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UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

Wed, 2021-06-02 14:28
Bizarre promotion practice leads to near-inevitable breach

Exclusive An astonishing data security blunder saw the personal data of Special Forces soldiers circulating around WhatsApp in a leaked British Army spreadsheet.…

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Too easy. Microsoft introduces moderation for Winget package repo after spike in bad submissions

Wed, 2021-06-02 14:01
Belated recognition that maybe, just maybe, someone should check submissions to official Windows package receptacle

Microsoft has introduced human moderation for packages submitted to the repository for its newly released Winget package manager, following a spike in duplicate and/or bad submissions.…

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Bull in a cosmos shop: Edinburgh uni boffins strike Epyc deal with Atos for BullSequana supercomputer

Wed, 2021-06-02 13:02
Time running out for secrets of cosmos to remain hidden

Boffins at the University of Edinburgh will soon be able to get their hands on a new high-powered supercomputer to help them "unlock the secrets of the universe" following a deal with European tech outfit Atos.…

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Hyper-V bug that could crash 'big portions of Azure cloud infrastructure': Code published

Wed, 2021-06-02 12:14
Now patched: 'A function that can be called with attacker-controlled data (which it shouldn't) and dereference twice a pointer (boom)'

Security researchers have posted proof of concept code that exploits a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor. The bug enables code in the guest to crash the host, and in some circumstances compromise the host's security.…

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South Korea's first fully indigenous rocket now on launch pad, ready for tests

Wed, 2021-06-02 11:31
Plans test launch this year, satellite-lifting in 2022 and moonshot not long after

South Korea has revealed a test version of a locally developed rocket with satellite launch capabilities.…

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OpenPGP library RNP updates after Thunderbird decrypt-no-recrypt bug squashed

Wed, 2021-06-02 10:44
Not the obvious function, the other obvious function

OpenPGP project RNP has patched its flagship product after Mozilla Thunderbird, a major user, was found to be saving users’ private keys in plain text.…

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It's the UK contractor tax factor: IR35 outsiders gaining leverage in skills market, survey finds

Wed, 2021-06-02 10:03
New tax rules see a hike in use of umbrella companies - another can of worms

Contractors able to continue working outside the IR35 regulations are gaining leverage in the market and succeeding in punting their scarce skills, according to a survey.…

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VC's paper claims cost of cloud is twice as much as running on-premises. Let's have a look at that

Wed, 2021-06-02 09:15
'You’re crazy if you don’t start in the cloud; you’re crazy if you stay on it' - but others disagree

Analysis Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist Andressen Horowitz has posted a paper suggesting that "If you're operating at scale, the cost of cloud can at least double your infrastructure bill."…

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Surviving eclipse season and resurrecting 25-year-old software with Windows for Workgroups 3.11: One year with Mars Express

Wed, 2021-06-02 08:30
ESA's veteran probe left for its mission 18 years ago today

Space extenders Today marks the 18th anniversary since the European Space Agency' (ESA) launched the extraordinarily long-lived (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in 2003.…

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Cisco suggests multi-SaaS integration and a hypervisor alternative as the path to happy hybrid clouds

Wed, 2021-06-02 08:03
Also tries to bust blades out of the box with new UCS-X series

Cisco has advanced an alternative vision for running hybrid clouds – but you’ll need Cisco hardware to make it happen.…

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Merging HPC and AI can solve a lot of problems – storage ain’t one of them

Wed, 2021-06-02 07:30
We might have a solution

Webcast The convergence of traditional CPU-powered HPC and GPU-fueled AI is one of the wonders of the age, whether it’s modelling vaccines or the climate, enabling automated trading, or speeding up fraud protection.…

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India uses controversial portal and API to add vaccination status info to Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app

Wed, 2021-06-02 06:58
Millions can’t use it, but it may be about to become a de facto travel permit

India has updated its Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app to record users’ COVID-19 vaccination status.…

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South Korea rounds up chipmakers and hyperscalers to build AI and server processors

Wed, 2021-06-02 05:59
Data center companies and chipmakers have signed an agreement as the government seeks to deglobalize their supply chain

As semiconductor demand and supply chain insecurity both continue to grow, South Korea has decided it wants its CPU production capability and has pushed its chip companies and hyperscale operators together to make it happen.…

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Apple's global security boss acquitted of bribery in iPads-for-gun-permits case

Wed, 2021-06-02 04:58
Judge decides fondleslab giveaway was offered after permits were in the bag

The strange case of Apple security boss Thomas Moyer, who was charged with trying to bribe his way to permits to carry concealed guns, has ended with an acquittal.…

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Infosys senior staff fingered for insider trading by Indian regulators

Wed, 2021-06-02 02:55
Pair had access to financial results before release and slipped those details to traders, says watchdog

India’s Securities and Exchange Board says staff at services giant Infosys committed insider trading.…

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Amazon warehouse workers are seriously injured more frequently than those at other companies – unions

Wed, 2021-06-02 01:55
Oh, I didn't get rich by writing a lot of checks

Amazon warehouse workers sustain serious injuries more frequently than employees working in similar jobs across thousands of other companies, a report by unions concluded on Tuesday.…

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Feds seize two domains used by SolarWinds intruders for malware spear-phishing op

Wed, 2021-06-02 00:23
Info-stealing scheme, attributed to Russia-affiliated crew, relied on spoof USAID marketing messages

Uncle Sam on Tuesday said it had seized two web domains used to foist malware on victims using spoofed emails from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).…

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Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

Tue, 2021-06-01 22:51
New visuals, simplified menus, though Mozilla has yet to fully state its position on 'privacy preserving ads'

Mozilla has released Firefox 89, proclaiming it a "fresh new Firefox," though it comes amid a relentless decline in market share.…

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Nvidia refreshes GeForce RTX GPUs: More CUDA cores, crippled crypto mining

Tue, 2021-06-01 22:00
3070 Ti, 3080 Ti available this month ... well, in theory

Nvidia announced two more GPUs this week: the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. These represent its latest “gaming flagship” hardware.…

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First Forth, C and Python, now comp.lang.tcl latest Usenet programming forum nuked by Google Groups

Tue, 2021-06-01 20:33
Newsgroup restored after spam sinks entire board

The Usenet group comp.lang.tcl vanished from Google Groups for several hours before being restored on Tuesday.…

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