Articles about Fax Machines

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Did a bunch of bankers fax a stranger's sensitive privates to YOU?

The Bank of Scotland has been hit by a £75,000 fine over a snafu that led to it repeatedly faxing customers’ account details to the wrong people. Sensitive information included payslips, bank statements, account details and mortgage applications, along with customers’ names, addresses and contact details. The information was …
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2013
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Anonymous turns attack drones against fax machines

Pro-Wikileaks hacktivists have begun targeting the fax machines rather than the websites of firms who have withdrawn services from Wikileaks. As part of the new Leakflood mission, activists have been encouraged to send faxes to Amazon, MasterCard, Moneybookers, PayPal, Visa and Tableau Software. The group published a list of fax …
John Leyden, 14 Dec 2010
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Japan still in love with the fax

Despite being hailed for its techno-innovation, Japan is a little more traditional than many people think – over half of homes apparently still contain fax machines. The country’s businesses and government organisations continue to rely on the legacy technology to transmit important documents, while 59 per cent of households …
Phil Muncaster, 11 Jun 2012
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UK biz: Fax us and explain what this cloud thing is

Forty per cent of workers in Britain's small businesses still use fax machines on a daily basis, a report into the IT habits of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has found. The paper was published today by Intel. While the fax machines are running full tilt, only 16.2 per cent of IT users in small business used a smartphone …
Anna Leach, 02 Nov 2011
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North Korea to switch on the interwebs

North Korea has agreed to allow internet access within its borders, or at least within the bounds of an industrial park run jointly with firms from the South. Pyongyang officials have agreed to open a business centre in the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the first half of the year, which will initially house 20 internet-connected …
Phil Muncaster, 11 Feb 2014

Gartner forecasts pro 3D printer prices below $2,000 by 2016

Analyst house Gartner has caught the 3D printing bug with its latest forecast on the future of the industry, and predicts enterprise-quality printers being cheap and plentiful by 2016. "3D printing is a technology accelerating to mainstream adoption," said Pete Basiliere, research director at Gartner. "The hype leads many people …
Iain Thomson, 29 Mar 2013
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US Supreme Court refuses to hear Fax.com appeal

"We do more than just fax marketing," Fax.com claims on its web site. "We have assisted several missing children organizations, law enforcement agencies and individuals with fax poster alerts." Why is Fax.com playing the good guy card? That's obvious: the FTC recently fined the Aliso Viejo (California) company $5.4 million for …
Jan Libbenga, 14 Jan 2004
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3CX PBX for Windows: Everything you ever wanted from a phone system

Review Back in the 1990s when I started to work with telephone and voicemail systems it was all pretty straightforward: install some analogue or ISDN lines and write a vast cheque for a PBX. This meant, in my case, an Alcatel 4400 and an Octel Serenade voicemail server. The handsets were digital, though proprietary, and connected by …
Dave Cartwright, 19 Nov 2013
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US junk fax war hots up

In a audacious move which is probably best filed under "you must be joking", California junk fax outfit Fax.com has filed a lawsuit against individuals who sued the paper spammers for sending them unsolicited junk faxes, The Orange County Register reports. The suit, filed with the Orange County Superior Court, names 13 …
Jan Libbenga, 19 Jul 2004
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Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'

At the start of this week, documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed DDOS attacks on chatrooms by a British online intelligence unit dubbed the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). Now he has released a new trove showing that JTRIG is about much more than purely online annoyances. According to the …
Iain Thomson, 07 Feb 2014
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Australia's de-facto net filter has ZERO regulation

Updated A couple of weeks back, Australia's Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) made a mistake: by trying to take down a Website promoting an investment scam*, it accidentally blocked 1,200 sites using the same IP address as the scammer. ASIC was able to attempt the take down thanks to a "Section 313 Notice", a legislative …
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PRISM leaks: WTF, you don't spy on your friends, splutters EU

