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HPC shop goes elastic compute and cloud Supercomputer shop Cray is branching into analytics with tailored high-end systems packing open-source number-crunching software.…

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Lands in four English cities in June Promo  Working in IT and the public sector? The Cloud for UK Public Sector roadshow could be just the ticket for you.…

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Hello, privilege escalation attacks Google is planning to use “trust scores” to kill off traditional passwords on Android.…

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Satellites 13 and 14 safely aloft Europe's home-grown Galileo satnav network is two orbiting operatives closer to a full constellation following the successful launch earlier today of satellites 13 and 14.…

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Mega framework contract notice out ... also calls for open source The government’s official procurement arm, Crown Commercial Services, has coughed the contract notice for a multi-year mega framework for commodity tech valued between £2bn and £4bn.…

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Saves devs from down-time with mobile JIRA and Confluence... Atlassian has further cut off developers’ hopes of some peace and quiet by announcing full mobile apps that will plug them into its key platforms.…

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Live from a VMUG? Worth a try... Sysadmin Blog  I am going to moderate a webinar today*. The webinar is about the real world implications of copying data and cloning VMs. The interesting bit? We're going to try this with video conferencing, live from the Wisconsin VMware User Group meeting (VMUG).…

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The X-Files star in 007 bid Gillian Anderson has got a her fans all a-tizz down at Twitter with a hint that she might be prepared to fill Daniel Craig's shoes as 007.…

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And GDS's Verify still not ready HMRC is pushing ahead with its own plans to build an online authentication portal following the decommissioning of the current Gateway portal in 2018, according to multiple sources.…

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OSIRIS-REx: NASA's greatest improbable acronym NASA's improbably acronmyed* "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer" (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has arrived at Florida's Kennedy Space Center ahead of a September launch on an asteroid-sampling mission.…

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Keeping a grip on Docker Containers are becoming the de facto way of spinning up new services and applications. Many are running on cloud servers which themselves are virtual machines running on bare metal, well... somewhere in the world.…

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'Linkedin'? 'P4ssw0rd'? '123456'? Come on, people Analysis of passwords from the LinkedIn leak has revealed, should there be any doubt, that users remain terrible at choosing secure login credentials.…

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Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions.…

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New mobile market share data has Google's OS on 84 per cent, WinPho on 0.7 per cent Microsoft has trumpeted the fact that 300 million devices now run Windows 10, but the scale of its failure to extend its operating system dominance into mobile can be seen in the fact that of the 349 million smartphones sold in 2016's first quarter, 293.7m ran Android. And just 2.4m ran Windows Phone.…

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83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites It might be time for the warlocks of the Web and brewers of JavaScript to revisit their ever-burgeoning developer wish-lists and sweep away the rubbish.…

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Redmond's Feedback Hub is now open to all Windows 10 users Microsoft has opened its Feedback Hub to all users of Windows 10.…

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Malware and keyloggers are better, we think they're saying While the FBI, in the person of James Comey, continues its campaign to persuade the tech sector that mathematics isn't that big a thing and therefore backdoors are feasible, The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and Europol have tip-toed around the issue, issuing a joint statement that both opposes and supports breaking encryption.…

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If your Netflix password is your banking password, you'll get what you deserve The perils of password re-use have been laid bare with the discovery of a botnet dedicated to finding account credentials on websites and testing the logins it finds on banks.…

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Choose your own adventure: Features and spies, or boring freedom. Security industry types and leaker Edward Snowden have rubbished new Google instant messenger app Allo after its lead product engineer revealed it would not run end-to-end encryption by default.…

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Make a phone call, breach a patent Apple, your iPhones are making phone calls so we're suing you: that's the substance of the latest round of patent-trolling attempt against Cupertino.…

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Everybody loves somebody sometime, so 'iloveyou' is easier to guess than 'ilovekale' People have a very poor grasp of what makes one password stronger than another, according to research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and published by the Association of Computing Machinery.…

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Crims watched Active Directory closely, then sprung their attack with off-the-shelf malware Swiss defence contractor RUAG and the country's GovCERT have revealed the details of a 2014 network breach in which attackers got access to a stunning 23 GB of data.…

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Exploit kits on board as devs fix crypto flaws and harden up cash-for-data code A new complex and dangerous ransomware strain has been detected.…

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Bug means log file can grow until it fills your disk The Xen project has revealed a new bug, XSA-180, but warns its patch for the problem is itself problematic.…

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Begun, the virtual DRM wars has On Friday Oculus broke its word and instituted DRM (digital rights management) controls on its virtual reality headset, blocking non-approved games from its kit. The weekend wasn't over when coders struck back and their crack only makes Oculus' problems worse.…

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