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It's 2021 and you can hijack a Cisco SD-WAN deployment with malicious IP traffic and a buffer overflow. Patch now

1 hour 29 min ago
And also fix up these other holes that can be exploited via HTTP requests, SQL injection, etc

Cisco this week emitted patches for four sets of critical-severity security holes in its products along with other fixes.…

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We'll explore Titan with a methane submarine, a methane submarine, a methane submarine...

2 hours 24 min ago
Saturn moon's largest liquid sea mapped by radar – and soon, robots?

Titan’s largest sea of liquid is estimated to be up to 1,000 feet deep, judging from new radar analysis, making it an ideal location for a future autonomous robotic submarine to explore.…

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We're gonna bounce back, says Intel's Gelsinger: Don't worry, most of our chips will be made by us in 2023

4 hours 24 min ago
Financial figures released minutes ahead of schedule after 'hacker' swipes and shares infographic

Intel beat Wall Street’s expectations in its latest financial earnings on Thursday amid a rough year in which the semiconductor giant reached out to rival fabs for help in meeting demand for its silicon – and felt the pressure from AMD and others.…

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As the world turns to big names in cloud and IT to get through the pandemic, IBM still manages to shrink

6 hours 20 min ago
Red Hat and off-prem see growth while revenue, profit down overall

IBM on Thursday reported $20.4bn in revenue for its Q4 2020 earnings results, a decline of six per cent, and $73.6bn for the full year, down 4.6 per cent year-on-year.…

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And just like that, Amazon Web Services forked Elasticsearch, Kibana. Was that part of the plan, Elastic?

7 hours 43 min ago
Fork that noise, says cloud giant amid licensing drama

Amazon Web Services has responded to Elastic adopting more-restrictive software licenses by simply forking the latter's Elasticsearch and Kibana products with an open-source license.…

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Judge denies Parler an injunction to force AWS to host the antisocial network for internet outcasts

Thu, 2021-01-21 23:39
Deplatformed again, huh? Maybe take the hint

A US federal district judge has turned down Parler's request for a preliminary injunction to force Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host the social network, which is dominated by hate-and-misinformation-spewing netizens cast out or shooed away from other platforms.…

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President Biden selects Jessica Rosenworcel to head up FCC as acting chairwoman

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:55
Net neutrality, internet-for-students advocate awaits Senate confirmation

President Joe Biden has made Democrat FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel acting chairwoman of America's communications regulator.…

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LowKey cool: This web app will tweak your photos to flummox facial-recognition systems, apparently

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:18
Boffins develop improved image poisoning technique to preserve privacy

A group of computer scientists has released a privacy-focused web application to poison people's online images so they confuse commercial facial recognition systems.…

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Android 10 ported to homegrown multi-core RISC-V system-on-chip by Alibaba biz, source code released

Thu, 2021-01-21 18:58
ASOP effort could help bring GUIs to industrial, IoT, embedded gear

Alibaba-owned T-Head Semiconductor says it has ported Android 10 to its own RISC-V chips, highlighting increased momentum for the open-source instruction set architecture (ISA) against proprietary alternatives.…

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Laptops given to British schoolkids came preloaded with malware and talked to Russia when booted

Thu, 2021-01-21 17:32
Department for Education says 'we believe this is not widespread'

A shipment of laptops supplied to British schoolkids by the Department for Education to help them learn under lockdown came preloaded with malware, The Register can reveal.…

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Microsoft SolarWinds analysis: Attackers hid inside Windows systems by wearing the skins of legit processes

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:58
Thorough counter-detection methods laid bare by Redmond

The SolarWinds hackers triggered one of their Cobalt Strike implants in the firm's network through a cunning VBScript that was activated by a routine system process, Microsoft has said.…

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Got three weeks to spare? You could deploy the supercomputer you’ve always dreamed of

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:00
Tune in this month and learn about the promise of SuperPOD with DDN

Webcast We all have problems, so wouldn’t it be great if we could all apply a supercomputer to cracking them?…

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We turn away for a second and Corellium is already showing off Ubuntu on Apple Silicon

Thu, 2021-01-21 15:55
Groovy Gorilla 'completely usable' but some of the hardware remains off-limits

Things can move fast in the IT world, and Linux on Apple silicon has gone from "ooh look, text on a screen" to something considerably more usable in a matter of days.…

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'We're storing how this material should behave': Boffins' 3cm 'm-bit' cubes demonstrate programmable wunderstuff

Thu, 2021-01-21 14:58
Raising possibility of buildings that flex in earthquakes, and much more

Engineers working in Switzerland say they have developed a method of writing data directly into materials, a process that changes the material's physical properties at the same time.…

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Visual Studio 16.9 Preview 3 brings Chromium WebView debugging, noisy tests for visually impaired, and more

Thu, 2021-01-21 14:13
Also: Survey shows IDE's dominance among .NET Core developers, despite cross-platform options

Preview 3 of Visual Studio 2019 16.9, the next big release of Microsoft's Windows IDE, features debugging for Chromium-based WebView, audio cues in tests, and updated C++ support.…

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Loser Trump's last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the 'first' made in Texas

Thu, 2021-01-21 13:01
But that's fake news

President Trump's last financial disclosure form makes for interesting reading. In addition to listing his various property holdings and business interests, it also reveals a number of gifts received by business leaders, including a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook.…

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Bye-bye Bridenstine: Outgoing chief leaves NASA in good shape, though Boots on Moon by '24 goal looks doubtful

Thu, 2021-01-21 12:16
Former NASA test engineer steps into the hot seat as acting head

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has left the US space agency with none of the drama associated with certain other American government handovers.…

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Negative Trustpilot review of law firm Summerfield Browne cost aggrieved Briton £28k

Thu, 2021-01-21 11:17
The most expensive 119 words he's ever going to write

A man who branded a Leicester law firm as "another scam solicitor" on review website Trustpilot has been ordered to pay it £28,500 in libel damages and legal costs.…

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AWS has been doing things that are 'just NOT OK since 2015,' says Elastic as firm yanks Apache 2.0 licence

Thu, 2021-01-21 10:15
So are ya open source or aren't ya?

Elastic CEO and co-founder Shay Banon has attacked AWS for what he claims is unacceptable use of the open-source Elasticsearch product and trademark.…

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UK Prime Minister Johnson knows not when 400k+ deleted records from police DB will be back

Thu, 2021-01-21 09:30
And the possible impact of erased DNA and fingerprint data on live police investigations? Nope, doesn't know that either

UK leader Boris Johnson has admitted he does not know how many live legal cases "will be frustrated" by the loss of 400,000+ records on the Police National Computer and cannot say when the data will be reinstated.…

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