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Microsoft adds unscheduled breaks to most certification exams

Fri, 2022-05-13 10:14
Farewell to scheduling your emergencies in advance

Microsoft is to permit unscheduled breaks into its exams, bringing relief to students working through the often lengthy process.…

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We can bend the laws of physics for your super-yacht, but we can't break them

Fri, 2022-05-13 08:30
Make it work like it does at home

On Call In this week's episode of our On Call column, an exasperated Register reader nearly walks the plank after failing to break the laws of physics.…

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Researchers find 134 flaws in the way Word, PDFs, handle scripts

Fri, 2022-05-13 07:54
‘Cooperative mutation’ spots problems that checking scripts alone will miss

Black Hat Asia Security researchers have devised a tool that detects flaws in the way apps like Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat process JavaScript, and it's proven so effective they've found 134 bugs – 59 of them considered worthy of a fix by vendors, 33 assigned a CVE number, and 17 producing bug bounty payments totaling $22,000.…

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Arm says microcontroller price hikes helped fuel sales

Fri, 2022-05-13 07:29
As well as chip design licensing, 5G smartphones, cars ... who needs Nvi-whatchamacallit?

With Arm looking to re-enter the public market at some point, the British chip designer is hoping to get would-be investors excited with figures that indicate it achieved record revenues and profits in 2021.…

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AMD approaches '30%' x86 CPU market share, thanks to servers 'n' laptops

Fri, 2022-05-13 06:31
Guess you could call this Mercury Ryzen

Here's a new data point that will rile Intel up: AMD now accounts for nearly 30 percent of x86 CPU market share, and the chip designer got there during an industry downturn.…

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Demand for GPUs used to mine crypto 'disappearing', says ASUSTeK

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:57
Less demand will see prices fall, and gaming laptop sales rise – which is nice as the rest of the PC market has cooled

Taiwanese hardware giant ASUSTeK says demand for GPU used to mine cryptocurrency is "disappearing" – and so is about ten percent of demand for personal computers.…

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To predict the target of new Chinese malware, look at the target of new Chinese laws

Fri, 2022-05-13 04:57
Around the time Beijing banned online gambling, RATs started targeting operators say Taiwanese researchers

Black Hat Asia To predict the targets of new Chinese malware, keep an eye on new Chinese government policies, a threat intelligence analyst suggested at the Black Hat Asia conference on Thursday.…

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Anatomy of a campaign to inject JavaScript into compromised WordPress sites

Fri, 2022-05-13 04:09
Reverse-engineered code redirects visitors to dodgy corners of the internet

A years-long campaign by miscreants to insert malicious JavaScript into vulnerable WordPress sites, so that visitors are redirected to scam websites, has been documented by reverse-engineers.…

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Those NitroTPMs Amazon teased now really are coming to AWS EC2

Fri, 2022-05-13 02:18
Yes, give those smartNICs something to do

Trusted platform modules (TPMs) got a bad rap for headaches they caused some PC enthusiasts. One place they are arguably more palatable is the datacenter, or so AWS, at least, hopes with the actual, real launch of its NitroTPM for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).…

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Coinbase CEO says everything's OK after SEC filing gives netizens the jitters

Fri, 2022-05-13 00:30
OK includes an outage, plummeting cryptocurrencies, falling stock price

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has scrambled to alleviate fears that customers storing cryptocurrencies at the digital cash exchange will lose everything if the biz goes under.…

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Warning: Windows update breaks authentication for some server admins

Thu, 2022-05-12 23:05
Microsoft probes complaints of domain controller headaches

Microsoft is warning a security update may cause authentication failures for Windows domain controllers.…

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SoftBank to stop investing 'randomly' after losing billions of dollars

Thu, 2022-05-12 22:19
If your stock or crypto-coin holdings look like crap today, this might help you feel better

SoftBank lost a lot of money over the past 12 months.…

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If you've got Intel inside, you probably need to get these security patches inside, too

Thu, 2022-05-12 21:06
So. Many. BIOS. Bugs

Intel has disclosed high-severity bugs in its firmware that's used in datacenter servers, workstations, mobile devices, storage products, and other gear. These flaws can be exploited to escalate privileges, leak information, or stop things from working.…

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Appeals court unleashes Texas's anti-Big-Tech content-no-moderation law

Thu, 2022-05-12 19:55
That bit in Ghostbusters when they shut off the containment unit? That, but with social networks

On Wednesday, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided to undo a preliminary injunction that for the past few months has been blocking Texas's law prohibiting online content moderation while that legislation is being challenged.…

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How Intel and AMD hope to win the cloud security game

Thu, 2022-05-12 18:48
Team Xeon reveals 'Trust-as-a-Service' while Google Cloud details deeper ties with Team Zen

Analysis As cloud service providers increasingly look to x86 architecture alternatives, Intel and AMD are trying to find ways to gain or hold favor in the market – and this includes baking in security features and forming services and partnerships.…

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What 'share of wallet' means and why it matters to SAP

Thu, 2022-05-12 15:36
German software giant reprises old motifs at annual show Sapphire

SAP has attempted to energize its annual Sapphire shindig by expounding the virtues of its strategy since €28 billion was wiped off the company's value in 2020 due to the pandemic.…

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Workstation, server, IoT? No worries. Fedora 36 is out – all 13 editions of it

Thu, 2022-05-12 15:03
Latest version of Red Hat's free distro family arrives, a day after the paid one

Version 36 of the free community distro sponsored by Red Hat is here – but there's a lot more to Fedora 36 than just the well known desktop distro with its different desktop spins.…

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Rackspace considers selling part of business: 'Everything' on the table

Thu, 2022-05-12 14:33
CEO points to two very different multi-cloud markets, says it's already spoken to potential buyer

Rackspace Technology is considering selling off at least part of its business following a strategic review, with CEO Kevin Jones admitting that "everything is on the table."…

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Ransomware the final nail in coffin for small university

Thu, 2022-05-12 14:10
Lincoln College shuttering after 157 years, ransomware attack from Iran final straw

A December attack against a long-standing college in Illinois has pushed the institution to permanently close. …

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Microsoft tests ‘Suggested Actions’ in Windows 11. Insiders: Can we turn it off?

Thu, 2022-05-12 13:35
It looks like you've copied a phone number, would you like help?

The Windows Insider Dev Channel has introduced a feature it is calling "Suggested Actions" to the work-in-progress build of Windows 11, and testers love it so much they are already asking how to turn it off.…

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