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YOU... SHA-1 NOT PASS! Microsoft magics away demonic hash algorithm from Windows updates, apps

Wed, 2020-07-29 20:37
Because no one likes to install spoof system files

Microsoft is preparing to once and for all drop support for the SHA-1 hash algorithm.…

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This investor blew nearly $300,000 on Intel shares the day before 7nm disaster reveal. Yup, she's suing

Wed, 2020-07-29 19:30
Chipzilla faces potential class-action headache after stock price plunge

On Tuesday this week, five days after Intel acknowledged that its plan to produce 7nm processors had gone off the rails, a shareholder lawsuit was filed against the chip maker.…

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GRUB2, you're getting too bug for your boots: Config file buffer overflow is a boon for malware seeking to drill deeper into a system

Wed, 2020-07-29 17:00
We're gonna keeping punning this until someone pays us $5m

An annoying vulnerability in the widely used GRUB2 bootloader can be exploited by malware or a rogue insider already on a machine to thoroughly compromise the operating system or hypervisor while evading detection by users and security tools.…

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From a trickle to an Application Stream: Red Hat opens barriers for RHEL 8.3 beta

Wed, 2020-07-29 16:08
System Roles another key ingredient in six-monthly update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3 has hit beta, with security and production stability pointed to as key goals for the update.…

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Modem life is rubbish: RootMetrics 5G stats show EE has widest UK coverage, but Three is the speed demon

Wed, 2020-07-29 15:01
What do we all need? Next-gen masts. When do we need them? Sooner than they'll be ready

Most UK cities now have some degree of 5G coverage, promising those with capable devices faster internet connections. But how much of a game change is it really? New data from RootMetrics highlight consistently nimble connections, albeit with some major differences between networks.…

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Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G

Wed, 2020-07-29 14:28
Surprise pledge catches company on the hop: 'We have announced no change to our strategy'

China's ambassador to Britain has threatened to withdraw Huawei and several billions in investment following the government's decision to ban the company's products from 5G mobile networks.…

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Oh, you shouldn't have: Microsoft whips up website for devs that makes it easier to moan about Windows issues

Wed, 2020-07-29 13:33
Just be careful it's not 'out of scope'

Microsoft has created a new landing page for developers, along with a dedicated feedback repository for reporting issues with Windows.…

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Huawei claims its alternative ecosystem to Google Mobile Services is with 1.6 million devs, 73 million Euro users

Wed, 2020-07-29 12:37
Could it be? Something approaching, dare we say, viability?

Huawei has highlighted growing adoption figures for its Android software ecosystem - Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and the Huawei AppGallery - following the imposition of US government sanctions.…

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Two large flightless birds walk into a bar... The pub's owner was not emused *ba-dum tsh*

Wed, 2020-07-29 11:30
Carol and Kevin banned from outback establishment for 'bad behaviour'

Heads up, folks. Australia's at it again. From the country that brought you "mortal wombat" comes news that two emus have been barred from an outback pub for "bad behaviour".…

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It's been five years since Windows 10 hit the world: So... how's that working out for you all?

Wed, 2020-07-29 10:45
Most of the things Redmond said would be great were not

Windows 10 was made generally available on 29 July 2015, introducing the concept of Windows-as-a-Service, a digital assistant called Cortana, a Universal Windows Platform for developers - Continuum - enabling "a Windows Phone to become like a PC", and not forgetting the revival of the Start menu.…

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Have you ever wondered whether your public cloud security should be software-defined? Ah-ha, we knew it!

Wed, 2020-07-29 10:00
You'll wanna tune into this chat about SD-WAN, then

Webcast Research from Vanson Bourne found that more than half of surveyed businesses wished their SD-WAN – their software-defined wide area networking – was provided straight from their cloud vendor as opposed to a third party.…

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BT: 'Because of the existing underlying supply of the 4G equipment, most of our 5G (NSA) so far is with Huawei'

Wed, 2020-07-29 09:40
Vodafone not happy either as telcos complain to defence subcommittee about Huawei removal woes

Stripping Huawei from the UK's telecommunications network presents a daunting challenge, executives from Vodafone and BT told the House of Commons Defence Sub-Committee yesterday afternoon.…

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Once considered lost, ESA and NASA's SOHO came back from the brink of death to work even better than it did before

Wed, 2020-07-29 09:00
Almost 25 years and counting, here's to the luckiest spacecraft off Earth

Space Extenders Welcome to the final episode in The Register's series on engineering longevity in space. We conclude with the joint ESA and NASA project, more than 24 years into a two-year mission: the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).…

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No wonder Brit universities report hacks so often: Half of staff have had zero infosec training, apparently

Wed, 2020-07-29 08:01
Plus: Don't worry, students. The hackers told us they destroyed your data... - latest unis to fess up to being hit by Blackbaud

Nearly half of British university staff say they have received no cybersecurity training, according to a recent survey.…

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Virgin Galactic reveals giant mirror feature in cabin design for Beardy Branson's space bus

Wed, 2020-07-29 07:32
Passengers will be able to watch themselves float while bathed in Earthlight and surrounded by tasteful colours

Passengers that go into space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo won't just experience weightlessness: they'll also get to watch themselves float in a giant mirror and enjoy decor designed to remind them of Earth's oceans and deserts.…

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Japan starts work on global quantum crypto network

Wed, 2020-07-29 07:02
Toshiba leads effort that aspires to run 100 quantum cryptographic devices for 10,000 users by 2024

Japan is poised to start work on global quantum key distribution service and associated infrastructure.…

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Amazon and Google: Trust us, our smart-speaker apps are carefully policed. Boffins: Yes, well, about that...

Wed, 2020-07-29 06:34
Who can you trust these days?

The voice applications people use with their Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker devices have privacy policies, but most users don't read them and neither device maker has shown much concern about policy problems or inconsistencies.…

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GitHub starts publishing roadmap of future features

Wed, 2020-07-29 05:29
Microsoft’s trashing the place, clearly. Or is it?

Poll GitHub has announced it will henceforth publish a public roadmap of current features.…

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Reply-All storm flares as email announcing privacy policy puts 500 addresses in the 'To' field, not 'BCC'

Wed, 2020-07-29 04:56
Newsletter-as-a-service outfit Substack does the usual apologising

Some advice from The Register: when announcing a new privacy policy don’t do so with emails that reveal 500 addresses in the “To” field of the message.…

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Arm China says it's a 'strategic asset' and calls for Beijing's help in boardroom dispute with HQ

Wed, 2020-07-29 03:49
'We just wanna design chips without distractions', say staff in open letter

British chip designer Arm’s Chinese outpost has called in the Chinese government to “protect” it in an ongoing boardroom dispute with its parent company.…

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