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This November, give thanks for only having one exploited Microsoft flaw for Patch Tues. And four Hyper-V escapes

Tue, 2019-11-12 22:19
Intel joins the fun with monthly releases from Adobe, SAP

Patch Tuesday The November edition of Patch Tuesday has landed with scheduled updates from Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP, along with the debut of a new update calendar from Intel.…

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Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

Tue, 2019-11-12 21:23
Plus Facebook Pay has launched: Why not give them access to your financial data?

Facebook’s iPhone app has a new feature – and one that netizens aren't too happy about: it opens the phone’s camera app in the background without your knowledge.…

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Don't trust the Trusted Platform Module – it may leak your VPN server's private key (depending on your configuration)

Tue, 2019-11-12 19:43
You know what they say: Timing is... everything

Trusted Platform Modules, specialized processors or firmware that protect the cryptographic keys used to secure operating systems, are not entirely trustworthy.…

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Hey, you've earned it: Huawei chucks workers a £219m bonus for tackling US blacklist

Tue, 2019-11-12 19:00
Take the kids somewhere nice

Huawei - America's favourite bogeyman - is to dish out ¥2bn yuan (£219m) as a reward to employees working their arses off on contingency plans to mitigate the anti-China rhetoric coming from the US government.…

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True to its name, Intel CPU flaw ZombieLoad comes shuffling back with new variant

Tue, 2019-11-12 18:02
Boffins say even latest chips can be twisted into leaking data between processor cores

Intel is once again moving to patch its CPU microcode following the revelation of yet another data-leaking side-channel vulnerability.…

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Don't miss this patch: Bad Intel drivers give hackers a backdoor to the Windows kernel

Tue, 2019-11-12 18:00
Alarm raised over more holes in third-party low-level code

Nearly three months after infosec biz Eclypsium highlighted widespread security weaknesses in third-party Windows hardware drivers, you can now add Intel to the list of vendors leaving holes in their all-powerful low-level code.…

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Dell's new converged play PowerOne: It's a bit like VxBlock, but without all the Cisco gubbins

Tue, 2019-11-12 17:15
It's Dell all the way down with subscription payment models

Dell's new PowerOne converged infrastructure platform will be sold under a subscription and via a metered pricing arrangement that it has called Technology on Demand.…

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From AV to oy-vey: McAfee antivirus has security hole of its own

Tue, 2019-11-12 16:30
Security suite falls victim to malicious DLLs

Three of McAfee's anti-malware tools have been found to contain a vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to bypass its security protections and take control of a PC.…

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Gavin Patterson's gravy train keeps on rolling as former BT boss tossed two more sinecures

Tue, 2019-11-12 15:50
Next stop, Solon and Elixirr – on top of role as Salesforce chair

Former BT chief exec Gavin Patterson is a busy boy. On top of his position as part-time chair of Salesforce, the mullet-sporting, '80s businessman throwback will also be gracing two more companies.…

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Vodafone takes €1.9bn punch to wallet thanks to India's decision on airwave licence fees

Tue, 2019-11-12 15:05
UK profits also down due to opex shift to IBM's cloud

Vodafone reported a loss of €1.9bn (£1.6bn) in its latest half-year results ended 30 September, chalked up mainly to India's decision to change the way it charges telcos for using airwaves.…

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DXC's new boss has quite the cleanup ahead after frankenfirm exits Q2 nursing $2bn loss

Tue, 2019-11-12 14:02
This poisoned chalice had better be delicious

A 10-digit dollar loss for Q2, hundreds of millions in forecast revenue clipped for the second half of the fiscal year, the ownership of business units being reviewed, and an admission that years of redundancies came home to roost.…

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Boeing comes clean on parachute borkage as the ISS crew is set to shrink

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:07
Also: Four RS-25 engines prepare for, at best, a watery grave

Roundup While astronomers winced and Musk's rocketeers cheered the deployment of another 60 Starlink satellites into Earth orbit, there was plenty of other action in the rocket-bothering world.…

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Gas-guzzling Americans continue to shun electric vehicles as sales fail to bother US car market

Tue, 2019-11-12 12:34
While hipster urbanites favour ride hailing and shared scooters

Sales of greener cars remain proportionately minuscule in the US – even Elon Musk's shiny Tesla brand is failing to get more gas-loving Americans to ditch their petrol monsters in favour of something electric-based.…

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Next year's Windows 10 comes bounding into the Slow Ring, which means 19H2 waits in the wings

Tue, 2019-11-12 12:07
Insiders can no longer jump off the testing train

On the eve of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft began shifting Slow Ring testers onto 2020's Windows 10.…

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'Sophisticated' cyber attack on UK Labour Party platforms was probably just a DDoS, says official

Tue, 2019-11-12 11:41
'Really very everyday' – report

The UK's Labour Party says its campaign site has been the target of "sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack" and has informed GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre.…

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150 infosec bods now know who they're up against thanks to BT Security cc/bcc snafu

Tue, 2019-11-12 11:08
Mass-mail fail followed outfit's appearance at jobs fair

BT Security managed to commit the most basic blunder of all after emailing around 150 infosec professionals who attended a jobs fair – using the "cc" field instead of "bcc".…

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Canada's OpenText buys SMB backerupper Carbonite for $1.42bn

Tue, 2019-11-12 10:03
Backup a minute, folks

After weeks of acquisition rumours, Canadian enterprise software pusher OpenText bit the bullet yesterday and swallowed cloud backup and storage service vendor Carbonite for a cool $1.42bn.…

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I'm <i>still</i> not that Gary, says US email mixup bloke who hasn't even seen Dartford Crossing

Tue, 2019-11-12 09:07
Nor is he called Andrew, but he's still getting messages about Dart Charge

Despite El Reg writing about the case of the Ryanair passenger earlier this year who was registered for a flight in error after somebody mistyped his email address, poor old "Not That Gary" has been struck by the same problem again – thanks to someone using a toll bridge in southeast England.…

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Without any apparent irony, Google marks Chrome's 'small' role in web ecosystem

Tue, 2019-11-12 08:01
Chrome Dev Summit also brings resolution of tabs vs. spaces fight, for now

At the Chrome Developer Summit on Monday, Google finally settled the tabs vs. spaces debate and celebrated web community diversity, now at risk of becoming a monoculture thanks to Chrome's market dominance.…

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Astroboffins capture video of Mercury passing across the Sun's surface

Tue, 2019-11-12 07:01
Not gonna happen again before 2032

Mercury, the smallest planet in our Solar System, appeared as a tiny black dot on Monday as it crossed the Sun’s surface in between the Earth and its star.…

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