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Here's to beer, without which we'd never have the audacity to Google an error message at 3am

The Register - Fri, 2019-08-09 07:16
But hey, the first result worked and you're a legend

On Call Welcome back to On Call, The Register's weekly dive into the world of those who live in dread of the surprise pager or midnight phone jangle.…

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That's bang out of order: Threesome hookup app 3Fun leaked lovers' data, locations, pix – report

The Register - Fri, 2019-08-09 06:02
Holes supposedly plugged, fnar fnar, but Pen Test Partners believes there may be more

UK-based security biz Pen Test Partners describes group sex app 3Fun as having "probably the worst security for any dating app we’ve ever seen."…

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You can easily secure America's e-voting systems tomorrow. Use paper – Bruce Schneier

The Register - Fri, 2019-08-09 01:24
As it emerges non-internet-connected election systems are actually connected to the internet

Black Hat While various high-tech solutions to secure electronic voting systems are being touted this week to election officials across the United States, according to infosec guru Bruce Schneier there is only one tried-and-tested approach that should be considered: pen and paper.…

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Pwn an iPhone to bank $1m, Check Point gripes about WhatsApp privacy again, Broadcom eats Symantec enterprise biz

The Register - Fri, 2019-08-09 00:30
Apple expands bug bounties, and more from Vegas this week

Black Hat Here's a quick summary of some important infosec happenings from inside and outside the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.…

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Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 23:04
Shocking current-affairs news: Cupertino idiot-tax operation hits resistance over harsh repair policy

Apple appears to be discouraging owners of recent iPhones from having device batteries serviced by a third-party repair service, an exercise in market control that looks ill-timed amid growing scrutiny of potential anti-competitive moves by tech giants and pushback against limitations on repair rights.…

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Now CI/CD can get a better piece of the Actions: GitHub expands automation service to build, test, deploy tools

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 20:00
It's Microsoft so: Embrace, extend, something else beginning with ex?

Microsoft's social code biz GitHub on Thursday said its automation system, GitHub Actions, will now play real nice with third-party continuous integration and continuous deployment tools, a duo better known among IT types by its stage name, CI/CD.…

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Microsoft spreads the Cortana love to more Insiders with new Windows 10 preview

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 17:41
Cortana: tell me a joke. No, I don't mean the terms and conditions...

Microsoft emitted an update to next year's Windows 10, aka 20H1, last night, with some tweaked networking and the spreading of the creepier-than-you-might-have-realised Cortana to more Insiders.…

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Trade war. What is it good for? Japan loosens controls over semiconductor gubbins exports to South Korea

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 16:41
Come on, guys. Do some Seoul searching and break it up

Japan has eased controls on exports of key chip manufacturing materials to South Korea – the first relaxation of strict measures introduced last month in an escalating trade war.…

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Chap uncovers privilege escalation vuln in Steam only to be told by Valve that bug is 'not applicable'

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 16:10
Exploit allows any app to run with full local admin rights on Windows

A security researcher has disclosed a vulnerability in Valve Corporation's Steam client, used by millions of Windows PC gamers, even though it has not been fixed because his report was rejected as "not applicable".…

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Y'know how everyone hated it when tuition fees went up? Cutting them now could harm science, say UK Lords

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 15:04
STEM subjects already lose universities £1,400 per student

Funding for scientific research could be in jeopardy if the UK government implements plans to cap tuition fees, peers have warned.…

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Ransomware attackers have gone from 'spray and pray' to 'slayin' prey'

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 14:00
Don't believe the numbers, say security watchers, it's worse than ever

Black Hat Ransomware infections may be down, but only because attackers are getting better at targeting them.…

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How powerful are Russian hackers? One new law could transform global crime operations

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 13:00
Moscow's 'sovereign internet' effort means new rules for the bad guys too

Black Hat The introduction of Russia's Sovereign Internet rules is having an impact on the way criminal hackers around the world do business.…

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Top 5 greatest anime crossovers: Samsung deploys Microsoft at Note 10 hootenanny

The Register - Thu, 2019-08-08 12:30
No headphone jack, a 5G model and a whole lotta dollars

Samsung surprised nobody by unveiling a pair of eye-wateringly expensive smartphones – the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ – while talking up best buddy Microsoft at an event last night in New York City.…

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