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uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawkingwith CSP reports. The two things aren't related, they're choosing to prevent th
The Register / Posted 31 minutes ago
with CSP reports. The two things aren't related, they're choosing to prevent the CSP report being sent," Helme told El Reg. Troy Hunt, ‏who runs the Have I Been Pwned website, added: "This is the problem: if you've got an XSS risk on your... Read more
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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebookconvicting Turnbull until the break in the chain of custody forced police to ad
The Register / Posted 14 hours ago
convicting Turnbull until the break in the chain of custody forced police to admit their evidence was legally worthless. El Reg understands that the comments contained numerous unmistakable references to airsoft games. Neither the Crown Office... Read more
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Never mind the WPA2 drama... Details emerge of TPM key cockup that hits tonnes of devicesattack is practical, although it’s unlikely to be cost-effective for large-scal
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attack is practical, although it’s unlikely to be cost-effective for large-scale attacks,” Dan Cvrcek of Enigma Bridge told El Reg on Monday. “The current indicative processor times for 1,024 and 2,048 bit keys are 97 vCPU days ($40 to $80) and... Read more
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Brit intel fingers Iran for brute-force attacks on UK.gov email accountsin August, weeks after similar campaigns against Westminster. First indications
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in August, weeks after similar campaigns against Westminster. First indications were that this assault was unsuccessful. El Reg has asked whether the attacks are believed to be linked but we're yet to hear back from our sources. We'll update this... Read more
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WPA2 Krack attack blows Wi-Fi security wide open: Fundamental crypto craptothe availability of software update, according to preliminary analysis by one s
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the availability of software update, according to preliminary analysis by one security researcher. Arnold KL Yau told El Reg: “This sounds bad. However, a significant amount of the risk would be mitigated for services that use strong... Read more
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Microsoft is Putin a stop to Russian-sanctions-busting IT resellerswere sold to businesses and government offices within Russia and Crimea despite
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
were sold to businesses and government offices within Russia and Crimea despite strict sanctions against such sales. El Reg understands the American software giant has been probing these sanctions-dodging allegations for some time now, and... Read more
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They've only gone and made a chemical-threat-detecting ringto slip this science lab on their fingers, some say. Robert Macks, of Ben-Guri
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
to slip this science lab on their fingers, some say. Robert Macks, of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, told El Reg: "The [underlying detection] tech used is classic". But added: "I do not think any hazmat or soldier would wear [a... Read more
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IT admins hate this one trick: 'Having something look like it’s on storage, when it is not'issue is leaving something behind that’s not the real data no matter what you c
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
issue is leaving something behind that’s not the real data no matter what you call it. Either way, you run into problems: El Reg: How does infinite-io define the value of metadata? Mark Cree: Komprise seems to totally miss the value of metadata.... Read more
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Hey nerds, encryption math isn't protected free speech – US deputy AGof messages to multiple destinations at once; and key recovery when a user forg
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
of messages to multiple destinations at once; and key recovery when a user forgets the password to decrypt a laptop.” El Reg will get the ball rolling by saying content-scanning middle-boxes are known to be insecure. We await your comments... Read more
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Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever worka valuable beast. Hence the request for a visit to your phone's Settings befor
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
a valuable beast. Hence the request for a visit to your phone's Settings before safaris. It gets worse. As reported in El Reg, little bit of code published to Github a fortnight ago showed how any app granted access to the photos on your... Read more
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Oracle’s automated database is a minimum viable release - analysttuning. More time on database design, data analytics, data policies, securing d
The Register / Posted 9 days ago
tuning. More time on database design, data analytics, data policies, securing data.” Certainly, DBAs who chatted to El Reg during the conference seemed to be of this mindset - although for some this may be partly due to scepticism about... Read more
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AMD comes out swinging, says: We're the Buster Douglas of the tech industry!have one title defence fight over an eight-month space in which Evander Holyfie
The Register / Posted 11 days ago
have one title defence fight over an eight-month space in which Evander Holyfield whooped his ass. Douglas then retired. El Reg put this to Hampton. "I thought about that but unlike Buster Douglas we do have a roadmap that will sustain us. Is AMD... Read more
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Spy vs spy vs hacker vs... who is THAT? Everyone's hacking each otherarise when one hacking group exploits another's seemingly closed-source toolkit
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
