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 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:19:29 GMT Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

This isn't ransomware – it's merry chaos

Analysis It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem.…

 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:03:12 GMT A good time Woz had by all: We peeked our head into Primary Data and this is what we saw

Upcoming early-access product details revealed

Analysis Picture this. A little press conference with Primary Data at its headquarters in Milpitas, California, right in the armpit of Silicon Valley. CEO Lance Smith is briskly burbling away about his company, but us hacks are somewhat distracted.…

 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:59:02 GMT Mozilla dev and Curl inventor Daniel Stenberg denied travel to USA

Settle down: This looks like a SNAFU, not Trump teasing techies

All Daniel Stenberg wanted to do was endure about fifteen hours of air travel from Sweden so he could spend a fun week talking code at Mozilla's all-hands meeting in San Francisco. But the Moz developer and maker of the Curl data transfer tool was denied boarding in Stockholm, en route to London and then The City By The Bay.…

 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:41:39 GMT Hot news! Combustible Galaxy Note 7 to return as 'Galaxy Note FE'

What could FE stand for? Fried Ears? Fearful Explosions? Flaming Emissions?

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is about to make its comeback.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:52:57 GMT Ever wondered why the universe only has black holes in S or XXXL? No? Boffins have an answer

Never a M or L when you want one, right?

Astronomers looking for black holes have been baffled by the same question for decades: we've found large and small holes, but where are all the medium-sized black holes?…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:01:54 GMT Blunder Down Under: Self-driving Oz cars still thwarted by kangaroos

Oi, tie your kangaroo down, sport ... Mad Max 2: The Roo'd Warrior ... etc etc

Kangaroos continue to be the bane of self-driving cars in Australia, as automakers say they still can't figure out how to accurately detect the presence of the pouched marsupials.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:50:01 GMT Costly, under-featured MyGov is just fine, says Oz national auditor

Five year march to One Login To Rule Us All still not over

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has rubber-stamped the government's MyGov portal, in spite of cost-overruns and a lack of performance metrics.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:54:36 GMT See you in 2023 – Bitcoin exchange Coin.mx bigwig gets 66 months in the slammer

Murgio gets off easy in money laundering case

A kingpin of the ill-fated Coin.mx Bitcoin exchange was today handed a 66-month prison sentence for conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:35:14 GMT Koh-no! Silicon Lucy blocks Qualcomm from wriggling out of FTC's chip monopoly trial

Tell it to the jury, judge rules

Qualcomm will have to face trial against America's trade watchdog over alleged price gouging on its chip designs.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:53:16 GMT Big Blue lures big biz object storage teams with VersaStack, COS

IBM and Cisco gear? So you're saying two wrongs can make a right?

IBM has found a new route for its channel into enterprise data-intensive workloads, courtesy of its Cisco VersaStack deal.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:25:09 GMT Pwned UK SME fined £60K for leaving itself vulnerable to hack attack

Vid game biz failed to carry out pen-testing

A small UK company that suffered a cyber attack has been fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:56:11 GMT 50th anniversary of the ATM opens debate about mobile payments

What's the future of cash?

Analysis Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), the first of which was installed outside Barclays Bank, Enfield Town in north London.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:48:33 GMT Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

Petya or cattle?

Updated A huge ‪ransomware‬ outbreak has hit major banks, utilities and telcos in Ukraine as well as victims in other countries.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:34:05 GMT The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

How much can you find down the back of your sofa?

Reg Standards Bureau In light of yesterday’s mega-bucks deal between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party, El Reg has added another unit of measurement to our Standards Bureau.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:24:09 GMT Oh my Tosh: WDC submits fresh bid for Toshiba memory biz

Is this the beginning of the endgame?

WDC and KKR have submitted a fresh bid for beleaguered Toshiba's memory business, in competition with the preferred INCJ/Bain/SK Hynix bid.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:52:08 GMT HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship runs Swiss Cheese OS

Spotted on carrier control room screens - reports

Updated The Royal Navy’s brand new £3.5bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is running Windows XP in her flying control room, according to reports.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:25:10 GMT Former GDS head Mike Bracken quits Co-op

He'd only wanted to work 3 days a week, apparently

Former head of the Government Digital Service Mike Bracken has quit his job as chief digital officer at Co-op to work on advising governments.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:14:04 GMT Wanna write a Cloudflare app? No? Would $100m change your mind?

