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Chinese chaps see these drives and fabric their own way Interview  Huawei is a believer in the use of NVMe drives and fabric. Yet it thinks that shared array controller software and hardware will need upgrading to take full advantage of NVMe drives.…

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National Audit Office puts head in hands, weeps for taxpayers' wasted dosh The government's plan to move all of Whitehall's back office IT into shared services centres has been such a flop, all but one department has pulled out of the scheme, according to the National Audit Office.…

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Fat helium spinners and fast and fat flash stores Western Digital Corp wowed analysts with exec spiel and five – or was it six? – product announcements. We have helium gas-filled drives, a 3D TLC NAND microSD card, two SSDs and a promised furiously fast flash platform array overflowing with IOPS.…

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Yet interweb access is still crap for two thirds, says Which? Broadband is more essential than owning a mobile phone, running a car or having savings, according to a survey by consumer watchdog organisation Which?…

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An Android smartie with just one funny story Hands-on  Last year, Huawei built a phone for Google called the Nexus 6P, and everyone who had one loved it. Huawei's "nova" (officially lowercase) resembles a slimline version of the Nexus 6P. But while it retains the quite beautiful design, the Nova is not a Nexus 6P at all.…

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Apply best routing practices liberally. Repeat each morning Solve the DDoS problem? No problem. We’ll just get ISPs to rewrite the internet. In this interview Ian Levy, technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre, says it’s up to ISPs to rewrite internet standards and stamp out DDoS attacks coming from the UK. In particular, they should change the Border Gateway Protocol, which lies at the heart of the routing system, he suggests.…

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Astride both sides of data centre startup line Sysadmin Blog  I have met the enemy, and he is me. I stand astride a line. On one side I am an "IT decision-maker", on the other an "evangelist" for some startups I truly believe in. This year, I have learned a lot more about how the data centre sausage is truly made.…

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Won't someone think of the children, literally? The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) are calling for US and EU data protection authorities to take action against insecure networked toys.…

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Broad smiles, good suits and fake IDs test security in new dimensions FEATURE  "Go to this McDonald's," Chris Gatford told me. "There's a 'Create Your Taste' burger-builder PC there and you should be able to access the OS. Find that machine, open the command prompt and pretend to do something important.…

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Hello [celebrity], please reset your password Bahamas man Alonzo Knowles has been sentenced to five years jail for hacking the email accounts of celebrities to steal and sell unreleased television and movie scripts, music, financial documents, and pornographic self footage.…

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Who the hell needs zero days? A Flash vulnerability subject to emergency patching by Adobe has been used in all major exploit kits to compromise users not already updated.…

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Situation goes from terrible to surreal The president of the European Patent Office has responded to a formal rebuke of efforts to impose his will on the organization by asking for more power.…

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Same group compromised a million users A DAY. A two-year long, highly sophisticated malvertising campaign infected visitors to some of the most popular news sites in the UK, Australia, and Canada including Channel 9, Sky News, and MSN.…

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Don't put your VMs in a spook-controlled cloud A couple of German boffins have taken a good look at AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV), and don't like what they see.…

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Falcon's return to space delayed until January SpaceX has delayed its planned December launch until January 2017.…

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Good news for embedded virtualisers, Debian users and anyone who likes stability A new version of the Xen Project's hypervisor has emerged blinking into the light.…

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Are you reading this, Brian? First, it fired shots at Intel's data center margins. Now Qualcomm is gunning for its rival's notebook processor cash cow.…

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Dr Matt Green to comb the code Johns Hopkins University crypto professor Dr Matthew Green is to lead a security audit of OpenVPN 2.4.…

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Cheap US power costs a quarter of Japanese electricity Case study  Yahoo! Japan has teamed up with DDN Storage and IBM Japan to help it avoid the country's relatively high electricity costs – and run a disaster-recovery backup site on another continent for an earthquake rocks the nation.…

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Plans for version 3.0 canned as Distributed Management Task Force says the job's done Work has ended on the Open Virtualisation Format (OVF), the Distributed Management Task Force's (DMTF's) packaging format for virtual machines.…

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Kit dumped after fears over battery life and durability The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says it will not be equipping its officers with body cameras after the units were found to be not rugged enough for field use.…

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It's been two years and no patches, say researchers Vid  Amid ongoing malware infections of IoT gadgets and armies of commandeered gizmos attacking server, glaring security holes in web-connected CCTV cameras are going unpatched.…

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'Here's your new password, champ – GoF*!#Urs3lf' Facebook is hiring an Offensive Security Engineer, and not the sort inclined to disparage the length of your keys or your choice of encryption algorithm.…

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The good, the bad, and the Ctl-C, Ctl-V A couple of days after being warned it was dragging its feet on open government strategies, the Federal Government has released its Open Government National Action Plan.…

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That's not the SSL you're thinking of SSL (previously Space Systems/Loral) has won a contract to build a robot capable of refueling satellites in orbit, whether or not they have been designed to get more fuel.…

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