Berlin has accused Washington of treating it "like a Cold War enemy" after it emerged that US spooks spied on targets from friendly European countries. Vice-president of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, told BBC: Of course it is a shock and it's not acceptable at all. It's not acceptable because it is a friendly …
Jasper Hamill, 01 Jul 2013
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Reusable e-paper rolled out

Green-tastic boffs have created rewritable e-paper with a 300dpi resolution that needs no power to be viewed. A team of Taiwanese scientists have developed "i2R e-paper", which apparently needs no backlighting and thus uses no electricity. i2R e-paper According to Frank Hsiu, a senior official at the Industrial Technology …
Caleb Cox, 09 Aug 2011
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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

Updated Back in 1995, when the net was still young, the late Robert Vaughn Young, an ex-scientologist, said the internet would be to Scientology what Vietnam was to the US: an unwinnable war. Vaughn Young, a former spokesman for the controversial organisation, believed that the internet would create the first place where Scientology …
Ollie Henry, 21 Feb 2013
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Darth Vader is a pansy

Something for the weekend, Sir? American country music doesn't appeal to me, but Johnny Cash atoned for its worst sins. Whitney Houston’s foghorn cover of Dolly Parton’s funeral-favourite I will always love you could finally be forgiven when Cash returned the favour with his version of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus. But if you had turned up at the wrong …
Alistair Dabbs, 20 Jul 2012
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eBay photocopier data risk ignored

Analysis The security threat from carelessly ditched computers increasingly applies to a much wider range of office equipment, as sophisticated storage technology finds its way into humble devices such as fax machines and printers. The risk that sensitive documents might make their way into the hands of undesirables was neatly …
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2010
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Sainsbury's and HP buddy up on recycling jamboree

HP and supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are asking Londoners to recycle IT kit they no longer use. Both firms want people to bring neglected desktops, laptops, fax machines, scanners and printers to Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store in Vauxhall, London this Saturday (6 September) between 11am and 4pm for recycling purposes. HP said it …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Sep 2008
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ITU congress: where Kabbadi meets telecoms

ITU At the International Telecommunication Union's quadrennial Plenipotentiary congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, bureaucratic posturing is as endemic as one might expect for such a creaky, hide-bound United Nations agency. Take, for example, the style of debate — if, indeed, the word "debate" can be properly applied to the florid …
Kieren McCarthy, 28 Oct 2010
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Software upgrade KOs gas shipping auction system

A botched Oracle upgrade last Sunday has denied access to an online trading system used to sell space on the UK gas pipeline network. Fax machines have been running hot all week as every transaction has had to be entered manually. The Gemini system at the centre of the affair doesn't control movements of gas, nor is it used to …
Lewis Page, 26 Oct 2007
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Brother MFC-990CW all-in-one printer

Review You’re in very cramped quarters and need a machine that can print, scan, copy, fax and handle photos, but it would also be good if it had a phone and digital answering machine. Brother’s petite MFC-990CW has the spec for this, but can the metal and plastic match up? Brother MFC-990CW Brother's MFC-990CW: fax machine styling …
Simon Williams, 03 Mar 2009
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Tory terror police were 'fishing' for Liberty

Damian Green said being arrested and questioned by anti-terror police would have been a frightening experience, if it hadn't been so comical. Green said it was like the Keystone Kops - police called David Cameron's office to try and track Green down and they inititially surrounded the wrong house. Police took computers, phones …
John Oates, 20 Apr 2009
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Critics split over DDoS attacks on Scientology

Websites associated with the Church of Scientology are intermittently unavailable today after an internet group calling itself Anonymous declared war on the controversial organisation. In a statement posted via video on YouTube and through various internet sites Anonymous claimed its actions were designed to safeguard the right …
John Leyden, 25 Jan 2008
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Scientology website shielded against DDoS attack

Updated The Church of Scientology has restored it website to normal after a campaign of denial of service attacks prompted it to use DDoS mitigation service Prolexic. Web sites associated with the Church of Scientology were intermittently unavailable last week after an internet group calling itself Anonymous declared war on the …
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2008
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UK Govt warns of e-scams

