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Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: Critical RCE 0day in Apache Log4j library exploited in the wild (CVE-2021-44228) A critical zero-day vulnerability in Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228), a widely used Java logging library, is being leveraged by attackers in the wild. Kali Linux 2021.4 released: Wider Samba compatibility, The Social-Engineer Toolkit, new tools, and more! Offensive Security released Kali Linux 2021.4, which comes with a number of improvements: … More →

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With 5G roaming and interworking on the horizon, US-based Transaction Network Services (TNS) will collaborate with Irish solutions provider, Cellusys, in research, development, and testing of roaming and security solutions for 5G networks. Utilizing the TNS 5G Innovation Lab, the team will combine TNS’ expertise in steering of roaming and other services for regional and national US carriers for 3G, 4G, and soon 5G traffic with security solutions from the Cellusys portfolio, including Signalling (Diameter, … More →

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Cloudflare announced it has joined the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program (NPP). Customers of Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform, Cloudflare One, will now benefit from enhanced connectivity to Microsoft 365 services, enabling them to get faster performance and optimal user experience with Microsoft 365. “Network design is critical for organizations in any stage of their digital transformation. By deepening our partnership with Microsoft, we are enabling customers and users to achieve optimal connectivity to Microsoft 365 … More →

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Sigfox has announced its partnership with Skyhook, an independent provider of Wi-Fi, cellular, and hybrid positioning. The collaboration is set to improve the quality and performance of existing tracking services on the Sigfox network globally, while delivering enhanced customer experience at an accessible cost. As part of its services, Skyhook offers Wi-Fi location solutions, which can be used on its own or as part of a larger hybrid positioning system. This software-based, power-efficient approach uses … More →

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Iron Mountain has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ITRenew, a global provider of mission critical data center lifecycle management solutions. Upon closing, Iron Mountain will acquire 80 percent of the outstanding shares of ITRenew on a cash- and debt-free basis for approximately $725 million in cash, with the remaining 20 percent acquired within three years of Close for a minimum enterprise value of $925 million. Previous investor ZMC, a leading private equity firm … More →

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L3Harris Technologies announced that Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) – former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command – has been elected to the Board of Directors. His addition expands the L3Harris Board to 13 members. Admiral Harris, 65, served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2018 to 2021, working closely with leading technology companies to promote innovation and collaboration – particularly … More →

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Riverbed | Aternity announced it added critical visibility and reporting capabilities to its unified visibility solutions, including for popular video and collaboration applications Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Key updates to the Riverbed Unified Network Performance Management (NPM) portfolio deliver greater application and network intelligence by extracting useful performance data via real-time packet analysis, without having to access packet details directly. In addition to greater visibility into popular video apps, these new capabilities deliver DNS insights … More →

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Cloudflare announced it is partnering with leading cyber insurance companies to help businesses manage their risks online. Eligible Cloudflare customers can qualify for discounts or other added benefits from insurance providers like At-Bay, Coalition, and Cowbell Cyber for using Cloudflare to protect any of their websites, applications, employees, and corporate networks. Cloudflare also announced new relationships with prominent incident response providers CrowdStrike, Mandiant, and Secureworks, enabling them to rapidly refer companies under attack. As cyberattacks … More →

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CACI announced that it has entered into a partnership with Yubico through a memorandum of understanding that establishes Yubico as the exclusive provider of multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions in support of CACI’s trusted mobile platforms. Yubico will provide YubiKey 5 FIPS Series products for enhanced security and authentication protocols for CACI’s software-defined key loading devices that enable more capable, secure, and resilient communications for U.S. government missions. Yubico’s YubiKey 5 FIPS Series are multi-protocol security … More →

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CloudBees announced it has closed a $150 million Series F financing round at a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The company also closed a $95 million debt facility to accelerate growth. The financing was led by client vehicles advised by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit (“Goldman Sachs Asset Management”), with new investments from funds affiliated with Morgan Stanley Private Credit (“Morgan Stanley”) and Bridgepoint Capital, along with repeat investors HSBC, Golub Capital, and Delta-v … More →

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Plus: DeepMind's latest language model research and more

Clearview’s controversial facial recognition technology is getting closer to being patented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.…

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'We will eventually learn'

PCs with 5G connectivity could face issues that include international roaming support, but T-Mobile is working through those issues, in addition to figuring out what data plans may look like.…

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El Reg maps the tributaries

Red Hat has released CentOS Stream 9, the first major version since the company badly shook its community by announcing it was ending traditional CentOS a year ago.…

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The boss isn't too busy to be named

Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang continues inventing, as if his role in the rise of GPUs wasn't enough.…

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Introducing Ventoy

Friday FOSS Fest Ventoy is a free tool that turns any USB key into a multi-boot wonder.…

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PWC report shows long list of missed opportunities to shut out extortion crims

Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) was almost paralysed by ransomware after a single user opened a malicious file attached to a phishing email, a consultancy's damning report has revealed.…

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CFO now ruling the roost as mortgage biz reportedly delays SPAC sale

Better CEO Vishal Garg, best-known for firing 900 employees over one giant Zoom call, is taking time off work while the company hires a third-party to perform a “leadership and cultural assessment.”…

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Not great, not terrible

Cloud software biz Hashicorp hit the markets this week with an initial public offering priced at $80 per share after which its stock enjoyed a modest rise as investors cracked open their wallets.…

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Thank goodness he didn't make a diversion for Coco Pops

A German employer has been left on the hook after a worker slipped and broke his back on the "commute" from his bed to the home office.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
El Reg, as ever, helps you to get back in the game

Debian is having problems with a current version of Firefox that leaves users with a dangerously outdated browser.…

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Prepare to have a very busy weekend of mitigating and patching

An unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in Apache's Log4j Java-based logging tool is being actively exploited, researchers have warned after it was used to execute code on Minecraft servers.…

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Forget software-as-a-hostage! Customers have more choice when it comes to servers, networking, storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's multi-year efforts to remain relevant against the onslaught of cloud giants hinges on convincing resellers to back its as-a-service (aaS) sales model, and yet progress continues to be painfully slow.…

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That time Rootkitting for Dummies might as well have been in Microsoft's Plus! Pack

Retired Microsoft engineer, Dave Plummer, offered a blast from the past last week with a look back at the infamous Sony Windows "rootkit" scandal.…

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Payment over Mark Hurd dispute hits figures as Ellison bigs up cloud ERP

Oracle sales increased nearly 6 per cent to hit $10.4bn in its Q2 results for fiscal 2022, but the company made a loss due in part to a dispute relating to a former CEO.…

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Brace yourself, now come years of appeals

Julian Assange will be sent stateside for trial on criminal charges after the US government won an appeal against an earlier court order that released him from the threat of extradition.…

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Microsoft merch of Christmas Past up for grabs

FREE STUFF With the season of giving upon us, the cupboards of Vulture Central are being cleared out and long-forgotten items found that might be of use to our readership. Just think of us as tech tat peddling Gumtree.…

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Readers have their say

Register debate It is entirely human and in some senses desirable to eliminate as much of the complexity out of the IT stack as makes sense. And it is also entirely human to be accepting of the need for choice and to acknowledge the necessary frustration of complexity.…

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Pat McGovern knew his way around a trash can

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Spies in space are watching me as I take a shower.…

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Taming the multi-tentacled IT beast with spoofing, shell scripts, and a bit of C

On Call It's another tale from the world of telephony where everything goes wrong in this week's On Call.…

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Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer's two year mission will check out polarization of black holes, neutrons and other celestial objects

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission into orbit from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.…