DOJ convicts second bloke for helping malware go undetected

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:25
Scan scam? Scram

The US Federal government has got its second conviction in the dismantling of a service that helped malware writers get around security software.…

No new 3PAR weirdness found behind crashes at Australian Tax office

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:26
DXC report is in but Tax Office won't say if it will ever see the light of day

DXC’s report on the twin outages in HPE 3PAR storage arrays that disrupted web services at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed nothing new about the incidents.…

Running Cisco DNA Center? Update right now to get rid of the static admin credential

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:50
Switchzilla scrambles out patches for trio of nasty flaws

Cisco has issued updates to address a trio of critical vulnerabilities in its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance.…

nbn™ isn’t fixing HFC, it’s ‘optimising’ it

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:06
And seemingly just-about rebuilding it, too

nbn™, the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network (NBN), has revealed a little more about what it's doing to the hybrid fibre-coax networks it uses for some retail customers.…

Net neutrality is saved in Senate vote! No, not really, it was a giant waste of everyone's time

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:46
Republicans at least argue for bipartisan legislation – so sort-of progress?

The US Senate has voted to scrap an effort to get rid of net neutrality rules, providing a small but ultimately worthless victory in what has increasingly become a partisan topic in Washington DC.…

Off with e's head: e-cig explosion causes first vaping death

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:04
See kids, your parents were right - smoking is bad for you

A forensics report has reported the first known death from the use of electronic cigarettes after a Florida man was killed when his device exploded and drove itself into his cranium.…

Hutchins lawyers claim intoxicated calls aren't proper evidence

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:20
Lawyers want researcher's jailhouse phone transcript removed from case

Security researcher Marcus Hutchins has moved to throw out phone transcripts and legal documents related to his hacking and fraud cases.…

Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:54
Internet address industry given one week to introduce unfinished GDRP policy

Thousands of internet registries and registrars will have just one week to overhaul their customer databases to fit with a policy that is still under development, or face ruinous fines.…

Software development slow because 'Most of our ideas suck'

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:04
Continuous delivery, make way for continuous experimentation

If you want a vision of the future of software creation, imagine a boot process spinning up a server, forever.…

Samsung ready to fling Exynos at anyone who wants a phone chip

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:18
Including ZTE?

With the threat of Qualcomm litigation receding, Samsung is in talks with ZTE, among others, and ready to license its Exynos phone chips to anyone who wants them. This could lower the costs of high-end mobiles.…

Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car aims to wake up Newquay: Rocket work restart in August

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:34
Team hopes to head to South Africa in May 2019

The team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car (SSC) announced plans today to take a crack at the 1,228kmph (763mph) land-speed record at the end of 2019.…

Bowel down: Laxative brownies brought to colleague's leaving bash

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:19
Keep your friends close and your enemas closer…

Leaving parties can be an opportunity for more anally retentive colleagues to loosen up and go with the flow. But one woman took that to an extreme by bringing laxative brownies to a send-off bash.…

UK has rejected over 1,000 skilled IT bod visa applications this year

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:56
Calls to scrap 'arbitrary' cap as MPs launch bid to draft reforms

Thousands of skilled workers – including IT specialists and engineers – have been refused visas this year due to the British government's much-maligned immigration cap.…

Containerised HPC, cosmology, and much more Moore's Law: It's ISC 2018 in Frankfurt

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:15
Explore the far frontiers of supercomputing

PROMO The annual ISC High Performance conference always draws speakers, exhibitors and researchers from all over the world, and this year’s event promises to be a bumper edition.…

Agile development exposed as techie superstition

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:06
Try fast, frequent and frugal experiments instead

At DevOps-focused London conference Continuous Lifecycle* today, Linda Rising challenged the superstition of tech professionals, a group that ought to have some affinity for science.…

Veeam thinks it has found backup nirvana, hoses customers with 'hyper-availability' hyperbole

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:47
Speaks of automation, move into copy data management

Veeam customers have been hit by a wave of "hyper-availability" hyperbole.…

HPE to gobble software defined data fabric networking startup

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:43
Plexxi hoovered up for an undisclosed sum

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to slurp software-defined data fabric networking maker Plexxi for an undisclosed sum.…

Tesla forums awash with spam as mods take an unscheduled holiday

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:13
"How do I charge my car?" "No idea, but would you like one of these pills instead?"

Owners and fans of Tesla cars seeking support on the company's forums are instead being offered love in all the wrong places.…

Surface Hub 2: Microsoft's pricey whiteboard gets a sequel

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:30
Coming to a meeting room near you in 2019

Microsoft confirmed a refresh for its Surface Hub line last night, with new hardware likely to ship sometime in 2019.…

Honor bound: Can Huawei's self-cannibalisation save the phone biz?

The Register - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:01
The bloodbath begins

Analysis Huawei's decision to cannibalise its own sales with cheaper Primark versions of its own products (branded "Honor") is perhaps the only interesting thing in the phone business right now.…