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What's HPE Next? Now it's unemployment for 'thousa

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Meg starts the bloodletting in earnest

HPE kicked off its much-dreaded layoffs globally on Monday as part of its Next overhaul campaign.…

Uber's revolting sexism, the movie

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Susan Fowler's story pitched as 'Erin Brockovich meets The Social Network'

The blog post that lifted the lid on Uber's uber-sexist culture and led to the demise of founder Travis Kalanick might become a movie.…

This is no yolk. Newegg scrambles against rotten s

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Tech slinger hopes this $3bn fraud lawsuit will be over easy

Online electronics souk Newegg has been accused of taking part in a financial scam that duped banks in South Korea out of billions of dollars.…

Security pros' advice to consumers: 'We dunno, try

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Google survey finds pros don't like safety strategies preferred by spooks

A Google-conducted survey of 231 infosec pros worldwide has reaffirmed the industry's faith in strong passwords, and achieved consensus about nothing else.…

What's HPE Next? Today, unemployment for 'thousand

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Meg starts the bloodletting in earnest

HPE kicked off its much-dreaded layoffs globally on Monday as part of its Next overhaul campaign.…

WHOIS embarrassed about security? APNIC, after dat

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Asia's internet numbers registry let some weakly-hashed passwords into the wild

Asia's internet numbers registry APNIC has apologised to network owners after a slip in its WHOIS database config leaked credentials, including weakly-hashed passwords.…

New phishing campaign uses 30-year-old Microsoft m

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Necurs botnet spreads ransomware carried in Office documents

The ever-vigilant folk at the Internet Storm Centre (SANS) have spotted yet another campaign trying to drop the Locky ransomware using compromised Word files.…

Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Plus: A new stealthier Monero crafter emerges

Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.…

Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Seven days of testing and it's not looking good

Earlier this month, Google unveiled its new Pixel smartphones to great hullabaloo – and now to great consternation.…

Please activate the anti-ransomware protection in

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Plus: Cray comes to Azure

A below-the-radar security feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, aka version 1709 released last week, can stop ransomware and other file-scrambling nasties dead.…

This is no yolk. NewEgg scrambles against rotten s

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Tech slinger hopes this $3bn fraud lawsuit will be over easy

Online electronics souk NewEgg has been accused of taking part in a financial scam that duped banks in South Korea out of billions of dollars.…

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posted: 23 Oct 2017

PM says the network's a waste of money? It's also yet another wasted chance at real reform

Australia's telecommunications ombudsman last week reported a startling and unwelcome 159.3 per cent year-on-year jump in complaints, with more than 40,000 lodged about services on the national broadband network (NBN).…

Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Seven days of testing and it's not looking good

Earlier this month, Google unveiled its new Pixel smartphones to great hullabaloo – and now to great consternation.…

Sex harassment scandal scoops up Silicon Valley's

posted: 23 Oct 2017

'Tech evangelist' apologizes but sympathy in short supply

Analysis  The rolling saga of rich and powerful men being identified as serial sexual harassers has returned to Silicon Valley, having spent a few week slicing through Hollywood. Now it's scooped up another well-known tech figure: Robert Scoble.…

ROCA 'round the lock: Gemalto says IDPrime .NET ac

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Here's what to do if you have an affected badge

Some Gemalto smartcards can be potentially cloned and used by highly skilled crooks due to a cryptography blunder dubbed ROCA.…

Google emits tools to make cross-platform HTML app

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Lots and lots of data dumped online plus keys to escape browsers

Chrome Dev Summit  At the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Google took another stab at making HTML-based apps less of a crapshoot.…

The big two-oh-oh: Cisco gobbles comms biz Broadso

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Is Switchzilla trying to buy its way out of legacy?

Cisco has snapped up its two-hundredth acquisition in the form of unified comms biz Broadsoft for $1.9bn (£1.4bn) – its latest attempt to move away from its lacklustre legacy business of switches and routers.…

Containers? Ha! Ain't no party like a Tupperware p

posted: 23 Oct 2017

No Docker or Kubernetes under The Social Network's hood

OS Summit  Facebook has its own container system it uses in place of Docker or Kubernetes.…

Let's make the coppers wear cameras! That'll make

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Large-scale randomised US trial: 'Recalibrate’ expectations

Police forces have been told to temper their expectations of body worn cameras, as a randomised study involving almost 2,500 cops throws up little evidence of purported benefits.…

