Software

Netfetch 5.50 lands safely and securely

I could’ve made a joke about safety nets, couldn’t I? Oh well. Now available from R-Comp is the latest version of the NetFetch internet suite, which contains a bundle of software including, amongst other things, Hermes for transporting emails and a version of Messenger so you can read and write those emails. The update to […]

Websites

Spellings.net online store security breach

Registered email addresses, password hashes leaked. On Friday, Neil Spellings sent out an urgent email to all Spellings.net 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.

Software

POP3S – a free email transport supporting TLS

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 […]

Announcements

Windows XP end of life – how it affects RISCube/RISCBook users

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 […]

Jokes

Breaking news: Uploads from RISC OS going to the spooks

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 […]