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It's February 2019 and your Windows DHCP server can be pwned by a packet, IE and Edge by a webpage, and so on

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 02:23
Hefty load from Microsoft, Adobe, with special guest star Cisco

Patch Tuesday Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to give users and sysadmins plenty of work to do this week.…

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Go big (without our bandwidth) or go home, Verizon: Texas mulls outlawing 911 throttling after Cali wildfire fiasco

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 01:03
Public safety versus profit

A law proposed in Texas would make it illegal for mobile networks in the US state to throttle internet connectivity during an emergency.…

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Cisco sues lawyers on its own side – for bigger slice of capacitor price-fixing settlement pie

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 22:56
Class action lawsuit over component sparks legal fight

Cisco is fighting its own side's lawyers to get a bigger share of a component price-fixing payout, in the latest unedifying class-action legal battle in tech land.…

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Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 21:37
Your navigation gadgets will be Got Properly Screwed if you don't update firmware

Satnavs, smartphones, and such devices won't be able to use the Global Positioning System properly after April 6 unless they've been suitably updated or designed to handle a looming epoch rollover.…

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Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 18:49
The 'VF' now stands for 'virtually f*cked'

Secure email service VFEmail became neither of those things after a hacker managed to wipe nearly every server powering the site earlier this week.…

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Ivan to be left alone: Russia preps to turn its internet into an intranet

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 17:05
NATO 'aggression', state control of browsing, it's all the same

Russia is reportedly preparing to turn its internet into a nationwide intranet as preparation for hacking attacks from the West.…

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Redditors start flinging Pooh after forum takes cash from Chinese behemoth Tencent

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 16:12
Oh, bother! Users can't bear the thought of censorship

Condé Nast-owned forum Reddit has slurped another $300m in a round of funding led by Chinese giant Tencent.…

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The UK's Cairncross Review calls for Google, Facebook to be regulated – and life support for journalism

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 15:30
An Arts Council for news?

A UK government-backed review has decided against a punitive tax on Google and Facebook – but called for competition authorities to investigate their core business. It also wants a new news quango.…

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The gimlet gaze of Azure to be turned upon UK footpads thanks to cop-friendly analytics

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 14:40
UK Police Forces on Microsoft's platform have some new toys in their arsenal

Britain's criminals must be quaking in their boots after hearing the news that tools to help UK plod solve crimes have been added to Microsoft's Azure cloud.…

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Former DXC Technology veep accuses 'toxic' CEO Lawrie of bullying staff in lawsuit

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 14:09
Steve Hilton claims his boss fired him without just cause to avoid $20m severance payday

A former DXC Technology exec veep sacked last summer refuses to go quietly: Steve Hilton has accused his ex-boss, CEO Mike Lawrie, of having a "toxic" management style that he claimed involved "verbally abusing" underlings.…

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Sci-tech committee: UK.gov's 27-page biometrics strategy is great... as toilet paper

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 13:24
Document skirts around 'the fundamental issues involved'

The UK government's 27-page blueprint to use biometrics "in no way did justice to the fundamental issues involved" in cops' increasing use of the tech, the chair of the Commons science committee has said.…

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Q. What's a good thing to put outside a building of spies? A: A banner saying 'here we are!'

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:46
UK's Huawei handlers are proud of themselves

The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) has a giant banner hanging outside declaring its purpose to the world.…

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I am just a mapper: Solar drones take to the skies above Blighty

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:17
90 days without a refuel

The Ordnance Survey reckons it has succeeded where Google and Facebook failed, with the launch of a solar-powered drone fleet that will hover permanently high above Blighty.…

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First they came for Equifax and we did nothing because America. Now they are coming for back-end systems and we're...

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 12:03
Imag-I-Nation Technologies (no, not that one) fesses up to breach affecting thousands

A company that develops and supports software for consumer reports and background checks has admitted to exposing thousands of people's information to an unknown hacker.…

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RIP Dr Pueto, Zilog and Sun's bright SPARC

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 10:47
We bid farewell to the best kind of 16-bit hustler...

Obit Dr Bernard L Peuto, the architect of the Zilog Z-8000 chip, has died.…

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NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 09:13
Complexity of data governance requirements isn't an excuse to do nothing, chides Topol review

The UK's National Health Service has been warned to plan tech investments carefully, address data governance and quality concerns, and boost staff training to ensure IT benefits rather than harms patients.…

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♪ Gallileo, Gallileo, Gallileo, figar-GO, Actifio-oooh-ooh-oh. I'm just a poor backup and nobody loves me...

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:36
...He's just a poor backup of a workload running virtually ♪

If you're wondering whether it's possible to protect vSphere virtual machines with no on-premises agents, arrays, appliances or software – and friend, who isn't? – here's something potentially for you.…

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Earth's noggin took quite a clockin' back in the day: Now a second meteorite crater spotted under Greenland ice

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 07:33
Huge hole hints at home world taking a pounding

Pics, video Scientists believe they may have found a second meteorite impact crater lurking under ice sheets on Greenland.…

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Prez Trump orders Uncle Sam to step up AI efforts – we all know the White House knows a lot about <i>artificial</i> intelligence

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 06:04
Ah, wait, the other kind of artificial

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday kickstarting the American AI Initiative, a strategic plan to keep the nation ahead of its competitors in artificial intelligence.…

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Intel SGX 'safe' room easily trashed by white-hat hacking marauders: Enclave malware demo'd

The Register - Tue, 2019-02-12 02:17
Rather handy for smuggling expensive zero-days onto targets and executing them

Security researchers have found that Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) don't live up to their name. In fact, we're told, they can be used to hide pieces of nasty malware that can silently masquerade as normal applications.…

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