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One surefire way to get the boss's attention on network security is to get hacked. But there must be a better way?

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 18:00
And there is – check out our latest survey findings

Reader survey With anyone who can work from home actually doing so during the pandemic, networking – and therefore network security – has become more business-critical than it was before.…

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Criminals auction off stolen domain admin credentials for up to £95k. Your bank account details? Barely get £50

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 17:26
Dark web dwellers can pick and choose from billions - billions - of logins

Stolen domain admin login credentials can be resold by dark web criminals for up to £95,000 and a total of 15 billion purloined credentials are traded on illicit marketplaces.…

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Google and Canonical Bring Flutter Apps To Linux and the Snap Store

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 17:24
An anonymous reader writes: Google is partnering with the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical to bring Linux support to its open source UI framework Flutter. Today's Linux alpha announcement also means Flutter developers can now deploy their apps to the Snap Store. Flutter group product manager Tim Sneath argues this is a big milestone because UI frameworks rarely become versatile and powerful enough for an operating system to depend on. He pointed to Windows being written in C++ rather than .NET, even for applets like the Calculator. Sneath also believes this shows Canonical is willing to invest in a first-class way to build apps for Linux, making Flutter on Linux an official part of Ubuntu. Additionally, enterprises can feel confident about picking Flutter -- it's more evidence of its longevity and technical excellence, Sneath said.

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MIT and Harvard Sue DHS and ICE Over International Student Rule

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 16:47
Shag writes: Two days after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said international students must leave the US if their fall classes will be taught entirely online, MIT and Harvard are suing ICE and the Department of Homeland Security. "ICE is unable to offer the most basic answers about how its policy will be interpreted or implemented," said former international student L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT. Massachusetts' state Attorney General has announced that her office will also challenge the ruling in court. Of course, MIT also develops various technologies for DHS.

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No more Genius Bar bottlenecks for you, Mr Customer? Apple exports independent repair provider program to Europe and Canada

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 16:15
Right-to-repair movements blows in from US

Europeans and Canadians with busted iPhones will soon be able to swerve the Genius Bar and associated lengthy waiting lists, as Apple expands its Independent Repair Provider (IRP) program to third party technicians.…

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Brooks Brothers Files For Bankruptcy

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 16:13
Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old menswear retailer that has dressed 40 US presidents and unofficially became the outfitter of Wall Street bankers, has filed for bankruptcy. From a report: The privately held company had been struggling as business attire grew more casual in recent years. But it has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, which sent demand for suits plummeting. Many working-from-home employees opted for far more relaxed looks of T-shirts and sweatpants rather than pinstripe suits and custom shirts. "Although the pandemic has severely eroded the outlook for the business, Brooks Brothers has long suffered from a failure to decisively adapt to changing trends," said Neil Saunders, the managing director of GlobalData Retail. "When it comes to tastes and style, Brooks Brothers has been swimming against the tide." Brooks Brothers filed for Chapter 11 early Wednesday in a Delaware court. It had warned in June it would lay off nearly 700 workers in three states and is seeking a buyer because coronavirus destroyed its business. The company has been evaluating various strategic options, including a potential sale. But it has struggled to find a buyer. A company spokesperson told CNN Business that it expects to "complete the sale process within the next few months." The retailer is in the process of shuttering 20% of its 250 US stores. According to the bankruptcy filing, Brooks Brothers has secured $75 million in financing to continue operating.

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Go on, devs, have a Flutter on Linux desktop apps: Google and Canonical launch alpha SDK

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 15:35
App framework extends its reach to Canonical's Snap Store

Google has hauled in Canonical to help extend the search giant's Flutter development framework to support Linux desktop applications.…

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Twitter is Working on a Subscription Platform Codenamed Gryphon

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 15:22
Twitter is working on a new subscription platform under the codename Gryphon, according to two online job postings. From a report: A remote contractor position listed on LinkedIn is seeking a backend Scala software engineer to work for Gryphon, a team that is split across Twitter hubs in San Francisco, New York, and London. According to the post, Gryphon constitutes a mixture of frontend and backend engineers who are "working closely together to deliver something new at Twitter," and involves rebuilding some of Twitter's services to "produce a subscription management platform." A second position for senior full-stack software engineer, listed on Twitter's career portal, also mentions a new subscription platform that can "be reused by other teams" in the future. Aside from that, not a great deal is known about Twitter's plans, however we do know that it is a close collaboration between Gryphon and the Twitter.com and payments team. The successful hire will "lead the payment and subscription client work" according to the listing.

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Intel Unveils the Thunderbolt 4 Spec, Debuting in PCs in the Fall

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 14:41
Intel unveiled Thunderbolt 4 on Wednesday, the next iteration of the I/O specification that provides a high-speed peripheral bus to docks, displays, external storage and eGPUs for PCs. Rather than increase the available bandwidth, however, Thunderbolt 4 provides more clarity and helps create new categories of products. From a report: Thunderbolt 4 will debut later this year as part of Intel's "Tiger Lake" CPU platform, as Intel originally announced during CES in January. We now know it will support 40Gbps throughput, but with tighter minimum specs. Thunderbolt 4 will guarantee that a pair of 4K displays will work with a Thunderbolt dock, and require Thunderbolt 4-equipped PCs to charge on at least one Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt PCs will be able to connect to either "compact" or "full" docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports. Longer Thunderbolt cables will be possible, too. One thing that doesn't seem to be changing is Thunderbolt's exclusivity. Intel developed Thunderbolt, and perhaps not coincidentally, OEM systems based on rival AMD's CPUs have never had this technology. While AMD has officially dismissed the need for Thunderbolt, with generation 4 Intel appears to have made it even harder for AMD to get it, even if it wanted to. Intel's still pitching Thunderbolt as a single standard to rule them all, but the reality up to now has been complicated. You still have to squint hard at that USB-C-shaped port to determine which of the multitude of USB specifications it meets, including whether it's a USB4 connection that happens to support Thunderbolt. To muddy things further, Thunderbolt also encompasses PCIe, DisplayPort, and USB Power Delivery standards.