arise when one hacking group exploits another's seemingly closed-source toolkit or infrastructure. Quizzed on this point by El Reg, the pair said to date there was no example of an intel agency backdating another foreign hacking group's... Read more
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HPE: Cloud Server WILL survive... we just need someone else to buy 'emwere available at this point. White-box slingers, Chinese server makers now ne
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
were available at this point. White-box slingers, Chinese server makers now neck-and-neck with US tech giantsREAD MORE El Reg asked HPE why Microsoft was purchasing fewer Cloud Servers but couldn't get a straight answer. "We have a lot of... Read more
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Intelsat and Intel reckon satellite spectrum could help with 5G's coming capacity crunchMHz band is — as Intelsat and Intel propose here — to create market-based incen
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
MHz band is — as Intelsat and Intel propose here — to create market-based incentives for FSS [fixed satellite service – El Reg] space station incumbents to undertake voluntarily the complicated and costly process of clearing portions of the... Read more
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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link2012 and 2013. In light of this history, a new internet connection out of North
The Register / Posted 13 days ago
2012 and 2013. In light of this history, a new internet connection out of North Korea is certainly a notable development.” El Reg notes that the Intelsat link either reappeared or remained in use longer than Dyn says. In 2015, Cloudmark said that... Read more
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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 Second Li, er, Mixed Realitybundled with the software upgrade. Alex Kipman, a technical fellow with Redmon
The Register / Posted 13 days ago
bundled with the software upgrade. Alex Kipman, a technical fellow with Redmond's operating system group, demonstrated for El Reg and other assembled tech hacks a 3D user interface within Windows Mixed Reality, which lets you run and use... Read more
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Big iron storage supplier Infinidat blags more o' that sweet VC cashInfiniBox market positioning slide We can expect Infinidat to move its arrays
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
InfiniBox market positioning slide We can expect Infinidat to move its arrays down market and add more data services. El Reg thinks that Infinidat isn't wedded to disk for capacity and that, should a better capacity storage tier come along... Read more
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Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-timeRowan, an experimental physicist at Glasgow University who also works on the LI
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
Rowan, an experimental physicist at Glasgow University who also works on the LIGO side of the collaboration, told El Reg: "I am absolutely delighted to see this. My colleagues who have been honoured are most deserving and what a fantastic... Read more
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Self-processing flash drives, we'll need more capacityand its nano nodes. Recently Huawei revealed it's developing NVMe-based SSDs wi
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
and its nano nodes. Recently Huawei revealed it's developing NVMe-based SSDs with IP access and on-drive object storage. El Reg asked OpenIO's product strategy head, Enrico Signoretti, some questions about what this might mean, wanting to find... Read more
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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scalecurrents in the direction transverse to either temperature gradient, or a twist
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
currents in the direction transverse to either temperature gradient, or a twist in the underlying geometry of space-time”. El Reg can't help feeling that the explanation is missing something, but thankfully the most important point from the paper... Read more
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Un-Delled SonicWall beefs up firewall to wrestle ransomwarethat also resulted in the sale of Quest Software and other businesses. SonicWal
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
that also resulted in the sale of Quest Software and other businesses. SonicWall president and chief exec Bill Conner told El Reg that Dell remains its largest reseller. The CEO added that the firm has added 5,000 new networking resellers to its... Read more
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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd reads 'mean tweets' about his 2025 visionkeynote - when Hurd used audience participation to put his predictions to the t
The Register / Posted 14 days ago
keynote - when Hurd used audience participation to put his predictions to the test - and came directly from your very own El Reg. (Obviously we're thrilled to know he's a fan.) It said: “When he put the veracity of his predictions to the audience... Read more
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Six weeks later, drone biz DJI deploys control app 'flight mode'of all DJI products across the entire service, following unspecified “cyber vul
The Register / Posted 15 days ago
of all DJI products across the entire service, following unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities”. Days after the company told El Reg it would launch its local data mode. In brief, all DJI apps connect to the internet, downloading new geofencing... Read more
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Pumpkin bumpkins battle, 800kg monstrosity winsGarden with pumpkin. pic.twitter.com/cYC9bk8PJc Following the European clash,
The Register / Posted 15 days ago
Garden with pumpkin. pic.twitter.com/cYC9bk8PJc Following the European clash, the pumpkins are then sliced and diced into chunks that are then given to the visitors. Exciting stuff indeed. As always, El Reg will keep you posted on developm... Read more
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There's a way to dodge Fasthosts' up-to-160% domain renewal hike but you're not gonna like itper cent coming into effect late next month – unless of course they buy early.
