posted 7 days ago on the register
Router vendors sling firnware to protect users from packet floods Wi-Fi router vendors have started issuing patches to defend their products against Google Chromecast devices.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance users: brace for super-critical fix Oracle still has nothing to say about whether the Meltdown or Spectre vulnerabilities are a problem for its hardware.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Keeping geostationary sats chatting is simple. Low-Earth sats need more brains The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will next week discuss changes to satellite constellation regulation and fees, an effort needed to keep space useful for communications…

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posted 8 days ago on the register
Yup: LKML.org and all its records of the planet's most-used OS were on one disk Spare a thought for Jasper Spaans, who hosts the Linux Kernel Mailing List archive from a single PC that lives in his home. And since things always happen this way the home machine died while he was on holiday.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
A quick catch-up on infosec stuff beyond what we've already reported Roundup  The security world is still feeling the aftereffects of last week's CPU design flaw disclosures, which continued to dominate the news this week, even amid the noisy CES jamboree in Las Vegas.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
Shared hosting oversight bites free SSL/TLS certificate org Let's Encrypt – a SSL/TLS certificate authority run by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to programmatically provide websites with free certs for their HTTPS websites – on Thursday said it is discontinuing TLS-SNI validation because it's insecure in the context of many shared hosting providers.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
House reps approve bill requiring vuln disclosure reports The US House of Representatives this week approved a bill that, given further legislative and executive branch support, will require the American government to account for its handling of software and hardware vulnerabilities.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
US House rep proposes govt ban on Chinese mobile tech A law bill introduced into the US House of Representatives would, if passed, ban Uncle Sam's agencies from using stuff made by Chinese mobile giants ZTE and Huawei.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Maybe they should have shoved in some AI sex robots Comment  This week, the tech world has been consumed with intrigue over the details of alleged "sex parties" hosted by Silicon Valley's power brokers.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Govt CIOs failing to scrutinize techies' spending – watchdog American government agencies are spending billions of tax dollars on IT projects without getting the proper approval or oversight.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Fake tech support mails used to phish for photo album logins A fourth man has admitted stealing Hollywood stars' private nude photos that eventually leaked online in what became known as Celebgate.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Make like a virtual machine, and migrate out of here, small percentage of staff told Virtualization kingpin VMware is this month laying off staff again.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
It's not like a recall is possible, says chip security expert Analysis  Processor security experts – including one cited in the Meltdown paper – are split on whether the resolution of the Spectre vulnerability may need to involve hardware modifications or the software defences being rolled out are adequate.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Easy as A, B, CTRL+P Security shortcomings in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) create a means for miscreants to bypass login credentials on corporate laptops.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
It's been a week, hasn't it, storage bods... After multiple, multiple quarters of doing a reverse IBM and growing revenues quarter after quarter after quarter, Veeam has been beaming about having grown revenues some more.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Become the ruler of all you survey Security people talk of an attack surface to describe exposure to malware and hacking. The bigger the attack surface, the more at risk you are.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Google’s Play Store fails again Researchers have found a batch of over 60 malware-carrying apps in Google's Play Store designed to rob mobile users or show them pornography, all with a kid-friendly theme.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Are you getting that syncing feeling? DropBox has reportedly filed for an IPO, giving it fresh capital to fund a significant expansion.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Global sales fall for 13th straight quarter America’s PC market sneezed in Q4 calendar and the rest of the world caught a cold: global sales declined in the final three months of last year, stats from Gartner indicated – although rival IDC did not concur.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Austrian lawmakers bump up row over criminal content The European Court of Justice has been asked to decide whether Facebook should actively search for hate speech posted by users.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Unwieldy projects AND leaving the EU? Don't make us laugh The UK government's spending watchdog has warned HMRC is biting off more than it can chew by undergoing major transformational projects while simultaneously coping with the fallout of Brexit.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Power up your brain with our 2018 lectures If you’re worried you still haven’t gotten your head around 2017, never mind the changes that 2018 will bring, don’t worry: our next tranche of Register Lectures will give you the required brain charge. Or at least give you the opportunity to enjoy some talk, beer and chat with your fellow Reg readers.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
General assumption is yes. But five suppliers say no Analysis  Is the performance sapping spectre of the X86 Spectre/Meltdown bug fixes hanging over SAN storage arrays? The general assumption is "yes" but five suppliers say not.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
General assumption is yes. But five suppliers say no Analysis  Is the performance sapping spectre of the X86 Spectre/Meltdown bug fixes hanging over SAN storage arrays? The general assumption is "yes" but five suppliers say not.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Some people will believe anything Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Before I take off my Sonic The Hedgehog socks, I want to be sure there is mutual consent. I don't mind being extradited to Sweden but there's no way I want to spend the next five years conducting my daily ablutions under a cold dripping tap in the faux-marble tiled toilet in the Ecuadorian embassy.…

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