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Fixing an upside-down USB plug: a case of supporting the insupportable

1 hour 35 min ago
Support chap braved fire and a mile-long run, only to find Windows 95 was the final hurdle

Welcome yet again to On-Call, The Register’s Friday festival of futility in which readers share their stories of being asked to fix foul-ups inflicted by fools.…

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Microsoft warns of North Korean crew posing as LinkedIn recruiters

2 hours 46 min ago
State-sponsored ZINC allegedly passes on malware-laden open source apps

Microsoft has claimed a North Korean crew poses as LinkedIn recruiters to distribute poisoned versions of open source software packages.…

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Digital Ocean won't let new customers create resources in four DCs, won't say why

3 hours 38 min ago
Can't even spin up the compute necessary to reply

Digital Ocean has cloud capacity issues and won't say what the problem is.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Exchange Server zero-day being actively exploited

5 hours 36 min ago
Remember this next time Microsoft talks about how seriously it takes security

Security researchers have warned a zero-day flaw in Microsoft’s Exchange server is being actively exploited.…

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Ex-eBay execs jailed for cyberstalking web critics

7 hours 41 min ago
Still to come: Civil RICO lawsuit against eBay and former top brass

Two now-former eBay executives who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking charges this year have been sent down and fined tens of thousands of dollars.…

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OK, Google: Why are you still pointing women at fake abortion clinics?

8 hours 28 min ago
And no, the tiny fine print in search results doesn't cut it

Google is still effectively directing women seeking abortions to anti-abortion centers that masquerade as legit abortion clinics.…

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How CIA betrayed informants with shoddy front websites built for covert comms

Thu, 2022-09-29 23:03
Top tip, don't give your secret login box the HTML form type 'password'

For almost a decade, the US Central Intelligence Agency communicated with informants abroad using a network of websites with hidden communications capabilities.…

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Pentagon is far too tight with its security bug bounties

Thu, 2022-09-29 21:27
But overpriced, useless fighter jets? That's something we can get behind

Discovering and reporting critical security flaws that could allow foreign spies to steal sensitive US government data or launch cyberattacks via the Department of Defense's IT systems doesn't carry a high reward.…

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Scientists, why not simply invent a working fusion plant using $50m from Uncle Sam

Thu, 2022-09-29 20:26
You even have until the end of the 2030s to get it done

The US Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $50 million in funds to private businesses to develop a working fusion pilot plant (FPP) by the 2030s. …

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Atlassian smartens up security, licensing admin tools

Thu, 2022-09-29 20:01
And bundles its best bits at bargain price in case someone wants you to work their way for a while

Atlassian is plugging away at its version of the future of work with an eye on the needs of the admins who tend its software.…

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Reverse DNS queries may reveal too much, computer scientists argue

Thu, 2022-09-29 19:30
When you combine it with DHCP, that spells TRACK ME

Computer scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found the interplay between the internet and local networks can be analyzed to reveal private data and facilitate tracking.…

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Google kills off Stadia

Thu, 2022-09-29 19:06
We gave the cloud gaming service two years to live. It managed three

Google on Thursday said it will shut down Stadia, its cloud-based game streaming service, because few people use it.…

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Intel accidentally leaked its 34-core Raptor Lake chip. What do the dies tell us?

Thu, 2022-09-29 18:30
Where we're going, we don't need efficiency cores. But we may need 1.21 jiggawatts

Analysis At this week's launch of Intel's 13th-gen Core series, it appears staff accidentally left out on display a wafer of previously undisclosed 34-core Raptor Lake processor dies.…

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Wind, solar fulfil 10% of global energy demand for first time

Thu, 2022-09-29 17:30
Curb your enthusiasm – coal-fired power went up too

In a global first, wind and solar energy combined to generate more than 10 percent of the world's electricity in 2021 yet coal-fired power plant emissions jumped to new highs in the same period too.…

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Google challenges US ISPs with 100Gbps fiber broadband

Thu, 2022-09-29 16:30
An internet advertiser as your service provider – what could go wrong?

Google is planning to offer much faster broadband speeds in the US areas where it operates its fiber networks, all the way to 100Gbps.…

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IBM's 'bare metal' LinuxONE push: Did somebody say OpenShift?

Thu, 2022-09-29 15:51
Plus RHEL has fresh release goodies out too

Red Hat has released betas of RHEL 8.7 and 9.1 while its parent company IBM is offering Linux mainframe instances in the cloud, although only in some regions.…

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Upcoming Outlook for Windows app opens to more testers

Thu, 2022-09-29 14:30
Office Insider? You might want to check refreshed email client

Microsoft has a preview out for its "Unified" Outlook for Windows app for all users on its Office Insider program, and said it will be available for those on the Windows Insider program in the near future.…

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Japan taps industry to build safer, more secure nuclear energy future

Thu, 2022-09-29 13:45
Project with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries marks shift in policy since Fukushima disaster over a decade ago

Japan is about to change course on energy policy following the Fukushima disaster in 2011 with a focus on developing safer nuclear reactors.…

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Covert malware targets VMware for hypervisor-level espionage

Thu, 2022-09-29 13:00
VMware, Mandiant track back operators, finding ties to China

Emerging covert malware families that target VMware environments could allow criminals to gain persistent administrative access to the hypervisor, transfer files, and execute arbitrary commands between virtual machines, according to VMware and Mandiant, which discovered the software nasty earlier this year.…

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Apple exec sues over 'ageist' removal of $800k stock bonus

Thu, 2022-09-29 12:30
IP director claims he was skipped over for merit-based retention bonus because of the retention part

A 67-year-old director in Apple's Intellectual Property Enforcement unit is suing the company for age discrimination, alleging Apple unfairly took away a special bonus it uses to "retain key employees" in lead positions because of his age.…

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