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And yes, total abstinence isn't good for you Moderate drinking is good for you, a BMJ-published study has found, directly contradicting the advice of the UK government's "Chief Medical Officer", who advised last year there was "no safe level" of drinking. A daily pint reduces risk of a heart attack and angina by a third, a big data study of Brit adults has found, while total abstinence increases the risk by 24 per cent.…

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Cheaper or more sophisticated? Apple does neither Comment  "The iPad is done," writes Europe's shrewdest hardware scribe Volker Weber in the aftermath of Apple's annual revamp of its tablet line.…

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Yes, a vest, cardigan and an overcoat The principle of Defence in Depth (“DiD”), says OWASP, is that “layered security mechanisms increase security of the system as a whole”. That is, if one layer of protection is breached, there’s still the opportunity for the attack to be fended off by one or more of the other layers. If anyone’s ever drawn something that looks like an onion on the whiteboard – a load of concentric layers with your infrastructure in the middle – that’s the concept we’re looking at. It’s actually a military term that’s been adopted by security types in the IT industry who want to be tank commanders when they grow up.…

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Yahoo! open-source code fling builds a better Google, again Analysis  Yahoo! last month married clustered compute to Google’s machine learning.…

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MIT's Flexplane: design on the fly without breaking the network An MIT student has created a scheme to shadow packets as they pass through networks, to help take the risk out of experimenting with changes to network configurations.…

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Your hefty guide to avoiding the mistakes everyone makes CERT has followed last year's release of its secure C coding standard with a similar set of rules for C++.…

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Dump dongles and move to SMS, says tat bazaar, oblivious to deprecation advice Web tat bazaar eBay appears to be suggesting its readers adopt known-to-be-insecure practices when logging on to the service.…

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Aw, your Office 365 storage is crippled? How convenient Ever since Satya Nadella took over the reins at Microsoft, the Windows giant has been talking up how much it loves Linux – but it appears this hasn't trickled down to its OneDrive team.…

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Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous? LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com.…

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You may be struggling with crappy broadband – but future astronauts will be able to easily Netflix and chill in orbit NASA hopes to use lasers to shoot data to and from the International Space Station and Earth at gigabit-per-second rates by 2021.…

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'Swearing Trojan' pushes phishing texts around carriers' controls Chinese phishing scum are deploying fake mobile base stations to spread malware in text messages that might otherwise get caught by carriers.…

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Kit and code for those days when you need to hot-swap or memory Huawei's tightened its relationship with SUSE for extremely high reliability computing, while also denting Microsoft's and Red Hat's prospects.…

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Sorry, ET fans: these aren't the exoplanets you're looking for Boiled dry or extra-terrestrial snowballs, it turns out that the multi exoplanets orbiting the star dubbed TRAPPIST-1 are almost certainly inhospitable to life.…

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Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch A simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

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I dreamed I called Joe Hill last night More than 17,000 workers for AT&T belonging to the Communications Workers of America downed tools and went on strike in California and Nevada on Wednesday after restructuring talks broke down.…

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Sad! Lawyers for president Donald Trump have sent not one, but two cease-and-desist letters to a website featuring his face being pawed by kittens.…

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World has until April 19 to make its views known on latest draft The World Wide Web Consortium has formally put forward highly controversial digital rights management as a new web standard.…

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Chap's code infected 11m PCs, helped crooks make off with half a billion bucks, say Feds The Russian programmer who built the bank-acount-raiding Citadel Trojan has admitted his crimes.…

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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a database with every human visage Facial recognition technology represents a valuable, and likely inevitable, method of identification for cops and Feds. Unfortunately, it's largely unregulated, error prone, and insecure.…

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Four years of active infection, claims security biz Dragos Malware posing as legitimate firmware for Siemens control gear has apparently infected industrial equipment worldwide over the past four years.…

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Price rises were a nightmare, right? Not for everyone! Microsoft UK price rises that kicked in at the start of this year weren't bad news for everyone in the country – IT reseller Softcat saw software sales swell as customers purchased licences early to avoid the hefty hike.…

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It'll probably change next week Analysis  In 2015 we compared, after many years' experience, Microsoft strategy to "a heavily armed octopus trying to shoot itself in the head". But relatively speaking, there's one product category where its hard work is beginning to appear coherent – at least compared to the competition.…

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Lithuanian cuffed and charged Evaldas Rimasauskas, a 48-year-old Lithuanian man, has been charged with defrauding two major US-based internet companies for more than $100m through whaling attacks.…

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With commercial success, npm can afford to be magnanimous npm Inc, the company behind the Node.js package manager and command-line utility known by the same three letters, on Wednesday plans to make its developer collaboration tool known as Orgs free for open source projects.…

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'Turkish crime family' says Bitcoin's also OK Hackers who claim to have gained access to over 300 million iCloud and Apple email accounts are threatening to wipe user data unless Apple pays a ransom.…

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