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Bank of England prescribes 'boredom'

Sterling hit a five-year low against the dollar this morning after Mervyn King, the Bank of England’s governor, admitted that Britain was headed for a recession. The pound is currently resting at just over $1.60, well off its $2.11 12 month high. The slide in sterling will likely make IT products more expensive in the UK, as …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Oct 2008
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Becta says Web 2.0 motivates schoolkids

Over half of teachers in UK schools believe that Web 2.0 apps should be used in lessons, even though the majority of them have never used such resources in the classroom. Blighty’s education technology agency, Becta, spoke to 2,600 students aged 11 to 16 studying in 27 schools between August 2007 and May this year, many of …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Oct 2008
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EU Commissioner wants to ease SMEs' red tape burden

The European Union yesterday called on Member States to participate in a major review of the accounting directives for small biz firms to help reduce the administrative burden on SMEs. Charlie McCreevy, who is the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, said that during this “difficult period” of ongoing economic …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Sep 2008
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Oracle assures financiers they're not that important after all

Oracle comforted distraught investment bankers yesterday by delivering better-than-expected first quarter profits and pointing out it really doesn’t do that much business in the financial services sector. The database giant turned in revenues up 18 per cent to $5.3bn for the quarter ending August 31, producing a net profit of …
Joe Fay, 19 Sep 2008

Strange spoofing technique evades anti-phishing filters

A Reg reader has produced screen shots that demonstrate a powerful phishing technique that's able to spoof eBay, PayPal and other top web destinations without triggering antiphishing filters in IE 7 or Norton 360. Plenty of other PayPal users are experiencing the same ruse, according to search engine results. Matty Hall, a …
Dan Goodin, 25 May 2007

Phishers spread their nets

The percentage of US-hosted phishing attacks dropped from 74 per cent in February to 55 per cent in March, according to the latest online fraud report of security firm RSA. Last month also witnessed a "dramatic increase" in the number of brands targeted by email scams, from 153 in February to 202 in March, even as the number of …
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2007

ICANN urged to cut phishing trawl with banking domain

Security watchers are calling on net governance body ICANN to adopt a new top level domain name to be used exclusively by registered banks and financial organisations. A .safe or .sure domain name would give consumers increased piece of mind that they are dealing with a legitimate financial institution while potentially making …
John Leyden, 29 Mar 2007

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