An Oracle botherer always pays its debts: Rimini Street reports $48.4m net losses

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:48
Big Red sends its regards

Support biz Rimini Street's net losses have skyrocketed to $48.4m in the latest quarter as a result of debt payoffs.…

Two fool for school: Headmaster, vice principal busted for mining crypto-coins in dorms, classrooms

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:41
We don't need no server cluster, we don't need no power controls

The headmaster in China is in hot water after being caught using his school to house a crypto-mining operation.…

FCC Commissioner slams San Jose mayor for not approving 5G cells… then slams him for approving them

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:56
I'm best, you're worst, cries telecoms watchdog man

If you ever had any doubt that the triumvirate of FCC Commissioners – the Pai Men – who decide America's federal telecoms policy are always right, it was confirmed Friday.…

That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:28
Tens of users inconvenienced

Microsoft has thrown gasoline on its quality-assurance dumpster fire by disabling the Mail and Calendar apps on some of its Lumia Windows 10 Phone devices.…

Google's secret to a healthy phone? Remote-controlling your apps

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:09
Look Ma, no not much malware!

Google has claimed to have cut Android malware by half.…

Upgraders rejoice! The 2018 Mac Mini heralds a return to memory slots!

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:04
Aw heck. Put away the party poppers. The storage is soldered to the board

The once humble Mac Mini has received the iFixit treatment following its long overdue 2018 refresh, and the verdict? The dinky box might just be the most repairable machine in the whole line-up.…

Arm kit vendors snuggle up around the Windows 10 Autumnwatch bonfire awaiting supported OS

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00
Plus: Burned by licence issues? ReactOS promises a retro world with no activation servers

Windows 10 Autumnwatch continued this week as licences got tossed on the bonfire and then hastily retrieved while Santa’s elves wondered what to install on their Arm laptops.…

Diss drive: Seagate and IBM bring blockchain sledgehammer to compliance nuts

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00
Electronic fingerprints put in verifiable ledger

Seagate and IBM are using IBM's blockchain tech to verify a disk drive's authenticity using its electronic fingerprint.…

One UI to end gropes: Samsung facelift crowns your thumb the king

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:00
Everything within reach on oversized phones

Samsung has embarked on a tasteful overhaul of how its phones look and work.…

Route security, Cisco cert expiration, ETSI and middleboxes

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:20
Oh, and IETF standards got sloshed this week

Cisco admins, you thought your week was over, right? Sorry: if you have kit that runs Adaptive Security Appliance software or the Firepower Extensible Operating System, there's one more item on the task list: updating your certificate.…

NHS*IT: Welsh system outages put patients at risk

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:50
Physicians call for increased use of tech for outpatients in England

The pressures the NHS in England and Wales is under, with creaking IT systems that aren't fit for purpose but which are facing the increasing tightening of purse-strings, have been laid bare in two reports.…

ZX Spectrum reboot scandal firm's original directors rejoin

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:15
And the chairman is Not Happy At All about that

The times, they are a-changin’ at flailing ZX Spectrum reboot biz Retro Computers Ltd as two of the firm’s original directors have rejoined it – with a furious chairman insisting this is “illegal”.…

Learn the tricks of the cyber criminals' trade at SANS Dublin training event

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:40
Strengthen your defences against marauding data thieves

Promo The internet is full of powerful hacking tools and the cyber criminals are devising ever more ingenious ways of using them. Keeping abreast of their latest tactics and techniques is more vital than ever for those defending their organisations against ever-present threats.…

In the cloud, Mumbai is a long way from Asia

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:15
Net metrics collectors ping performance pain points in a multi-cloud world

Sending packets from Singapore to Mumbai over AWS? Fetch a coffee, the latency is horrible – according to cloud performance data released yesterday.…

Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:49
'Size isn't everything, it's how you decorate it'

Yeah, yeah, "It's November, I don't want to hear the C word until the 24th of December" and so on – tell that to the denizens of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, who have been left feeling cold after the arguably premature erection of the town's Christmas tree.…

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:19
Fear not, Apple fanbois, they're also running Macintosh

Boatnotes The Royal Navy is running Windows ME – and XP, and even an early version of Apple Macintosh. But all is not as alarmingly obsolete as it may appear.…

Skimming cash off UK police budget for tech projects probably not the best idea, say MPs

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:55
Particularly when those projects overrun and overspend

Slicing police funding to inject cash into national programmes – a big chunk of which is funnelled into tech – might not be an effective use of public cash, and some projects face a cliff edge when funding runs out.…

Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:22
Infosec's cool uncle says to hell with the carrot

Any sort of lasting security standard in IoT devices may only happen if governments start doling out stiff penalties.…

Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:22
Infosec's cool uncle says to hell with the carrot

Any sort of lasting security standard in IoT devices may only happen if governments start doling out stiff penalties.…

Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:52
Together, let us help the wolves regulate the sheep

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is doing the dirty work of giant internet companies, according to critics who want to see governments lay down effective regulation – and not what they regard as a wishy-washy "Magna Carta".…