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You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 04:06
Automated filth shows plan just grist to the privacy activists' mill

Web-dwellers who don't use Tor but are worried about the UK's impending smut block interrupting their viewing habits have been offered a simple way to satisfy their urges – porn by Email.…

Engineer crashed mega-corp's electricity billing portal, was promoted

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 03:01
Client was silent on critical network details and little things like multi-tenancy

Who, me? Welcome again to “Who, me?”, The Register’s confessional column in which techies unburden their souls by revealing that they have broken stuff.…

PGP and S/MIME decryptors can leak plaintext from emails, says infosec Professor

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 02:46
Users advised to stop using and/or uninstall plugins ASAP to stop Pretty Grievous P0wnage

A professor of Computer Security at the Münster University of Applied Sciences‏ has warned that popular email encryption tool Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) might actually allow Pretty Grievous P0wnage thanks to bugs that can allow supposedly encrypted emails to be read as plaintext.…

Citrix snuffs Xen and NetScaler brands

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 02:04
Arise, ‘Citrix Hypervisor’ and ‘ Citrix SD-WAN’

Citrix has rebranded most of its stuff.…

Oracle tells tales about Google data slurps to Australian regulator

The Register - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 01:10
At an inquiry into news and ads, of all things. Is Big Red playing a deeper game?

Oracle has “provided information … about Google services” to Australian regulators.…

Family Planning office warns customers best bits may be exposed

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:59
Contact form data left on server for more than TWO YEARS, then came ransomware

The Australian State of New South Wales' reproductive and sexual health organisation Family Planning NSW has advised users of an April 2018 ransomware attack that may have compromised sensitive information.…

Ubuntu sends crypto-mining apps out of its store and into a tomb

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:08
Developer's dreams of driving off in a Ferrari dashed

Admins of the Ubuntu Store have pulled all apps from a developer who signed himself "Nicholas Tomb", and from his e-mail signature apparently wanted to crypto-mine himself into a Ferrari.…

Ubuntu sends crypto-mining apps out of its store and into at tomb

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:08
Developer's dreams of driving off in a Ferrari dashed

Admins of the Ubuntu Store have pulled all apps from a developer who signed himself "Nicholas Tomb", and from his e-mail signature apparently wanted to crypto-mine himself into a Ferrari.…

OpenFlow protocol bug to get mitigations, not a re-write

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:58
Open networking foundation reckons SDN controller devs can sort it out at their end

The Open Networking Foundation is moving to address the protocol vulnerability revealed last week in OpenFlow, but won't revise the protocol.Not yet, anyway.…

NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:57
VID Why crawl when you can fly? Because flying in a thin atmosphere is hard, but Mars 2020 will try anyway

NASA has announced that its Mars 2020 mission will include a small helicopter.…

Electron spins out a patch for bad XSS bug

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:11
Attacker could skip past developer protections and get nasty

Electron developers need to check their apps, after a security researcher turned up a remote code execution bug in the framework.…

Prez Trump to save manufacturing jobs … in China, at ZTE

The Register - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 19:02
Sanctions for Chinese networks-and-smartmobe outfit one week, diplomacy the next

United States President Donald Trump has signalled an intervention to avoid job losses at Chinese networking-kit-and-smartmobe-maker ZTE.…

Rowhammer strikes networks, Bolton strikes security jobs, and Nigel Thornberry strikes Chrome, and more

The Register - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 08:00
Hacking laws in the limelight in Georgia and DC, plus new iPhone anti-tampering

Roundup This week saw hackers exploit train wi-fi connections, while IBM cut off worker thumb(drive)s, and world+dog missed a major security hole in Intel's CPUs.…

Robo-callers, robo-cops, robo-runners, robo-car crashes, and more

The Register - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 03:37
Find out more about Google Duplex, the Atlas robot, and what caused Uber's deadly accident

Roundup Here's a summary of this week's AI news, beyond what we've already covered.…

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:08
One small step for Musk, one giant leap for Bangladesh

After a day's delay, Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket.…

Date engraved onto Net neutrality tombstone: June 11, 2018

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:34
But wait! Is that a shining white knight come to save us all?

So we finally have a date: June 11, 2018.…

Protest vote sends African internet body into full-blown meltdown

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:01
Afrinic stuck with insufficient board members to function

A protest vote against corporate mismanagement at Africa's main internet body has sent the organization into freefall.…

Prison telco accused of selling your phone's location to cops

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:23
Senator Wyden asks FCC, mobile carriers to investigate

An American telco that provides costly phone services to prisoners has been accused of harvesting location data on American phone users and selling it to local police with no oversight.…

'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' - Amazon sued for lifting tech of home assistant

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:57
University claims the Bezos Bunch lifted its ideas for language processing

Amazon is the target of a patent complaint from a US university that says the Alexa assistant ripped off its technology for processing voice commands.…

If you like Nutanix and you think it's XC... Bit barn boxes or ROBO

The Register - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:19
Dell teases high and low-end hyperconverged kit at .NEXT

Nutanix .NEXT attendees were this week furnished with details about a heavy duty server and skinny ROBO box – two new Nutanix-based hyperconverged systems from Dell.…

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