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And how to avoid making the same mistakes BSides  Minor blunders in reverse web proxies can result in critical security vulnerabilities on internal networks, the infosec world was warned this week.…

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Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones It's a ruling sending shockwaves through the worlds of privacy, device security, and law enforcement in America.…

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And only $230,000 a head out of the public purse! Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state.…

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And what finer company than Uber to make that clear You may never read those lengthy terms and conditions attached to every digital download or app but they are legally binding. Sorry.…

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Machine learning and code to detect and alert attempts to extract passwords from staff Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments.…

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Telco's TV biz accused of false advertising by trade watchdog America's trade watchdog is seeking $3.95bn in damages from AT&T over allegations of dodgy ads by its DirecTV wing.…

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Plus: Steve Bannon reportedly out of the White House, too Tech leaders have resigned from the US government's digital economy advisory board over comments made by President Trump earlier this week.…

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Big Red seeks open-source foundation to host platform Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching".…

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Greenqloud’s QStack becomes gets NetApp-ed NetApp has made one of its relatively rare acquisitions – this time an Icelandic cloud management software house called Greenqloud with its Qstack product.…

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Pen-testers face new challenges as defences evolve BSides  The opening talk at BSides Manchester on Thursday examined how red team tactics are evolving beyond phishing to include a wider variety of methods.…

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But the MoD will happily tell you how many manned jets we're using to do that exact thing The Information Tribunal has rejected an appeal by campaigners trying to find out how many British Reaper drones are being used for warlike missions in the Middle East.…

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Gaming star strikes Atari has filed a lawsuit against Nestle, accusing it of "blatantly" impinging on its intellectual property by featuring the 1970s video game Breakout in a Kit Kat ad without its permission.…

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New CFO too as data protection firm refuses to give in +Comment  It's all change at FalconStor, which has a new CEO and CFO just six weeks after the last chief exec was appointed.…

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Security researchers pick up angle grinder, drop £2k-plus in B-sides chat B-sides  Weighing in at 800kg secondhand, freestanding ATMs - a “safe with a computer on top” - are a logistical nightmare to own and research, security boffin Leigh-Anne Galloway warned delegates at the BSides Manchester infosec conference yesterday.…

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HMD chiefs explain their cunning comeback plan Interview  For over 20 years The Register has covered the rise and fall of Nokia phones. The story took a new turn this week with the arrival of a flagship, the first for three years, from the brand's custodians HMD. We spoke to the top executives behind the venture about their plans.…

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Man pulls out replica rifle after frosty treat disappointment An irate McDonald’s drive-thru punter was so pissed that he couldn’t get his Sunday morning ice cream fix due to a broken dispenser that he pulled out a replica AR-15 rifle from his car boot in protest.…

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In the land of decline, sustainable growth is king Analysis  Like many enterprise tech dinosaurs, Cisco has clutched at new lines of revenue for some time, positioning its security arm as the centrepiece of a long-talked-about reinvention as a software biz.…

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Wang wag's Croatian beach art highlighted... again British Airways’ website is displaying a penis carved into a beautiful sandy beach – the same inappropriate erection that was standing over bing.com yesterday.…

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And Server 2003. Yep, this is the year 2017 and we're not making this up Freelance IT type? Know about the gubbins of Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003? Don’t care about all that IR35 guff? We’ve got great news – UK.gov wants to hire you.…

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What's that, TidalScale? The Big Friendly what? Analysis  TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you?…

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Former SAP man Vishal Sikka bails but will be interim CEO's boss Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, effective immediately, but neither he nor the company's board are happy he's going.…

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And had suits savage an utterly innocent sysadmin for his own ignorance Friday m ON-CALL  Friday means a few things at El Reg: a new BOFH. A couple of beers. And another instalment of On-Call, our weekly column in which we take reader-contributed tales of being asked to do horrible things for horrible people, scrub them up and hope you click.…

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NVIDIA reckons engineering types do, so it's cut a new GPU and software to carve it up NVIDIA's cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs.…

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For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM's servers Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…

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Phablets sent to AT&T customers with batteries from FedEx are at risk Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4.…

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