The mollycoddling UK Government has warned punters to be on their guard against e-mail, text and fax scams run by unscrupulous operators. Thank goodness for that. And here's me thinking that poor widow from Nigeria really does want to hand me a slice of her $3m inheritance just so long as I cough up $2,000 to get the cash out …
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2002
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Brown brown-noses Google, Brin demands privacy

Gordon Brown might be short of friends within the Labour Party, but they must love him down at Google. He gave a speech yesterday at Google's annual Zeitgeist conference which had the smack of George Galloway's ringing endorsements of Saddam Hussein. Brown told Google's love-in: "I begin by congratulating Google, ten years ago a …
John Oates, 20 May 2008
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Biggest 419 bust in history

The FBI and Spanish police have arrested 310 people in Malaga, Spain in connection with a €100m bogus (email) lottery scam run by Nigerian gangs. It is the biggest 419 bust in history, and may result in drastic reductions of scam mails. The operation, codenamed Nile, centered on a mob which operated from Southern Spain. No less …
Jan Libbenga, 21 Jul 2005
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Court bars Canadian domain slammer

On December 23, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested that a federal district court instruct an Internet domain name reseller from making misrepresentations in the marketing of its domain name registration services. Domain Registry of America (DROA) told consumers that their domain registrations were expiring, leading …
Jan Libbenga, 06 Jan 2004
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Emails damage your health

It was five years ago today... Continuing this week's loose theme of the detrimental effect email has had on society since the first electronic message came thundering down the phone lines way back when it was all fields round here, we are reminded of a 1999 warning that if we didn't lighten up on the mass communication, we'd all be dead within as year. Or at …
Team Register, 15 Jun 2004
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Office phones filthier than toilet seat

Filthy phones and germ-infested keyboards mean that anyone eating their lunch while at their desk could be biting off more than they can chew. In fact, a recent report by the University of Arizona found that the typical office desk harbours around 400-times more disease-causing bacteria than a toilet seat. The muckiest spots …
Tim Richardson, 13 Aug 2004
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ChoicePoint fined $15m over data security breach

Data broker ChoicePoint was yesterday fined $15m over a data security breach that led to at least 800 cases of identity theft. ChoicePoint agreed to pay $10m in civil penalties (a record fine) and $5m to compensate consumers as part of a settlement with US consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It also agreed to …
John Leyden, 27 Jan 2006
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IT equipment is bad for your health

Your PC could be your lungs’ worst enemy, scientists warned yesterday. According to a study by boffins at the British Allergy Foundation, office machinery can produce damaging ozone emissions. Prime culprits are gadgets like laser printers, fax machines, photocopiers and computers, according to a report in today’s Daily Mail. …
Linda Harrison, 07 May 1999
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Midwich Thame gets Canon franchise

Canon has appointed Midwich Thame as its sixth distributor in a bid to boost its poor laser printer sales. Midwich Thame gets distribution rights to all Canon's laser printers, personal copiers, scanners and fax machines - but it will no be distributing Canon's successful BubbleJet range. "For the next few months Canon want us …
Pete Morris, 26 Aug 1998
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Canon takes sixth distributor

Canon has appointed Midwich Thame as its sixth UK distributor in a bid to boost its poor laser printer sales. Midwich Thame gets distribution rights to all Canon's laser printers, personal copiers, scanners and fax machines - but it will no be distributing Canon's successful BubbleJet range. "For the next few months Canon want …
Pete Morris, 26 Aug 1998
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So what's your oldest piece of kit?

