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Poor old Jupiter has had a rough childhood after getting a massive hit from a mega-Earth

Thu, 2019-08-15 09:01
Jumpin' Jupiter smash, it's a gas, gas, gas

Jupiter may have started life as a dense rocky planet that only became more gas-like after a massive newborn planet smashed right into it 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.…

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Quick question, what the Hull? City khazi is a top UK tourist destination

Thu, 2019-08-15 08:01
TripAdvisor said what now?

A Victorian public convenience in Hull has made Lonely Planet's list of the best 500 places to visit in the UK.…

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How dodgy browser plugins, web scripts can silently rewrite that URL you were about to hit – and throw you into an internet wormhole

Thu, 2019-08-15 07:08
Clickjacking code found on sites with 43 million daily visits total

Analysis Clickjacking, which came to the attention of security types more than a decade ago, continues to thrive, despite defenses deployed since then by browser makers.…

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World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts

Thu, 2019-08-15 06:29
Thinking US again? You'd be wrong

Comment In a report that has left lawmakers across the globe reeling, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed a smartphone maker helped government officials in Uganda access encrypted texts on a handset used by one of its own citizens, and track the device's whereabouts.…

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Talk about keeping it in the family: Dell-owned Pivotal shares rocket after Dell-owned VMware mulls gobbling it up

Thu, 2019-08-15 00:37
Stock price back up to, er, just below IPO level

Dell-owned VMware is in talks to acquire Dell-owned Pivotal Software, the hypervisor giant announced Wednesday.…

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Cisc-o-no! 'We’re being uninvited to bid' on China deals admits CEO as Middle Kingdom snub freaks out investors

Thu, 2019-08-15 00:02
Stock price dives as Wall St learns of trouble overseas and weak outlook

Cisco warned of problems on the horizon as it wrapped up it fiscal 2019 financial results [PDF].…

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Intel: Listen up, you NUC-leheads! Mini PCs and compute sticks just got a major security fix

Wed, 2019-08-14 21:59
Chipzilla patches firmware, drivers, SDKs

Hot on the heels of Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and SAP, Intel has dropped its monthly security bundle to address a series of seven CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its firmware and software.…

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Chin up, CapitalOne: You may not have been the suspected hacker's only victim. Feds fear 30-plus organizations hit

Wed, 2019-08-14 21:06
Prosecutors file papers to keep Paige Thompson behind bars while awaiting trial

The ex-Amazon software engineer accused of stealing the personal information of 106 million people from Capital One's cloud-hosted databases may have hacked dozens of other organizations.…

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WeWork filed its IPO homework. So we had a look at its small print and... yowser. What has El Reg got itself into?

Wed, 2019-08-14 19:56
Authentic tech company vibes, right down to billions in losses and admission it 'may never be profitable'

Comment WeWork, the office rental upstart that poses as some kind of tech startup incubation facility, has submitted the paperwork for its stock-market debut in the US – and its filings warn the biz “may never be profitable.”…

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Mind your MANRS: Internet Society names and shames network operators that bungle their routing security

Wed, 2019-08-14 19:22
Peer-to-peer networks meet peer pressure

The Internet Society has stepped up its long-running effort to improve routing security with a new online stats engine.…

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Simons says don't push us: FTC boss warns regulator could totally break up big tech companies if it wanted

Wed, 2019-08-14 17:00
Spoiler alert: It won't

The boss of the Federal Trade Commission, Joe Simons, said yesterday that his agency could split up big technology companies if other solutions or remedies did not work.…

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Six-day cruise lies ahead for India's Chandrayaan-2 probe before the real lunar shenanigans begin

Wed, 2019-08-14 16:17
A few weeks until 'soft landing' achievement unlocked (maybe)

India's Chandrayaan-2 probe is on its way to the Moon after completing a final orbit-raising firing of its engine overnight.…

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Microsoft slathers Visual Studio 2019 with extra Docker love, triggers Hot Reload in Preview 2

Wed, 2019-08-14 15:23
.NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 – ready for production if you're feeling lucky?

Microsoft continued battering developers with toys as it emitted fresh previews of Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.…

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While US ban hit Huawei and inventory overload clipped Apple, Samsung quietly stole smartphone market share back in Q2

Wed, 2019-08-14 14:42
The chaebol tightens its vice-like grip on Europe

Samsung exploited Apple's iPhone channel inventory glut and the continued political campaign against Huawei to sell more than 18.3 million smartphones into European retailers and distributors in Q2.…

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Stuffing your MacBook Pro in a ziplock bag before a flight ain't gonna cut it, say Feds

Wed, 2019-08-14 13:43
Models recalled for faulty batts banned from air over fire risk

The Federal Aviation Authority has reiterated that recalled MacBook Pros that haven't had their faulty batteries switched are not welcome in carry-on or luggage stowed aboard flights.…

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Not very Suprema: Biometric access biz bares 27 million records and plaintext admin creds

Wed, 2019-08-14 12:34
Biostar 2 goes supernova after Israeli duo's probings

Two infosec researchers found 27 million personal data records, including a million people's fingerprints, exposed to the public along with plaintext admin credentials for the Suprema Biostar 2 system they were associated with.…

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J'accuse! Amazon's Rekognition reckons 1 in 5 Californian lawmakers are crims in ACLU test

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:47
You gotta use 99% confidence setting before arresting anyone

Amazon's Rekognition system wrongly matched one in five Californian politicians with images from a database of 25,000 wanted criminals' mugshots in tests by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).…

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Got room for another probe up there, Google? Jobs sites ask EU anti-trust tsar to look at how search giant ranks them

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:03
23 reckon anti-competitive behavior has hurt biz – report

Several leading jobs sites have written to the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, calling for an investigation into how Google ranks their websites.…

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Pokémon Red and Blue-era trading cards just made their owner a load of green: Complete set sells at auction for $107k

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:05
A Charmeleonaire, if Mew will

Folks: great news. If you get your first-edition Pokémon trading card collection down from the loft, you may as well tell the boss you're not coming in again.…

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HTTP/2, Brute! Then fall, server. Admin! Ops! The server is dead

Wed, 2019-08-14 09:02
Beware the denials of service: Netflix warns of eight networking bugs

On Tuesday, Netflix, working in conjunction with Google and CERT/CC, published a security advisory covering a series of vulnerabilities that enable denial of service attacks against servers running HTTP/2 services.…

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