posted 1 day ago on the register
Crypto tool clears code review hurdle The first phase of crowd-funded audit of TrueCrypt has turned up several vulnerabilities, but nothing particularly amiss and certainly nothing that looks like a backdoor.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
A view from the ground For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Free event for IT decision makers Promo  Microsoft UK invites you to attend Accelerate Your Insights, a free-of-charge all-day event at Thames Valley Park, Reading, on 1 May, where you can learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server and Azure. It’s being streamed, too, so you can attend as a “virtual delegate”.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Simplify it and you'll have a winner Storagebod  IBM is a great technology company: so many of the technologies we take for granted can be traced to back to Big Blue. And many of today’s implementations still are poorer than the original implementations.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough Yale University boffins have devised a new way of identifying super strong metallic glass alloys that will "drastically" increase the discovery rate of the "potentially revolutionary" materials.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Flushed with flash success Dell has extended its Compellent array's automated data tiering to place hot data in connected server's PCIe flash caches, nearly doubling database access speed, increasing user counts 6 X and lowering per user costs by 70 per cent.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing NBN Co, the organisation charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has decided to prioritise areas targeted by “cherry-picking” telcos looking to install fibre-to-the-basement to apartment complexes and office buildings.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out Germany’s space research centre in Cologne has been the victim of a co-ordinated and covert targeted attack carried out by state-sponsored hackers, according to a Der Spiegel report.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Blood moon revealed before your bloodshot eyes The blood moon that will show its gory face tonight can best be viewed from North America or New Zealand.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Joins the 'span planet with acceptable latency' club Google has created a new “Asia” region and two new zones – “asia-east1-a” and “asia-east1-b” - for its cloudy Compute Engine service.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru Trakdot is a little device you hide in your suitcase so that if an airline loses your luggage, you can, in theory, find it. Inside is a SIM card with a global roaming agreement, and the necessary electronics to connect to GSM mobile networks.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Calls for founding of National Cyber Security Council Pakistan’s Upper House this week began debating a new bill seeking to establish a National Cyber Security Council, an agency the nation feels is needed in the wake of Edward Snowden's myriad revelations about NSA surveillance.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Go buy your vSysadmins a big choccy egg: their Easter in peril VMware has confirmed that 27 of its products need patches for the Heartbleed bug.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Giants set a date to marry chipworks after 15 month engagement, report says Fujitsu Semiconductor and Panasonic are ready to jointly launch a new chip company this autumn as part of the duo’s plans to merge their LSI businesses, according to reports.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Icy 'Peggy' looks to be leaving the outer rings Boffins peering at images sent home by NASA's Cassini spacecraft think they may have spotted the first throes of a new moon coming into being.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Planetary shadow could cripple LADEE lunar probe North American night owls will be in prime position to catch their best view of a lunar eclipse at around 1am EDT Tuesday as our natural satellite is overshadowed by Earth.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Coincidentally, T-Mobile wants you to buy their 'no overage' service plans T-Mobile US is once again looking to seize headlines in the US carrier space by pressing forward with a campaign to end data, text, and voice overage fees.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
'New power class' is rising 'from basements into boardrooms' IT automation-tool supplier Chef has sponsored a study that it says shows software developers are "emerging as a new power class" who believe their jobs are recession-proof, and that money will flow to them like honey.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
NBN Co faces huge future Telstra bills and reduces fibre footprint Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued no specific guidance on how NBN Co, the company charged with building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), should target broadband blackspots.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
NASA's Robonaut to be legless for a little longer Elon Musk's rocketeers have called off Monday's scheduled launch of its CRS-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station after a problem with its main Falcon rocket.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange If you thought cloud computing was complicated now, just wait until next year, when pin-striped traders will buy and sell contracts in the stuff.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Seeks regulatory approval for payment processing in Europe Facebook is planning to launch a mobile payments service that would allow its European users to store and exchange funds via the social network, sources claim.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
System would identify faces as part of biometrics collection The FBI is planning to expand the facial recognition components of its biometrics database to catalog and search the faces of more than 52 million individuals, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction' Apple is reportedly talking with wireless carriers about pricing for its upcoming iPhone, but not about reinvigorating a stalling smartphone market by lowering prices, but instead about raising the cost of its top-of-the-line handsets.…

Read More...
posted 1 day ago on the register
Rehires old-timer to take the tiller Mozilla has appointed former long-time employee Chris Beard to head the collective as interim CEO after the old boss Brendan Eich was forced out because of his contribution to a group opposing gay marriage.…

Read More...