6th > May > 2012 Archive

The Register breaking news

Cybercrims dump email for irresistible Twitter, Facebook spam

Cybercrooks have quit pouring barrels of spam into email inboxes in favour of hassling marks on social networks as an easier way to make money.
The Register breaking news

.eu is a Euro domain, for Euro people - top legal bod

Only businesses established in the EU can register trademarks as web addresses in the '.eu' domain, a legal advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.

iPad chargers can open beer bottles

That clever Jony Ive. Not content with giving the planet all manner of lovely iThings, the Apple designer may also have given the world the first combined AC adapter/beer bottle opener.

Loose screw caused airplane iPhone ‘fire’

When an iPhone started smoking on a regional flight last November, it was easily enough dealt with: the phone was put in the aisle and extinguished.
Pirates ahoy!

Pirate island attracts more than 100 startup tenants

Over 100 international tech companies have registered their interest in the floating geek city, Blueseed, which will be launched next year in international waters outside of Silicon Valley.
Mac OS X 10.7

Apple logging passwords in plain text

A post to Cryptome is pointing the finger at Apple for logging plain-text passwords of users of “legacy” Filevault under Lion 10.7.3.
Ruckus president and CEO, Selina Lo

Evil plot to control souls via Wi-Fi thwarted

US Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless has "apologised" for an evangelical ad campaign, branded ‘Believe’, in which a God-fearing preacher promises "WiFi you can put your faith in" and "the chance to connect to a greater power."