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It's 2017 – and your Windows PC can be forced to run malware-stuffed Excel macros

Wed, 2017-11-15 01:12
Not enough? How about a few dozen PDF remote code holes?

Microsoft and Adobe are getting into the holiday spirit this month by gorging users and admins with a glut of security fixes.…

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What do Vegas hookers, Colombian government, and 30,000 other sites have in common? Crypto-jacking miners

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:21
Someone’s getting rich – and it isn’t you

Over the past few months there has been an alarming rise in the number of websites running code that silently joyrides computers and secretly makes them mine digital currency for miscreants.…

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Twitter: Finally, there's an affordable way to pay us actual money

Tue, 2017-11-14 23:32
Premium Search API targets businesses on a budget

Hoping to extinguish its eleven-year cash bonfire and finally turn a profit, Twitter has introduced premium APIs to allow businesses to make better use of its trove of troll tweets – for a fee.…

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How about that US isle wrecked by a hurricane, no power, comms... yes, we mean Puerto Rico

Tue, 2017-11-14 22:57
FCC commish wants more than one-page updates on recovery

Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the commissioners at America's broadband watchdog the FCC, has reiterated her call for hearings into what is happening with communications on the hurricane-stricken island of Puerto Rico.…

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Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

Tue, 2017-11-14 21:32
Who left 'wipe the engineering toolkit' off the checklist?

An apparent factory cockup has left many OnePlus Android smartphones with an exposed diagnostics tool that can be exploited to root the handsets.…

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Uber sued over alleged rapes as #MeToo web rally reveals more sex assault claims

Tue, 2017-11-14 20:54
Ride-hailing biz blamed for indifferent security

Two unnamed women allegedly raped by Uber drivers sued the transit app biz today for sexual assault and unlawful business practices.…

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Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

Tue, 2017-11-14 20:00
Even the US Department of Justice can't decide

They are the most dissected, repeated and analyzed statements in the world – but are Donald Trump's tweets formal statements by the president of the United States, or his own personal reflections?…

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BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

Tue, 2017-11-14 17:31
Gotta plug that £14bn deficit somehow

BT is proposing to close its defined benefit pension scheme for 11,000 managers and slash contributions to 21,000 frontline staff in a bid to plug a looming £14bn pension deficit.…

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I'll admit, NetApp's NVMe fabric-accessed array sure has SAS, but it could be zippier

Tue, 2017-11-14 17:29
Jet plane, meet bike

Analysis NetApp's E570 array supports NVMe over fabrics yet it does not use NVMe drives, potentially slowing data access.…

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Privacy Pass protocol promises private perusing

Tue, 2017-11-14 16:39
Boffins write browser extension for anonymous authentication

Boffins have harnessed privacy-preserving crypto to create a browser extension that allows users to authenticate to services without being tracked.…

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Panzura offers DevOps swots that syncing feeling... with container docks

Tue, 2017-11-14 16:12
Offers free Docker integration

File sync and sharer Panzura says containers are stuck executing locally unless the persistent storage they need moves with them to different on-premises or public cloud data centres. But, as luck would have it, it has got the tech to do just that.…

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Windows on ARM: It's nearly here (again)

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:52
Benchmarks for HP laptop with Snapdragon CPU spotted

It's a milestone in Windows history: the first benchmarks for a new generation of ARM-powered Windows hardware have been sighted in the wild. Geekbench has recorded an instance of a box running Windows 10 on the "Qualcomm CLS" platform.…

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Infinidat adds sync, async replication and bans noisy neighbours

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:25
InfiniBox release 4 ticks more o' them mission-crit array boxes

Big-iron array supplier Infinidat's fourth major version of its software adds sync (block) and async (file) replication, file directory quotas and quality of service features to quiet down noisy neighbours.…

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Apple succeeds in failing wearables

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:09
Tick-tock, motherclockers

An expensive and clunky-looking watch that can’t tell you the time* is once again clear winner in the failing smart wearables space.…

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Estonia cuffs suspect, claims he's a Russian 'hacker spy'

Tue, 2017-11-14 14:39
20-year-old is not an agent, Russia retorts

Russia has denied that a person nabbed by Estonian local authorities was one of its spies. Estonia alleges the suspect had been intent on hacking into the Baltic country’s computer network.…

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Starting small with burst buffers? DDN says it's got an 'entry-level' one

Tue, 2017-11-14 14:01
Adds faster RAID rebuilds, cross-product checks, no pricing detail...

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has added a smaller burst buffer product, decreased RAID rebuild times and introduced a cross-product monitoring and management facility to its HPS/supercomputing storage product set.…

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Crap London broadband gets the sewer treatment

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:39
Oh rats! SSE inks deal to run fibre through Thames Water's subterranean empire

London's Victorian sewer network is to be made accessible to fibre cables under a deal between SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Thames Water.…

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DXC spills AWS private keys on public Github

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:08
'Unkown persons' spin up 244 VMs at cost of $64k. Whoops

Miscreants racked up a $64,000 bill on DXC Technologies' tab after a techie accidentally uploaded the outsourcing firm's private AWS key to a public GitHub repo.…

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HPE's Apollo 'Skylaked', will get ARM-wrestling little brother next year

Tue, 2017-11-14 12:43
More Apollo 2000 and 4510 power with wee Apollo 70 entering stage

Some of HPE's supercomputer Apollo servers are Skylaked and can now say hello to an ARM-powered infant sibling.…

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EU court advised: Schrems is a consumer in Facebook case, but can't file class-action

Tue, 2017-11-14 12:22
Schrems 1 - 1 Facebook Ireland in latest legal opinion

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems' bid to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been dealt a blow by the advocate general advising the European Court of Justice.…

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