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Pickaxe chops cable, KOs UKFast data centremains supply was lost to the site and generators failed to take over the servic
The Register / Posted 21 hours ago
mains supply was lost to the site and generators failed to take over the service. Lawrence Jones, UKFast CEO, told El Reg he believed some workmen in Trafford Park went through a cable with a pickaxe, which meant one of his data centres... Read more
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The eagle has been grounded: Dutch anti-drone squadron retiredrats. Quoting broadcaster NOS, the site said that the rats "could not be made '
The Register / Posted 23 hours ago
rats. Quoting broadcaster NOS, the site said that the rats "could not be made 'operational'". In February last year, El Reg reported that Scottish MP Douglas Chapman and the Metropolitan Police were also looking into harnessing the eagles'... Read more
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Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'dmaintain support to the recruiting pipeline manual workarounds have been requir
The Register / Posted yesterday
maintain support to the recruiting pipeline manual workarounds have been required,” said the MoD’s Capita RPP paper seen by El Reg. “It is not possible at this stage to exactly quantify any adverse effects on recruiting.” Most concerningly, the... Read more
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IBM to expunge over 500 people in latest redundo roundin lower wage regions, including India and Eastern Europe, by the end of this y
The Register / Posted yesterday
in lower wage regions, including India and Eastern Europe, by the end of this year. And judging by the size of the latest corrective surgery, it is trying to reach that target by hook or by crook. El Reg has asked IBM's PR department to com... Read more
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Japanese quadcopter makes overworked employees clock outblasting a closing time tune (in this case, Auld Lang Syne) until the workers s
The Register / Posted 4 days ago
blasting a closing time tune (in this case, Auld Lang Syne) until the workers shut down for the day and leave the office. (El Reg offices use a similar tactic, though it involves waving an open beer outside the front door at the end of the... Read more
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Oracle's Safra Catz joins Mickey Mouse boardMouse megacorp as a competitor to the likes of Netflix. Catz will take up her
The Register / Posted 4 days ago
Mouse megacorp as a competitor to the likes of Netflix. Catz will take up her seat on the board on February 1, although El Reg did wonder if a more natural choice from Big Red might have been cartoon-like CTO Larry Ellison, who plays the... Read more
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Cost-hurling IBM seeks more volunteers for employment bonfireenough volunteers that we can accept in this phase of the programme, we will mo
The Register / Posted 4 days ago
enough volunteers that we can accept in this phase of the programme, we will move to an involuntary separation phase." El Reg understands that up to 1,100 people in ISD are "in scope", meaning they are at risk of redundancy. IBM has yet to... Read more
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Sloppy coding + huge PSD2 changes = Lots of late nights for banking devs next yearto exploit for unauthorised entry into systems,” Dr Bill Curtis, SVP and Chief
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
to exploit for unauthorised entry into systems,” Dr Bill Curtis, SVP and Chief Scientist at CAST Research Labs, told El Reg. “Ramifications are the compromise of confidential customer information, malicious damage to systems, or worse, theft... Read more
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VMware and Carbon Black: you complete me, no you complete mejoint integration work and have also created a joint solution that each will se
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
joint integration work and have also created a joint solution that each will sell. VMware's security supremo Tom Corn told El Reg the company's still looking for other complementary security partners to improve App Defence's powers and prospects,... Read more
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Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff loversIt takes all sorts to make a world and some on the fringes of life often turn u
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
It takes all sorts to make a world and some on the fringes of life often turn up on daytime TV. And so El Reg was fascinated by the story of Amethyst Realm, who dumped a human in the, er, physical realm to become a ghostbuster banger. Realm, a... Read more
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Toucan play that game: Talking toy bird hackedhad much in common with My Friend Cayla and iQue, so had a go at the same attac
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
had much in common with My Friend Cayla and iQue, so had a go at the same attacks, explained Pen Test Partner’s Ken Munro. El Reg understands that Toucan is manufactured by the same vendor that makes iQue and Cayla, Genesis Industries Ltd of Hong... Read more
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O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunchesif those festive singers are offered to sample a wreath reefer, rather than a w
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
if those festive singers are offered to sample a wreath reefer, rather than a warn cup full of fermented grapes, El Reg wonders how many households they’ll visit before they think "F*$% it, let's go home and watch TV". If the smoke is as... Read more
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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, QualcommThis drives home the point that this is a declaration of war on Intel by Qualco
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
This drives home the point that this is a declaration of war on Intel by Qualcomm.We're not homeless For us, here at El Reg, we don't mind carrying around chargers and cables. Also, we're not homeless, so we're never far from a power outlet –... Read more
