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Web trust dies in darkness: Hidden Certificate Authorities undermine public crypto infrastructure

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-19 04:00
Boffins measure the black hole of dubious certs and find it troubling

Security researchers have checked the web's public key infrastructure and have measured a long-known but little-analyzed security threat: hidden root Certificate Authorities.…

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GPU makers increasingly disengage from crypto miners

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-19 01:51
Nvidia moves most of production to gaming kit, AMD 'not servicing' the crypto segment

Nvidia and AMD have signaled they're trying to disengage from the blockchain market, preferring to instead sell to gamers.…

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Citrix initiates 'Restructuring Program' – jobs and facilities to go

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 23:46
Sets aside up to $90M just for employee severance packages

Citrix has initiated a "Restructuring Program" under which the company will reduce headcount and close some offices. The Register understands that staff around the world have already been let go.…

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Canadian teen nabbed in $36.5M crypto heist – possibly the biggest haul yet by a single individual

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 23:04
Plus, US gov to sell off $56M of Bitcoin – the largest single sum recovered so far from a cryptocurrency fraud

A Canadian teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing $37 million worth of cryptocurrency ($46M Canadian) via a SIM swap scam, making it the largest virtual cash heist affecting a single person yet, according to police.…

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Boffins find way to use a standard smartphone to find hidden spy cams

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 22:43
Smartphones now have lasers so we're gonna use them to find voyeurs

Recent model smartphones can be smarter still about finding hidden cameras in their vicinity, if they take advantage of time-of-flight (ToF) sensors.…

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Ford taking control of chip supply in Globalfoundries deal

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 21:18
Sick of taking second best, car industry makes its own deals

Chip makers like Nvidia and Intel see semiconductor content rising in the years ahead, which means a bigger business opportunity. What they may not be expecting is car makers becoming major chip contractors themselves.…

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Thousands of Firefox users accidentally commit login cookies on GitHub

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 20:04
GitHub: 'Credentials exposed by our users are not in scope'

Thousands of Firefox cookie databases containing sensitive data are available on request from GitHub repositories, data potentially usable for hijacking authenticated sessions.…

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Riverbed Technologies files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following pandemic 'headwinds'

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-18 19:17
Closure of factories, labour shortages, and continued slowdown in network optimisation sales at fault

Riverbed Technology has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a view to implementing a "prepackaged" financial restructuring plan to eliminate debts of $1.1bn following struggles caused by the pandemic.…

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