May 022015

Registered email addresses, password hashes leaked.

On Friday, Neil Spellings sent out an urgent email to all customers warning that a list of registered email addresses and password hashes from their online store have appeared on the web – and, it turns out, those hashes weren’t salted. Continue reading »

 May 2, 2015  Posted by  Websites Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 012014

Shoobie, doobie do wop – DON’T infiltrate it.

Alexander Ausserstorfer has released a free mail transport agent, POP3S, which performs email fetches using TLS on port 995.

TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is a protocol first introduced at the very end of the 1990s and based on the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) specification originally developed by NetScape. Continue reading »

 June 1, 2014  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 062014

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 4th April, 2014.

R-Comp Interactive have recently written to users of RISCube and RISCBook computer systems regarding the imminent end-of-life of Windows XP (April 8th). The general advice is “don’t panic” but we have provided a range of (we hope) helpful tips to bear in mind if you’re still using Windows XP on your RISCube or RISCbook. Continue reading »

Apr 012014

How the British security services gained access to YOUR emails.

The news over the last few years has been awash with revelations about security services not only being able to ‘listen in’ on people’s communications, but that they are actively doing so, and even archiving that material. If it’s communicated electronically, there is every chance that it’s sitting in a database somewhere. For future reference. For the good of the country, and all that. Continue reading »

 April 1, 2014  Posted by  Jokes Tagged with: , ,