Much has been said in the media about the recent attack on TalkTalk, and the worries that many people have about whether or not their bank accounts might be at risk. That’s a legitimate worry, made worse by the confusing information that the company has given, first appearing to suggest that pretty much everything on… Read More Let’s TalkTalk about privacy and censorship
The news today has been full of the attack on TalkTalk and the potential security breach, which may yet cause havoc for a lot of people. We don’t entirely know yet, but the list of information that may have been stolen is enough to allow people to impersonate some users, or perhaps even reset passwords… Read More TalkTalk hack doesn’t affect Blinkbox, they say very quietly
I’ve written before about binaural stereo – the technique that gives a surround sound experience through an ordinary pair of headphones. I must admit that when I’ve tried to explain this to people in the past, I’ve been met with a certain degree of incredulity at how this can work, but it does, and it’s… Read More Surrounded by terror
There’s a generalisation, known as Betteridge’s Law, that states that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered by the word “No.” Normally, of course, it’s about something a little more exciting than whether or not you should buy the latest telly tech. But I’m sure there will be lots of people rushing… Read More Should you buy a 4K television?
If you’ve read some of my recent pieces about the BBC, you’ll probably be aware that there’s a consultation going on, and a Charter Review is due soon. The deadline for responding to the government’s consultation is TODAY, 8th October. If you haven’t responded, please do so as soon as you can, by following this… Read More Time to have your say on the BBC
My recent post on the new rules for Freeview has prompted some questions about how much longer people will be able to carry on using their first generation Freeview kit. To recap, from January 2017 all Freeview kit that’s sold will have to support HD. The first thing to say is “Don’t panic.” That absolutely… Read More When will your Freeview box stop working?
In my recent series at The Register, I’ve explained how you can set up a mail server with spam and virus filtering, using OpenBSD, Postfix and Amavisd. The configuration I’ve used is, at heart, one that I’ve run for a very long time myself, based on an original tutorial by Scott Vintinner. The tutorial is… Read More Using Postscreen to filter out connections on your mail server