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Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

34 min 37 sec ago
So they've welded Advanced Threat Defense to Email Security Appliances

Cisco's adding McAfee's Advanced Threat Defense to platforms supported by its Email Security Appliance platform.…

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube create anti-terror group

1 hour 34 min ago
'Avengers' and 'Justice League' are taken. 'Suicide Squad' won't fly. So meet 'The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism'

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have created a super-team to tackle terrorism.…

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Researchers blind autonomous cars by tricking LIDAR

2 hours 18 min ago
As I was on the motorway, I saw a man who wasn't there. Then things went pear-shaped

If you've ever been dazzled by some idiot's high-beam driving towards you at night, you'd probably welcome a self-driving car – except one of the key “eyes”, LIDAR, can also be blinded, or tricked into reacting to objects that aren't there.…

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US engineer in the clink for wrecking ex-bosses' smart meter radio masts with Pink Floyd lyrics

Mon, 2017-06-26 23:42
Why does anyone do anything? I don't know, I was really drunk at the time

Fueled by beer and bitterness, a US techie logged into his ex-employer's radio towers to sabotage them – and is now behind bars as a result.…

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Queensland Police want access to locked devices

Mon, 2017-06-26 23:24
Protecting from terrorists, naturally

The Australian State of Queensland wants the power to force citizens to unlock their devices during a declared terrorist emergency.…

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We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

Mon, 2017-06-26 21:55
US prosecutors asks top court to mull overseas data slurping

The US Department of Justice has formally asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal in Microsoft's Ireland warrant legal row.…

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Robocall spammers, you have one new voicemail message: CUT IT OUT!

Mon, 2017-06-26 20:10
Senator Schumer asks Ajit Pai to protect Americans. Good luck with that

A US Senator is looking to turn up the heat on a particularly annoying new robocall practice.…

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Tremble in fear, America, as Daesh-bags scrawl cyber-graffiti on .gov webpages no one visits

Mon, 2017-06-26 19:53
Oh no, not Ohio's Dept of Rehabilitation and Corrections

A crew of useful idiots called Team System Dz defaced US government and business websites over the weekend in the name of medieval terror bastards Daesh (aka the Islamic State).…

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Coraid's Coile resurrects storage biz, swears off VCs' filthy Valley lucre

Mon, 2017-06-26 19:23
Never again, he tells El Reg

Analysis Here's a resurrected startup that isn't a startup anymore and wants nothing to do with VCs, ever – Coraid.…

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Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

Mon, 2017-06-26 18:14
Motoring monolith stalls as punters slam into website

UK car insurance giant the AA caused all sorts of confusion on Monday after accidentally sending out a "password update" email to people.…

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Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe

Mon, 2017-06-26 16:02
Tories shower DUP with cash gits to prop up minority government

The Democratic Unionist Party is to receive an extra £1bn in funding from Brit taxpayers, including £150m to spend on broadband infrastructure, after it agreed to prop up Theresa May's minority government.…

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Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

Mon, 2017-06-26 15:27
So, about that '1,000 games bundled with Vega+' boast, Retro Computers...

The owners of the rights to about 200 games to be bundled with the ZX Spectrum Vega+ is withdrawing permission for them to be included with the consoles unless its maker pays royalties for games on a previous device, The Register has learned.…

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JFrog leaps, wolfs down CloudMunch

Mon, 2017-06-26 15:00
DevOps vendor acquires intelligence platform

After a $50m investment January 2016, Israel-based software delivery automation vendor JFrog is in acquisition mode – specifically, it's eating some analytics brains.…

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Dell drops optical drive price-fixing lawsuit against Hitachi

Mon, 2017-06-26 14:38
Let off the hook

Dell has agreed to drop its suits against Hitachi and Hitachi LG Data Storage after previously alleging it had been part of a conspiracy to fix prices for optical disk drives. There has been no mention of any settlement.…

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Watchdog slaps NHS for failure to tackle correspondence backlog

Mon, 2017-06-26 14:01
Finds 1,788 cases of potential harm

The National Audit Office has slapped the NHS Shared Business Services for its failure to handle a backlog of misdirected clinical correspondence, which will cost £6.6m to work through.…

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UK Parliament hack: Really, a brute-force attack? Really?

Mon, 2017-06-26 13:25
Two words: Sweet 2FA

Comment Just under 90 Parliamentary email accounts were compromised by a brute force attack on the parliamentary network over the weekend. And there is a long-established technology which can normally see off this kind of attack.…

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Catch up with fast-moving automotive developments at FISITA PLUS

Mon, 2017-06-26 12:42
Mobility conference maps the future

Promo Are you a senior technologist, engineer, communicator, strategist or academic interested in the automotive industry? An all-day conference staged by FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive mobility engineering profession, will provide the answers you seek.…

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Solving the NVMeF-JBOF-is-not-a-SAN conundrum

Mon, 2017-06-26 12:28
Sharing is caring, SAN-shine

Interview An NVME over fabrics controller-less array is not a SAN because it can’t share data. That was the essence of Datrium CTO Hugo Patterson’s view.…

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Snoop Dogg swerves Glasto, plays Pure Storage gig #keepitreal

Mon, 2017-06-26 12:06
'Where all the sexy ladies at?' Snoop asks hall of middle-aged suits

The great and good of the music industry - and Jeremy Corbyn - descended on UK’s lively Glastonbury music festival this weekend, while in another part of the world a hip hop old-timer went on stage to die.…

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Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption

Mon, 2017-06-26 11:27
2-day meeting will focus on getting firms to open back doors

The Australian government looks set to take a hard line on encryption at this week’s Five Eyes meeting, and encourage the other nations in the network to jump on the back-door band wagon.…

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