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Where's Zero Cool when you need him? Loose chips sink ships: How hackers <i>could</i> wreck container vessels

The Register - 1 hour 39 min ago
Or Acid Burn? Or Lord Nikon? Weak IT security may end in disaster at sea... one day

Poorly maintained IT systems on container ships are leaving the vessels open to cyber-attack and catastrophe, it is claimed.…

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Europe-style 5G standard testing? Who the fsck wants that, asks US mobe trade group

The Register - 3 hours 46 min ago
Besides it's a security issue. Or is that just US insecurity?

Analysis 5G mobile networks have been held out as the future of not just mobile communications but also smart cities, the internet of things, rural broadband access, and countless other future innovations.…

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No RESTful the wicked: If your website runs Drupal, you need to check for security updates – unless you enjoy being hacked

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 23:17

Website admins are today urged to update their Drupal installations following the disclosure of a potentially serious vulnerability in the web publishing software. And when we say potentially serious, we mean, someone can potentially hack and hijack your site via this flaw.…

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OK, your boss allegedly called you a lazy n*****, promoted the person you trained ahead of you and paid you less, but you can't PROVE it's racism, Facebook says

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 22:38
Lawyers gotta lawyer

A black critical-facilities engineer at Facebook claims his boss repeatedly called him a "lazy n*****" and described other African-Americans at the tech giant "monkeys and chimpanzees."…

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Behold… a WinRAR security bug that's older than your child's favorite YouTuber. And yes, you should patch this hole

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 22:06
Bet all two of you who paid to activate your copy are feeling a little cheesed off at this 14-year-old undetected flaw

CheckPoint infosec eggheads are today laying claim to discovering a Windows archiving security flaw that appears to have been lingering since 2005.…

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Chrome ad, content blockers beg Google: Don't execute our code! Wait, no, do execute our code – just don't kill us!

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 21:02
Worried devs list Manifest v3 problems they need tweaked

Makers of ad blockers, content filters, and privacy extensions for Google's Chrome browser have drawn up a list of desired technical fixes to undo the anticipated damage from pending browser platform changes.…

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Just do IoT? We'd walk a mile in someone else's Nike smart sneakers, but they seem to be 'bricked'

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 18:00
Owners having a connection 'mare in the Internet of Trainers

Buyers of Nike's eye-wateringly expensive Adapt trainers appear to be having difficulties with the accompanying app.…

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No yoke: 'Bored' Aussie test pilot passes time in the cockpit by drawing massive knobs in the air

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 17:01
Another cock and balls story

An Australian pilot has earned his coveted Register wings by telling the world how boring flying can be through the medium of flight trackers.…

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Huawei hasn't yet fixed its security vulns, says UK's NCSC overseers

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 16:12
Not secure enough for use either

Huawei has not showed British government overseers a “credible plan” for dealing with security shortcomings flaged in a report issued last year, the technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre has said.…

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What's in a name? Quite a bit when it's the most hated acronym of 2018

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:17
Marketing biz decides 'GD PR' was getting it noticed in all the wrong ways

Almost a year after the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect, the European Union's stricter privacy law has claimed another victim.…

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Here's why your next network switch, storage box, or 5G gateway may do more Arm than good: E1, N1 data-center CPU cores aim at future kit

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 14:03
First-ever pure-64-bit-only Armv8-A SMT server processor brains may lure chip designers

If your humble Reg hack had a dollar for every Arm server processor pre-launch, launch, and car-crash failure he's witnessed, he'd be able to treat himself to a round of San Francisco's finest avocado on toast and a quad-espresso latte this morning. In other words, about 15 bucks.…

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Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 13:59
Whoops! Oh gosh

+Comment Google has apologised for not telling Nest smart home kit owners there was a microphone in their gear.…

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Who will stand up for European democracy? Us! says US software giant Microsoft

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 13:29
Nefarious activity of cyber villains continues, but don't fret: AccountGuard will save you

American tech giant Microsoft revealed this morning it has detected a wave of attacks against European democratic institutions as miscreants continue malware insertion attempts.…

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Germany, US staffers to be hit hardest as SAP starts shedding 4,400 bodies

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 12:59
ERP biz reportedly ringfencing jobs of machine learning and analytics types

German ERP biz SAP’s €950m restructuring, which will see 4,400 staffers given the boot, will hit Germany and the US hardest – but those in areas like machine learning reportedly won’t be in the firing line.…

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Apple reseller Solutions Inc pulls down shutters, calls in administrators

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 12:28
Staff told: 'Do not come to work tomorrow. Do not attempt to re-enter the store for any reason'

Apple's community of third party sellers shrunk slightly this week when retail chain Solutions Inc shuttered stores and called in an administrative receiver FRP Advisory.…

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U wot, m8? OMG SMS is back from dead

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 11:58
Not exactly... But we might be seeing a toe twitching

Text messaging volumes have been in decline for the past decade as smartphones, bundled data plans and the ubiquity of Wi-Fi allowed people to bypass telco charges and use OTT (over-the-top) messaging apps like WhatsApp.…

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All your ETL pipeline are belong to us: Google snaps up Alooma

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 11:10
Aloogle? Goolooma? Take your pick

Google has hoovered up data pipeline pusher Alooma for an undisclosed amount as the ad slinger continues its efforts to clamber up the cloud charts.…

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How do you solve a problem like Galileo? With a strap-on L-band payload, of course!

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 10:27
Nigerian and Brit augmented boffinry could save billions

Rejoice, Brexit Galileo worriers! Your hand-wringing is at an end thanks to research by Brighton-based Professor Chris Chatwin and Dr Lasisi S Lawal of Nigeria's Obasanjo Space Center. Kind of.…

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AGM X3: Swoon at this rugged interloper mobe then throw it on the floor to impress your mates

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 09:46
Because it'll be fiiiiine... probably

Hands On Hot on the heels of Oppo, Chinese phone maker AGM is the second newcomer to launch in the UK in 2019 hoping to turn a niche into a much more mainstream habitat.…

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What has an 'open-door policy' with industry and puts the X into NHS? Brits, let app-happy Matt Hancock tell you

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-20 09:09
NHSX:'s new tech, data and digital quango

The UK government has plans for another health quango that will not only oversee data, digital and tech procurement but have an "open door" policy with the IT industry.…

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