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SonicWall suggests people unplug their end-of-life gateways under 'active attack' by ransomware crims

Thu, 2021-07-15 03:31
Redeploy in circular filing cabinet if you cannot patch

SonicWall has warned that its older Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) gateways are being attacked in the wild by crooks to spread ransomware – and as some of those devices are end-of-life, don't expect any patches to protect them.…

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India bans Mastercard from signing up new customers

Thu, 2021-07-15 02:15
Alleges it blew a deadline to secure data – by almost three years

India’s Reserve Bank yesterday barred credit card giant Mastercard from signing up any new customers in the nation.…

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So nice of China to put all of its network zero-day vulns in one giant database no one will think to break into

Thu, 2021-07-15 01:07
We sum up Middle Kingdom's massive crackdown on bug reports

Chinese makers of network software and hardware must alert Beijing within two days of learning of a security vulnerability in their products under rules coming into force in China this year.…

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The coming of Wi-Fi 6 does not mean it's time to ditch your cabled LAN. Here's why

Wed, 2021-07-14 21:01
There's a time and place for wireless tech, but it still can't compete

Feature IEEE 802.11ax-2021 (more commonly known as IEEE 802.11ax or, more familiarly "Wi-Fi 6") was approved on 9 February 2021, with a top speed of 1.2Gbit/sec per single stream (think "stream" as synonymous with "channel"). As seems to happen each time a new Wi-Fi technology comes out, people are yet again asking whether this is the one that will finally tip us over the edge and entice us away from cables and onto wireless.…

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Sweat-sipping wearable aims to charge electronics without couch potatoes lifting a finger

Wed, 2021-07-14 20:02
What's wrong with plugging it in?

Brainiacs at UC San Diego say they have created a wearable design to turn your horrid sweaty hands into a charge for your electronic devices – while you barely have to lift a finger.…

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Facial-recognition technology gets a smack in the chops from civil rights campaigners

Wed, 2021-07-14 19:14
US retailers accused of privacy invasion

Civil rights campaigners in the US have called on retailers to stop using facial-recognition technology amid worrying privacy concerns and fears that it could lead to people being wrongly arrested.…

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Happy 4.20: Latest version of Tails bakes connection wizard into top-secret Linux distro

Wed, 2021-07-14 18:29
Privacy-focused operating system now more flexible in how you get online

Privacy and security-focused Linux distribution Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, has announced a major new release completely overhauling how it connects users to the Tor network.…

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Trouts on a plane: Utah drops fish into lakes from aircraft and circa 95% survive

Wed, 2021-07-14 17:45
Meanwhile, Minnesota city authorities evict dozens of monster goldfish from murky local lake

Authorities in the US state of Utah have released video of an extreme method they have devised to stock inaccessible lakes in its mountainous regions: a specially adapted aircraft that makes it rain fish.…

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AI changes everything – so you need to change your attitude to adopting new tech

Wed, 2021-07-14 17:00
Here’s how to not get left behind

Webcast Even the most cynical observers have to concede that AI technology is developing at a truly staggering pace.…

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tsoHost pleads for 'patience and understanding' as sites borked, support sinkholed

Wed, 2021-07-14 16:15
Like 'thoughts and prayers' but for web hosting

Brit hosting outfit tsoHost has rendered some websites and bits of the company's all-important client area inaccessible since yesterday.…

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UK's biggest trade union takes aim at Amazon over 'price gouging' allegations

Wed, 2021-07-14 15:45
Nothing to see here, says gargantuan online retailer, thrilled as ever to chat with a union

Unite – the UK's largest trade union, with some 1.4 million members – has accused Amazon of inflating prices for items such as hand sanitiser and other health products during the pandemic.…

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It had to happen: Microsoft's cloudy Windows 365 desktops are due to land next month

Wed, 2021-07-14 15:00
The good: It's a Windows PC running in the cloud. The bad: It's a Windows PC running in the cloud

Microsoft today introduced Windows 365 at its Inspire event: a desktop-as-a-service set for general availability on 2 August.…

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Compsci eggheads bring OpenCL framework to RISC-V to push parallel performance

Wed, 2021-07-14 14:16
Extended version of POCL now supports everything from high-end parts to embedded chips

A quartet of computer science boffins have showcased work on bringing the OpenCL programming framework to a wide range of RISC-V chips – improving their suitability for highly parallel workloads in science and beyond.…

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Informatica bids to become Switzerland of data with SaaSy governance and catalogue tool

Wed, 2021-07-14 13:29
Stakes claim for neutral territory after Databricks and cloud vendors make play to manage your data

Informatica has launched a SaaS product that aims to manage data governance and catalogues in a single system.…

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Hubble, Hubble, toil and trouble: NASA pores over moth-eaten manuals ahead of switch to backup hardware

Wed, 2021-07-14 12:45
Procedure on stricken space telescope may be attempted later this week

NASA has completed a formal review of what engineers will have to do to switch the Hubble Space Telescope to its backup hardware.…

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Huh, it's as if something happened that made people not like CentOS so much

Wed, 2021-07-14 12:01
Ubuntu snatches top spot in 2020 OpenStack User Survey

Canonical is cock-a-hoop after Ubuntu snatched first place for OpenStack deployment from the CentOS Linux distribution – but according to some the victory might ring hollow.…

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Cellnex and CK Hutchison have just 5 days to prove mass mobile tower sell-off won't harm competition

Wed, 2021-07-14 11:15
Cellnex already 'largest' phone mast supplier, says UK regulator

Two bigwigs in the UK's mobile phone biz have been given just five days to provide "legally binding proposals" that the proposed sale of thousands of phone masts won't damage competition and harm consumers.…

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Here boy! Making the Sample Fetch Rover that'll collect soil from the Red Planet

Wed, 2021-07-14 10:45
El Reg grabs a moment in time with ExoMars trundlebot's chief engineer

Helicopters on Mars have captured the imagination of nerds everywhere, however, an even more ambitious mission to return samples from the Red Planet to Earth is gathering pace.…

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Imagine a world where Apple shacked up with Xerox in the '80s: How might it look today?

Wed, 2021-07-14 10:02
An alternative history of the computer revolution

Column Looking back over the last 40 years of computing, it's hard to imagine how things could have been different. When Steve Jobs travelled up the Valley in late 1979 to visit Xerox PARC, he found the missing piece of the puzzle that had eaten away at him ever since Woz hacked together the first Apple I: how to make a computer that everyone could use.…

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ZTE Axon 30 Ultra: Strong effort from an entity-lister, but your tiny child hands may struggle

Wed, 2021-07-14 09:15
What a whopper

Review Most phones are compromised in some way, which makes it all too easy to overlook the good bits. An example of this would be the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, which was near perfect, except for the lack of apps.…

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