Incident Report – 17/01/2018

Incident report for 17/01/2018 Status: RESOLVED Severity: MAJOR Duration: 30 minutes (17/01/2018 12:30 to 17/01/2018 13:00) Incident Report: Outage has been reported on some services during the duration of this incident. This issue was caused by a hardware fault on the web host’s servers. The issue appears to have now been resolved, and we will continue monitoring services to ensure that there is minimal disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this incident. Continue reading Incident Report – 17/01/2018

Physics – Quantum Computing

Google has been coming up with a strategy to demonstrate quantum supremacy, using their experimental quantum computer that they have been working on for quite some time. What is Quantum Supremacy? Quantum supremacy is the claim that quantum computers can perform tasks that no current computers can handle. It is widely assumed that we will eventually reach quantum supremacy, but nobody has done it yet because the few experimental quantum computers that currently exist can only run a small number of specialised algorithms. What is Google’s Plan? Google’s plan is based on simulating coin flips. For an ordinary computer, this … Continue reading Physics – Quantum Computing

The Facebook exploit: How to avoid it, and what to do if you have already been affected by it.

There is currently a link being spread around through Facebook, mainly being sent by Facebook Messenger. The link looks like a Facebook login page, however, it is NOT REAL. If you enter your login information into this page, your account has been compromised, and you should read the section below about what to do if you are a victim.   What should I look out for? There are a few key signs to look out for that may indicate that someone you know has been affected by this: Unsolicited messages with a link – This is the main thing to look out … Continue reading The Facebook exploit: How to avoid it, and what to do if you have already been affected by it.