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Barclays Bank buys 8,500 Apple iPads in one go

Barclays Bank has bought no less than 8,500 Apple slabs of fondling loveliness in one go, The Channel can reveal. The buy, made with dealer Insight UK, is believed to be one of the largest roll outs of the iPad or indeed any tablet in the UK finance sector, and signals the growing acceptance of the tab tech in corporate land. A …
Paul Kunert, 23 Nov 2012
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Tab for Xmas, Mr Consumer? Yes please. And Mr Busin... NOPE

The slab revolution in UK consumer land continued over Chrimbo but many biz customers are still struggling to justify wider deployments and most of those that did steered well clear of Windows 8. Disties shipped a total of 1.5 million tabs in Q4, a hike of 53.1 per cent on a year ago. Some 16.4 per cent of these went via biz …
Paul Kunert, 26 Feb 2014
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Barclays scripting SNAFU exploited by phishers

Online scammers are exploiting a redirection script on Barclays' site to make fraudulent emails look more convincing. An alert Reg reader noticed the trick in scam emails he received. We have yet to hear back from the bank, despite notifying Barclays of a potential problem last Tuesday (8 August). Meanwhile, the exploit ( …
John Leyden, 15 Aug 2006
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Barclays denies online confusion

Barclays Bank customers have complained they can no longer set up new payments through the website. Barclays' call centre is telling customers that an increase in fraud, especially phishing, has forced them to stop customers setting up payments to new people - existing standing orders are not affected. Customers are advised to …
John Oates, 29 Mar 2006
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Job cuts loom for Barclays IT staff

Barclays Bank is to cut as many as 200 jobs from its IT staff, according to reports. The company confirmed that redundancies are in the pipeline, but declined to discuss specific numbers. The bank, which has recently appointed a new head of IT, also confirmed that it would be "reviewing the structure and nature" of its £350m …
Lucy Sherriff, 01 Sep 2005

Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

Apple's "very limited success" in penetrating the corporate enterprise market with the iPad reflects the lack of control IT managers feel they have over the device, as well as the dominance of Windows. That is, according to HP exec Jos Brenkel, global senior veep of sales for Printers and Personal Systems, who said no single …
Paul Kunert, 04 Nov 2013

Jock and Awe: Scottish schools' sixty-mil 'slab splurge

Scottish ministers are seeking suppliers for up to £60m of tablets and notebooks. The supply contract for the desired technology is expected to run for 15 months with an option to extend it by one or two 12-month periods. Suppliers were this month invited by Scottish Procurement to bid for two lots: the first lot involves …
Paul Kunert, 26 Nov 2012

Bank and mortgage scam nets ID crooks thousands

Scammers conned both a mortgage firm and a bank to hit an IT director for £60,000. UK police are hunting the gang responsible for the scam, and at least nine others like it, that are estimated to have netted ID fraudsters hundreds of thousands of pounds, The Times reports. Phishing fraudsters are typically satisfied with milking …
John Leyden, 30 Oct 2007

What can save the Xmas PC market? Not Windows 8, say analysts

Analysts are lining up to denounce Microsoft's latest OS, claiming Windows 8 has been slow out of the blocks. The NPD Group estimates that in the four weeks since Microsoft coughed the software it was on 58 per cent of devices sold - compared to the 83 per cent achieved by Windows 7 after its launch. Stephen Baker, veep at NPD …
Paul Kunert, 29 Nov 2012
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Why did Comet fail? Hint: It wasn't just the credit insurers

Comet's fiscal light was burning less brightly well before OpCapita entered its orbit, but the venture capitalist's involvement snuffed it out entirely. Signs that all was not well can be traced back to 2008, when Comet's profit before tax tumbled from £56m to £25m. In successive years it posted losses of £8m, £3m and finally £ …
Eddie Pacey, 22 Nov 2012
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Fayrewood ends takeover talks

Fayrewood has ended takeover talks with North Atlantic Value LLP which could have led to the company being bought. Distributor Fayrewood, which trades as Interface Solutions, had been in talks since November 2007. It is not the first time the company has been rebuffed by a suitor - previous takeover talks in 2005 were also …
John Oates, 08 May 2008
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Inside man in failed £72m electronic heist jailed

A former HSBC worker who tried to steal £72m ($141m) from the bank through an audacious electronic heist has been jailed for nine years. Jagmeet Channa, of Church Road, Ilford, was sentenced to 90 months for conspiracy to defraud and nine years for money laundering at a sentencing at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, after …
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2008
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UK banks hope to send phishing mules packing

UK banks plan to delay transfers between account holders of the same group by up to a day in order to introduce new security checks. The move is designed to help thwart phishing attacks that cost British banks an estimated £12m last year. NatWest, Halifax and Barclays have all introduced the security measure, the BBC reports. …
John Leyden, 24 May 2005
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Phishing attack targets one-time passwords

OUT-LAW News, 11/10/2005 A Swedish internet bank was forced to shut down its website for a short time last week after its one-time password security system was targeted by a new type of phishing scam, according to reports. Phishing usually occurs when a fraudster sends an email that contains a link to a fraudulent website where …
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Oct 2005

Cybercrooks lurk in shadows of big-name websites

A small team of security researchers has documented how many high-profile websites are unwittingly helping phishing fraudsters. Phishing scams often use "open redirector" exploits on major sites to make their attack URL look more legitimate. The trick also makes it more likely that fraudulent emails that form the basis of …
John Leyden, 12 Dec 2007

Google and eBay thwart phishing redirection ruse

High-profile websites have cleaned up their act after a small team of security researchers documented how they were unwittingly helping phishing fraudsters. Phishing scams often use "open redirector" exploits on major sites to make their attack URL look more legitimate. The trick also makes it more likely that fraudulent emails …
John Leyden, 23 Jan 2008

'Microsoft' to compensate 419 victims

We're obliged to the reader who alerted us to the agreeable news that Microsoft will compensate deserving 419 victims to the tune of £100,000 a head. The email bringing these glad tidings is worth reproducing in full, and your attention is drawn in particular to the links kindly provided by the Lads from Lagos to back their …
Lester Haines, 24 Aug 2007

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Chris Mellor

Firm cites 'low demand' plus 'abusers'

Tim Worstall

Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
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Trevor Pott

Can the storage giant overcome a lack of necessary leadership?

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No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
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Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that