Author Archives: David Masters

 

Usernames and passwords offer inadequate protection

Usernames and passwords provide insufficient security to protect financial websites and other sensitive online services, according to a new report by security services firm Network Box. The report, ‘Authentication, who are.. more
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Voxbone uses Burning Man to showcase iNums

Voxbone is showcasing its iNum international phone numbers at the Burning Man conference this week in Nevada. Voxbone’s international numbers (iNums) are prefixed with +833 and, unlike traditional telephone numbers, can.. more
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Students hack school web filters

Tech-savvy students continue to find ways of working around school web filters to access blocked content, web filtering service Bloxx warned this week. Schoolchildren are using anonymous proxy services to bypass.. more
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Password promiscuity puts Brits at risk of cyber-fraud

Over 1.7 million Brits risk being caught out by cyber-criminals because they use the same password for all their online accounts. New research found that nearly half (46%) of UK adults use the same password to log in to banking, shopping, and social networking sites... more
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Braidwood 'good news' for data encryption

Intel’s new Braidwood technology is “good news” for firms using data encryption because it will enable magnetic hard drives to reassert their dominance as the storage medium of choice, a storage systems specialist claimed this week. Origin Storage said Braidwood, which boosts the speed of.. more
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New firm launched to promote HiScout

IT consultancy firm HiSolutions has launched a spin-off company, DB3, to develop and promote its governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software, HiScout GRC Suite. DB3 will focus its full attention on maximising the potential of HiScout, HiSolutions said, with the aim of making the software.. more
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Geemarc launches hearing aid-compatible VoIP headset

New VoIP technology allows deaf and hard-of-hearing people to make free phone calls over the Internet. The hearing aid-compatible headset amplifies the sound of VoIP calls, enabling deaf people to make cheap and free phone calls over the Internet. The headset was developed by Geemarc.. more
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Vopium launches in 25 new countries

Mobile-VoIP service, Vopium, has extended its services to 25 new countries, bringing its total coverage to 45 countries. The 25 new countries are: Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Malta, Mexico,.. more
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Jersey chooses 3Com for public service communications

Hospitals, schools, libraries, police, and fire and rescue services on the Bailiwick of Jersey have been connected by an IP communications system installed by 3Com. By installing the system, public service providers on the Channel Island are seeking to reduce costs and increase employee productivity... more
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Jajah bolted-on to Microsoft OCS

IP communications provider Jajah is collaborating with Microsoft on a new IP service for enterprise customers. Under the terms of the agreement between the two firms, businesses making calls using Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Release 2 will be given access to Jajah’s cloud.. more
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