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Top 10 most read: Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X and Linux server attacks

26 Nov 2012

Microsoft is hoping to finally succeed in the mobile market with the release of Windows Phone 8, and it looks like V3 readers are certainly interested in the platform.

Our most popular story of last week was our head to head review of two of the hottest Windows Phone 8 handsets around, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X.

However, early adopters of the mobile OS were less than impressed with a bug that causes Windows Phone 8 devices to randomly reboot.

Security was also a major concern among readers, as hackers managed to infiltrate the government's new Gov.UK website and post a fake James Bond job ad, while researchers were busy investigating threats to the open-source Linux platform and a new exploit kit that enables drive-by malware attacks.

The prize for worst week goes to HP, which reported more disappointing financials along with fraud allegations over the Autonomy acquisition. Maybe it's time for the firm to roll out WebOS again for a final foray into tablets and smartphones, as its PC numbers are unlikely to see a huge improvement.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8 X front

Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X head to head review
checks which smartphone deserves to be crowned Windows Phone 8's flagship device





amazon-kindle-paperwhite-3g-home-screen-booksAmazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G review
The Kindle Paperwhite is a great addition to the Amazon e-reader stable, with the same impressive battery and e-ink screen but a handy light added to the touch display



James Bond Flame

Government website hackers post fake James Bond job ad
Defaced webpage seeks target elimination specialist who likes "martinis shaken and not stirred"





Israel hit with 44 million cyber attacks in Gaza protest
Government claims only one assault successful





Linux penguin logo

Researchers dissect Linux server rootkit
Malware writers could be looking to infect servers from the inside out




bug malware virus security threat breach

Researchers warn of 'Cool' exploit platform
Malware delivery kit said to be related to Blackhole





The main house at Bletchley Park

Computer enthusiasts give Witch a new lease of life at Bletchley
World's oldest original working computer rebooted





HP takes $8.8bn hit on Autonomy fraud allegations
Tech giant claims to have been wilfully misled over valuations when acquiring UK software firm





Raspberry Pi 5MP camera add-on set to launch
Cut down computer gets its first add-on, with £16 camera board expected to ship shortly





Nokia Lumia 920 hands on Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 early adopters bemoan rebooting issues
Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X are the culprits


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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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