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source: News24
2010-02-07 23:22

London – Britain is tightening its rules on student visas to prevent people from flouting the rules and working illegally.

The changes – which are effective immediately – won’t stop genuine students from travelling to Britain to study but will close an avenue that has been exploited, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said on Sunday.

“There’s an awful lot more of adults, not young people, not coming to study degrees at universities but coming on short courses into this country,” Johnson told the BBC.

Asked if many of those students were “bogus” Johnson said, “Yes, yes”.

Under the new rules, those from outside the European Union who come to [continue reading]

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Hotmail passwords hacked

source: News24
2009-10-05 21:17

San Francisco – The passwords to more than 10 000 Hotmail accounts were hacked and posted on an online forum used by software developers, according to a report on Monday on the website neowin.net.

Microsoft said it was investigating the report.

“We’re actively investigating the situation and will take appropriate steps as rapidly as possible,” a spokesperson said.

According to Neowin, the list was posted on Friday at pastebin.com but has since been taken down.

The site said it had seen parts of [continue reading]