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Brit bank Barclays' Kaspersky Lab diss: It's cyber balkanisation, hiss infosec bodsreinstate the free security software offer using a different provider. Kaspers
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
reinstate the free security software offer using a different provider. Kaspersky Lab has yet to respond to requests from El Reg to comment on Barclays’ decision to drop offers of its software, but founder Eugene Kaspersky has commented on the... Read more
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Viagra's Irish plant STILL giving local men and dogs stiffies (not really)sophisticated as well as highly regulated”. As well as providing chemicals spl
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
sophisticated as well as highly regulated”. As well as providing chemicals splints for men, Pfizer also makes laxatives, but El Reg has yet to uncover concerns of FiberCon causing runny botty syndrome among the populace where it is manufact... Read more
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Android Wear hardware boss bailsFrom DevOps to No-Ops: El Reg chats serverless computing with NYT's CTOWe survi
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
From DevOps to No-Ops: El Reg chats serverless computing with NYT's CTOWe survived today's Amazon news avalanche to bring you this: Yes, a managed Kubernetes service will be a thingContinuous Lifecycle: Blind-bird tickets set to fly off for... Read more
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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggestsvalidation of its simulations. A red-faced Department for Transport (DfT) publi
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
validation of its simulations. A red-faced Department for Transport (DfT) public relations flunkey refused to give El Reg a statement detailing why mandarins didn’t want to release the full study... which is being used as a basis for... Read more
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Freelance techies moan about DXC billing snafu: No pay for three weeksis a billing system screw-up that has meant they'd gone unpaid for the past thr
The Register / Posted 9 days ago
is a billing system screw-up that has meant they'd gone unpaid for the past three weeks. The tech hands-for-hire told El Reg they were unable to input time sheets since November 11 on Beeline, the internal process used to manage third-party... Read more
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Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claimssupposedly in Green's name was also allegedly found in the Ashley Madison hacke
The Register / Posted 11 days ago
supposedly in Green's name was also allegedly found in the Ashley Madison hacked data dump.Squinting? Campbell told El Reg, based on his forensic experience: "When people go to porn sites, it's very common to first look at overviews, or... Read more
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Total recog: British AI makes universal speech breakthroughWe found defining what a word was gets quite interesting having such a wide var
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
We found defining what a word was gets quite interesting having such a wide variety of languages. It’s not trivial.” El Reg was invited to the House of Lords to burst the AI-pocalypse bubbleREAD MORE “Because it’s machine learning, we have a... Read more
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Crown Prosecution Service is coming for crooks' cryptocurrencywhen it comes to money laundering." David Wall, a criminology professor at Lee
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
when it comes to money laundering." David Wall, a criminology professor at Leeds University who studies cybercrime, told El Reg the CPS would "have to prove it is money that is illegally obtained or the proceeds of crime. I would assume that this... Read more
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Want a new HDMI cable? No? Bad luck. You'll need one for HDMI 2.1range, with chroma subsampling. The HDMI 2.1 cable spec remains backwards-comp
The Register / Posted 13 days ago
range, with chroma subsampling. The HDMI 2.1 cable spec remains backwards-compatible with HDMI 2.0, for some reason (El Reg is wondering how many people buy the new cable before they've also bought the new TV and a suitable content... Read more
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£160m ploughed into 5G is a fair sum. Shame the tech doesn't really existfrom the DCMS. Vaizey's time at the department was not without its financial v
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
from the DCMS. Vaizey's time at the department was not without its financial vagaries. Departmental insiders have told El Reg that the last £400m set aside for fibre investment has yet to be allocated – but the light detail on 5G spending in... Read more
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Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day ♫and Big Blue reminded all in the division to "continue to provide a first-class
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
and Big Blue reminded all in the division to "continue to provide a first-class service" to customers in the meantime. As El Reg has repeatedly highlighted, IBM wants eight in 10 of its GTS staff globally to be based in lower-wage locations,... Read more
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Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no passwordadmin access, type the following command from the Terminal. Enter your passwor
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
admin access, type the following command from the Terminal. Enter your password then a new password for the root user. El Reg was able to replay the bug on our office Macs running High Sierra, which was released in September. A spokesperson for... Read more
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Researcher: DJI RCE-holes offered me $500 after I found Heartbleed etc on its serversin 2014, but were also vulnerable to SQL code injection attacks and remote code
