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Noon News: Anonymous Downs Home Office Website, Raspberry Pi Clears CE Quality Tests, HP Elitebook 8560W Mobile Workstation

The rather oddly spelled Eadweard J Muybridge (opens in new tab) might not be a name you're familiar with. Born Edward James Muggeridge, he changed his first and last name several times, and he was famous in the field of photography and early filmmaking. Muybridge was born on this day in 1830, in Kingston upon Thames, but he spent much of his life in America.

Hackivist group Anonymous has struck again (opens in new tab) at another high profile government target, this time in the UK. At the weekend, the UK's Home Office website was downed by a distributed denial-of-service attack, apparently for several hours during Saturday evening. Access on Sunday morning was also flaky.

There's some good news on the Raspberry Pi (opens in new tab) front, the miniature £22 computer which aims to get kids' interest fired up in programming again, and also to give the developing world access to affordable computing. Initial batches sold like hot cakes - indeed, hot raspberry pies - but the device then hit problems, requiring to be put through testing to gain its CE mark before further units could be sold in the EU.

The Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560W Mobile Workstation (opens in new tab) isn't a low cost machine. At its cheapest it'll set you back nearly £1,300 inc VAT. What you get for your money is a stunningly capably notebook that's solidly made and ideal for high end, particularly graphic rich work.

Apple rolled out a new update in order to stop (opens in new tab) the versions of Flashback Trojan that reportedly plagued 600,000 Macs. Java for OS X 2012-002 is designed to patch the vulnerability exploited by the malware but according to analysts, it doesn't offer any substantial upgrade.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.