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 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:55:09 GMT FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

It's also accidentally written the syllabus for a 'Home IoT Network Engineer' course

Internet of Things users need to become sysadmins, America's Federal Bureau of Investigation says.…

 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:05:57 GMT Checkmate: DeepMind's AlphaZero AI clobbered rival chess app on non-level playing, er, board

Good effort but the games were seemingly rigged

Analysis DeepMind claimed this month its latest AI system – AlphaZero – mastered chess and Shogi as well as Go to "superhuman levels" within a handful of hours.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:13:23 GMT OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

Jha rule-breaker and pals confess IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer

A former New Jersey college student has copped to helping create and run the massive Mirai DDoS botnet.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:43:29 GMT Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz

Web giant accused in court of withholding money

AdTrader, an online ad agency, has accused Google of reneging on promised ad payments, stealing clients, and fraud.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:20 GMT Critical US mass spying program scrutiny lost amid partisan nonsense

Buh buh buh buh buh buh buh but her emails! And those texts!

Analysis In two weeks, a US law authorizing one of Uncle Sam's crucial mass snooping programs will expire.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:12:21 GMT IBM reminds staff not to break customers in pre-Xmas fix-this-now rush

Australian tentacle has mucked things up at bank and border security agency

Bosses at IBM's Australian outpost have been forced to remind staff to do their best work during the pre-Christmas rush – that time of year when outsourced clients want a lot of stuff done in a hurry before much of the world shuts down to overeat.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:58:52 GMT Australian central bank says 'speculative mania' and crime fuel Bitcoin

Why use a slow expensive risky currency when you can do real-time bank-to-bank transfers?

The governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia has opined that cryptocurrencies are most useful “to those who want to make transactions in the black or illegal economy, rather than everyday transactions” and concluded that current enthusiasm for the instruments therefore “feels more like a speculative mania than it has to do with their use as an efficient and convenient form of electronic payment.”…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:54:08 GMT Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Keynotes, speakers and earlybirds

Save now, learn later

EVENTS If embracing Continuous Delivery of DevOps is on your New Year’s resolution list, you can get a head start by wrapping up your Continuous Lifecycle London 2018 tickets now - and save a stack of cash into the bargain.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:24:14 GMT Auto auto fleets to dodge British potholes in future

Happy with this Utopian vision of the driverless future? Tell the Highways Agency

A Highways Agency report suggests that cars of the future could report road potholes automatically, with fleets of auto autos being instructed to swerve around them without human intervention.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:13 GMT FREE zero-day for every reader: AT&T's DirecTV kit has a root hole – and no one wants to patch it

echo "Bot herders will love"; cat /etc/passwd #

AT&T's DirecTV wireless kit has an embarrassing vulnerability in its firmware that can be trivially exploited by miscreants and malware to install hidden backdoors on the home network equipment, according to a security researcher.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:17:08 GMT Barclays bank bod in the cooler for aiding Dridex money launderers

Six years's porridge. Dridex not a laundry soap – it's a Trojan

An employee of Barclays Bank who laundered thousands of pounds on behalf of Moldovan cybercriminals was yesterday sentenced to six years and four months behind bars in Blighty.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:02:46 GMT No one saw it coming: Rubin's Essential phone considered anything but

Paltry 50,000 sold, according to camera app download stats

Andy Rubin's ambitions to create a new consumer electronics ecosystem are floundering at base camp. Sales of Essential's phone, which forms a key part of the strategy, are tepid.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:04:12 GMT Former ZX Spectrum reboot project man departs

Retro Computers Ltd director hits back: So? We binned him

Ailing ZX Spectrum Vega firm Retro Computers Ltd appears to have lost one of its key people, amid a battle of words between the MD and a former contractor.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:56:09 GMT Brit banks told to publish details of major incidents that stop punters' payments

Bad news for regular TITSUP* offenders, good news for consumer choice

Banks will have to publish details of incidents that stop people using their payment services under new rules proposed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:28:14 GMT How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

Metaphor wrought in flesh

An experiment by staff at UK ISP Andrews & Arnold has redefined the meaning of a fibre connection by showing that a piece of wet string can handle ADSL.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:55:11 GMT The North remembers: York scraps Uber's licence over data breach

But taxi biz can restart work in Sheffield

The northern city of York has voted against renewing Uber's licence as the backlash against the ride-hailing firm's business practices continues.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:11:07 GMT Sweet Liberty: Cable & Wireless CEO John Reid steps down

No replacement named for bossman who oversaw £3.5bn takeover by US giant

Head honcho at comms biz Cable & Wireless John Reid is to step down in early 2018.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:40:51 GMT UK.gov told: Your frantic farming of pupils' data is getting a little creepy

Plans to extend slurping to why kids quit mainstream education

Plans to expand the vast National Pupil Database to include information on why kids leave mainstream education have been slammed by privacy campaigners.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:09 GMT Hello, Dixons Carphone? Yep, we're ringing from a 2015 handset. Profits down 60%, eh?

Store closures on the way? Did someone mention Brexit?

