posted about 17 hours ago on the register
SNAFU reported via bug bounty program Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker who, while trying to score a bug bounty, inadvertently infiltrated an "internal US Department of Defence website that requires special credentials to access."…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Little love for Crown Hosting from Whitehall depts Analysis  Only in IT is “legacy” a pejorative term, where it is used to condemn ageing systems and forgotten workarounds.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
What does it take to get people patching? Not Reg readers, obviously. Other, silly people Some 200,000 systems are still susceptible to Heartbleed more than two years and 9 months after the huge vulnerability was disclosed.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Another shot at spook-proofing e-mail It's taken longer than first expected, but the first fruits of Lavabit founder Ladar Levison's Dark Mail Technical Alliance have landed with the relaunch of the encrypted mail service he closed in 2013.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Code named for Prince of Darkness offers commissions for spreading evil Satan is infecting computers, encrypting files and demanding ransoms.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Because that worked so well for Firefox OS, and Ubuntu Touch, and Sailfish, and Tizen … The Free Software Foundation has published a new High Priority Projects list, the document it uses to highlight “a relatively small number of projects of great strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users.”…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Claims phablet was phine, but bad manufacturing short-circuited battery quality Samsung has blamed two un-named battery-makers for setting fire to its reputation by sending Galaxy Note 7 phablets up in flames, but has also admitted it may have pushed those suppliers too hard.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
You had one job ... and it wasn't letting test certs escape into the wild and then revoking them Symantec has confirmed that it's revoked another bunch of wrongly-issued certificates.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Chief Mozillan calls for grass roots movement akin to 1960s' environmental awakenings Mozilla has issued a prototype of its first internet health report in a bid to make humans give security and privacy the same level of attention they devote to climate change.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Gin Palace plugs Junos DoS bugs Juniper Networks pushed out patches for its Junos operating system over the weekend.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
We can either build more submarine cables or more efficient submarine cables Today's international optical systems carry impressive quantities of data, but as 'net traffic continues to grow they'll likely run out of capacity.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Cracks limit of 32-bit table size without realising it. Back to the books, guys? Learn-to-code site Code.org is apologising to its students after being caught by a database table maxing out, and dropping progress for an unknown number of participants.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Asteroid 391257 is now Asteroid Will Wheaton Actor Asteroid 391257, who rose to prominence for playing annoyingly precocious teen Starfleet member Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, now has an asteroid named after him.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Snapdragon biz's bad week just got worse Following the lead of the FTC, Apple has filed suit against Qualcomm alleging it was charging excessive patent royalty fees for cellphone technology.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
IDG into the hands of the Middle Kingdom – except its HPC bit Two Chinese investors are buying the owner of PCWorld magazine and the IDC market research outfit – International Data Group (IDG) – but IDC’s high-performance computing research businesses are not included in the sale.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Computer researchers uncover yuuuge dormant army Computer boffins Juan Echeverria and Shi Zhou at University College London have chanced across a dormant Twitter botnet made up of more than 350,000 accounts with a fondness for quoting Star Wars novels.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Self-driving ride take on a whole new meaning The future of self-driving cars is already with us – although maybe not in the way we had hoped.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
New spymaster Pompeo ponders massive metadata collection, death for Snowden While Washington is busy with the inauguration of President Trump, not all political business has stopped. The incoming administration is hoping to get its new CIA boss appointed today, but the Senate is having none of it.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
We're gonna have the best 404s! The greatest 404s! With Donald Trump taking over the presidency Friday morning, a different type of transition has also taken place: a digital transition.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Security gurus condemn sensational reporting of encryption backdoor-that-wasn't Computer security experts and cryptographers have accused The Guardian of overblowing what was reported to be a backdoor in WhatsApp's encryption.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Only a local hacker in a facility would be able to run an attack General Electric (GE) has pushed out an update to its industrial control systems following the discovery of vulnerabilities that create a way for hackers to steal SCADA system passwords.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Benign neglect, managed decline, whatever Analysis  s fourth quarter and full year 2016 results showed the now traditional storage hardware revenue decline, while all-flash array and software-defined storage revenues grew double digits.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
We've got four more years, people Passwords used by Donald Trump's incoming cybersecurity advisor Rudy Giuliani and 13 other top staffers have been leaked in mass hacks, according to a Channel 4 investigation.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
Incoming FlashSystem A9000 with 3D TLC makes it obsolete IBM is not going to develop a fourth-generation XIV storage array because an upcoming FlashSystem A9000R using 3D flash can be sold for the same cost as disk.…

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posted 3 days ago on the register
As for that fabled IPO? May happen 'when market is right' French Internet of Things connectivity folk Sigfox are still hoping for a 2018 IPO – but it is not an "end in itself", a company rep told The Register.…

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