posted 7 days ago on the register
Banking blockade has actually enriched WikiLeaks Endurance couch-surfer and WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange has thanked US authorities for the banking blockade that made it hard to donate fiat currencies to his organisation, because it inadvertently enriched the organisation.…

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ONE, TWO, THREE, what are we incrementing FOUR? (Don't ask, we don't give a damn) A Dutch electronics engineer reckons Japanese auto-maker Subaru isn't acting on a key-fob cloning vulnerability he discovered.…

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Proposed labelling scheme will try to match similar efforts in UK, USA Australia's government hopes that somewhere in the world, a vendor of consumer-grade connected electronics is willing to admit it's rubbish at security by giving itself a low score in a proposed safety rating system.…

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Strap yourselves in readers, WiFi may be cooked A promo for the upcoming Association for Computing Machinery security conference has set infosec types all a-Twitter over the apparent cryptographic death of the WPA2 authentication scheme widely used to secure WiFi connections.…

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Everyone safe, except drone pilot who ignored local rules Canada's transport minster has told drone operators to stay away from airports after a remotely-piloted craft bonked a passenger plane during its final approach to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Grab some popcorn as we wait to see if @realdonaldtrump passes test of no hate symbols and glorifying violence Twitter has reacted to last week's criticism arising from its suspension of actor actress Rose McGowan's account, after she strongly criticised alleged sex fiend Harvey Weinstein – by announcing it will soon implement and aggressively police new community standards.…

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Cisco discusses Advanced Linux Sound Architecture mess before formal CVE release An advisory from Cisco issued last Friday, October 13th, gave us the heads-up on a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).…

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posted 8 days ago on the register
Inside the bizarre ongoing Rigzone saga Analysis  David Kent, of Spring, Texas, USA, was sentenced to prison earlier this month for hacking Rigzone.com, a oil and gas industry website he founded and sold to employment data biz DHI Group, in an effort to build a second site, Oilpro.com, into an acquisition target.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Euros angry over privacy policy Yet another European nation is turning up the heat on Microsoft for extracting heaps and heaps of telemetry and other intelligence from Windows 10 PCs.…

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Dev finds fun bug in tricky but powerful source control tool A quirk in the way Git handles data deduplication can be exploited to crash most computers with a single Git command.…

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Can you say 'collateral damage'? Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them.…

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Americans will not only foot bill for implementation but will also need to buy another telly Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner at America's broadcast watchdog the FCC, has blasted a proposed new TV standard as a "household tax" thanks to its lack of backwards compatibility.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Experts find maritime computer defenses lacking If there's anything worse than container security, it would appear to be container ship security.…

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They have an honest explanation, of course Facebook and Twitter have come under attack for deleting tens of thousands of posts that may provide vital clues to how and to what extent the Russian government was able to able to influence the US presidential elections.…

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Mysterious malicious code silently chews up CPU cycles to craft cash on visitors' dime Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website devoted to checking the factual accuracy of US politicians' words, appears to have been hacked so that it secretly mines cryptocurrency in visitors' browsers.…

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Cupertino iGiant scrambles to fix crash bug Apple is working on a fix for a bug in iOS 11 that prevents some peeps from running GarageBand.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Plus resistive RAM news – it's a week in storage chess Storage roundup  At the end of this week we can lift the lid just a little on Quantum's mystery Castle storage project, say that the latest 12TB LTO tape format is coming nearer and add a few tidbits about GPDR, NAS in the cloud and Tintri array automation.…

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Thou shalt not fly within 150m of people or built-up areas A drone photographer who took pictures of the Tornado steam engine has been given a community punishment by Essex Police after Network Rail complained that his craft was being flown too close to a railway line.…

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Back in the ring... so what are its chances? Analysis  Violin Systems, the renamed Violin Memory, is like a boxer who could have been a contender and is now chasing redemption, getting up off the floor after what should have been a knockout blow.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Nasty activated by home button unless device gets factory reset Crooks have come up with a strain of Android ransomware that both encrypts user data and locks victims out of compromised devices by changing PINs.…

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Improbable thing now to be known as Virgin Hyperloop One Richard Branson, the billionaire behind the Virgin brand, has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in Elon Musk’s barmy Hyperloop supersonic tube train project.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Ride-hailing biz free to continue operating until negotiations end Londoners can keep on using the Uber ride-hailing app. For now.…

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Jan Philipp Albrecht on transatlantic data flows, anonymity and AI Interview  "Now I've heard that one before. Let me think, where was it... Ah yes. It was Google!"…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Remember, folks, don't tweet your bank details Updated  The Co-op Bank's online service appears to be experiencing wobbles as customers complain they can't get in.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Denies automated dialling then files to strike company off government register. Hmm A firm promising to generate leads for businesses has been fined £70,000 for making more than 100,000 nuisance calls – although it has denied using automatic dialling.…

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