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AES-256 crypto cracked in 50 secs using €200 of kit one metre away

Fri, 2017-06-23 22:58
Van Eck phreaking getting surprisingly cheap

Sideband attacks that monitor a computer's electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer.…

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FCC: LEO ISPs A-OK

Fri, 2017-06-23 22:11
OneWeb gets green light to pipe internet through 720 orbiting satellites

America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, has approved OneWeb's proposal to launch an ISP on the backs of 720 orbiting satellites.…

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US Secretary of State: Я буду работать с Россией по вопросам кибербезопасности

Fri, 2017-06-23 21:08
Pish, hackers, smackers, says Rex Tillerson

Analysis US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed a willingness to work directly with Russia on cybersecurity and other issues.…

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32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online

Fri, 2017-06-23 20:09
Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier

Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.…

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Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you

Fri, 2017-06-23 19:53
Given the amount of data it already has on you, why bother?

Google has said it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages to sell targeted adverts to users of the free service.…

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Florida man to be fined $1.25 per robocall... all 96 million of them

Fri, 2017-06-23 18:25
Record $120m penalty will be doled out by FCC for bonkers binge of junk dialing

America's comms regulator, the FCC, will fine a Florida man $120m for flooding the country with nearly 100 million robocalls in three months.…

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:34
You're not using the password from the sticker, are you?

Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack.…

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm gets £52k court costs order quashed

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:03
Up and down goes the Retro Computers Ltd litigation yoyo

The £52,000 costs order granted against troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has been set aside by the Senior Courts Costs Office, a branch of the High Court, as the wrangle between RCL and two former directors rumbles on.…

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Google to remove private medical data from search results

Fri, 2017-06-23 14:22
As DeepMind slurps up more more patient data for Streams

Google has decided to wipe people’s medical records from its search results - just as its AI branch DeepMind extends its grips on UK patients’ medical records.…

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ICO fines 'Wolf of Wall Street' electrical survey biz for nuisance calls

Fri, 2017-06-23 13:02
That's a £50k penalty and another shaming for Kent-based MyHome Installations

Kent-based electrical survey provider MyHome Installations Ltd, which entered the hall of shame on the Beeb's Rogue Traders for pressure selling to pensioners, is facing a £50,000 fine for nuisance calls.…

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Russian hackers selling login credentials of UK politicians, diplomats – report

Fri, 2017-06-23 12:31
They're oldies but could still spill the goodies, say experts

Russians hackers are trading the email addresses and passwords of top UK politicians and diplomats.…

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IoT coverage for 95% of UK by 2019? We can't even do 4G, Sigfox

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:55
French firm and new pals WND announce, err, ambitious plans

French Internet of Things connectivity firm Sigfox says it is partnering with a hitherto unheard-of firm, WND-UK, to cover "95 per cent" of Blighty by 2019.…

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Amazon squares up to Walmart over boycott calls: Talk sh!t, get hit

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:38
'Tactics like this are bad for business and customers'

The fight between Bezos' poster child and Walmart just got real – Amazon has officially called out the groceries juggernaut for petty schoolyard tactics.…

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:20
Paltrow, we have a problem

Current and former NASA scientists have called bullshit on claims seen on alternative "wellness" wallet-relieving blab-blog Goop, run by former famous actress and current linens-for-rich-ladies slinger Gwyneth Paltrow.…

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Hey blockheads, is an NVMe over fabrics array a SAN?

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:26
No, says Datrium, 'cos you can't share data. E8 sort of agrees

Analysis What is a SAN and is an NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF) array a SAN or not? Datrium says not. E8 says... maybe.…

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Tory-commissioned call centres 'might have bent data protection laws'

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:02
Party can expect a call from the Information Commissioner

The Conservative Party has been accused of pushing its message on potential voters in a way that may have breached data protection laws.…

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Doormat junk: Takeaway menus, Farmfoods flyer, NHS data-sharing letter... wait, what?

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:35
Effort to notify patients falls flat – under pizza pamphlet

A midlands NHS group has committed face-palm after face-palm in its efforts to inform residents about its patient data-sharing plans.…

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Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:02
Let’s invent a dustbin that throws itself away

Something for the Weekend, Sir? What the world needs now is an intelligent dustbin. It would be the pinnacle of achievement for the Internet of Things sector.…

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Algorithmic pricing raises concerns for EU competition law enforcement

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:22
Illegal offline? It's illegal online

Analysis Algorithms used to track or adapt prices online raise competition concerns, according to a recent submission to the OECD by the European Union.…

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Fasthosts' week to forget: 4-day virtual server summer bummer

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:13
VPS blinkenlights dim for some of the customers

Fasthosts hasn’t exactly draped itself in glory during this week of the summer solstice, what with the four day blackout of its virtual private server service and a partial eclipse of webmail.…

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