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CyberX, CyberX, does whatever a CyberX does. Locks IoT, machines too, Microsoft got it so you will to

Mon, 2020-06-29 05:04
Plus: DDoS'er jailed, and more

In Brief Redmond is bulking up the security around its AzureStack hardware-to-cloud bundle by acquiring infosec firm CyberX.…

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Dems take a crack at banning Feds from using facial-recog tech. Congress will put it on todo list after 'learn Klingon'

Sat, 2020-06-27 16:29
Plus: Amazon buys self-driving startup, and more

In brief A handful of Democrat Senators and House reps say they will introduce legislation that would stop the Feds and cops in the US from using facial-recognition surveillance gear.…

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Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life

Sat, 2020-06-27 08:50
World will marvel at tiny electronic brain made of sand taught to think

NASA is developing a Mars rover AI system designed to sift through sensor data for signs of life on the Red Planet and send back relevant readings to its Earth base all by itself.…

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Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how'd you like them Apples?

Sat, 2020-06-27 00:55
Cupertino idiot-tax corp is fashionably late to the party

WWDC Apple this year will boldly go where its peers have gone before by implementing support for encrypted DNS in iOS and macOS.…

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Let's roll the 3d6 dice on today's security drama: Ah, 15, that's LG allegedly hacked, source code stolen by Maze ransomware gang

Fri, 2020-06-26 21:00
Crooks threaten to leak swiped software blueprints

Maze ransomware masterminds claim to have stolen source code from LG after hacking into the electronics giant.…

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Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck getting your stake back

Fri, 2020-06-26 19:29
Regulators freeze funds, stop affiliated finance apps from functioning

German electronic payment whizzkids Wirecard AG has filed for bankruptcy, three days after the arrest of ex-CEO Markus Braun on fraud charges – and the company's admission that €1.9bn in assets ($2.1bn) were missing and may never have existed.…

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Tune in and watch live: Email encryption doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing deal

Fri, 2020-06-26 18:00
Next week: Explore how keeping email safe can be part of a wider corporate strategy

Webcast Leaked emails are the IT security mishap that just keeps on giving. From salacious tabloid headlines to lost elections to international security crises, a hacked or misfired email is the ultimate piece of first-hand evidence to light up a scandal, or ruin a reputation.…

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Unfortunately for SAP, major ERP upgrade projects are the last thing customers want to think about right now

Fri, 2020-06-26 16:00
Orgs still fixated on getting remote working right, says user group chief

SAP customers are hanging fire on major migrations and upgrades as the COVID-19 pandemic draws companies' attention away from their long-term enterprise application strategy, according to the Americas' SAP User Group (ASUG).…

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UK police use of facial-recognition tech is lawful, no need to question us, cops' lawyer tells Court of Appeal

Fri, 2020-06-26 15:00
Plus: Home Office urges judges to leave lax legal framework as is

South Wales Police and the UK Home Office "fundamentally disagree" that automated facial recognition (AFR) software is as intrusive as collecting fingerprints or DNA, a barrister for the force told the Court of Appeal yesterday.…

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It's now safe to turn off your computer shop: Microsoft to shutter its bricks-and-mortar retail locations worldwide

Fri, 2020-06-26 14:29
'Reimagined' flagships to endure, but that place you used to go to when the Apple Store was too busy is going away

Microsoft has a new approach to retail. One, it appears, that does not involve its physical store locations.…

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It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

Fri, 2020-06-26 13:59
The question that not even quantum computing can solve

It's that time of year again when National Cream Tea Day asks the age-old question: cream then jam or jam then cream?…

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An unfortunate bit of product placement for Microsoft as Liverpool celebrates winning some silverware

Fri, 2020-06-26 13:00
Never mind the ball-based shenanigans – how about some love for Windows Activation?

Bork!Bork!Bork! There has been a tinge of Scouse to our bork column this week, which culminates in a football win for Liverpool - it won the English Premier League yesterday - and a pleading for activation from Windows.…

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White elephants in the mist: Google's upcoming Pixel 4A may ship without Soli motion recognition, per FCC filing

Fri, 2020-06-26 12:06
Stripping radar-based tech would cut price and allow phone's sale in markets where 60GHz spectrum is restricted

A new filing by the US Federal Communications Commission suggests the upcoming Google Pixel 4A phone will ditch the Soli gesture-recognition system that featured on its flagship predecessor.…

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Lockdown team building: Actualise the potentiality of your workforce... through the power of video games

Fri, 2020-06-26 10:25
Human: Fall Flat, Left 4 Dead 2, Embr, Sea of Thieves – goodness, we've been having a blast

The RPG Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. Since lockdown, a handful of vultures have been trying to fill the social-distancing void by playing video games together, and, hey, if you don't hate your colleagues' guts, maybe there's something here you could introduce to them in lieu of the pub.

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When one open-source package riddled with vulns pulls in dozens of others, what's a dev to do?

Fri, 2020-06-26 09:25
Snyk survey puts cross-site scripting top of the list for security holes – but watch out for prototype pollution too

Open-source security specialist Snyk has released a new survey combining data on vulnerabilities in available packages with responses from developers and DevOps teams about how they handle the challenge this poses.…

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Huawei wins approval to plonk £1bn optical comms R&D facility in UK's leafy Cambridgeshire

Fri, 2020-06-26 08:30
'We want to promote UK tech on a global scale' – aw, nice of you

Chinese comms bogeyman Huawei has won approval to build a £1bn optoelectronics R&D facility in South Cambridgeshire, UK, near the leafy village of Sawston.…

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Russia returns to space tourism and offers a first citizen spacewalk

Fri, 2020-06-26 07:51
As Japan’s virtual space tourism rig is readied for bolt-on to ISS

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has re-entered the space tourism market and this time will offer one person the chance to spacewalk.…

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Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

Fri, 2020-06-26 07:16
There's a rat in my system, what am I gonna do?

On Call It's Friday! That time of the week when thoughts turn to the weekend, a well-earned rest, and a vermin-infested tale from The Register's On Call archives.…

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After three leisurely years, Citrix releases second long-term-service hypervisor

Fri, 2020-06-26 06:41
Version 8.2 supports bigger hosts, improves network security and bins old Windows versions as guests

In around 2013 Citrix stopped trying to keep up with VMware and Microsoft in the server virtualisation market. The company therefore slowed development of its XenServer hypervisor, but kept it alive and suggested it as a fine underpinning for its own products –especially for virtual desktops - but not as the foundations of a private cloud.…

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NASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn's mysterious moons

Fri, 2020-06-26 06:04
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...

NASA is mulling sending a fleet of steam-powered robots capable of hopping large distances to Europa, Enceladus, or Titan – Saturn's moons that may harbor hidden liquid oceans.…

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