuppy font.
Murdoch taps Telegraph for new tech boss
Rupert Murdoch's News International is getting a new technology boss - pinched from rival paper, and website, the Telegraph.
Strathclyde Police website pulled offline, possible hack probed
Strathclyde Police's website has been out of action for nearly 24 hours while its IT team investigate whether the force's online portal has been compromised by Chinese hackers.
China net addicts' great escape foiled by taxi drivers
An attempt by 14 desperate Chinese internet addicts to break out of an online re-education centre was foiled when the taxis they'd hired to facilitate their getaway dropped them off at the nearest nick.
Adobe lines up emergency Flash fix
Adobe plans to release a patch for an unpatched cross-platform flaw in Flash on Thursday (10 June), as a partial response to a critical bug that has become the target of hacking attacks over recent days.
Art and engineering: do they mix? Yes they do!
Physicist and engineer Colin Tregenza Dancer has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for his contribution to British engineering.
Unix in the UK: Mission critical!
Hewlett-Packard has blades on the brain for both "industry standard" and "mission critical" servers, but IT managers in the United Kingdom seem to be more worried about the cost of their mission critical platforms, generally Unix boxes, according to a report released by Coleman Parkes Research.
Pro Gamers: Brains the size of a planet and lungs the size of a pea
Pro gamers have the mental reflexes of a test pilot and the physical abilities of a potato.
Apple lifted 'make web go away' button from open source
Apple Safari's new "make web go away" button is based on an open source project distributed under the Apache 2 license.
Conviction and confusion in Microsoft's cloud strategy
Microsoft TechEdMicrosoft's Windows platform may be under attack from the cloud, but you wouldn't know it here at the company's TechEd in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Safari purged of decade-old browser history leak
Apple Safari has become the first major browser to be purged of one of the web's longest-running privacy defects: The ability for any site owner to effortlessly steal a complete copy of your recent browsing history.
Turkey bans Google Books, Google Docs, Google Translate...
Turkey has banned multiple Google services, according to reports, including Google Translate, Google Docs, and Google Books. But Mountain View believes the ban is accidental, a side effect of Turkey's longstanding ban on the Google-owned YouTube.
Novell wants a piece of
Everybody wants a piece of the former Sun Microsystems, now the server, storage, and operating system arm of software giant Oracle. And starting today, that list of piranhas swimming after Sun includes struggling commercial Linux distributor and systems software maker Novell.
Safari 5 off to Apple's traditional rough start
UpdatedApple's Safari 5 has been out for just one day, but — as is usual with integer-level upgrades — users are already reporting niggles, nuisances, and no-goes.
BP grabs 'oil spill' keywords on Google
BP is purchasing search keywords such as "oil spill" on Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! in an effort to spin the ongoing clusterf**k in the Gulf of Mexico.
Apple releases moving pictures of Steve Jobs keynote
Apple today released the full video of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, featuring the iPhone 4 as introduced by huckstermeister extraordinaire Steve Jobs.
Major League Baseball hunts for trolls posting porn
Major League Baseball is seeking a court order requiring an internet service provider to identify people posting pornographic images and threats to parts of its MLB.com website, Reuters reports.
England win World Cup, says dried vulture brain
Footie punters eager to know if their team has any possibility of winning the world cup would do well to take note of the shamanic powers of vulture brains, whose far-seeing powers can apparently foresee if, for example, England are going to screw up yet again in the essential penalty shoot-out.
Storage shop ParaScale shrinks itself
Cloud file storage supplier ParaScale has failed to raise funds in a B-round and is having to cut costs and conserve its dwindling cash.