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
in 2014, but were also vulnerable to SQL code injection attacks and remote code execution with root privileges. Melia told El Reg an attacker could have “captured plaintext session cookies for users and dropped in as their account”. He also... Read more
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VMware-on-AWS bulks up, fails in (good) new ways and even lets you reserve a tablewithout requiring changes to networks. Mark Lohmeyer, the veep for products in
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
without requiring changes to networks. Mark Lohmeyer, the veep for products in VMware's cloud platform business unit, told El Reg that migrations to AWS will preserve network niceties such as IP and routing polices, removing the need for re-mapping... Read more
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Apple embraces El Reg! iOS 11 is now biting the hand that types ITis maddening! If you didn't know, you use the word 'it' quite a few times in em
The Register / Posted 15 days ago
is maddening! If you didn't know, you use the word 'it' quite a few times in emails an texts." Try as we might, however, El Reg was unable to duplicate the issue, suggesting I.T. is only affecting a subset of iPhone users. Your mileage may vary.... Read more
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AT&T, Comcast trash, kill Nashville's Googley broadband cable rulesbut access to poles remains an important issue where underground deployment is
The Register / Posted 15 days ago
but access to poles remains an important issue where underground deployment is not a possibility," a spokesperson told El Reg. "We continue to support the city of Nashville in its efforts to expand access to superfast Internet to... Read more
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Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshireoff the Dragonworks assembly line will be the MBDA Dragonfire laser cannon, as
The Register / Posted 18 days ago
off the Dragonworks assembly line will be the MBDA Dragonfire laser cannon, as covered in shining detail here on El Reg. Once assembled and tested in early 2018, the laser element of Dragonfire will be attached to a "beam director"... Read more
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'Treat infosec fails like plane crashes' – but hopefully with less death and twisted metalHonan said needs to change. Sean Sullivan, a security advisor at F-Secure, mad
The Register / Posted 18 days ago
Honan said needs to change. Sean Sullivan, a security advisor at F-Secure, made a similar point in a different context to El Reg earlier this week. "People aren't learning from each other when they get hacked," he said. No postmortem was carried... Read more
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Munich council finds €49.3m for Windows 10 embraceadvocates. Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention in Bremen and a member of the Open S
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
advocates. Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention in Bremen and a member of the Open Source Business Alliance, previously told El Reg that Munich will spend "decades of man power" and "millions of euros" on migrating back to Microsoft software. He... Read more
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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court ordermember of the technical support staff for the Internet Computer Bureau, which c
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
member of the technical support staff for the Internet Computer Bureau, which controls .ac and .io domains, referred El Reg to a site's registrar for any information. A spokesperson for Verisign, which controls .cc domains, told us:... Read more
19d
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Someone told Google to nuke links to mean reviews of disgraced telco True TelecomExpert and another is a news article about the Ofcom probe on ISPreview, possib
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
Expert and another is a news article about the Ofcom probe on ISPreview, possibly for the comments below. (We wonder if El Reg will be next.) Nonetheless, the claimant alleged the "customers in question have never existed in my database" –... Read more
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To fix Intel's firmware fiasco, wait for Christmas Eve or 2018other appliances. If the likes of SuperMicro have announced or released fixes,
The Register / Posted 20 days ago
other appliances. If the likes of SuperMicro have announced or released fixes, they've eluded The Register's searches. So keep an eye on your emails, and El Reg, sysadmins. There's plenty more notifications to come and plenty of fixing to be do... Read more
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London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!capital. The AEV Bill’s public committee stage has concluded, with the bill it
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
capital. The AEV Bill’s public committee stage has concluded, with the bill itself now in its report stage before the House of Commons. It will enter the House of Lords next year. Interested readers can follow the bill’s progress here on El... Read more
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SagePay's monster wobble... On the third day of sale week, retailers start to weepday before the outage hit and is set to conclude this coming Friday, the day af
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
day before the outage hit and is set to conclude this coming Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the US, 24 November. El Reg was further told by the customer that SagePay had switched back to its original IPs later that night after Akamai... Read more
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Debian package depicts 'Tux the penguin' with sheep in intimate ASCIIa more clear tag such as "-obscene" or "-offensive". Myles Jackman, a London l
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
