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3 posts • joined 6 Oct 2009

Natwest freezes debit cards, online banking in fresh cock-up

ElectricOwl
FAIL

Cashless Society... not quite ready yet.

In my experience NatWest have frequently had debit card glitches.

I've usually experienced these glitches at the supermarket checkout when paying for a large basket of goodies.

Inconvenient and embarrassing but not so bad when the person on the till informs you that lots of NatWest customers have had the same issue.

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Mass WordPress hijack poisons Google Image well

ElectricOwl
Stop

So much for recent Wordpress security updates.

I can't help but think that the recent Wordpress 'hardening' work has successfully missed the point.

It doesn't matter if you have commenting turned off as it is still possible for the Black Hat SEOs to add comments to your blog. Add that to the sheer number of naive bloggers out there with little or no decent security it's no surprise that the Google Images campaign is doing so well.

I'm struggling with a bug in some of the worst written code I've ever seen and it is depressing me which is why I'm grouching about WP here instead of their site :(

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Royal Mail lawyers demand closure of postcode lookup site

ElectricOwl
Stop

Time to re-nationalise the Post Office methinks.

There was a time when the Post Office was owned by the people and it was probably about the time the postcode system was introduced. I vote for a re-nationalisation of the jolly old Post Office and then we can can go back to free data and national strikes.. oh, isn't there a strike going on somewhere?

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