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UK Ministry of Justice secures HVAC systems 'protected' by passwordless Wi-Fi after Register tipoff

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 10:15
There's a default admin password online too

The Ministry of Justice has secured a set of Wi-Fi access points that potentially gave admin access to industrial control equipment after a tipoff by The Register.…

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UK Test and Trace finding consultant habit hard to break: More contracts go to Deloitte and Accenture

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 09:30
New agency in charge, still outsourcing like the clappers

Global IT consultancies Accenture and Deloitte have scooped up nearly £94m in contracts from the UK public health agency after it took charge of the Test and Trace COVID-19 response.…

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Qualcomm kinda spins out Snapdragon – as a brand, not a business

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 08:01
Marketing jargon alert: Modernized, streamlined, brand iconography and more prominent fireballs inside

LogoWatch Qualcomm has decided that its Snapdragon silicon can stand on its own as a brand.…

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Infosec bods: After more than a year, Sky gets round to squashing hijacking bug in 6m home broadband routers

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 07:31
Plus: DNS cache poisoning again, cops probe property conveyancing group's IT outage, Azure hole addressed, and more

In brief Sky has fixed a flaw in six million of its home broadband routers, and it only took the British broadcaster'n'telecoms giant a year to do so, infosec researchers have said.…

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James Webb Space Telescope gets all shook up – launch delayed again

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 06:57
Space agencies have been planning this thing since 1996, so what's four more days?

The European Space Agency has delayed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope until 22 December so that it can undergo additional testing following an incident that sent unintended vibrations through the observatory.…

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AWS commits to update its own Linux every other year

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 05:53
Starting with a release called Amazon Linux 2022 that just hit preview

Amazon Web Services has announced that it will release an updated version of its own Linux every two years, starting with Amazon Linux 2022, which it is previewing now.…

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Fancy being an astronaut but didn't go to uni? Your time may have finally come

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 05:05
Japanese space agency wants 'nauts with good eyesight and work experience – no degree required

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched an astronaut recruitment drive last week with reduced academic requirements as it seeks to diversify and refresh the nation's corps of space travelers.…

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Microsoft quietly delivers Windows 11 Enterprise VMs for devs

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 04:01
Loaded with all the goodies coders need to run wild with new OS, and packaged for four hypervisors

Microsoft has quietly slipped out a test cut of Windows 11 for developers.…

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Indian bank smacks down allegation it exposed 180 million customers' accounts

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 01:58
Infosec firm says it found unpatched software, Bank admits Exchange may not have been in the best shape

India's Punjab National Bank has smacked down a security firm's allegation that it exposed personal and financial data of its 180 million customers – but appears to have admitted its Exchange Server implementation wasn't in tip-top shape.…

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Phil Hellmuth Sets Record With Seven Final Tables in a Single WSOP

Poker News Daily - Tue, 2021-11-23 00:52

He may not be a tremendous fan of the World Series of Poker Player of the Year formula, but Phil Hellmuth certainly did his darndest to finish atop this year’s POY rankings. It doesn’t look like he will pull it off, but “The Poker Brat” has etched his name into the record books once again, making seven final tables, the most in WSOP history for a single Series.

The previous record was set by An Tran back in 1993, well before most of us probably knew anything about poker (I wasn’t even old enough to play in European casinos yet). Tran made six final tables that year.

It is probably a bittersweet record for Hellmuth. Of everyone in the poker world, he likely enjoys being the “best” more than anybody, so setting another record is more validation for him. And he did win one bracelet, extending his own world record to 16 total pieces of WSOP hardware (Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and Doyle Brunson are tied for a distant second with ten each). But at the same time, he only won a single bracelet in seven trips to the final table, which might gnaw at him.

And he came in second THREE times! That’s amazing! But kind of like the Buffalo Bills, who got to the Super Bowl four times in a row and never won, coming up short repeatedly might hurt more than had he not gotten that far at all. Of course, the difference between Hellmuth and the Bills is that again, he has won 16 WSOP titles, including one this year.