Dixons Carphone execs handed out their numbers to world+dog today, showing profits plummeting by more than half in the firm’s half-year results. The plunge was chalked up to UK customers skipping mobile upgrades - a move that could signal further closures across its stores.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:35:12 GMT At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

True meaning of the season is all about how you overindulge

Boozing in the morning, blazing family rows in the afternoon, and passing out in front of the telly – trousers unbuttoned – by 5pm. All of these are annual traditions of Christmas but when it comes to dinner, what makes the perfect festive nosh?…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:02:06 GMT Nasuni straps APIs and encryption to nippier Edge Appliances

Smartens up software act with raft of improvements

Cloud storage and gateway supplier Nasuni has released software making its Edge Appliances faster, safer, and easily integrated.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:30:14 GMT Transaction Processing Performance Council to deliver AI benchmark

GPU-makers aren't members of the TPC. Will they join?

The Transaction Processing Performance Council has decided the world needs a benchmark for systems running artificial intelligence workloads.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:02:14 GMT 'Suspicious' BGP event routed big traffic sites through Russia

Google, Facebook and Microsoft routed through PutinGrad, for no good reason

A Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing incident saw a bunch of high-profile Internet destinations mis-routed through Russia on Tuesday, US time.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:28:07 GMT One per cent of all websites probably p0wned each year, say boffins

Automated account-creator used bad passwords to detect when sites go bad

Researchers working on a technology to detect unannounced data breaches have found, to their dismay, that one per cent of the sites they monitored were hacked over the previous 18 months.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:02:10 GMT Up to 'ONE BEEELLION' vid-stream gawpers toil in crypto-coin mines

Come for the free movies, stay to dig Monero for a stranger

Security experts claim four extremely popular video-streaming websites have been secretly loaded with crypto-currency-crafting code.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:02:32 GMT NASA says New Horizons' next stop might have a moon

Remember that 747 with an open door and a telescope? It spotted a moon-esque blip

NASA's hypothesised that MU69, the Kuiper Belt object that is the New Horizons probe's next destination, has a moon.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:02:13 GMT Lights, camera, 802.11ax-ion!

Marvell claims it'll have the first chipsets for new 10G WiFi ready for products in H2 2018

Chip-maker Marvell has claimed it will be the first to offer WiFi chipsets that bring the 802.11ax standard to the world.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:01:05 GMT India sets up second new CERT in a year, this time for government

Seeing as India has biometric national ID, this seems like a pretty sensible idea

India has decided it needs a third computer emergency response team, to protect government digital services.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:58:11 GMT SEC sends ICO for restaurant app Munchee back to the kitchen

Rules that offering was a cryptocurrency speculation, not real attempt to fund app

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has intervened to stop an initial coin offering (ICO) that attempted to raise US$15m for a restaurant review app named "Munchee".…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:13:06 GMT Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP

IE haunted by ghosts of past bugs – plus remote-code exec holes that'll chill your blood

Microsoft has kicked out its December batch of software security fixes, the final Patch Tuesday of 2017.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:49:19 GMT Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

From version 12 onward, ME-equipped chips will defend against patch rollbacks

Intel's Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake x86 processors can be fortified by computer manufacturers to prevent in hardware attempts to downgrade, exploit and potentially neuter Chipzilla's built-in creepy Management Engine.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:02:33 GMT I, Robot? Aiiiee, ROBOT! RSA TLS crypto attack pwns Facebook, PayPal, 27 of 100 top domains

Two-decade-old hole lets hackers unlock encrypted data

A 19-year-old vulnerability in the TLS network security protocol has been found in the software of at least eight IT vendors and open-source projects – and the bug could allow an attacker to decrypt encrypted communications.…

 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:34:38 GMT Flash bang walloped: Toshiba, Western Digital sign peace treaty over memory chip fabs

Dare we say it... Tosh won

A peace has broken out between Western Digital and Toshiba over the future of their solid-state-memory factory joint-ventures.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:54:29 GMT Tenable's response to folks upset at AWOL features: A 150-emails-a-minute spam storm

Nessus Pro V7 launch fiasco

Tenable Security has given itself two problems, by releasing a product its users don't like, and then adding them all to a support email group that's sending uncomfortable volumes of messages.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:25:07 GMT Kaspersky dragged into US govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

Trump signs defense law with No Eugenes clause, Kaspersky weighs options

Updated President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which includes a ban on products from Kaspersky Lab running in US government agencies.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:11:49 GMT NSW TAFE's IT FAIL was so bad, 100 staff were hired to clean up

And they cost $AU6m, on top of $89m for a replacement

New South Wales TAFE's failed IT project will be a millstone around the organisation's neck for years, the state's Auditor-General warned yesterday.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:37:28 GMT What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath

And we'll explain: Epic trolling, online pressure, window-dressing, serious wonk writing

It may have escaped your notice but America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, will vote on Thursday on a provision that would effectively undermine net neutrality protections in the US. People are – and this may shock you – not happy about it.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:34:51 GMT Argy-bargy Argies barge into Starbucks Wi-Fi with alt-coin discharges