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Don't make any sudden moves: Huawei urges UK government to wait before declaring it 'unreliable'

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 14:30
Claims 'restrictions by the US will take months to fully understand'

Embattled Chinese tech bogeyman Huawei has decried the UK government's mooted plan to ban it from domestic 5G networks over reliability concerns caused by the imposition of punishing US sanctions.…

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Linux Company SUSE Outbids Competitors for Fast-growing Startup Rancher Labs

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 14:07
SUSE, a Linux distribution company controlled by private equity firm EQT, has agreed to acquire Rancher Labs, a start-up with technology that helps organizations run software in virtual containers across many servers. From a report: The companies announced the deal Wednesday but didn't disclose the terms. Two people familiar with the deal said SUSE is paying $600 million to $700 million. The transaction suggests that even during a recession, demand remains high for technology that can enable companies to operate more efficiently. Talks between the companies began in the spring, and the process became competitive with additional bids, Ursheet Parikh, a partner at Rancher backer Mayfield Fund, told CNBC on Tuesday. There were "lots of Zoom calls," Parikh said. In the past few years, with the rise of start-ups such as Docker, containers became a trendy alternative to more traditional virtualization technology for running applications on each computer server in a company data center. Amazon, Microsoft and other cloud providers came out with services that developers can use to place code in containers, and in 2017 SUSE introduced its own service for managing containers. The companies haven't finalized integration plans as the deal still faces regulatory approval.

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UK advertising watchdog raps ruler on O2's hand over misleading ads for iPad and Surface Pro deals

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 13:54
£9 a month mumble mumble, terms and conditions apply

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has put O2 on the naughty step after it deemed two of its print adverts for the iPad and Surface Pro tablets misled customers about the overall cost.…

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You know what would look great on our database? Your machine learning model: GPUs and unstructured data on the menu for Exasol as it tries to unify BI and ML

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 12:55
Keeping up in performance stakes vital as data science sector explodes, says analyst

Exasol, the company behind a distributed in-memory database namesake, has pushed out its latest upgrade, touting support for GPUs and semi-structured data.…

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Cereal Killer Cafe enters hipster heaven, heads online: Coronavirus blamed for shutters being pulled down

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 11:58
End of milk-based monstrosity... or overpriced harmless fun? You be the judge

The hipster entrepreneur in all of us died a little bit today with confirmation that Cereal Killer Cafe, the best place in London Town for overpriced bowls of breakfast foodstuffs and milk, is not going to re-open its doors.…

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Citrix tells everyone not to worry too much over its latest security patches. NSA's former top hacker disagrees

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 10:55
Eleven flaws cleaned up including one that may be exploited to sling malware downloads

Citrix has issued patches for 11 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its various networking products.…

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GCHQ's cyber arm report on Huawei said to be burning hole through UK.gov desks

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 10:01
Ban, no ban, trade war, 'useful idiots'... it's a big pie and everyone's grabbing a slice

Britain is all a-tizzy about Huawei again as talk swirls over the imminent release of an unofficial report into the Chinese company’s influence over prominent Britons and a ban on its telco equipment.…

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Zoom Offering Hardware As a Service Offering

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-07-08 10:00
Zoom is teaming up with four video conferencing hardware makers to launch Zoom Hardware as a Service, designed to make Zoom Rooms and Zoom Phone more available to enterprises. ZDNet reports: The hardware providers in the package are DTEN, Neat, Poly, and Yealink. The hardware and Zoom bundles give tech buyers a monthly fixed price that varies by system and support by Zoom. Neat and DTEN have already designed hardware systems revolving around Zoom, which has become a household name with growth to match following the remote work shift during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom's Hardware as a Service (HaaS) pricing varies depending on hardware. For instance, Zoom Phone hardware runs from $5.99 per device for the Poly VVX 250 to $50 a month for the Yealink CP960. Zoom Hardware as a Service doesn't include software license costs. The Zoom Rooms Hardware as a Service plans are pricier than Zoom Phone options. Pricing for Zoom Rooms hardware range from the Neat.bar with Neat.Pad controller at $110 a month per device to Poly systems that range from $100 a month to $150 a month. Software licensing costs aren't included. Zoom HaaS like other as-a-service efforts provides low upfront costs and predictable budgeting as well as the ability to scale up or down and get managed support.

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Boolean bafflement at British Airways' Executive Club: Sneaky little Avioses - Wicked, Tricksy, False!

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 09:13
Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost

Bork!Bork!Bork! Welcome to another in The Register's series of public whoopsies by customer-facing IT. Today it is the turn of perennial favourite, British Airways.…

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Leaving Las Salesforce: Paul Smith fashions a new role at ServiceNow

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 08:30
No, not the Nottingham-born designer of natty suits, the former Proctor & Gamble chap who also spent time in the channel

Salesforce exec veep and UK GM Paul Smith has quit to join cloud platform rival ServiceNow in the same role but for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.…

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Captain, the computer has identified 250 alien stars that infiltrated our galaxy – actual science, not science-fiction

TheRegister - Wed, 2020-07-08 07:18
Neural network trained to spot emigrated suns in our Milky Way uncovers mysterious Nyx collective

Deep-learning software has singled out a group of 250 stars in the Milky Way that appear to have been born outside our galaxy. That's according to a research paper published this week in Nature Astronomy.…

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