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Cisco HyperFlex web interface has critical flaw that lets attackers get <code>root</code> and execute arbitrary commands

Fri, 2021-05-07 05:52
You know the drill: shake your head in disbelief, then figure out if patching will wipe out a weekend or be merely inconvenient

Cisco has revealed a pair of critical bugs in its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product.…

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Kids in Hong Kong and other highly surveilled states worry infosec careers are just asking for trouble

Fri, 2021-05-07 05:11
Asia is already short millions of trainees; expert warns talent pipeline will dry up in response to government snooping

Black Hat Asia Asian nations in which governments are keen on citizen surveillance struggle to develop ethical hackers, as prospective workers fear their activities may be misunderstood, according to security specialist Mika Devonshire.…

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China is upset India excluded Chinese equipment from 5G network trials

Fri, 2021-05-07 04:03
Why are you giving yourself a kick in the innovation economy?

China has protested India’s decision to prevent local carriers using made-in-China 5G kit in network trials.…

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Google Play to require privacy labels on apps in 2022, almost two years after Apple

Fri, 2021-05-07 02:57
Developers want to do this, says Google. Ummm ... guys, you do remember the thousands of malware nightmares you’ve hosted and sold?

Google has decided the time has come to require app developers to disclose the data their wares collect, and their security practices, in their Play Store listings.…

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Big right-to-repair win: FTC blasts tech giants for making it so difficult to mend devices

Fri, 2021-05-07 01:49
'There is scant evidence to support manufacturers’ justifications for restrictions'

America's consumer watchdog, the FTC, today scolded technology makers for their anti-repair practices, and signaled it will support new legislation that ensures people can mend their own stuff without penalty.…

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Google will make you use two-step verification to login

Fri, 2021-05-07 00:52
World Password Day returns to remind us how much passwords suck

Google has marked World Password Day by declaring "passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security," and announcing plans to automatically add multi-step authentication to its users' accounts.…

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IBM says it's built the world's first 2nm semiconductor chips

Thu, 2021-05-06 23:04
Coming to a computer near you ... this decade ... maybe

IBM Research says it's made the world’s first 2nm chips, squeezing 50 billion transistors onto each of the fingernail-sized dies.…

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Telcos crammed 8.5m fake comments against net neutrality into FCC's inbox

Thu, 2021-05-06 21:06
While some teen generated 7.7m bogus pro-NN notes to US broadband regulator

Broadband companies in 2017 launched an $8.2m campaign to repeal America's net neutrality rules that spent $4.2m to sway policymakers with millions of fake comments. But only their hired guns are being held accountable.…

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UK vaccination booking website had accidental function as jab status checker

Thu, 2021-05-06 18:37
Wanna find out if Jane Brit has had a shot? Just lob her postcode and DoB into this NHS site

An NHS Digital-run vaccine-booking website exposed just how many vaccines individual people had received – and did so with no authentication, according to the Guardian.…

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The quest for faster Python: Pyston returns to open source, Facebook releases Cinder, or should devs just use PyPy?

Thu, 2021-05-06 17:36
Official CPython is slow, but there are many ways to get better performance

Facebook has released Cinder, used internally in Instagram to improve Python performance, while another faster Python, called Pyston, has released version 2.2 and made the project open source (again).…

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Vulnerability in Snapdragon 855 SoCs could pwn Android modems, allow baddies to snoop on conversations

Thu, 2021-05-06 16:11
Good thing researchers spotted it, but no evidence of exploit in the wild

A heap overflow vulnerability in Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 modem system-on-chips used in Android devices could let malicious people run arbitrary code on unsuspecting users' devices, according to Check Point.…

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Just one in 5 Googlers plan to swerve the office permanently after COVID-19

Thu, 2021-05-06 15:15
Free breakfast, lunch and dinner? Listening to Ryan Reynolds talk shit? Massages for gratis? Why the hell wouldn't they return

One in five Googlers will be permanently working from home once the pandemic abates but for the majority it seems free meals in staff canteens, guest celebrity speaker appearances, resident gyms and massage therapy are irresistible lures.…

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Day 3 of the Apple vs Epic trial: What actually is an iPhone anyway?

Thu, 2021-05-06 14:30
Microsoft Xbox exec called up to explain differences with gaming console

The legal spat between Epic Games and Apple entered somewhat philosophical territory on Wednesday as the battling sides debated over whether the iPhone legitimately constitutes a general-purpose computing device, or is merely a locked-down platform with a specific purpose, such as a games console.…

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There may have been problems with the JEDI deal but you still wouldn't have won, Oracle told by US govt

Thu, 2021-05-06 13:31
They were not the cloud we were looking for, says DoD in brief to Supreme Court

In another chapter to a saga that refuses to die, the US government has recommended [PDF] that the Supreme Court rejects Oracle’s efforts to overturn a Department of Defense decision to award the $10bn JEDI contract to Microsoft.…

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Microsoft has gone to great lengths to push its tech, but survey suggests many devs slipped through the .NET

Thu, 2021-05-06 12:45
Among the findings, WPF remains most-used desktop framework despite years of promotion for UWP

The Microsoft-sponsored .NET Foundation has released a survey-based "State of .NET" report showing that efforts to broaden the appeal of the technology beyond its own platform have had limited success so far.…

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You've been a good developer all year. You have social distanced, you have helped your mum. Your reward? The return of Visual Basic 6

Thu, 2021-05-06 12:15
(Almost.) Why? Kickstarter and nostalgia of those who have forgotten the pain

The beast is back... almost. A "100 per cent compatible Visual Basic 6 solution" has been promised to the backers of a Kickstarter. There is, however, no word on how much it would cost to ensure it stayed dead.…

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Which? warns that more than 2 million Brits are on old and insecure routers – wagging a finger at Huawei-made kit

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:30
Default passwords, no updates, and your data's flowing through these

Consumer org Which? reckons more than two million Britons are connected to the internet through routers that were last updated in 2016.…

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OVH outlines three-point 'hyper resilience' plan after Strasbourg fire

Thu, 2021-05-06 10:45
Please insert tape number 363 of 4087*

French cloud provider OVH has outlined a three-point plan designed to avoid a repeat of the loss of data and services resulting from the fire which engulfed its Strasbourg operations on 10 March.…

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A web-era pandemic. Loving K8s without ruining Earth. Chaos engineering – and more at Continuous Lifecycle Online

Thu, 2021-05-06 10:01
There are so many reasons to join us next week at our tip-top DevOps conference, get your ticket now

Event We’re checking the lighting, tapping the mikes, and ironing out the gremlins before kicking off Continuous Lifecycle Online on Monday, May 10 from 0900 BST – and we’d really like to see you there.…

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Crane horror <i>Reg</i> reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone

Thu, 2021-05-06 09:15
On the other hand he was fine

Graphic images Everyone knows the trope. The baddies smash their way in and gun down the guard standing in front of the vault. "Dammit," says the lead bad guy, "it's a biometric scanner, we'll never get in!" His most grizzled henchman turns round, holding up the dead guard's lifeless arm. "Oh yes we will…"…

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