Like Salesforce, but for sharing widgets

Internet traffic wrangler Cloudflare is opening up its massive global network to third-party developers.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:10 GMT Microsoft: We'll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update

EMETs? I've had a few

The next big update to Windows 10 Creators Edition is out in the Fall – and Redmond is hyping up its security chops.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:26:06 GMT Make sure your Skype is up to date because FYI there's a nasty hole in it

Nothing to see here, says Microsoft, just more crappy code

Infosec researchers have discovered a nasty and exploitable security vulnerability in older versions of Skype on Windows.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:07 GMT What? What? Which? Former broadband minister Ed Vaizey dismisses report

Northern Ireland could 'lead the way in superfast broadband' after DUP deal

The UK's former digital minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed a report published by consumer charity Which? today finding more than 11 places in Blighty still receive broadband speeds of less the 10Mbps.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:36:40 GMT Sony open-sources NNabla neural network learnings

En-NNabla-blement of answer to Google's TensorFlow?

Last night, Tokyo-based Sony open-sourced its deep learning framework, which it has dubbed NNabla – Neural Network Libraries.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:57:27 GMT Working in maintenance? Stop reading, we need you in the server room

You're undervalued, says survey. But you knew this...

Average annual salaries for maintenance jobs advertised online fell by 7.5 per cent this year - but the firm behind the analysis has warned that we shouldn’t forget about the humans who look after systems just yet.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:12:41 GMT Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe

Abused its market dominance as a search engine, says commission

Google was today hit with a record antitrust fine of €2.42bn (£2.1bn) from the European Union today for promoting its own shopping search service over those of smaller rivals.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:00:06 GMT Software glitch led to London Ambulance Service outage – report

Update 18 months earlier meant recycle bin drained system resources, leading to crash

A software glitch in the London Ambulance Service’s 999 call handling system, which prevented the system’s recycle bin from being emptied, led to an outage at the New Year – according to an official report.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:29:07 GMT UK's Ministry of Fun considers what to tell social media firms about online bullying

Govt to consult on code of practice as bits of Digital Economy Act go live

The UK government is to start talks with social media providers about a code of conduct that will guide their response to online bullying.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:01:10 GMT European Commission chucks cash at UR – the universal language of mind your own biz

Funding for French privacy browser – and why not

Privacy-focused French browser developer UR* has scored a grant from the European Union it hopes will help turbo charge its nascent technology.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:01:09 GMT Watchdog slaps NHS for failure to tackle correspondence backlog

Finds 1,788 cases of potential harm

The National Audit Office has slapped the NHS Shared Business Services for its failure to handle a backlog of misdirected clinical correspondence, which will cost £6.6m to work through.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:26:12 GMT Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

Sonic boom reduced to 'soft thump' by well-designed shockwaves

NASA says the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) project suggests it is possible to create a supersonic aircraft that doesn't produce a sonic boom.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:03:12 GMT Skynet? More like Night-sky-net. AI hunts for Milky Way's turbo stars

Code churns through millions of heavenly objects spotted by Euro Gaia spacecraft

An artificial neural network has detected rare super-fast stars zipping through the Milky Way – by crunching piles of data collected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia probe.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:33:13 GMT India's Martian MOM clocks up 1,000 days circling the red planet

But she's down to just 13kg of fuel after seven-minute eclipse-avoidance burn

India's Mars Orbiter Mission – aka MOM – has celebrated its 1,000th Earth day in orbit around the red planet.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:06:11 GMT No way to sugarcoat this: I'm afraid Uranus opens and closes to accept particle streams

It's official. Uranus clenches after taking in hot beams

Scientists digging through old readings from NASA’s Voyager 2 mission in 1986 have found that Uranus’ magnetic field swings open and shut like the aperture of a revolving door.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:26:09 GMT Idea to encrypt stuff on the web at rest hits the IETF's Standard Track

Mozilla engineer spots a gap in online security, reaches for the patch kit

Amid the rise of HTTPS, there are still many spots where content shifted encrypted across the web is ultimately stored in wide-open plain text, so a Mozilla engineer wants to close one of those gaps.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:03:12 GMT Encrypted chat app Telegram warned by Russian regulator: 'comply or goodbye'

Moscow says it's about regulatory rules; Telegram says it's about encryption

Russia's communications regulator is threatening to lower the boom on popular encrypted messaging application Telegram.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:06:09 GMT US Copyright Office suggests 'right to repair' laws a good idea

The DMCA wasn't meant to stop you fixing your car

Last week, to little fanfare, the US Copyright Office took its first baby steps towards stopping auto-makers wrapping their software in copyright rules.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:58:07 GMT Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

So they've welded Advanced Threat Defense to Email Security Appliances

Cisco's adding McAfee's Advanced Threat Defense to platforms supported by its Email Security Appliance platform.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:58:11 GMT Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube create anti-terror group