The Register / Posted 15 days ago
per cent coming into effect late next month – unless of course they buy early. The web-hosting firm contacted customers – El Reg saw the letter – to warn a "new pricing structure will be applied to all domain renewals" from October 26. "The new... Read more
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Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugsa wireless personal area network technology. The tech has support for security
The Register / Posted 18 days ago
a wireless personal area network technology. The tech has support for security but it's rarely implemented in practice, as El Reg has noted before. The shortcoming allowed boffins at Pen Test Partners to hunt for Bluetooth adult toys, a practice... Read more
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Ouch: Brit council still staggering weeks after ransomware bit its PCsoperating as far as practicable, and that our most vulnerable residents are sup
The Register / Posted 18 days ago
operating as far as practicable, and that our most vulnerable residents are supported. A lengthy statement forwarded to El Reg said it had turned off its network while it rebuilt systems. It confirmed local reports that it was currently “unable... Read more
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'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment emails to women techiesasked Amazon to shed more light on the poorly worded email. A spokesperson said
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
asked Amazon to shed more light on the poorly worded email. A spokesperson said they would get back to us. In the meantime, El Reg has contacted the email's recipient. She was not immediately available for comment. However, we understand the email... Read more
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Amadeus booking software outages smack airports across worldaround the world, although the firm won't disclose the cause. Multiple airline
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
around the world, although the firm won't disclose the cause. Multiple airlines using the Amadeus reservation system told El Reg that passenger check-in and/or airline booking systems went offline around 10.30 GMT (0930 UTC) for between about five... Read more
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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'This doesn't seem to be a security issue but a feature request, which I have fo
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
This doesn't seem to be a security issue but a feature request, which I have forwarded to the engineering group." When El Reg asked Microsoft about this, it explained: "The technique described has limited practical applicability. To be... Read more
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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitchon a solution was under way but "no time scale can yet be provided," the NatWes
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
on a solution was under way but "no time scale can yet be provided," the NatWest customer services rep said. So El Reg contacted the PR wizards at the bank to ask them what was happening, only for them to deny any such problem... Read more
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Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book– and The Register understands every full-time worker at the software giant wil
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
– and The Register understands every full-time worker at the software giant will find one on their desks. A copy seen by El Reg replaces some text from the edition ordinary folks can buy. Hit Refresh gets an added “FN+F5,” presumably because... Read more
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Essentially invisible: Android big-daddy Andy Rubin's hypetastic mobe 'flops in first month'thus far been a flop with consumers in its first weeks on the market, it is est
The Register / Posted 19 days ago
thus far been a flop with consumers in its first weeks on the market, it is estimated. According to numbers provided to El Reg by analyst firm BayStreet Research, since it began shipping pre-orders in late August, and in stores since... Read more
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Twitter's 280-char blog mode can be enabled client-side. Just sayin'280 characters. Here's what to do: - install the browser extension Tampermonke
The Register / Posted 20 days ago
280 characters. Here's what to do: - install the browser extension Tampermonkey - ignore the counter that still says 140 El Reg tried the script out and found that, indeed, it allows folks to cram 280 characters into tweets and successfully post... Read more
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Power meltdown 'fried' SourceForge, knocked site's servers titsupstatus. "Only a very limited set of project pages are available until the main
The Register / Posted 20 days ago
status. "Only a very limited set of project pages are available until the main website returns to service." Speaking to El Reg, Abbot said: Our [data center] hosting provider has been having issues with a power distribution unit. It appears... Read more
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Twitter to upgrade from micro-blogging to milli-blogging with 280 charsold last year, to address a few more pressing issues before tackling the charac
The Register / Posted 20 days ago
old last year, to address a few more pressing issues before tackling the character limit: In true enterprise IT fashion, El Reg will tweet 141 to 280-character tweets as two 140 character tweets for backwards compatibility reasons — The Register... Read more
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UK Home Office re-bans cheap call gateways because 'terrorism'– though it vehemently denies this, insisting the anonymity was a mere admin er
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
– though it vehemently denies this, insisting the anonymity was a mere admin error despite having been caught red-handed by El Reg. Central to the Home Office's objection was its inability to trace people using COMUGs – though it pretended the real... Read more
