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Magic 'secret key' HTTP request opens up admin control Sony has killed off what, charitably, looks like a debug backdoor in 80 of its web-connected surveillance cameras that can be exploited to hijack the devices.…

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Transitional agreements rolled for CRM subscribers Microsoft is cutting deals for CRM Online customers in the UK stunned by the price hike when moving on to Dynamics 365.…

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Distributed NVMe SAN solves slow off-node access latency issues Case study  How do get fast parallel data access to 128 compute nodes doing simulation processing off a slow, although massively parallel access data set?…

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Please contain your excitement Software-only storage supplier Nexenta Systems has embraced more containerisation with its NexentaEdge DevOps Edition.…

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Enshrining parallel construction in English law Analysis  The freshly passed Investigatory Powers Act, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, is a dog's dinner of a law. It gives virtually unrestricted powers not only to State spy organisations but also to the police and a host of other government agencies.…

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Hash-sharing pact will help them ID violent extremism you see it Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have teamed up to share their expertise spotting terrorism-related content, in order to crimp its spread.…

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IETF Security director Stephen Farrell offers a report card on evolving defences FEATURE  After three years of work on making the Internet more secure, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) still faces bottlenecks: ordinary peoples' perception of risk, sysadmins worried about how to manage encrypted networks, and – more even than state snooping – an advertising-heavy 'net business model that relies on collecting as much information as possible.…

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Standards org's wish-list probably looks a bit like yours The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has completed its long-running research into cutting software vulnerabilities and dropped the big envelope into the White House letterbox.…

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Duo Security says NIST's advice to deprecate out-of-band passwords has been ignored The US National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) advice that SMS is a poor way to deliver two factor authentication is having little impact, according to Duo Security.…

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Duo Security says NIST's advice to deprecate out-of-band passwords has been ignored The US National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) advice that SMS is a poor way to deliver two factor authentication is having little impact, according to Duo Security.…

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If a wearable doesn't measure your pulse, it hardly has a pulse Apple's Watch range sold 1.1m units in 2016's third quarter, a stunning 2.9m fewer than the same quarter in 2015.…

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QEMU serves up festive feast of OS images and oddities like Forth scripts Here's something fun for Christmas: the folks behind the free and open-source hosted QEMU hypervisor have whipped up an online advent calendar that offers you a new virtual machine to download every day between now and Christmas.…

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Finally, FINALLY, someone is turning off Telnet and FTP Printer security is so awful HP Inc is willing to shut off shiny features and throw its own dedicated bodies at the perennial problem.…

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You know the drill: face-palm, download, patch, grumble about state of security, relax Arista customers: if you're running a version of CloudVision Portal (CVP) older than 2016.1.2.1, get an update or risk getting p0wned.…

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Troy Hunt's Christmas trove is a splendid gift for security and data nerds Security researcher Troy Hunt had better hope his anonymisation works: he's decided to offer up most of his “HaveIBeenPwned” data set for other security researchers to analyse.…

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September set for point of no return The Cassini space probe has begun a series of orbits designed to swing it through the edges of Saturn's ring system.…

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No more search boxes, no work benefits, and your social value will be your data trail Search as people presently know it – a dialog box for typed queries – will vanish in a decade, according to Susan Dumais, distinguished scientist and deputy managing director of Microsoft Research Lab.…

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Overpacked handset was putting too much pressure on battery A teardown analysis of the Samsung Note 7 claims that the ill-fated phablet was doomed by a design flaw that squeezed its battery pack to unsafe pressure levels.…

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40Tbps link should see first light in late 2018 Junior telco Vocus has confirmed it will build a submarine cable linking Singapore and Australia, with a stop in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.…

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New corporate marketing head joins hyper-converged box and software shifter Nutanix has a new head of marketing and corporate communications – Raj Badarinath.…

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Le Canada demande aux citoyens: Comment aimeriez-vous que nous vous espion? The Canadian government is asking citizens to weigh in on its plans for digital surveillance programs.…

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DDoS attacks on the horizon as White House cybersecurity report issues recommendations CloudFlare has warned of another massive botnet that appears to be ramping up and targeting the US West Coast.…

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Now he's coughing up $3.5m after POS POS crackdown A salesman sold cash register software that allowed business bosses to cheat on their taxes.…

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Store modestly sized databases locally and avoid cache maintenance Just as the National Security Agency in 2005 came to the conclusion that it would be easier to store everything, Netflix has decided to store all of its content metadata with its customers rather than serving data from a central repository and caching frequently accessed data on endpoint devices.…

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Paul Vixie on how to survive the impending IoT security nightmare When was the last time your smart thermostat, lights, hub, camera, or power socket was updated? If it was a while ago, you may want to think about chucking it in the garbage.…

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