Venti vanilla skinny latte with sprinkles of JavaScript and a side of Monero mining, please

Starbucks has joined the long growing list of organizations that have inadvertently and silently mined alt-coins on customers' computers for mystery miscreants.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:45:52 GMT America's drone owner database is baaaack! Just in time for Xmas

President Trump green-lights gizmo regulations that overrule federal judge

Fellow Americans: if you receive a drone as a Christmas gift this year, you will probably have to register it with the US federal government.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:43:08 GMT Xcellis: From 'gateway' for NAS dabblers to pusher of hardcore scale-out NAS boxen

Quantum claims to node its new stuff totally dunks on rival

Quantum has announced an Xcellis scale-out NAS system, claiming performance is three times better than the next-best competing NAS system.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:58:06 GMT New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

Scientists create self-applying membrane to protect cell

A new method of designing batteries, cooked up at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, could triple the range of electric vehicles, a new paper has claimed.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:56:11 GMT Hey, we've toned down the 'destroying society' shtick, Facebook insists

The Social Network rises to criticism from former exec

Facebook has taken the unusual step of responding to comments by former VP Chamath Palihapitiya that the social media giant was "destroying how society works".…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:32:10 GMT Facebook announces ad revenue reroute: When Irish eyes are crying

Major tax overhaul to appease govs and regulators

Facebook has said it will no longer send advertising revenue through Ireland, and instead pay taxes in the countries where profits are earned.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:07:12 GMT Fujitsu's server jujitsu: FPGA gives networking capacity fourfold boost

Chip-accelerated WAN could do wonders in the cloud

Fujitsu Labs has fitted a parallelising FPGA to a server and quadrupled effective 10Gbit/s networking capacity.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:42:13 GMT Big biz: Algorithms are too complicated, but also too easy to game, to open the black box

What you really want is translucency

Large tech company reps quizzed over their use of algorithms have said they'd like to be transparent with users... just not too transparent.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:02:06 GMT Brrr! It's a snow day and someone has pwned the chuffin' school heating

Building management systems easily hackable – researchers

Britain's freezing weather has reanimated the issue of insecure building control systems.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:09:10 GMT Gemalto: Cheers for that 'unsolicited' €4.3bn bid, Atos. We'll think about it

We've long admired you from afar, croons French outsourcer

Tech consultant (and UK public sector buddy) Atos has offered to buy mobile chip-smith Gemalto for €4.3bn (£3.79bn) in a deal announced yesterday.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:08 GMT Avere wheels out fitter, faster filer accelerator

Latest edge box pumps out more data with haste, claims vendor

NAS accelerator Avere has introduced a beefier box to top its edge filer range – the FXT 5850.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:55:11 GMT Volvo puts Swedish families to work on driverless data-slurp trials

Playing catchup with Britain, or taking a slightly different tack?

Two Swedish families are to start data-gathering trials for Volvo’s driverless car project, revealing that the Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker is quite a long way behind British autonomous vehicle R&D.…

 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:26:10 GMT Pickaxe chops cable, KOs UKFast data centre

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go

Manchester workmen were blamed for knocking out hosting business UKFast's data centre today, after it seems some hapless bod cut a cable with a pickaxe.…


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 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:00 EST A Practical Guide to Java Remote Debugging | @CloudExpo #JVM #Java #Cloud
Troubleshooting a problem on a remote server, especially in production, is not an easy task. Sometimes it involves debugging the application code directly on the server. But the production servers are usually run in a strict environment, where not all convenient developer tools are available. In this article, you'll discover how to configure a running web server and debug your application using standard facilities provided by the Java platform.

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 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST Bitcoin Growth and Blockchain Disruption Take Market Share | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Bitcoin #Blockchain
BnkToTheFuture.com is the largest online investment platform for investing in FinTech, Bitcoin and Blockchain companies. We believe the future of finance looks very different from the past and we aim to invest and provide trading opportunities for qualifying investors that want to build a portfolio in the sector in compliance with international financial regulations.

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 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:00:00 EST [slides] Scheduling Techniques in #Kubernetes | @DevOpsSummit @Kublr #CloudNative #DevOps #Docker
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.

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 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:00 EST Hacking the Autonomous Vehicle | @ExpoDX @Schmarzo #AI #IoT #M2M #Sensors #DigitalTransformation
I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest. And no blog that I’ve written has drawn more comments than my blog, “Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics.” The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident where his police car crashed into another car and both cars were thrown into a cold and deep river – certain death for all occupants.

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 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:45:00 EST The Hotel California of #AI | @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #ArtificialIntelligence
In 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California”, a song about drugs and the effects an addiction has on people. Putting "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" in the context of our today’s digital lifestyle we find a lot of truth. There is a reason why Google provides most of its services for free or why Amazon wants us to have an Echo in every home or why Facebook has become our directory of “friends”. What looks pretty convenient is a threat. It is a threat to the end consumers but also a threat to the established economy. And even if we have the choice to check out any time – we will never leave.

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