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Q: 'Where in memory did you put that kernel?' A: 'Sorry, I have no idea' The folks at NetBSD have released their first cut of code to implement kernel ASLR – Address Space Layout Randomisation – for 64-bit AMD processors.…

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Homeland Security says 'Dragonfly' campaign has cracked networks The United States' Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert that warns of “advanced persistent threat (APT) actions targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors.”…

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Punters refunded for smaller-than-advertised football streams Telstra's been forced to refund users of its live Australian Rules Football streaming service, after promising a hefty 11-inch experience but delivering a less-exciting seven-inch screen.…

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Dive in Roundup  Hello, this week's roundup includes AI news from the past two weeks. AI is so hyped, it doesn't help when companies like Intel and Nvidia announce new chips and reveal little information about specs, but make lofty claims of increased speed and precision.…

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A splash of green stops astronauts feeling blue Living in space is grueling. The repetitiveness of daily exercise, experiments, crappy food, and claustrophobia can chip away at an astronaut’s psychological well-being, but scientists have suggested a preventative measure: plants.…

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Free software lovin' crusaders kick out Management Engine Purism – a San Francisco, California, social purpose company that flies the flags of privacy, security and software freedom – has begun offering its GNU/Linux-based laptops with Intel's Management Engine disabled.…

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Everything you also need to know in security Roundup  IT admins aren't always fond of patching. It's like going to the dentist – it needs to be done but it can be a pain to do. Sadly, this week there was a lot of patching to be done.…

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SF startup boss denies charges The cofounder of a San Francisco video advertising upstart has been arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting and sexually abusing his three-year-old son.…

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Shocking development in the current affairs circuit A Japanese electronics maker has been indicted in America for fixing the prices of electrolytic capacitors.…

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We're not going to fry it, and we're not going to tell you anything more right now It has been three years since Apple released any major update to the Mac Mini family, but CEO Tim Cook says that doesn't mean the minimalist systems are dead.…

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Check your cameras, broadband gateways, NAS boxes for latest botnet malware Miscreants are right now assembling a massive army of hacked Internet of Things devices – and at a far faster rate than the powerful Mirai botnet swelled its ranks last year.…

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Credit card purveyors aim to improve 'cross-border, B2B payment flows' Mastercard is opening up its blockchain API to select partner banks and merchants.…

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Non-compete legal battle Two file sync 'n' sharers are at war. Google-backed Egnyte is suing Citrix for unfair competition and Citrix is counter-suing Egnyte for unfair trade practices, among other things.…

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They were totally just about to tell us everything Previously Google has contracted major brand OEMs to produce Nexus and Pixel phones using fairly standard off-the-shelf parts. But a teardown of Google's pricey new flagship reveals the company's first homegrown system on a chip – and it's currently idle.…

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Justice committee backs ePrivacy proposals by narrow majority Legislation that aims to put over-the-top services on a level pegging with their more traditional telecoms counterparts, and gives users more rights over websites tracking them, has been approved by a committee of MEPs.…

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Hate code? Love lists? Microsoft's got you covered In a move that will delight factory workers developers everywhere, Microsoft has added more graphical user interface features to Azure Data Factory V2.…

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Pushing out the big guns to compete with Samsung – and each other The latest exec hires show the way the wind is blowing at Cohesity, Micron and WDC.…

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Can decades-old databases uphold national security? The clunky technology underpinning Blighty's border control leaves the UK in concerning position post-Brexit, a National Audit Office report has found.…

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Lightcycle creator on the classic sci-fi film as it turns 35 Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner, Aliens, TimeCop, Johnny Mnemonic and Elysium all benefitted from the design magic of Syd Mead.…

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OS boffins chat to Reg as part of National Map Reading Week More than a decade ago, boffins at the Ordnance Survey began working on augmented reality. Now consumer mobile tech has caught up and the agency has launched an AR tool for the man on the street and the woman in the hills.…

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Call for papers closes today – get your skates on Events  We're chuffed, delighted and excited to announce that our first keynote for Continuous Lifecycle will be Agile development pioneer Dr Linda Rising.…

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'It's more dramatic than climate change' "Insects are at the bottom of the ecosystem," the lead author of a study into a massive decrease in collected insects told The Reg. Their loss, he added, is "likely to collapse the entire pyramid".…

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Transport for Greater Manchester says silly thing in reply to sensible FoI request Transport for Greater Manchester, the northern city's transport authority, has refused to publish its ticket prices on the basis that telling the public how much they have to pay for riding the trams would "prejudice the Metrolink service".…

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Insubordination in the face of impossible fads Comment  What’s the point of being a developer ? My experience of being one taught me that it isn’t primarily the coding - it’s actually much more important than that.…

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Interaction with legacy systems but not all think it's a good idea Using Ethereum's programming language Solidity, a dev has controversially written code for making data authentication signatures with the insecure SHA-1 cryptographic hash function.…

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