Archive for October, 2008

Microsoft warns of financial crisis email scams

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Internet fraudsters will try to exploit the global financial crisis by sending fraudulent emails purporting to offer cash-strapped consumers new mortgages, loans or money from failed banks, a Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. Tim Cranton, an Internet safety expert at Microsoft, said there are early signs that criminals have already begun trying to cash in […]

Social networking

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Good news for workers addicted to Facebook, Bebo and MySpace — a think-tank says bosses should not stop their staff using social networking sites because they could actually benefit their firms. The report by Demos said encouraging employees to use networking technologies to build relationships and closer links with colleagues and customers could help businesses […]

CV Information

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), setting up a website for a bogus company called Denis Atlas. The fake firm placed an advert in a national newspaper for a job as an office manager, inviting people to apply by sending in their CVs to the web site. Although 107 people did so, a quick search of […]

Lack of graduates

Friday, October 17th, 2008

A lack of IT graduates could begin to affect public services, according to an IT trade body. At a British Computer Society (BCS) debate, it emerged that IT students are needed in The City, and the continuing decline in student numbers graduating from IT courses overall could mean fewer graduates for all industries affecting the […]