Here is the list of Phil Hellmuth’s final table appearances at the 2021 WSOP, in chronological order:

$25,000 H.O.R.S.E. – 2nd place
$10,000 Omaha Hi Lo Championship – 5th place
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship – 4th place
$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw – 1st place
$10,000 Dealers Choice Championship – 2nd place
$10,000 Razz Championship – 8th place
$50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller – 2nd place

But as we mentioned, he is probably not going to be the 2021 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. That title looks like it will go Josh Arieh, who won two bracelets this year and cashed 11 times overall.

According to the WSOP’s official Twitter account today, Arieh extended his points lead Sunday night and is now the only player with over 4,000 points, accumulating 4,194.59. Hellmuth has 3,664.09, while Daniel Negreanu has made a late charge and is up to 3,531.03. Hellmuth tweeted a little while ago that he could still overtake Arieh if he wins the $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event, but it looks like that was based on Arieh’s total before the latest update, so he may or may not have a chance at this point.

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China's hypersonic glider didn't just orbit Earth, it 'fired a missile' while at Mach 5

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 00:35
Middle Kingdom suggests US is making it all up to justify arms development. As if!

A Chinese hypersonic glider that completed a test flight in July appears to be more sophisticated than first thought. It is reported the aircraft was able to fire a missile while travelling at five times the speed of sound.…

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RISE with AWS? Adidas migrates SAP S/4 HANA to the fluffy white stuff, snubs SAP's lift-and-shift programme

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 22:14
Globo sports brand also interested in AWS analytics systems, data lakes and ML tools as part of upgrade

Adidas has opted to upgrade its ERP system to SAP S/4HANA, transferring it to the cloud with AWS rather than using RISE with SAP, the lift-shift-and-transform service launched by the German vendor earlier this year.…

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IBM researcher suing for age discrimination blames CEO Arvind Krishna for his ousting

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 21:22
Attorney for aggrieved scientist urges judge to let the evidence be presented

Analysis IBM has consistently denied that its layoffs over the past few years have targeted older workers.…

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SSL keys, sFTP passwords and more exposed after someone broke into GoDaddy Managed WordPress using 'compromised password'

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 20:37
Yikes: Up to 1.2 million customers affected

GoDaddy has admitted to America's financial watchdog that one or more miscreants broke into its systems and accessed a huge amount of customer data, from email addresses to SSL private keys.…

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Microsoft previews Azure App Service Automatic Scaling, for when defining your own rules is too much like hard work

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 19:01
What could possibly go wrong?

Microsoft has rolled out an early preview of Azure App Service Automatic Scaling – a handy tool, assuming Azure hasn't hit capacity once again.…

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Ecommerce platforms (cough, Magento) need patching before Black Friday, warns UK's National Cyber Security Centre

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 17:14
You're your own security team, remember?

If you run a small online business powered by the Magento ecommerce platform, Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is begging you to make sure it's fully patched ahead of Black Friday.…

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UK health secretary confirms end for NHS Digital, architect of the GP data grab debacle

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 16:15
NHSX also doomed in shake-up of 'odd' tech leadership structure

The UK health secretary has confirmed the demise of NHS Digital and NHSX, the organisations that take various roles in NHS IT strategy and execution.…

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Replaced several times but still live and kicking: Windows Forms updated for .NET 6.0

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 15:12
High DPI continues to be a challenge in ancient desktop framework

Microsoft's oldest .NET desktop framework, Windows Forms, has been improved for .NET 6, though full support for high resolution displays is "a challenging undertaking," according to software engineer Igor Velikorossov.…

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Turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems admits to cyber incident, refuses to confirm if ransomware is at play

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 14:10
Company data compromised but not systems containing customer or supplier information

Vestas Wind Systems, one of the world's largest makers of wind turbines, today confirmed company data has been compromised in a "cyber security incident" that forced the firm to isolate parts of its IT infrastructure.…

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Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should: Install Linux on NTFS – on the same partition as Windows

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:29
Never mind the practicality, feel the grief

As alert folks of a cross-platform inclination will have noticed, Paragon's NTFS driver was accepted into the Linux kernel, and was released as part of 5.15. This has had a consequence they probably didn't consider, though: you can now boot Linux from an NTFS partition.…

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