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Thief milks CREAM Finance for $18m+ in cryptocurrency after spotting security bug

Tue, 2021-08-31 00:59
Reentrancy attack siphoned off millions

CREAM Finance, a decentralized loan platform, lost at least $18m in cryptocurrency on Monday to an unidentified thief.…

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Toyota resumes autonomous Paralympics buses after vehicle hit judo competitor, forced him out of match

Mon, 2021-08-30 23:27
More human guides recruited, trained to keep eyes on machines, athletes

Toyota’s autonomous shuttle service at the Paralympic games in Japan this year has recruited more humans to oversee its vehicles after one of the machines ran over an athlete.…

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Boffins find if you torture AMD Zen+, Zen 2 CPUs enough, they are vulnerable to Meltdown-like attack

Mon, 2021-08-30 21:49
Chip biz's fix involves performance-inhibiting LFENCE, if warranted

Computer scientists at TU Dresden in Germany have found that AMD's Zen processor family is vulnerable to a data-bothering Meltdown-like attack after all.…

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Chinese developers protested insanely long work hours. Now the nation's courts agree

Mon, 2021-08-30 11:15
'996' culture and its assumption of six twelve hour days - without overtime - labelled abusive and illegal

China's Supreme People's Court and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security have released a lengthy document condemning China's "996" work culture as labour violations that deprive workers of overtime payments.…

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Adding AI to everything won't make sense until we can use it for anything

Mon, 2021-08-30 09:36
You've gotta have standards

Opinion We are teetering on the brink of a golden age of AI. It must be true, we keep being told so. This week's preacher is Samsung, which says it has integrated processors with memory to achieve stellar AI numbers: "Approximately twice the performance in AI-based recommendation applications and a 40 per cent decrease in system-wide energy usage."…

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China welcomed its billionth netizen in the first half of 2021

Mon, 2021-08-30 08:01
297M are rural, 983M use instant messaging, 469M order food online, and they average 26.9 hours online every week

More than a billion Chinese citizens now use the internet, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre's 48th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China.

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SCO v. IBM settlement deal is done, but zombie case shuffles on elsewhere

Mon, 2021-08-30 05:58
Ancient 'Who owns Unix?' case puts a $14.25M price tag on making some claims go away

One strand of the ancient and convoluted SCO versus IBM legal mess that sought to determine who owns UNIX – and perhaps has a claim over Linux – may be about to end.…

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Bonkers rocket launch sees craft slip sideways, barely climb and tear up terrain

Mon, 2021-08-30 04:59
One engine failed a second into flight, but it still managed to reach 50km altitude

Video Ever wondered what happens when one of an orbital class rocket's main engines fails a second into a flight?…

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Yahoo! India! shuts! down! news! operation!

Mon, 2021-08-30 01:28
Says regulatory changes requiring local ownership made it impossible to continue, but fancies a comeback

Yahoo!'s Indian outpost has stopped publishing news – even news about cricket.…

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When you finish celebrating Linux turning 30, try new Linux 5.14, says Linus Torvalds

Mon, 2021-08-30 00:11
'We have another 30 years to look forward to,' says Emperor Penguin – and less to worry about as Spectre-proofing code arrives

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has released version 5.14 of the Linux kernel.…

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Leaked: List of police, govt, uni orgs in Clearview AI's facial-recognition trials

Sun, 2021-08-29 09:48
Plus: Mortgage algorithm bias, and an AI-guided play comes to London

In brief Clearview AI’s controversial facial-recognition system has been trialed, at least, by police, government agencies, and universities around the world, according to newly leaked files.…

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Real world not giving you enough anxiety? Try being hunted down by the perfect organism in <i>Alien: Isolation</i>

Sat, 2021-08-28 10:37
2014 stealth-em-up hasn't aged a day

The RPG Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. Not that anybody noticed but we skipped the last edition for a number of reasons. 1) Too many betas. Though we were monitoring developments in potential World of Warcraft killer New World and Left 4 Dead's spiritual successor, Back 4 Blood, we didn't see anything that could be discussed fairly. 2) Generally no new full releases of interest. 3) We had to RMA a graphics card and got sad. However, when setting out the vision for this column, there were no hard and fast rules about what got covered. So this time we're headed back to 2014 and a crumbling space station where something extremely violent and dangerous lurks in the shadows…

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Et tu, Samsung? Electronics giant accused of quietly switching SSD components

Sat, 2021-08-28 08:08
Squirrely semiconductor swaps make performance difficult to predict

Samsung has altered the parts used to make its 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD card, leading a version manufactured in June 2021 to perform differently than an older formulation from April 2021.…

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Microsoft warns of widespread open redirection phishing attack – which Defender can block, coincidentally

Fri, 2021-08-27 21:59
Some tactics never change much

Microsoft has warned that it has been tracking a widespread credential-phishing campaign that relies on open redirector links, while simultaneously suggesting it can defend against such schemes.…

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Perseverance to take a second stab at Martian rocks ... but first it has to scratch'n'sniff

Fri, 2021-08-27 20:56
Hopefully this'll be the sample that eventually gets sent back to Earth

NASA’s Perseverance rover will make a second attempt at collecting a sample of Mars rock for eventual return to Earth – though it's going to scratch its latest target first to make sure it's worth bothering.…

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Microsoft does and doesn't want you to know it won't stop you manually installing Windows 11 on older PCs

Fri, 2021-08-27 20:25
Hardware requirements loophole left in

Microsoft doesn't want to say it publicly but it will not stop you manually installing Windows 11 on older or otherwise incompatible PCs.…

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Dell, HP talk of backlogs and shortages as big PC-makers turn in their numbers

Fri, 2021-08-27 19:05
Dell's results were upbeat, HP's flat, but investors still worried over supply chain

HP Inc and Dell both raised concerns over ongoing component shortages when they reported their July quarters yesterday, with the Palo Alto firm citing "unprecedented demand that is way ahead of supply right now" and Round Rock saying "demand was ahead of revenue growth as we managed supply constraints."…

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'Apps for GNOME' site aims to improve discovery of the project's best applications

Fri, 2021-08-27 18:05
A sprinkling of Rust and presto! A new multi-language web site appears

The GNOME project has created Apps for GNOME, a website to "feature the best applications in the GNOME ecosystem," according to creator Sophie Herold.…

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EU to formally probe Nvidia's $54bn takeover over British chip designer Arm – report

Fri, 2021-08-27 16:58
Hot on heels of 'significant concerns' from the UK

Nvidia told The Reg it would work "with the European Commission to address any concerns they may have" after reports it is set open a formal competition law investigation into the AI firm's purchase of Arm from Softbank.…

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Slap on wrist for NCC Group over CREST exam-cheating scandal as infosec org agrees to rewrite NDAs and more

Fri, 2021-08-27 15:55
Two 'historic' incidents nearly a decade ago, says statement

British infosec firm NCC Group has been rapped over the knuckles after infosec accreditation body CREST found it was "vicariously responsible" for employees who helped staff cheat certification exams.…

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