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How to find NPM dependencies vulnerable to account hijacking

1 hour 29 min ago
Security engineer outlines self-help strategy for keeping software supply chain safe

Following the recent disclosure of a technique for hijacking certain NPM packages, security engineer Danish Tariq has proposed a defensive strategy for those looking to assess whether their web apps include dependencies tied to subvertable email domains.…

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Dell's rugged Latitude 5430 laptop is quick and pretty – but also bulky and heavy

1 hour 56 min ago
Survives all manner of indiginities in Reg tests but may stuggle to cross over from boots to suits

If you drop Dell's Latitude 5430 laptop from hip height onto vinyl flooring that covers a concrete slab, it lands with a sharp crack, bounces a little, then skitters to a halt. Drop it two meters onto sodden grass and it lands with a meaty squish on its long rear edge. The impact pushes a spray of water and flecks of mud through the crack between the screen and keyboard, with a spot or two of each making it onto the keyboard's ASDF row.…

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Microsoft sounds the alarm on — wait for it — a Linux botnet

2 hours 30 min ago
Redmond claims the numbers are scary, but won't release them

Microsoft has sounded the alarm on DDoS malware called XorDdos that targets Linux endpoints and servers.…

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AMD reveals 5nm Ryzen 7000 powered by Zen 4 cores

2 hours 56 min ago
AM5 socket to bring desktop CPUs to life in late 2022, mid-range laptop CPU to follow

AMD has revealed more details of its Zen 4 processor architecture, a desktop CPU that puts it to work, and a socket to house that product.…

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South Korean and US presidents gang up on North Korea's cyber-offensives

4 hours 2 min ago
Less than two weeks into his new gig, Yoon cozies up to Biden as China and DPRK loom

US president Biden and South Korea's new president Yoon Suk Yeol have pledged further co-operation in many technologies, including joint efforts to combat North Korea.…

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Broadcom in talks to buy VMware: multiple reports

6 hours 29 min ago
Michael Dell could be the key to any deal

Broadcom is in early talks to buy VMware, according to The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Reuters.…

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Linus Torvalds debuts 'boring old plain' Linux kernel 5.18

7 hours 57 min ago
Adds 'feature activation' for Intel silicon, but Chipzilla still isn't saying what that means

Linus Torvalds has released version 5.18 of the Linux kernel.…

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Robotics and 5G to spur growth of SoC industry – report

Sun, 2022-05-22 14:01
Big OEMs hogging production and COVID causing supply issues

The system-on-chip (SoC) side of the semiconductor industry is poised for growth between now and 2026, when it's predicted to be worth $6.85 billion, according to an analyst's report. …

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Deepfake attacks can easily trick live facial recognition systems online

Sun, 2022-05-22 11:01
Plus: Next PyTorch release will support Apple GPUs so devs can train neural networks on their own laptops

In brief Miscreants can easily steal someone else's identity by tricking live facial recognition software using deepfakes, according to a new report.…

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Lonestar plans to put datacenters in the Moon's lava tubes

Sat, 2022-05-21 14:01
How? Founder tells The Register 'Robots… lots of robots'

Imagine a future where racks of computer servers hum quietly in darkness below the surface of the Moon.…

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Conti: Russian-backed rulers of Costa Rican hacktocracy?

Sat, 2022-05-21 11:01
Also, Chinese IT admin jailed for deleting database, and the NSA promises no more backdoors

In brief The notorious Russian-aligned Conti ransomware gang has upped the ante in its attack against Costa Rica, threatening to overthrow the government if it doesn't pay a $20 million ransom. …

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China-linked Twisted Panda caught spying on Russian defense R&D

Fri, 2022-05-20 20:03
Because Beijing isn't above covert ops to accomplish its five-year goals

Chinese cyberspies targeted two Russian defense institutes and possibly another research facility in Belarus, according to Check Point Research.…

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FTC signals crackdown on ed-tech harvesting kid's data

Fri, 2022-05-20 19:26
Trade watchdog, and President, reminds that COPPA can ban ya

The US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it intends to take action against educational technology companies that unlawfully collect data from children using online educational services.…

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Mysterious firm seeks to buy majority stake in Arm China

Fri, 2022-05-20 18:49
Chinese joint venture's ousted CEO tries to hang on - who will get control?

The saga surrounding Arm's joint venture in China just took another intriguing turn: a mysterious firm named Lotcap Group claims it has signed a letter of intent to buy a 51 percent stake in Arm China from existing investors in the country.…

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SmartNICs power the cloud, are enterprise datacenters next?

Fri, 2022-05-20 17:32
High pricing, lack of software make smartNICs a tough sell, despite offload potential

SmartNICs have the potential to accelerate enterprise workloads, but don't expect to see them bring hyperscale-class efficiency to most datacenters anytime soon, ZK Research's Zeus Kerravala told The Register.…

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US fears China may have ten exascale systems by 2025

Fri, 2022-05-20 16:04
China refuses to share benchmarks, US sharpens focus on developing optimized software

The US is racing to catch up with China in supercomputing performance amid fears that the country may widen its lead in exascale computers over the next decade, according to reports.…

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Repairability champ Framework's modular laptop gets a speed boost

Fri, 2022-05-20 15:07
With any other portable, this would be bad news for existing owners

Laptop vendor Framework Computer has launched new faster models. Unlike in the case of any other laptop maker, if you already have one, this is good news.…

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Boeing's Starliner CST-100 on its way to the ISS 2 years late

Fri, 2022-05-20 14:34
A couple of thruster failures shouldn't affect the Calamity Capsule's second attempt at reaching space station

Two and a half years after its first disastrous launch, Boeing has once again fired its CST-100 Starliner capsule at the International Space Station.…

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Biden tours Samsung fab, talks chip cooperation with South Korea

Fri, 2022-05-20 14:00
Factory is a model for one the company has planned in Texas

US president Joe Biden kicked off his first Asian tour since taking office in South Korea, where he visited a Samsung semiconductor fab said to be the model for the company's planned plant in Taylor, Texas.…

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Meta to squeeze money from WhatsApp with Cloud API for businesses

Fri, 2022-05-20 13:30
How to make a free messaging platform bought for $22 billion profitable

At Meta's first Conversations keynote yesterday, the company announced the WhatsApp Cloud API, aimed at improving the customer service experience for businesses of all sizes.…

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