Small firms are not investing enough in office technology to ensure their future growth, according to corporate turnaround specialist Begbies Traynor. In a confidential poll, the firm asked over 200 individual owner-managers of small businesses which was their oldest piece of office technology still in regular use including …
Startups.co.uk, 03 Jun 2003
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DARPA dabbles in real-world ‘Matrix’

Defense Department ubergeeks at DARPA are soliciting proposals for a comprehensive, searchable database of individual human lives encompassing every communication, encounter, transaction and even 'feeling' generated by a lifetime of social interaction. It's called LifeLog, and it would combine a plethora of sensors, including …
Thomas C Greene, 21 May 2003
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Emails damage your health

Email and phone messages damage health and make staff tired and less efficient, according to a report by top psychologists. Just four phone calls or emails an hour increased heart rate levels, the study of office staff in Holland and Russia found. Although workers speeded up their other tasks to compensate for these distractions …
Linda Harrison, 15 Jun 1999
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Cisco slams small business for resisting Internet revolution

Cisco has claimed the spirit of Ned Ludd lives on in a quarter of British businesses, who have specifically "rejected" technology from fax machines to PCs. The Great Satan of Routers bases its allegation on the results of a survey of Europe's small businesses conducted by NOP, commissioned by Cisco. The study found that, overall …
Tony Smith, 06 Nov 1998
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Bangemann bang to rights

Four and a bit years ago From The Register No. 16 -- April 1995 ORACLE SKATEBOARDS SLOWLY ONTO THE SUPERINFORMATION HIGHWAY There's some love affair between the Brits and the city of Florence which caused people like Elizabeth Barrett Browning to like it so much she died there. Imagine our delight, therefore, to attend the European Oracle User Group a …
Mike Magee, 09 Jul 1999
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Sharp to beat Palm with Linux, Java – official

Sharp officially launched today its attempt to knock Palm off the top spot in the PDA market and regain its former glory as a leading maker of handheld devices. While Sharp's marketshare has been all but obliterated in the US and Europe, it remains the leading PDA maker in Japan. However, its standing is being rapidly eroded by …
Tony Smith, 23 Mar 2001
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eBay hacker trashes bail with caps-lock defence

Accused eBay hacker Jerome Heckenkamp is back behind bars tonight, after his first solo court appearance in front of his trial judge took an odd turn. During what was to be a routine proceeding to set future court dates, Heckenkamp challenged the indictment against him on the grounds that it spells his name, Jerome T. …
Kevin Poulsen, 19 Mar 2002
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Chaos as 'tagging for terror' system hits glitches

'Tagging for terror' under the new Prevention of Terrorism Act got off to an inauspicious start over the weekend, with one control order detainee left without money, food or phone for 17 hours, police being forced to break down the door of one flat, and detainees claiming to be baffled by what their control orders allowed them …
John Lettice, 14 Mar 2005
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Wi-Fi toting bloggers invade Parliament

Today is Bastille Day, a day of great significance to the French - and today, in London Town, webloggers will breach the walls of Britain's Parliament, and set up a Wi-Fi network! It's a landmark for blog-lobbyists: so like the rest of the media, we must indulge their vanity, if only for a moment. Today's infraction is …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Jul 2003
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Accused Ebay hacker on electronic leash

Until he goes to trial in March, the only sophisticated electronics in accused eBay hacker Jerome Heckenkamp's life will be the monitoring bracelet bolted to his ankle, under a court order issued Tuesday clearing the way for his release. In a hearing in federal court in San Jose, Calif., U.S. magistrate Patricia Trumble …
Kevin Poulsen, 01 Feb 2002
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MS anti-piracy crew puts Suffolk dealer in the stocks

Pity Russell Simpson, joint owner of Suffolk-based resellers Greengage Computer Products, who has not only forked out an undisclosed sum in compensation for unwittingly flogging counterfeit copies of Microsoft software, but sentenced to the stocks too. For Simpson has been dragooned into supplying warning words in a Microsoft …
John Leyden, 18 Nov 2002
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Operation Enduring Valenti

The United States is engaged in a war against oppressive regimes run by ignorant fanatics barely able to comprehend the intricacies of modern society. Through actions favoring the ruling class, secret midnight deals, and restricting public distribution of information, citizens in these societies are unable to evolve and live …
Richard Forno, 27 Mar 2002