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Dell bigwig: Expect another 6 months of supply woes. Oh, hello Windows 11

Thu, 2021-07-08 09:15
It's partly for a good reason, though: vaccines

Semicondcutor supply chain problems are set to continue for at least another six months, according to Dell UK senior vice president and GM, Dayne Turbitt, who pointed to a surprising culprit amid surging demand.…

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In conversation with Gene Hoffman, co-creator of the internet's first ad blocker

Thu, 2021-07-08 08:30
El Reg revisits those early days of the internet and learns of the NSA tipping off Boeing about French spying

Interview Gene Hoffman is one of the founders of PrivNet, which in 1996 developed Internet Fast Forward, the internet's first commercial ad blocking software. He helped found the company as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with the help of fellow students Mark Elrod, Jeff Harrell, and James Howard.…

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India under attack by rapidly-evolving advanced persistent threat actor SideCopy, says Cisco Talos

Thu, 2021-07-08 07:58
Gang is using custom RATs malware to target government employees, and has an interest in Pakistan, too

Cisco’s Talos security unit says it has detected an increased rate of attacks on targets on the Indian subcontinent and named an advanced persistent threat actor named SideCopy as the source.…

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Belgian boffins dump Starlink dish terminal's firmware, gain root access and a few ideas

Thu, 2021-07-08 07:27
Extra-terrestrial service probed

Belgian boffins have published a teardown of the Starlink user terminal – also known as Dishy McFlatface – in which they managed to dump the device's firmware that was housed on a eMMC card upon the PCB.…

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Huawei hits the highway as Volkswagen signs to put 4G in 30 million vehicles

Thu, 2021-07-08 06:58
A sport of patent revenue comes in handy when faced with US sanctions and 5G bans

Huawei has announced that its wireless tech is going into 30 million Volkswagen vehicles, thanks to a deal with an unnamed supplier .…

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White hats reported key Kaseya VSA flaw months ago. Ransomware outran the patch

Thu, 2021-07-08 06:19
So close, and yet so far

One of the vulnerabilities in Kaseya's IT management software VSA that was exploited by miscreants to infect up to 1,500 businesses with ransomware was reported to the vendor in April – and the patch just wasn't ready in time.…

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Not a baaa-d idea: Embracing the eunuch lifestyle slows ageing – for sheep anyway

Thu, 2021-07-08 05:04
Too big a price to pay for decelerating your epigenetic clock?

If you're a gentleman looking to counteract the effects of ageing, a new study on sheep may have the answer – but you're going to have to say goodbye to your family jewels in return for a slowdown of your DNA's ageing process.…

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Tencent using facial recognition to enforce China’s curfew on gaming kids

Thu, 2021-07-08 03:58
Accounts held in grown-ups’ names targeted if they stay up late

Chinese web giant Tencent has started using facial recognition tech to boot kids out of its games.…

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The James Webb Space Telescope, a project dating back to the late 1900s, may launch this very century

Thu, 2021-07-08 03:32
Europeans still hoping for Halloween lift-off

After years of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope may actually launch this year, having passed a "final mission analysis review," we're told.…

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India takes on e-commerce giants with plan for a national platform

Thu, 2021-07-08 02:58
Hopes to integrate closed platforms into giant national marketplace and make the lot open-source

India has taken aim at, e-commerce platforms like Shopify and even its homegrown e-tail success story Flipkart, by commencing an effort to create an “Open Network for Digital Commerce” that would offer an independent e-commerce platform spanning multiple providers.…

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Three-dozen US states plus DC sue Google over Play Store's revenue cut, payment system, and more

Thu, 2021-07-08 01:49
Chocolate Factory rolls its eyes at 'meritless' antitrust lawsuit

As expected, Google is facing a fresh legal assault regarding its Play Store, the 30 per cent cut it took from developers' revenues via the software souk, and other rules and restrictions.…

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IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out

Thu, 2021-07-08 00:39
Behind the curtain: Server crashes, thumbs down on Slack, staff compared to shoemaker's kids, and more

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on Wednesday addressed the company's ongoing email woes in his monthly video message to employees.…

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You've patched that critical Sage X3 ERP security hole, yeah? Not exposing the suite to the internet, either, yeah?

Wed, 2021-07-07 23:56
Details of flaws now public for miscreants to exploit

Admins of on-premises Sage X3 ERP deployments should check they're not exposing the enterprise resource planning suite to the public internet in case they fall victim to an unauthenticated command execution vulnerability.…

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Bogus Kaseya VSA patches circulate, booby-trapped with remote-access tool

Wed, 2021-07-07 23:03
Phishing campaign aims to capitalize on slow fix deployment, it seems

This month's Kaseya VSA ransomware attack took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with word that miscreants have launched a phishing campaign to ensnare victims with a remote-control tool disguised as a VSA update.…

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Prime Minister says national security advisor will probe Chinese acquisition of UK's top chip maker

Wed, 2021-07-07 21:37
Newport Wafer Fab sale to Wingtech goes under microscope

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a national security investigation into a China-backed corporation’s takeover of Britain's largest producer of semiconductors.…

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Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine

Wed, 2021-07-07 20:43
Company donates the whole shooting match to the newly formed foundation, joins as founding member

Amazon is abandoning its Lumberyard 3D engine project before it even leaves beta, but in a way that means it could live on for years to come: it's donating it to the newly formed Open 3D Foundation for release and continued development under a permissive open-source licence.…

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Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

Wed, 2021-07-07 20:20
Golf fan has opinions on America's First Amendment and Section 230

A Florida man held a press conference at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Wednesday to announce the filing of lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and corresponding executives Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai – who runs YouTube's parent company.…

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Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on

Wed, 2021-07-07 18:55
'All the subtlety of a GDPR cookie banner and the charm of Clippy'

Visual Studio Code program manager Chris Dias has defended an intrusive new "Workspace Trust" dialog, saying it is to "raise awareness that there are many attack opportunities when you download code from the internet."…

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Microsoft struggles to wake from its PrintNightmare: Latest print spooler patch can be bypassed, researchers say

Wed, 2021-07-07 18:18
I pity the spool

Any celebrations that Microsoft's out-of-band patch had put a stop PrintNightmare shenanigans may have been premature.…

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NASA readies commands to switch on Hubble's back-up hardware

Wed, 2021-07-07 17:55
Observatory might be able to spot distant stars, but it can't hear a bunch of engineers holding their breath

NASA is preparing to have another crack at restoring the veteran Hubble telescope to service with a multi-day test of procedures to fire up back-up hardware aboard the spacecraft.…

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