According to Neowin, computing students at the University of Bochum, Germany, have worked out how to retrieve vital security tokens from Microsoft's CardSpace framework. CardSpace is highly tipped to be the successor to Windows Live ID (Passport) and making passwords a relic of the Cold War, using self-signed or certificate authority signed digital certificates stored on the local machine as proof of who you are.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based medical anthropologist Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher.
Mac-using students rejoice! Apple are launching their biggest ever offer to students in a "back to school" deal, expected in the next few days.
For those who don't know, the Microsoft Student Partner programme (MSP) is a faction of Microsoft represented by just under 1,400 university students from over 100 countries around the world (although the figures do seem to shift quite a lot from time to time), all interested about Microsoft technologies, their products, and engaging in careers in technology.
It’s fair to say most people are a little reserved and somewhat suspicious when Microsoft (of all people) offer something for “free”. There must be a catch, a hidden something, an underlying reason… well in this case there isn’t, not one that I can see anyway.
This is an interesting one – how would you feel about spending around £30,000 ($58,000ish) over 4 years, working blood, sweat and tears, having constant stress but also the time of your life, not to mention a degree at the end of it… and nobody wants to employ you? It’s something most of us would have worried about, but it’s an increasing problem.
A quick introduction to the new iGeneration column on ZDNet.