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Hey kids! Forget about Disney – who fancies a trip to DevOps World?

Fri, 2019-12-06 12:59
Come with us through the gates of Jenkins Land to admire the Java dinosaurs within

DevOps World Lisbon Love was in the air at the CloudBees-sponsored DevOps World in Lisbon this week as the 900 or so attendees were treated to public displays of affection with Google both on stage and behind the scenes.…

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Reasons to be fearful 2020: Smishing, public Wi-Fi, deepfakes... and all the usual suspects

Fri, 2019-12-06 12:08
Too soon for New Year Resolutions?

Cybercriminals will continue to exploit tried-and-tested fraud methods but also adopt a couple of new takes and targets in the year ahead.…

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DeepMind founder behind NHS data slurp to be beamed up to Google mothership

Fri, 2019-12-06 11:10
Great job, now let's do some applied AI with the big boys

Mustafa Suleyman, one of the founders of DeepMind, is to join Google's applied AI division.…

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Doogee Wowser: The S40's a terrible smartphone, but a passable projectile

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:02
How the worst mobe I ever used maimed an American teen

Comment Earlier this year, I reviewed arguably the worst phone I've ever used in eight years of covering tech for a living: the Doogee S40. I've always prided myself on my fairness, but I genuinely couldn't find a silver lining to this appalling waste of rare-earth metals. It had a crap screen, a weak camera, and was frustratingly slow to use.…

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Whoooooa, this node is on fire! Forget Ceph, try the forgotten OpenStack storage release 'Crispy'

Fri, 2019-12-06 08:05
Behold the 'heaving monstrosity of pulsing evil'

On Call Friday has arrived once again with a tale from the smouldering world of On Call.…

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You looking for an AI project? You love Lego? Look no further than this Reg reader's machine-learning Lego sorter

Fri, 2019-12-06 07:01
All you need is tens of thousands of Lego bricks, a Raspberry Pi, and a laptop GPU

An engineer has built something that is sure to be the envy of any self-respecting Lego fan: an AI-powered Lego sorting machine.…

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SANS Announces 13th Holiday Hack Challenge and 2nd KringleCon infosec conference

Fri, 2019-12-06 06:00
Sign up, tune in, expand your knowledge, and compete in hacking contests

Promo On December 9, SANS will launch its second annual KringleCon virtual conference followed shortly thereafter by its 13th Holiday Hack Challenge.…

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Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads

Fri, 2019-12-06 05:01
OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to unmasking flaw, we're told

A bug in the way Unix-flavored systems handle TCP connections could put VPN users at risk of having their encrypted traffic hijacked, it is claimed.…

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Project Jedi decision 'risky for the country and for democracy,' says AWS CEO

Fri, 2019-12-06 02:13
Presidential 'disdain' may have been a factor

re:Invernt AWS CEO Andy Jassy faced the press yesterday at Amazon's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, and there was one thing above all else that the press wanted to discuss. Why was Amazon heading to court to challenge the US Department of Defense's decision to award its $10bn "Project Jedi" IT project to Microsoft rather than to, well, AWS?…

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Fancy privacy in Chrome? Yeah, we'll get to that after we start app detection says Google

Fri, 2019-12-06 01:42
Privacy developers concerned over Chocolate Factory plans

A nascent web API called getInstalledRelatedApps offers a glimpse of why online privacy remains such an uncertain proposition. In development since 2015, Google has been experimenting with the API since the release of Chrome 59 in 2017. As its name suggests, it is designed to let web apps and sites determine whether a corresponding native app is installed on a user's device.…

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Asteroid Bennu is flinging particles of dust and rock from its surface and scientists can't work out why

Fri, 2019-12-06 00:52
Images beamed back from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft leave scientists baffled

Pic A closeup image of Bennu snapped by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveals that the asteroid’s surface is surprisingly volatile, randomly spitting out shards of debris into space.…

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VCs find exciting new way to blow $1m: Wire it directly to hackers after getting spoofed

Thu, 2019-12-05 23:05
Who needs an elevator pitch when you have man-in-the-middle attack?

A group of hackers used a compromised email account to steal a start-up's $1m venture capital payment.…

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If there's somethin' stored in a secure enclave, who ya gonna call? Membuster!

Thu, 2019-12-05 22:22
Boffins ride the memory bus past Intel's SGX to your data

Computer scientists from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, and semiconductor biz SK Hynix have found a way to defeat secure enclave protections by observing memory requests from a CPU to off-chip DRAM through the memory bus.…

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US government challenged in court over social media searches for visa applicants

Thu, 2019-12-05 21:22
Finally, a good use for documentary filmmakers

The US State Department is being sued over its policy of crawling the social media accounts of people applying for entry visas.…

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Following the wild, roaring success of its Snapdragon 8cx Arm laptop chip, Qualcomm's back with the 8c, 7c

Thu, 2019-12-05 20:30
Looking forward to seeing these in, well, anything would be nice

Qualcomm will today expand its range of Snapdragon system-on-chips for always-connected Arm-based Windows 10 tablet-laptops from one to three.…

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Your duckface better be flawless: Huawei's Nova 6 mobe has a needlessly powerful selfie camera

Thu, 2019-12-05 19:10
Highest-ranked front shooter yet for the poser in your life

The middle ground of the smartphone market is a bit of a battleground. Manufacturers of all stripes – except Apple – keep flinging devices at punters with fairly high-end specs, but price tags under the £500 mark. The latest salvo comes from embattled Chinese comms giant Huawei, which today announced the launch of its Nova 6 handset.…

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Scammy and spammy harassers are chasing veteran pros off crypto-collab platform Keybase

Thu, 2019-12-05 18:20
What happens when you throw your lot in with crypto-coin types

Collaboration site Keybase, once touted for its encrypted meetup channels and robust developer features, is struggling to ward off an epidemic of harassment and spam brought about by its shift toward cryptocurrency.…

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Huawei with your rural subsidies ban: Chinese comms bogeyman fires sueball at US regulator

Thu, 2019-12-05 17:44
Claims it's unconstitutional

Huawei Technologies today filed a fresh lawsuit against the US Federal Communications Commission over its decision to ban rural carriers from buying the company's mobile hardware with Universal Service Fund (USF) cash.…

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Feds slap $5m bounty on 'Evil Corp' Russian duo accused of running ZeuS, Dridex banking trojans

Thu, 2019-12-05 16:49
Account-draining malware masterminds charged but remain in motherland

US prosecutors have slapped a $5m bounty on the heads of two Russian nationals they claim are part of the malware gang behind the banking trojans ZeuS and Dridex.…

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How to fool infosec wonks into pinning a cyber attack on China, Russia, Iran, whomever

Thu, 2019-12-05 15:44
Learning points, not an instruction manual

Black Hat 2019 Faking digital evidence during a cyber attack – planting a false flag – is simple if you know how, as noted infosec veteran Jake Williams told London's Black Hat conference.…

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