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Jailbreaking app gets update to support iOS 14.3 and iPhone 12

Mon, 2021-03-01 17:45
Hmm. Fancy new phone you've got there... shame if nothing were to happen to it

Fed up with Apple’s walled garden? Fancy running some unauthorised code on your shiny new iPhone? Unafraid of major security risks? The team behind iOS jailbreaking tool unc0ver just released version 6.0.0, bringing with it support for iOS versions 11 to 14.3.…

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Rocket Lab goes large with Neutron - a big rocket for big constellations. Oh and it confirms a merger proposal

Mon, 2021-03-01 17:02
Something for rocket fans and rocket financiers to chew on

Small-satellite flinger Rocket Lab today confirmed a merger with Vector Acquisition Corporation, as well as plans for a considerably heftier launcher.…

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Malware attack that crippled Mumbai's power system came from China, claims infosec intel outfit Recorded Future

Mon, 2021-03-01 16:05
The fun started at the same time as border skirmishes

Security intelligence firm Recorded Future's Insikt Group has written a paper alleging China was behind attacks on India's electricity grid.…

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IBM Cloud Satellite now available, 'rooted in Red Hat OpenShift,' says CTO

Mon, 2021-03-01 15:15
Big Blue extends its cloud to run anywhere - including competing public clouds

Interview IBM's multi-cloud (and on-premise) Satellite service is now available, a managed Kubernetes product "rooted in Red Hat OpenShift," according to the company's Cloud CTO Jason McGee.…

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After spending $45bn on 5G licences, Verizon tells customers to turn off 5G to save battery life

Mon, 2021-03-01 14:24
You've just got to have 5G... except when you don't

US telco Verizon is advising customers to not access its 5G network –  for the sake of their phone's battery life – mere days after spending $45bn on new radio spectrum.…

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Google seeks to placate AI researchers complaining of Big Brother-like working conditions

Mon, 2021-03-01 13:27
Plus: Deepfake Tom Cruise has arrived on TikTok, and new ML algo that beats humans at classic Atari games

In Brief Lawyers at Google have been criticised by the company’s AI researchers for watering down negative language in their academic papers.…

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UK government may force online retailers to pick up e-waste from consumers

Mon, 2021-03-01 12:30
Future punters won't need to comb landfill for their bitcoin, we suppose

Britain's government is mulling a proposal from the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that would force online retailers to collect old electronics from customers for recycling.…

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Users wail over neverending queue: Nope, not the supermarket. GitHub Actions is having a workflow wobble

Mon, 2021-03-01 11:32
Pinch, punch, first day of the month

Code automation stalwarts have endured a frustrating start to the week after GitHub Action began tottering this morning, taking a number of carefully crafted workflows down with it.…

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Retro Microlympics concludes with possible reopening dates for UK computer museums

Mon, 2021-03-01 10:28
Vulture trounced at Revs and Elite, hopes to admire ancient kit in May

The UK's cathedrals of geekdom are set to reopen in May as The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) celebrated the successful conclusion of its retro-themed Microlympics.…

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Palantir and UK policy: Public health, public IT, and – say it with me – open public contracts

Mon, 2021-03-01 09:29
Nope, COVID-19 is not a catch-all excuse for backdoor deals

Column The news that openDemocracy is calling for a legal review of Matt Hancock’s allegedly illegal deal with Palantir is a sign of two things: that things have gone wrong and are going wronger in government health policy; and that there are still ways to start to put it right.…

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Rookie's code couldn't have been so terrible that it made a supermarket spontaneously combust... right?

Mon, 2021-03-01 08:15
We'll never know but he was spared the whiteboard of shame

Who, Me? It's March again and we're still (mostly) indoors. Let us take your mind off the long, dark teatime of the soul (to paraphrase Douglas Adams) with another reader confession in The Register's Who, Me? column.…

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China creates a $50bn tech 'aircraft carrier' by merging two state-controlled entities

Mon, 2021-03-01 07:50
Merged Potevio and CETC do drones, 5G, satnav, lots of military software, and have been told to accelerate R&D

Late last Wednesday evening a regulatory announcement appeared on the Shanghai Stock Exchange that may well have signaled a major change in China’s approach to developing key technologies.…

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Cyber-attackers work 24/7 … but what about your security team?

Mon, 2021-03-01 07:30
If you want the lowdown on managed detection and response, clock this

Promo One thing you can say about cyber-attackers. They don’t keep office hours. They – or their code – will chip away at your systems, all day, every day, looking for a way in before quietly exploiting it for as long as possible.…

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Mobile spyware fan Saudi Crown Prince accused by US intel of Khashoggi death

Mon, 2021-03-01 06:40
Plus: Critical Cisco flaw, NSA advice, and someone hacked Gab?

In Brief The murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which is said to be have been aided by digital surveillance, was ordered by the head of the Saudi Arabian government, US intelligence has publicly asserted.…

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Singapore reveals open-source blockchain COVID-test result tracker, eyes uses as vaccine passport app

Mon, 2021-03-01 05:58
Tech already used to verify university degrees, will soon be compulsory at the border

Singapore has proposed a blockchain-based document verification system developed by its GovTech agency to provide proof of recent negative COVID-19 tests, and hopes it becomes used to offer proof of vaccination status around the world.…

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Splunk junks 'hanging' processes and suggests you don't 'hit' a key to fix 'em if more peaceful words can work

Mon, 2021-03-01 03:58
Biased words can't be ‘Grandfathered’ in – that’s also a term on vendor's new list of words best avoided

Analytics vendor Splunk has followed up on its 2020 decision to stop using the terms “master” and “slave” with a new guide to writing “unbiased documentation”.…

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Linus Torvalds went six days without electricity, swears smaller 5.12 kernel is co-incidental

Mon, 2021-03-01 02:07
Devs told if they really, really, need more time for merges they can have it

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has revealed that inclement weather in the USA meant he recently endured six electricity-free days in his Portland, Oregon, home during which he was unable to tend to the kernel. As a result he therefore pondered adding an extra week to the merge window for version 5.12 of the Linux kernel.…

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Two ransomware strains target VMware’s ESXI hypervisor through stolen vCenter creds

Mon, 2021-03-01 00:30
CARBON SPIDER and SPRITE SPIDER give you extra reasons to patch last week’s critical vCenter bug

Two strains of ransomware have recently been updated to target VMware’s ESXi hypervisor and encrypt virtual machine files, says security vendor CrowdStrike.…

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Apple, forced to rate product repair potential in France, gives itself modest marks

Sat, 2021-02-27 06:13
Never mind the glue and soldered RAM

Apple, on its French website, is now publishing repairability scores for its notoriously difficult to repair products, in accordance with a Gallic environmental law enacted a year ago.…

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Biden nixes Trump immigrant visa ban as clock runs down on H-1B suspension

Sat, 2021-02-27 01:42
Keeping family members out of the country deemed harmful

President Biden has issued a proclamation revoking a series of Trump administration proclamations that halted the issuance of green cards for immigrants. The rule change, however, left in place limitations on temporary work visas for skilled foreign workers.…

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