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Japanese boffins try 'token passing' to scale quantum calculationsuniversal, and fault tolerant quantum computing, which is hard to achieve by ei
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
universal, and fault tolerant quantum computing, which is hard to achieve by either qubit or CV [continuous variable – El Reg] scheme alone.” The Furusawa/Takeda loop-based quantum architecture In a media release (here) Professor Furusawa... Read more
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WDC's My Cloud Home Duo is a natty piece of kit but beware iContentReview After El Reg covered the My Cloud Home file server announcement in Augus
The Register / Posted 21 days ago
Review After El Reg covered the My Cloud Home file server announcement in August, WDC kindly sent me a Duo unit to try out in my home office. What I received was a superbly engineered unit that was much better integrated with my Mac OS/iPhone... Read more
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Bing fling sting: Apple dumps Microsoft search engine for Googleon Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience wit
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," Apple told El Reg. Yes, really. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best... Read more
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CBS's Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers' web browsersfrom Showtime if the TV giant was infiltrated by miscreants. Here's a screensho
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
from Showtime if the TV giant was infiltrated by miscreants. Here's a screenshot of the code on showtime.com, seen by El Reg before it was removed: And on Showtime Anytime: We contacted both Showtime and New Relic today asking for more... Read more
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Insteon and Wink home hubs appear to have a problem with encryptionthe DerbyCon event in Louisville, Kentucky, last week after first disclosing th
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
the DerbyCon event in Louisville, Kentucky, last week after first disclosing the flaws to the two affected manufacturers. El Reg contacted both Insteon and Wink for comment and will update this story as and when we hear more. Ken Munro of... Read more
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Wanna get started with practical AI? Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net codeto get into AI but needs some working code to get to grips with it. Folks with
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
to get into AI but needs some working code to get to grips with it. Folks with a more engineering bent, like those here at El Reg, may prefer real-world code to pages and pages of mathematics seen in most neural network papers and text... Read more
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What's in this Monday morning storage BLT? A 12TB WD HDD, wars of words – and moreveep at Cohesity, took exception to comments about Cohesity by Rubrik CEO Bipul
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
veep at Cohesity, took exception to comments about Cohesity by Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha earlier this month. Rogers told El Reg: "I just read your article about Rubrik where Bipul Sinha stated that Cohesity doesn’t generate metadata and so... Read more
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Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchangeto: Settings > General > Software Update The bug is the latest problem to bef
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
to: Settings > General > Software Update The bug is the latest problem to befall iOS 11 since its September 19 release. El Reg has already sounded the alarm about potential pitfalls in the update: it won't run any of your older 32-bit-only apps,... Read more
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Nothing to see here, folks, literally... Citrix mysteriously pulls NetScaler downloadssoftware builds and promised that downloads should be restored by Monday, Septe
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
software builds and promised that downloads should be restored by Monday, September 25. One version of note, seen by El Reg read: Due to an issue found in the builds, NetScaler 10.1, 10.5, 11.0, 11.1, 12.0 and NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3 builds are... Read more
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You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?to sling around doctored versions of the software that users wouldn't easily be
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
to sling around doctored versions of the software that users wouldn't easily be able to distinguish from the real thing. El Reg learned of the issue from reader Trevor Hemsley, who reported the problem to Slack back in August and only notified... Read more
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Ethereum just checked that part of a Zcash transaction was legitBen-Sasson, a computer scientist at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology i
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
Ben-Sasson, a computer scientist at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and founding Zcash technician, told El Reg: "The gas [Ethereum transaction unit] cost is quite high, so not sure about the economics of having EVM [Ethereum... Read more
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Lloyds Bank payments glitch frustrates merchantsand two independent UK payment systems security experts hadn't picked up on any
The Register / Posted 27 days ago
and two independent UK payment systems security experts hadn't picked up on any problems. In response to queries from El Reg, Lloyds Bank confirmed a glitch in its systems but downplayed the significance. We are aware that a small number of... Read more
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