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Medical device vuln allows hackers to falsify patients' vitals

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:05
McAfee: Patient monitoring systems open to hack attacks

Hackers may be able to falsify patient vitals by messing with the traffic on hospital networks.…

Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:30
Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4

Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…

Faxploit: Retro hacking of fax machines can spread malware

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:02
20th Century tech causing problems in the 21st

Video Corporations are open to hacking via a booby-trapped image data sent by fax, a hacker demo at DEF CON suggests.…

Bofffins blame meteorites for creating Earth's oldest rocks

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 02:30
Smash, bang, wallop what a planetary crust,

The oldest rock formations on Earth were born when meteorites pummelled into the ground over four billion years ago, according to a Nature Geoscience paper published on Monday.…

Cisco patches IOS in response to boffins' IKE-busting breakthrough

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 02:02
Switchzilla issues update for authentication bypass flaw

Cisco has pushed out an update for its internetwork operating system (IOS) and IOS XE firmware in advance of a Usenix presentation on circumventing cryptographic key protocol.…

When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:00
Draconian new proposals to bork encryption and privacy

Australia's promised “not-a-backdoor” crypto-busting bill is out and the government has kept its word - it doesn't want a backdoor, just the keys to your front one.…

Intel finally emits Puma 1Gbps modem fixes – just as new ping-of-death bug emerges

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:26
Network-throttling modem bug finally gets a write-up and CVE

More than 18 months after the issue was first brought to light, Intel is still working to fix the problems caused by its buggy Puma modem chipsets.…

Eye eye! DeepMind teams up with doctors to ogle eyeballs for illness

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:42
AI can help speed up diagnosis and seldom gets it wrong

AI can help ophthalmologists diagnose more than 50 common eye diseases from retinal scans, according to a paper published in Nature Medicine on Monday.…

It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:19
Now all you lot have to actually implement it

An overhaul of a critical internet security protocol has been completed, with TLS 1.3 becoming an official standard late last week.…

Microsoft gets edge on AWS with Azure Stack for government

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:25
Feds can now stick Redmond clouds into on-prem hardware

Microsoft has kicked out a build of its Azure Stack on-premise cloud for US government use.…

Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:35
Search giant confirms it's all about location, location, location

Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn’t apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.…

Whistleblower org chief quits over Assange critic boot demand

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:09
Courage Foundation boss walks as pro-Jules trustees order Barrett Brown cut loose

The director of whistleblower support outfit the Courage Foundation has quit after being told to pull support from Barrett Brown following some barbed comments he made about Julian Assange.…

Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:48
The host with the most

Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks, with the Chocolate Factory’s blessing.…

Disk will eat itself: Flash price crash just around the over-supplied block

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:15
Cheaper SSDs could accelerate disk cannibalisation leading to Seagate downturn

Analysis A flash price crash is coming and should increase disk cannibalization rates as SSDs become more affordable.…

Disk will eat itself: Flash price crash just around the over-supplied block

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:15
Cheaper SSDs could accelerate disk cannibalisation leading to Seagate downturn

Flash Memory Summit A flash price crash is coming and should increase disk cannibalization rates as SSDs become more affordable.…

Disk will eat itself: Flash price crash just around the over-supplied block

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:15
Cheaper SSDs could accelerate disk cannibalisation leading to Seagate downturn

Flash Memory Summit A flash price crash is coming and should increase disk cannibalisation rates as SSDs become more affordable.…

US voting systems: Full of holes, loaded with pop music, and hacked in 10 min by an 11-year-old

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:30
Good luck voting in November, folks in US, you're going to need it

DEF CON Hackers of all ages have been investigating America’s voting machine tech and the results aren’t good - one enterprising 11 year-old named Emmet managed to hack a simulated Secretary of State election results page in 10 minutes.…

IBM's Watson 'n' cloud head honcho targeted by WPP - reports

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:56
Big Blue mouthpiece insists he's not going anywhere, though

IBM’s top cloud and Watson AI man has reportedly been tapped up about moving to scandal-hit ad company WPP Group as chief executive.…

Database ballsup: NHS under pressure over fresh patient record error

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:28
Thousands of discrepancies reported between two databases

The government is facing another NHS IT scandal, as it scrambles to confirm whether discrepancies between two databases have affected patient care.…

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: A steep price to pay

The Register - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:57
Quality, enterprise-friendly kit, but ... how much wonga?

Hands On The new Samsung Galaxy Note still has a lot to prove after the last-but-one Note - 2016's Note 7 - kept bursting into flames.…

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