'Avengers' and 'Justice League' are taken. 'Suicide Squad' won't fly. So meet 'The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism'

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have created a super-team to tackle terrorism.…

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:14:28 GMT Researchers blind autonomous cars by tricking LIDAR

As I was on the motorway, I saw a man who wasn't there. Then things went pear-shaped

If you've ever been dazzled by some idiot's high-beam driving towards you at night, you'd probably welcome a self-driving car – except one of the key “eyes”, LIDAR, can also be blinded, or tricked into reacting to objects that aren't there.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:42:38 GMT US engineer in the clink for wrecking ex-bosses' smart meter radio masts with Pink Floyd lyrics

Why does anyone do anything? I don't know, I was really drunk at the time

Fueled by beer and bitterness, a US techie logged into his ex-employer's radio towers to sabotage them – and is now behind bars as a result.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:24:06 GMT Queensland Police want access to locked devices

Protecting from terrorists, naturally

The Australian State of Queensland wants the power to force citizens to unlock their devices during a declared terrorist emergency.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:55:20 GMT We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

US prosecutors ask top court to mull overseas data slurping

The US Department of Justice has formally asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal in Microsoft's Ireland warrant legal row.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:10:05 GMT Robocall spammers, you have one new voicemail message: CUT IT OUT!

Senator Schumer asks Ajit Pai to protect Americans. Good luck with that

Updated A US Senator is looking to turn up the heat on a particularly annoying new robocall practice.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:53:40 GMT Tremble in fear, America, as Daesh-bags scrawl cyber-graffiti on .gov webpages no one visits

Oh no, not Ohio's Dept of Rehabilitation and Corrections

A crew of useful idiots called Team System Dz defaced US government and business websites over the weekend in the name of medieval terror bastards Daesh (aka the Islamic State).…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:36 GMT Coraid's Coile resurrects storage biz, swears off VCs' filthy Valley lucre

Never again, he tells El Reg

Analysis Here's a resurrected startup that isn't a startup anymore and wants nothing to do with VCs, ever – Coraid.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:14:36 GMT Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

Motoring monolith stalls as punters slam into website

UK car insurance giant the AA caused all sorts of confusion on Monday after accidentally sending out a "password update" email to people.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:02:12 GMT Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe

Theresa showers DUP with gold to prop up minority government

The Democratic Unionist Party is to receive an extra £1bn in funding from Brit taxpayers, including £150m to spend on broadband infrastructure, after it agreed to prop up Theresa May's minority government.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:27:05 GMT Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

So, about that '1,000 games bundled with Vega+' boast, Retro Computers...

The owners of the rights to about 200 games to be bundled with the ZX Spectrum Vega+ is withdrawing permission for them to be included with the consoles unless its maker pays royalties for games on a previous device, The Register has learned.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:10 GMT JFrog leaps, wolfs down CloudMunch

DevOps vendor acquires intelligence platform

After a $50m investment January 2016, Israel-based software delivery automation vendor JFrog is in acquisition mode – specifically, it's eating some analytics brains.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:38:06 GMT Dell drops optical drive price-fixing lawsuit against Hitachi

Let off the hook

Dell has agreed to drop its suits against Hitachi and Hitachi LG Data Storage after previously alleging it had been part of a conspiracy to fix prices for optical disk drives. There has been no mention of any settlement.…

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:25:05 GMT UK Parliament hack: Really, a brute-force attack? Really?

Two words: Sweet 2FA

Comment Just under 90 Parliamentary email accounts were compromised by a brute force attack on the parliamentary network over the weekend. And there is a long-established technology which can normally see off this kind of attack.…


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 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:15:00 EDT [slides] Amazon's Cloud Billowing into #AI and #IoT | @ThingsExpo @Xopher5 #AWS #IIoT #DX
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assistants, Robotics, shipping logistics and other emerging technologies, developers and competitors ignore Amazon at their peril.

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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:30:00 EDT [session] The Age of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #WebPerf #AI #DX #DevOps
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world.

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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:45:00 EDT Crisis Response Using Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #ML #IoT #M2M #Cloud #FedRAMP
Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. In a crisis situation it can actually be a lifesaver. BlackBerry, in fact, has just become the first cloud-based crisis communication service to receive a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization from the United States Government for its AtHoc Alert and AtHoc Connect services. If you’re not familiar with FedRAMP, it is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The Blackberry certification was sponsored by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EDT [video] The Age of Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #WebPerf #AI #DX #DevOps
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world.

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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:45:00 EDT [slides] Public Cloud Alternative | @CloudExpo @Cloudistics #DX #DataCenter
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.

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