'We've nothing to hide': Kaspersky Lab offers to o

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Response to US fretting over alleged ties to Russian snoops

Russian cybersecurity software flinger Kaspersky Lab has offered to open up its source code for third-party review.…

'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody

posted: 23 Oct 2017

'I don’t know if my voice was very bad and that’s why I got the ticket,' he said

A man has been fined by police after being caught singing the 1990s dance anthem "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" while behind the wheel of his car.…

Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writi

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Take the hint, manufacturers of weak kit

TechCon  Arm hopes to release open-source code early next year that will help secure Internet-of-Things devices – by encrypting their communications and installing over-the-air security fixes.…

Vodafone analysed evidence in case where it was al

posted: 23 Oct 2017

GSM gateway prosecution man: They gave the evidence that they found to the police

A man left on bail for more than seven years has hit out at Vodafone's role in his court case as alleged victim and examiner of vital computer evidence.…

Linux Foundation wants to do to data what it's don

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Penguins and machine learning. It could happen!

OS Summit  The Linux Foundation has created one open-data licence framework to rule them all, allowing users to collaborate on data-driven projects.…

Phone crypto shut FBI out of 7,000 devices, compla

posted: 23 Oct 2017

But he gets it, there's a balance to be struck, yada yada

The FBI has been locked out of almost 7,000 seized mobile phones thanks to encryption, director Christopher Wray has said.…

All your masts are belong to us outfit Arqiva conf

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Hopes to raise £1.5bn and clear debt

Britain's biggest mast outfit, Arqiva, has confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month, a move it hopes will raise £1.5bn and reduce its debt.…

A week in WANdisco, Toshiba 'n' pals, plus storage

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Dash of containers, drop of tape, soupcon of advanced RAM... perfect

Another week has passed by, and yet another torrent of storage news streams towards us, running the gamut from spin-transfer torque magneto-resistive RAM to data streaming and a Maltese Smart Island hub.…

Wowee. Look at this server. Definitely keep critic

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Tech laces networks with decoys to contain breaches

Israel-based Illusive Networks claims that its approach of planting poison-pill servers in a network can detect incoming attacks faster than any other method.…

Google and Intel cook AI chips, neural network exc

posted: 23 Oct 2017

A quick catch-up on what's been going on in machine-learning world

Roundup  Welcome to our roundup of major AI news from the past two weeks. Machine learning is so hyped right now, it doesn't help when companies such as Intel and Nvidia announce new chips and reveal little information about the specs, but make lofty claims of increased speed and precision.…

Sarahah anonymous feedback app told: 'You're riddl

posted: 23 Oct 2017

I'm... I'm going to sit down and think about that. *Sniff*

The web-based version of anonymous feedback app Sarahah is riddled with security flaws, according to a researcher.…

You may not know it, but you've already arrived at

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Installed Puppet? Visited a waterfall?... Gooble gobble, ONE OF US... ONE OF US!

After roughly a decade of DevOps hype, surely we’ve arrived at that blessed time when developer lions lie down with operations lambs in peace…? Err, not so much. Despite larger enterprises striving mightily to become more Agile (with a capital “A”), most organisations still don’t deliver on the DevOps dream, and won’t for some time.…

Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Blue Origin's new and rather large rocket engine fires on first full test

Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin has successfully tested its main engine for the first time.…

Big Blue's former CIO tried to join AWS, ends up a

posted: 23 Oct 2017

The Man Who Knew Too Much, Jeff Smith, has a new job

IBM appears to have succeeded in its efforts to stop its former CIO join Amazon Web Services.…

Boffins trapped antiprotons for days, still can't

posted: 23 Oct 2017

Matter/antimatter distribution looks equal, which should have nixed the universe at birth

One of the outstanding questions in physics is why matter and antimatter didn't wipe each other out at the Big Bang?” A new, hyper-accurate measurement of an antiproton characteristic at CERN leaves that difficult question entirely intact.…

MC Digital Realty ¬タモ not a DJ, not a burger, not

posted: 23 Oct 2017

It's a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Digital Realty to do bit barns in Japan

Digital Realty and Mitsubishi Corporation have entered a joint venture to build big bit barns in Japan.…

Google slides text message 2FA a little closer to

posted: 23 Oct 2017

A Prompt response to insecurity

Text messages aren't a great way to implement two-factor authentication, but it's a technique that's stubbornly persistent. Now Google has decided to push things along by pushing its alternative into production.…