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The arrest yesterday (30/12) is in connection with an ongoing investigation in to cyber fraud offences which took place between 2013 and August 2014 during which victims reported funds being stolen from their PayPal accounts.
The arrested man was released on bail until 10 March." Link to Original Source top
Computershack (1143409) writes "In BBC Click video interview, Eugene Kaspersky says that Windows is not less secure than Linux or Max OS X, merely that it is targetted more because it is the most popular and hackers follow crowds — @ 3:05 minutes into video." Link to Original Source top
From 12th March, eBay has increased the FVF for private sellers by an extortionate amount yet again for the UK. For those of us selling technology related items, the FVF for £0.01-£30 has doubled and from £30 — £400 the FVF has increased between 300% and 500% depending on price breaks. So for someone auctioning a laptop which ends at £200, you'll now have the priviledge of paying eBay £20 in fees, instead of £6.75 under the old fees. And that's even before eBay screws more money out of you via Paypal. As a consolation though, eBay has decided not to charge a listing fee or charge for the first photograph if the start price is 99p or under. Whooptie friggin doo. Notably, there's no increase for many other countries.
For those of you wishing to vent your spleen at them, please feel free to call eBay's new UK Customer Support on 020 8080 2105.
If anyone knows of a better online auction site in the UK, I'm open to suggestion." top
Computershack (1143409) writes "http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/31/apple_security_response_pants/ Apple is trailing way behind Microsoft in security patch responsiveness, according to a study by security researchers from IBM.
Stefan Frei and Bernard Tellenback of IBM's X-Force security division analysed several years of vulnerability disclosures and patching processes from various vendors.
They found that Apple is getting worse at dealing with security problems while Microsoft is improving. Apple is experiencing more vulnerabilities, longer patching times, and more attacks on unpatched vulnerabilities, according to the duo.
Frei and Tellenback presented their findings at a presentation entitled 0-day Patch — Exposing Vendors (In)Security Performance at last week's Black Hat conference in Amsterdam.
Colleagues of the duo reckon Apple's antagonistic attitude with security researchers is one of the reasons for its poor response.
"While I think that there are quite a few reasons why this is probably so, I'd be inclined to say that Apple's biggest problem appears to be that they treat every new vulnerability as a potential PR disaster rather than an opportunity to visibly reinforce their work in securing their customers," writes Gunter Ollman of IBM's X-Force.
"In recent times this has most critically been reflected in the way Apple works with security researchers."" Link to Original Source top
Computershack (1143409) writes "Courtesy of Betanews
In early numbers from Microsoft prior to its quarterly financial results call to analysts this afternoon, the company reported revenue gains of 27% annually to $13.76 billion, and net income nicely higher by 23% annually to $4.29 billion, in what the company is calling its fastest first quarter of growth since 1999.
In the early afternoon statement, the company is crediting increased consumer demand for Windows Vista, primarily the Premium Edition, though analysts are likely to ask whether the Vista "sales mix" is actually weighted more toward pre-installations. The release of Halo 3 will also have played a factor, but certainly not to the tune of several billion more dollars in revenue in three months. All that means the company's stellar performer could turn out to be, once again...SQL Server, which has blossomed to becoming a principal profit center whose growth rivals its applications division.
Comment: I wonder how much of a kick in the teeth this must feel like to those sysadmins trying to push Linux in the corporate sector. I also wonder how much of it is due to reduced piracy because of the way Vista's product activation works by checking every week or so instead of just on installation."