a more clear tag such as "-obscene" or "-offensive". Myles Jackman, a London lawyer specialising in obscenity cases, told El Reg that compositions or line drawings of bestiality are not illegal in the UK, as long as humans that appear under the... Read more
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Windows 8 broke Microsoft's memory randomisationvalue to force bottom-up ASLR (a wonderful task if you're in charge of a fleet
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
value to force bottom-up ASLR (a wonderful task if you're in charge of a fleet of machines); otherwise, it seems to El Reg customers would have to wait for application developers to make the change, and install an update. So far, Microsoft... Read more
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It was El Reg wot won it: Bing banishes bogus Brit bank banner adof the most realistic scam sites I’ve seen, with a proper co.uk domain, an actu
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
of the most realistic scam sites I’ve seen, with a proper co.uk domain, an actual SSL cert, and even a mobile site." While El Reg gets the assist in this case, Redmond said it encourages anyone who suspects a phishing site showing up on their Bing... Read more
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OnePlus 5 x T + five short months = Some p*ssed off fanboysas the exclusive bricks 'n' mortar retail partner, and there's more information
The Register / Posted 25 days ago
as the exclusive bricks 'n' mortar retail partner, and there's more information here. Although reviewers – including El Reg – have been using 5Ts for over a week, a perverse embargo schedule imposed by OnePlus forbids us from telling you more... Read more
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Drone maker DJI left its private SSL, firmware keys open to world+dog on GitHub FOR YEARSmilitary. Several British police forces also use DJI drones for operations, in
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
military. Several British police forces also use DJI drones for operations, in place of helicopters. Speaking to El Reg, Finisterre added that the SSL private key “sat on GitHub for two to four years as I recall... no clue who wound up... Read more
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Pawnbroker pwnd: Cash Converters says hacker slurped customer datathat he wasn't previously aware of the problem but the incident did bear the ha
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
that he wasn't previously aware of the problem but the incident did bear the hallmarks of a breach at Cash Converters. El Reg asked Cash Converters to comment but we're yet to hear back. We'll update this story as and when we hear more. A... Read more
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Slack apologises to Europe for TITSUP* servicestroubles." However, in tweets, the firm has declined to give an ETA on the iss
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
troubles." However, in tweets, the firm has declined to give an ETA on the issue being resolved. This is a pain because El Reg uses Slack, and the news room now has all sorts of excuses to go down the pub (Ed: Forget it people, that's not... Read more
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Does UK high street banks' crappy crypto actually matter?than exploiting server-side encryption weaknesses. "Lack of HSTS is laziness, b
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
than exploiting server-side encryption weaknesses. "Lack of HSTS is laziness, but not really a threat today," he said. El Reg invited RBS/NatWest (the worst performer) to comment on the poor security ratings of its websites and criticism over... Read more
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US authorities swallow security-free script for pill that knows when you're off your medsaccess to the Web dashboard, with the patient's consent. That's a lot of movin
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
access to the Web dashboard, with the patient's consent. That's a lot of moving parts and suggests attack vectors like: El Reg found itself more than a little surprised that infosec issues aren't specifically raised by the FDA's approval... Read more
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Adobe dis-Connect: Collab service has been down for daysConnect meeting service have been unable to access the collaboration tool for s
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
Connect meeting service have been unable to access the collaboration tool for several days. A reader writes in to tell El Reg the Adobe Connect service has been out of commission for him since this weekend with a number of users unable to... Read more
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Confusion reigns over crypto vuln in Spanish electronic ID smartcardsCvrcek, chief exec of Enigma Bridge and one of the team of researchers who unco
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
Cvrcek, chief exec of Enigma Bridge and one of the team of researchers who uncovered the so-called ROCA vulnerability, told El Reg: "While the digital signature adoption is not very high (IE9 may be one of the issues ), the number of affected ID... Read more
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Got an Amazon Echo or Google Home? Patch 'em or face bite of Bluetooth-linked vulnmust gain visibility over sanctioned and unsanctioned IoT devices in their envi
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
must gain visibility over sanctioned and unsanctioned IoT devices in their environments." In a statement, Google told El Reg that it had released patches to its partners to address the BlueBorne vulnerabilities some weeks ago. Users do not... Read more
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DXC Tech asks staff to profile their skillsand in compliance with local laws." The firm declined to comment. It would be
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
and in compliance with local laws." The firm declined to comment. It would be nice to have one week – just one week – when DXC does not disgrace itself by gracing the pages of El Reg with yet another gaffe. Same time next week? Maybe... Read more
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