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Roses are red, violets are blue, VMware's made a new vSphere for you

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:58
Version 6.7 should land in Q2, may end support for older CPUs

VMware's still trying to encourage upgrades to version 6.0 and 6.5 of its vSphere platform, but that hasn't stopped it from working on a new version too.…

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:51
Grouchy Grupe gets a year and a day behind bars after going loco on network hardware

A former IT administrator at the Canadian Pacific Railway has been jailed for 366 days for sabotaging the organization's computer network.…

Roses are red, Windows error screens are blue. It's 2018, and an email can still pwn you

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:01
Here's a bumper crop of security fixes you do not want to miss

Patch Tuesday Serious security flaws in Outlook and Edge are headlining a busy Microsoft Patch Tuesday.…

Pressure mounts on FCC to cough up answers over fake net neutrality comments

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:01
House Dems send snotagram to watchdog boss

Analysis US lawmakers have weighed in on the FCC's controversial vote to scrap America's net neutrality rules, demanding information on the millions of fake comments submitted to the watchdog's public consultation on the decision – and asking pointed questions about how the federal regulator handled them.…

Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:01
Y'all loved AMP for the web, now get it in your inboxes

Having last year dropped its scanning of messages in Gmail to craft personalize ads after years of withering privacy criticism, Google has decided to court controversy again.…

While Western Union wired customers' money, hackers transferred their personal info

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:40
Outside storage outfit blamed for data leak blunder

Western Union has confirmed one of its IT suppliers was hacked, and that customer information was exposed to miscreants.…

FCC commish gobbles Verizon's phone-locking BS, says it tastes great

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:24
Stopping people from switching networks to prevent robberies? Sure!

Analysis A commissioner at America's broadband watchdog has come under fire for arguing that Verizon should be granted a legal waiver from his own agency's rules.…

Shock horror! Telegram messaging app proves insecure yet again!

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:05
Unicode clumsiness allowed months of malware installations

Telegram has fixed a security flaw in its desktop app that hackers spent several months exploiting to install remote-control malware and cryptocurrency miners on vulnerable PCs.…

Blackbird shot down, patent nuked by judge in Cloudflare legal battle

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:25
Victory for web biz after law troll claimed CDN ripped off designs

An US court has trashed a patent at the center of Cloudflare's legal war with patent troll Blackbird Technologies – and thrown out the latter's case against the web biz.…

Lenovo says take this code and stick where the SAN doesn't shine

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:34
Need faster storage? Box slinger claims updated software boosts SMB kit performance

Lenovo has refreshed its line of storage-area-network boxes for small and medium businesses with improved software.…

Ex-Skyera chaps' Tachyum startup grabs cloud chip cash

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:15
Claims stealthy tech will cut costs and power consumption

Silicon design startup Tachyum, founded by ex-Skyera top brass after they sold out to Western Digital, has bagged funding to continue developing cloudy chips.…

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:51
WikiLeaker 'considers himself above the normal rule of law' says Chief Magistrate

Infamous cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaker Julian Assange has failed yet again to get his arrest warrant for jumping bail quashed by an English judge.…

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:51
WikiLeaker 'considers himself above the normal rule of law' says Chief Magistrate

Infamous cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaker Julian Assange has failed yet again to get his arrest warrant for jumping bail quashed by an English judge.…

Hyperoptic's overkill 10Gbps fibre trial 'more than a clever PR stunt'

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:02
Yes, I need an 8K livestream in every room

Alternative network provider Hyperoptic today tested speeds of 10Gbps at the former Olympic village in east London.…

Hotchilli Internet shutters web-hosting service

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:32
Advises punters to move to 123 Reg... no, you heard that right

Web-hosting outfit Hotchilli has told punters the best way it can continue to serve their needs is by, er, shutting up shop.…

Three become one: Dell EMC's VxBlock range is now a seriously big iron

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:01
Composable infrastructure kit doubles down on Cisco servers

Dell EMC has smushed its three-product VxBlock range into a single, more scalable composable infrastructure – the VxBlock 1000.…

Icahn't get right Xerox Fuji merger spoils, cries activist investor Carl

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:28
Me? Single biggest shareholder? Kneel before my portfolio

Activist investor Carl Icahn is ranting that Fujifilm's zero-sum acquisition of photocopier biz Xerox leaves him as a "passive minority owner of a Fuji subsidiary".…

Data scientist wanted: Must have Python, spontaneity not required

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:47
Review of job ads pins average salary at £47k

The average salary offered to data scientists in the past year was £47,000, with Python being the most desirable programming language, according to an analysis of job ads.…

Let's get to know each other first: Joe Public won't share their data with just anyone

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:12
NHS most trusted with our info, survey says, social media isn't

The British public are much more likely to hand over personal data to an organisation they know than one they don't, and are willing to accept a trade-off if it will help science – or themselves.…

World+dog ignores Rubin's Wonderdroid

The Register - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:40
(In)Essential device shipped just 88,000 units last year

Essential's much-hyped debut phone failed to reach six-figure sales last year, despite heavy discounts.…

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