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Industrial systems scrambling to catch up with Meltdown, Spectre

The Register - 1 hour 2 min ago
Some confessions, but 'watch this space' is the more common reaction - when there is one

Vendors of industrial systems have joined the long list of vendors responding responses to the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.…

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Broadcom confirms anti-trust probe, professes zero worries

The Register - 3 hours 1 min ago
Says probe doesn't impact wireless lines, leaving about a gazillion other products in play

Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business.…

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Poison ping pong prompts patch from Cisco

The Register - 3 hours 4 min ago
Switchzilla has fixes for appliances, voice portal, Nexus switch OS

Cisco admins, it's your weekly patch notice.…

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Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect shuts doors amid Bitcoin bloodbath

The Register - 4 hours 5 min ago
Market correction leaves faithful shaken but undeterred

Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down.…

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Free gift for all readers: Google's AutoML launch translated into plain English (where possible)

The Register - 4 hours 44 min ago
It's an image-recognition thing

Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI."…

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Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

The Register - 5 hours 25 min ago
Triumphant Trump touts terrific tax tactic

Apple announced today it will start to repatriate back to America some of the massive profits it accumulated outside the USA – and will use the cash to Make America Great Again.…

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Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 23:38
Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sure

Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…

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Hey. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Get in here... so we can shake your hands – US Senate cyber-terror panel

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 22:36
So much for that grilling

The US Senate's commerce committee basically gave executives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube a back-rub at a hearing on Wednesday morning.…

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Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 1 in 10 Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:33
Your daily dose of digital depression

Usenix Enigma It has been nearly seven years since Google introduced two-factor authentication for Gmail accounts, but virtually no one is using it.…

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HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 20:21
This language is wired for sound

Usenix Enigma HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent.…

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SAP boss promises to cull marketing dross on community network

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 17:59
Bill McDermott admits hub was seen as a 'channel to promote corporate messages'

CEO Bill McDermott has pledged to improve the SAP Community network previosuly slammed by members for offering a crap user experience and being another mechanism to push marketing messages.…

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New Quantum head honcho thrown in at the deep end

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 17:10
CEO Patrick Dennis has his work cut out

Comment There's a new president and CEO at Quantum, with the board hoping for a dose of Patrick Dennis magic to fire up the company and return it to growth and profits.…

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AMD investors fire sueball over chip flaw silence

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 16:26
CEO and CFO in crosshairs after shareholder losses

AMD stands accused of "artificially inflating" its stock price by not making public a CPU design flaw the tech world now knows as Spectre, according to a class-action lawsuit brought by investors.…

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France to lend Brexit Britain sore souvenir of Norman yoke – the Bayeux Tapestry

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:51
Prez Macron expected to agree loan when he meets PM

The French government will agree to lend the UK its most famous memento of the Norman conquest of England after Blighty leaves the EU.…

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Former Santander bank manager pleads guilty to computer misuse crimes

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:24
£15k went walkabout after customer details spilled to boyfriend

A former Santander bank manager has pleaded guilty to £15,000 worth of computer misuse crimes after her boyfriend talked her into giving him illicitly obtained customer information.…

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UK.gov slammed for NHS data-sharing deal with Home Office

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:15
Flouts doctors' guidelines, doesn't properly balance public interests, MPs told

The UK health service's NHS Digital has been accused of operating to a "lower standard of confidentiality" than rest of NHS, in a heated hearing about a deal that requires patient info to be handed over for immigration enforcement.…

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Another day, another Spectre/Meltdown fix slowdown: What to expect if you heart ZFS

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 14:35
Techie records 7-8% toll on read IOPS

The widely used ZFS file system software is slowed down in both read IOPS and throughput by fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown bugs.…

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PPI-pusher makes 75 MEEELLION nuisance calls, lands £350k fine

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:55
Firm slapped for 'blatantly ignoring telemarketing laws'

A company that made 75 million nuisance calls in just four months has been handed a £350,000 fine from the UK's data protection watchdog.…

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Ofcom cracks on with spectrum auction rules, despite Three's legal challenge

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:26
UK telcos continue appeal to lower spectrum cap

UK comms regulator Ofcom is cracking ahead with plans for the forthcoming spectrum auction - despite further delays posed by Three's Court of Appeal challenge.…

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Going soft: Kaminario exits the hardware business

The Register - Wed, 2018-01-17 12:52
Software-centric business model to reach disruptive industry price point

Kaminario has announced it will leave the hardware business, and said Tech Data will build the certified appliance hardware needed to run its software.…

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