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Drone maker DJI left its private SSL, firmware keys open to world+dog on GitHub FOR YEARS

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:42
Plus AWS creds, public-facing S3 buckets packed with info

Chinese drone maker DJI left the private key for its dot-com's HTTPS certificate exposed on GitHub for up to four years, according to a researcher who gave up with the biz's bug bounty process.…

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Sparks fly as Databricks buddies up with Microsoft in the cloud

Thu, 2017-11-16 17:05
Analytics biz now a first-party service on Azure

Databricks and Microsoft are getting cosy in the cloud, in a move that will give the Spark-wrangling company access to a new set of customers.…

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Warren 'Mr Moneybags' Buffett offloads huge chunk of IBM investment

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:31
Is the Oracle of Omaha cutting his losses?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett appears to be cutting his losses on his IBM investment, slashing his shares by one-third in the last quarter.…

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Backup Exec juices dedupe offering, flaunts sign-up cloud model

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:15
GPDR compliance and deduped cloud backend

Backup Exec, Veritas' SME backup product, now sports a subscription-based payment scheme, deduping cloud backends and offering GDPR compliance help.…

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Fear not, driverless car devs, won't force you to write Trolley Problem solutions

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:03
MPs kick the ethics question back into touch

AEV Bill A new law won't force driverless cars' software developers to explicitly consider the infamous Trolley Problem – but the UK government may later decide to implement something similar.…

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Pawnbroker pwnd: Cash Converters says hacker slurped customer data

Thu, 2017-11-16 15:31
Details from decommissioned UK webshop scoured

Pawnbroking and secondhand goods outlet Cash Converters has suffered a data breach.…

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New, revamped Terdot Trojan: It's so 2017, it even fake-posts to Twitter

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:56
You've grown so much, you @£$

Terdot, a banking Trojan that has been around since mid-2016, has been re-engineered with updated information and credential thievery as well as social media account monitoring functionality.…

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$232m blockchain startup Tezos faces sueballs for alleged investor fraud

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:17
Smacked in Florida, California

Tezos, the blockchain startup that raised $232m in July, has been served with at least two US class-action lawsuits for allegedly defrauding fundraisers as well as breaking rules for offering securities.…

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NetApp: You went all-flash, you never should've, um.. Well done

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:08
Yes, and Azure NFS and HCI also looking good

While still well short of its fiscal 2015 revenue glory days, NetApp has said its all-flash array sales are on fire, and expects more of the same.…

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DJI bug bounty NDA is 'not signable', say irate infosec researchers

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:24
Non-disclosure agreement prompts uproar

Chinese drone maker DJI faces questions from infosec researchers about its bug bounty programme. Sources have told The Register that a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) they were invited to sign would result in the company "owning their actions".…

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BT boss: Yeah, making a business case for 5G is hard

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:04
Also, we’ve not delayed the spectrum auction. Anyway, Three started it!

Chief exec of BT, Gavin Patterson, has admitted the telco is struggling to make a business case for 5G investment, given the huge costs of getting the network off the ground.…

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Oracle stockholders don't like exec mega-awards or gender pay gap transparency

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:36
You win some, you lose some – proposals snuffed out at vote

Oracle's stockholders have voted against the company's amended executive pay plan, along with a proposal for greater transparency on its gender pay gap.…

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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say cyclists

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:11
They also want to geofence motorways

AEV Bill A cyclists' association wants software developers for any "errors" in driverless car software to be "criminally prosecuted".…

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Internet of So Much Stuff: Don't wanna be a security id-IoT

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:31
IoT is not the same as IT... normal infosec does not pply

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years.…

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Slack apologises to Europe for TITSUP* services

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:02
Productivity melts, economy dives... actually, neither is true

Slackers of Europe, it might be a good time to enjoy a little me-time as techies at the messaging and collaboration app biz attempt to wake the supposed productivity improvement tool from its slumber.…

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Does UK high street banks' crappy crypto actually matter?

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:33
Commentards didn't hold back and some experts disagreed

The Register's recent story about the failure of most UK high street banks to follow web security best practices has provoked a lively debate among security experts.…

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Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:02
Ever heard of 'GDS'? Yup, that was me

¡Bong! Every man must make a reckoning, and now I must make mine. มาลัย (which means 'Garland of Flowers' in Thai), please note the following.…

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Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

Thu, 2017-11-16 08:28
Criticises European Court of Justice before deadline for comments on looming cases

Google's general counsel has signalled the company intends to fight, hard, against broad interpretations of the European Union's right to be forgotten.…

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'It's back to the drawing board...' Innocent axions found not guilty of dark matter crimes

Thu, 2017-11-16 08:02
Boffins look on the bright side of detecting basically nothing

Physicists have ruled out the existence of axions once considered possible dark matter candidates.…

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Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:38
Chipzilla goes back to the drawing board on expensive math accelerator line

Intel has scrapped Knights Hill, an upcoming addition to its high-end many-core Xeon Phi chip family, and will go back to the drawing board for its microarchitecture.…

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