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Like a BAT outta hell, Brave browser hits 1.0 with crypto-coin rewards for your fave websites

Fri, 2019-11-15 09:15
*Cough cough*

The privacy-focused Brave web browser has reached version 1.0, available now for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.…

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The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

Fri, 2019-11-15 08:10
Well, Clarice?

On Call Hit reset on the working week for Friday has arrived and with it another entry in The Register's long list of on-call shenanigans.…

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Boffins harnessed the brain power of mice to build AI models that can't be fooled

Fri, 2019-11-15 07:01
How neuroscience can help AI

In a bizarre experiment, researchers recorded the brain activity of mice staring at images and used the data to help make computer vision models more robust against adversarial attacks.…

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Try as they might, ransomware crooks can't hide their tells when playing hands

Fri, 2019-11-15 06:01
Sophos sees common behavior across various infections

Common behaviors shared across all families of ransomware are helping security vendors better spot and isolate attacks.…

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Boffins show the 2017 Nork nuke can move, move, move any mountain (by a meter)

Fri, 2019-11-15 05:01
Satellite radar imaging shows explosion was 17 times more powerful than Hiroshima

The explosion from North Korea’s sixth nuclear test in 2017 was seventeen times more powerful than the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima in 1945, according to a paper published in Geophysical Journal International.…

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Feds indict 14 over alleged scheme to get Apple to replace fake iPhones with real ones

Fri, 2019-11-15 00:20
Cloned kit had real IMEI and serial numbers, keeping the scam going for eight years

US federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 people from a group of 14 indicted for tricking Apple into accepting about almost 10,000 fake iPhones and iPads and replacing them with genuine iDevices.…

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In your face! US Senate mulls bipartisan federal law on police facial recognition use

Thu, 2019-11-14 22:21
Bill would require cops to get a court order for any surveillance

A bipartisan bill making its way through the US Senate asks that federal law enforcement get a court order before any use of facial recognition tech.…

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GitHub gathers friends for a security code cleanse to scrub that software up to spec

Thu, 2019-11-14 22:02
Rallies partners and shares tools to reduce software bugs

GitHub, Microsoft's cloud version control service and gripe forum, has joined with a handful of like-minded partners to form GitHub Security Lab (GSL) to better find bugs in open source software.…

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What a pair of Massholes! New England duo cuffed over SIM-swapping cryptocoin charges

Thu, 2019-11-14 20:52
Account takeovers allegedly used to plunder digital wallets

Two men from Massachusetts have been arrested and charged with 11 criminal counts stemming from a string of account takeovers and cryptocurrency thefts.…

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NASA spanks $34bn on a disposable rocket - likely to top $50bn by 2024 moon landing

Thu, 2019-11-14 19:37
Inspector General's report slams agency for overly optimistic costings

NASA's Office of the Inspector General has emitted a report (PDF) yesterday that made for difficult reading for agency bigwigs, as the bean counters made clear the challenges presented by the agency's headlong rush to the Moon.…

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Microsoft's first build of Armium Edge now lurks in Canary channel – go have a play if you dare

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:07
Plus: Windows 10 19H2 quietly shuffles out of the shadows

The first official build of Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser has arrived a week after the Arm-based Surface Pro X began shipping to eager fans.…

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50 years ago, someone decided it would be OK to fire Apollo 12 through a rain cloud. Awks, or just 'SCE to Aux'?

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:18
Rule 1-404: Thou shalt not launch if the weather is crap

It is half a century since NASA's second crack at landing a crew on the Moon had a shocking encounter on the way to orbit.…

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What a boar! Wild pigs snort and snuffle €20k worth of marching powder stashed in Tuscan forest

Thu, 2019-11-14 13:53
Who needs truffles at a cocaine party?

As if Italy's wild boar population wasn't enough of a problem for farmers while it's sober, some of the brutes have rooted out and destroyed a €20,000 stash of cocaine hidden in woodland of eastern Tuscany.…

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Infosec boffins pour cold water on claims Home Office Brexit app can be easily hacked

Thu, 2019-11-14 13:07
'Unnecessary scaremongering' but still some work to be done

Reports that the Home Office's Brexit app contains "serious vulnerabilities" that could expose the phone numbers, addresses and passport details of EU citizens are overblown, say security experts.…

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Google emits Network Intelligence Center to help untangle misconfigured cloud networks

Thu, 2019-11-14 12:04
Connectivity tests check config but do *not* actually test connectivity

Google has pulled the dustcovers off a new tool that will monitor and optimise the network performance of VMs and applications deployed to its cloud.…

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Icahn smell money! Corporate raider grabs $1.2bn of HP stock to push for Xerox merger

Thu, 2019-11-14 11:00
Watch out, Carl's about

It was only a matter of time before Carl Icahn got involved in the developing story that is HP and Xerox's marriage. The IT industry's biggest, baddest corporate raider is using his $1.2bn stake in HP to push for nuptials.…

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Magic Leap rattles money tin, assigns patents to a megabank, sues another ex-staffer... But fear not, all's fine

Thu, 2019-11-14 10:17
Wait, wait, wait... there is good news: It has a Spotify app. What a winner

Analysis Augmented reality hype-merchant Magic Leap has had to whip out its begging cap, sorry, sorry, its once-in-a-lifetime investment chest again for venture capitalists to top up with with millions of dollars.…

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20% of UK businesses would rather axe their contractors than deal with IR35 – survey

Thu, 2019-11-14 09:15
But firms will be forced to take a more measured response in time, says consultancy

As many as 20 per cent of UK businesses are axing contractors completely in order to ensure they are fully tax compliant ahead of IR35 changes next year, according to a survey.…

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Weird flex but OK... Motorola's comeback is a $1,500 Razr flip-phone with folding 6.2" screen

Thu, 2019-11-14 08:30
Twelve hundred quid for a Snapdragon 710 Android 9 gizmo. Stick a fork in this decade, we're done

Video At a pseudo-rave slash launch party in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, Motorola revealed the 2019 Razr, an update on a flip phone that wowed people 15 years ago. Today, perhaps... not so much.…

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That chill in the air isn't just autumn, it's Cisco's cooling finances: CEO warns of slipping sales

Thu, 2019-11-14 07:10
Switchzilla gives gloomy outlook, tells of dark financial days for the coming fiscal year

Cisco is the latest tech biz to warn of a looming slowdown in spending as the network giant on Wednesday gave worse-than-expected guidance for the coming financial quarter.…

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