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Australian geoboffins have zoomed in and enhanced <i>CSI</i>-style soil analysis: Bung it in a machine, find the crime scene

Wed, 2021-07-07 10:47
New approach could lead to a system for geolocating dirt samples

The University of Canberra and Australian Federal Police have detailed a new method for digging up dirt on crims – and it could mean an end to literally digging up dirt on crims.…

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The black screen of BIOS borkage haunts Space Shuttle Discovery's new home

Wed, 2021-07-07 10:02
They can put a man on the Moon, but can't change the battery in this Dell?

Bork!Bork!Bork! Bork takes to the skies, kind of, with a Dell Optiplex disgracing itself at one of America's hallowed halls of aerospace.…

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Five consultancies with severe branding difficulties win spots on UK government's £580m 'transformation' services framework

Wed, 2021-07-07 09:17
Outsourcing the decision to outsource?

The UK government has awarded £580m of a £2bn framework contract to five suppliers, partly in the hope they can assist in telling public sector buyers how and where taxpayers' cash should be spent on tech services.…

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Robots still suck. It's all they can do to stand up – never mind rise up

Wed, 2021-07-07 08:33
Simultaneous localisation and mapping is hard so for the foreseeable future ’bots will remain bolted down

Feature Just after lunch on a sweltering summer day in Brisbane, Australia, a dozen scientists and engineers gathered to watch a dog named Bingo stand up and trot gingerly towards a man-made tunnel. At the entrance, Bingo stopped to 'think' for a minute or so before turning its body to walk inside.…

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Gov.UK vows to chop red tape in the digital sector. What could possibly go wrong?

Wed, 2021-07-07 07:45
Answers on a postcard below

The UK government has published its latest pile of policy-related paperwork that it claims will help shape the UK's growing digital sector.…

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Citing cross-border data transfer and privacy concerns, China promises security blitz on securities

Wed, 2021-07-07 07:00
Beijing wants tech companies that list offshore to get serious about compliance

Infosec concerns have led China’s government to apply closer scrutiny to Chinese companies that list and send data offshore, according to a document written by China’s State Council cabinet and the Communist Party’s General Secretary.…

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Kepler spots four rogue Earth-mass exoplanets floating in space, unbound to any star

Wed, 2021-07-07 06:41
Data from NASA's 'scope may be years old now though discoveries keep on coming

Astronomers have discovered four faraway Earth-mass exoplanets that appear to be floating in space all by themselves without a parent star to orbit.…

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Mega-distie SYNNEX attacked and Microsoft cloud accounts it tends tampered

Wed, 2021-07-07 06:32
Republican National Committee said to be a victim, with Cozy Bear in the frame for the attack

Technology distributor SYNNEX has admitted that its systems and Microsoft accounts it tends have been attacked, after the National Committee of the US Republican Party (RNC) named it as the source of a recent security incident.…

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Microsoft patches PrintNightmare — even on Windows 7 — but the terror isn’t over

Wed, 2021-07-07 05:20
No fixes yet for Windows 10 version 1607, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has issued out-of-band patches for the PrintNightmare print spooler bug that allows lets remote Windows users execute code as system on your domain controller.…

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Kaseya’s VSA SaaS restart fails, service restoration delayed by at least ten hours

Wed, 2021-07-07 02:48
CEO comes out swinging, says 'people make the story and make the impact of this larger than what it is'

Kaseya’s attempt to recover its SaaS services has failed, and its CEO has attempted to play down the significance of the incident that has seen its VSA services offline since July 2nd and over 1,000 ransomware infections.…

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Evidence planted on laptops of jailed Indian activists, says forensics firm Arsenal Computing

Wed, 2021-07-07 02:02
NetWire malware used to deliver incriminating letters into obscure directories users could not see

Evidence used to charge an Indian man with plotting to assassinate India’s Prime Minister and inciting violence at a 2018 protest was planted on his laptop, according to US digital forensics consultancy Arsenal Computing.…

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Biden to sign exec order calling for right-to-repair rules for farmers, maybe rest of us

Wed, 2021-07-07 00:40
I've got a brand new combine harvester an' I'll give you the firmware update key

President Joe Biden is expected this week to sign an executive order directing the formation of rules that ensure Americans have the right to repair ... their farming equipment, at least.…

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Age discrimination case against IBM in Texas leaks emails, docs via bad redaction

Tue, 2021-07-06 23:40
Documents detail exec worried that failure to transfer some laid-off workers 'will blow a hole in our rhetoric'

An IBM age discrimination lawsuit filed in Texas last year has become a bit less opaque after The Register found an inadequately redacted court document that discusses plans to present evidence obtained from company emails and documents.…

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Kaspersky Password Manager's random password generator was about as random as your wall clock

Tue, 2021-07-06 20:49
Could be brute-forced due to design blunders, according to infosec outfit

Last year, Kaspersky Password Manager (KPM) users got an alert telling them to update their weaker passwords. Now we've found out why that happened.…

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China Aerospace Investment Holdings chairman in custody after two academics assaulted

Tue, 2021-07-06 19:58
Boffins in hospital, official goes to work as normal until social media blows up

The head of China Aerospace Investment Holdings has been taken into police custody after a video showing two senior scientists being attacked went viral on China's microblogging site Weibo and TenCent's WeChat last week.…

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Ransomware-hit law firm gets court order asking crooks not to publish the data they stole

Tue, 2021-07-06 18:33
Good luck with that, 4 New Square Chambers

A barristers' chambers hit by a ransomware attack has responded by getting a court order demanding the criminals do not share stolen data.…

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Infor offloads its asset management unit on Swedish 'digital reality' biz to focus on industry-specific cloud ERP

Tue, 2021-07-06 17:45
That's fancy talk for sensors, software, and autonomous technologies btw

Infor has sold its asset management applications business to Hexagon AB, a Swedish industrial tech biz, in a deal valued at $2.75bn.…

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Pentagon scraps $10bn JEDI winner-takes-all cloud contract

Tue, 2021-07-06 17:02
Y'know what, a single-vendor IT mega-deal probably isn't the best idea after all, says US military

The Pentagon has killed off the $10bn JEDI IT contract that Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, and others spent years fighting over.…

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The most dangerous AI approach could be ‘wait and see’ – here’s why

Tue, 2021-07-06 17:00
Tune in and we'll help you decide when to make the jump

Webcast It’s clear that the rapid advance of artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on businesses of all types. So what should you be doing to prepare your organisation to embrace AI?…

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Boffins decide what world really needs is indestructible robot cockroaches

Tue, 2021-07-06 16:01
It's fine: they'll just be used for searching disaster sites, checking structures, spying on people

If there is one thing the world doesn't need, more cockroaches would surely be it.…

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