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Report: 20 major cash-holders to be probed by white hats The Bank of England is planning to hire ethical hackers to conduct penetration tests on 20 "major" banks and other financial institutions, it has been reported.…

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What's stopping a tinyputer invasion? An IP address shortage, says Cisco Analysis  For more than 20 years, it has been clear that the internet will eventually run out of public IPv4 addresses. Despite that limit, online businesses have been slow to adopt IPv6, which has an abundance of addresses by comparison.…

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Apple's baby set to kill its big brother, says analyst The semi-mythical iWatch is set to make the iPod extinct, an analyst has predicted.…

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Biggest student cluster clash yet HPC Blog  We're in Guangzhou, China, for the final round of the largest student cluster competition in the world. And to make it even more tense, there's nearly $28k up for grabs...…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
From RAID to FLASH and SDS ... and more Tech Panel  Some of you have said you want to read more on storage, so here's a survey for you to get stuck into.…

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Jack Dorsey's firm went cap-in-hand to three big tech giants, claim sources Square, the darling of the first-world mobile payments community, is rumoured to be looking for a saviour. Despite having despite having raised huge amounts of cash the company is running out of the stuff.…

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Quazi-Zenith Satellite System aims accuracy to within centimetres Japan is set to fire seven satellites into orbit over the coming years as part of plans to enhance GPS so locations can be pin-pointed to within centimetres rather than metres.…

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August go-live AuDA has taken a tentative step towards the introduction of DNSSEC into the Australian domain space, signing the .au domain in its production environment as the first step in a four-month test.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Election time forces EIGHTH consecutive quarterly decline Global PC growth engine APAC suffered a record eighth consecutive quarterly decline in the first three months of 2014 thanks to political upheaval in the region and the continued popularity of smartphones and tablets, according to IDC.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
P2P badboys show online piracy is alive and humping NSFW  The Pirate Bay has hit a historic milestone after celebrating its 10 millionth upload. However, the auspiciousness of the occasion was dampened slightly by the fact the content in question was a pirated copy of a smut film from the "Intimate Lesbians" series.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Images, videos, location and other data easily exposed, they claim Popular Whatsapp-like messaging service Viber is exposing users to man-in-the-middle and other attacks because it isn’t encrypting various data at rest and in transit, security researchers have warned.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Sniffs at poison chalice With both political parties and most law enforcement agencies devoted to implementing more data retention in Australia's Internet, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has suggested it could have a role in overseeing such a regime.…

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On the Internet, GaussianFace knows you're a dog A pair of Hong Kong researchers is claiming a first, developing software that can identify people from photographs better than humans can.…

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Security report also notes skills shortage Everybody – at least every multinational that Cisco checked out for its 2014 Annual Security Report – is hosting malware of some kind, and there aren't enough security professionals to go around.…

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Financial fast track to replace level competitive playing field US Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler appears to have had a major change of heart when it comes to net neutrality, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

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HK schoolkids loaded up with handsets, sent back to Shenzhen Cross-border school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used as mules to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgetry from Hong Kong into China where they can be sold at a premium.…

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Don't worry, everything else is still safe ... we think Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in its AirPort router line, despite having earlier said that its products were immune to the flaw.…

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The price of a single share will drop by almost 86% Less than one month after Google executed its first-ever stock split, Apple surprised Wall Street on Wednesday by announcing the most aggressive stock split in its history.…

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Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.…

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Social network will get new CFO as Ebersman departs Facebook once again topped analyst forecasts with the delivery of a $2.5bn revenue quarter on the strength of a 72 per cent jump in revenues.…

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Speedy space walk by snorkel-equipped spacemen followed by trash day Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a wander over the outside of the station to replace a critical backup computer that conked out.…

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But it's invites-only for now, and you might also need a hammer After months of teasing, Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus has formally launched the OnePlus One, a budget Android handset with specs so enticing that some industry watchers had suspected it of being vaporware.…

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Plans seven-for-one stock split, $130bn capital return Despite not introducing any significant new products during the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 ended in March, Apple has announced unexpectedly healthy revenues and profits for the quarter, with the all-important earnings per share numbers crushing analysts' expectations.…

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Chip designer sees market picking back up after Q4 drop Chip design firm ARM has seen a dip in mobile sales that led to falling financial returns in the last financial quarter, a shift the company hopes will be temporary.…

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Visual 'Wayback Machine' covers 2007 to the present Google is adding historical images to its Street View image library so that users can step backwards and forwards through time and track development from when the Chocolate Factory cameras cars last rolled by.…

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