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Be very slow with the brute force, Igor. Three times a week, only on Saturdays Cybercrooks are increasingly adopting tactics from more advanced hackers in order to steal millions of dollars from banks and other financial institutions.…

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Is that how crims nicked the engineers' data? Exclusive  Fraudsters who attempted to scam TalkTalk customers by using records of their maintenance engineer visits are thought to have bought that info from current or former staff.…

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Steady on: Nothing shocking, but it's good kit nonetheless Review:  Dell is a company with many arms: it does servers, laptops, desktops and like its competitors, tries to have those arms positioned in as many different areas of IT as possible. The server arm has extended us a Poweredge R730 2U server to review and it has served as a good reminder of why Dell servers are so popular.…

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Desktop Linux to spring Google's OEM prisoner partners Canonical is courting Google’s Android partners in the hope they'll break ranks with the Chocolate Factory and deliver devices powered by Ubuntu.…

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Al-Lu, Al-Lu... Notice anything new about us? And then there were four: the Big Five mobile network vendors are reduced to a quartet, though Cisco will be hoping that its new alliance with Ericsson will admit it to the inner circle, while Samsung and NEC remain hopeful of harnessing virtualisation to improve their radio access network (RAN) business.…

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Silicon layout reverse-engineered Pic  Ever since the silicon blueprints of the ARM1 – the grandfather of today's smartphone processors – were recovered in November, hardware guru Ken Shirriff has been poring over the layout and reverse-engineering the landmark chip.…

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Orders The Social NetworkTM to stop sending data to USA, tracking non-members Monday June 8th will go down as a bad day in Facebook history, after France joined India by telling the social network to Zuck off.…

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Cryptonets chew data fast but keep it safe Exclusive  Microsoft researchers, in partnership with academia, have published a paper detailing how they have dramatically increased the speed of homomorphic encryption systems.…

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Query-size predictor ran amok, grabbed nearly 4GB per login Microsoft techies have pinpointed the SQL query that smashed the software giant's Visual Studio Team Services offline for several hours.…

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Landmark 1980s tutorials now available for download UK publishing house Usborne is giving out its iconic 1980s programming books as free downloads.…

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Cronic infections keep a third of baguette bashers off net shops. Brits are less likely than the French to be p0wned by malware, phishing, or to have their privacy violated by some wretched online service but far more vulnerable than the Dutch, the European Union's numbers office has found.…

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Six in one bugs a bust as boffins boom: Send us mooar! GitHub says it has paid out US$95,300 over two years under its bug bounty program.…

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A press conference for a Nature paper? Guess that's a 'yes,' then After weeks of speculation, the stage is set for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) boffins to announce their findings.…

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Reader has 'a couple of dozen' Toshiba T1000s still in use 24/7, and a tale of embezzlement to dazzle The can of worms we opened when we learned of the server switched off after eighteen years and ten months' service is still wriggling, as a reader has contacted us to tell of nearly 30-year-old laptops still in service.…

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Libgraphite font library buggy and vulnerable in Firefox, Thunderbird, WordPad and more says Talos Cisco-owned Talos has announced a bunch of font library bugs that expose apps running on both Windows and Linux, and expose both client-and-server-side machines.…

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Australia's dominant carrier can't currently do 3G and 4G voice and data Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, is experiencing a total inability to support usual performance (TITSUP) on its mobile voice and data networks.…

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The 1990s called and want their cool brands back Verizon has decided its Yahoo! strategy is important enough to occupy the attention of the CEO of its AOL business unit.…

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What's 'app-ening at the developers' darling? 'We have no comms on that' say flaks DevOps darling Atlassian has created new development teams for iOS and Android, and is seeking principal developers to lead both.…

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Do we have another OPM disaster, or a NASA hack redux? Water cooler  My Twitter feed's blowing up! My dad's calling about it because even the New York Times is writing about it. The FBI, the US Dept of Homeland Security and the Dept of Justice all got hacked over the weekend? What the hell, man?…

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Redmond wants silver lining to cloud stack Barely a week after releasing the first preview of its cloud-in-a-box Azure Stack, Microsoft has doubled down with new tools for the code base.…

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Toymaker says its insecurity is your fault – read the T&Cs and weep Insecure kiddie-IoT-tat merchant VTech has decided its insecurity is its users' fault, according to noted security researcher Troy Hunt.…

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Free-space optics vendor crashes, burns Free-space optics vendor AOptix is reportedly on skid row, with Anova Technologies catching part of the company on the way down.…

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Changing focus and re-skilling, not walking away from climate research, says CEO Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has published a correction of recent reports about redundancies at the government-funded outfit.…

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Mark Zuckerberg responds to India's Free Basics ban Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook – of course! – to vent about India's decision to ban its neo-colonialist virtual land grab Free Basics internet-on-ramp.…

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When is the IoT industry going to get smart on security? That shiny Internet of Things thermostat might look oh-so cool on the wall, but new research from Cisco shows it could be harboring a whole host of ugly malware.…

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