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Kid hackers break XSS defences, find hack hole in 2 million websites

Hackers Karim Rahal and Ibram Marzouk have found multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the HTML Comment Box that opened avenues to compromise visitors to some used by some 2 million websites. Rahal (@KarimPwnz) and Marzouk (@0xibram), both 14 year-old students based in Lebanon, reported the flaws through Dectify's …
Team Register, 24 Jan 2017
The audience at Continuous Lifecycle London

Building IoT London: Last chance to catch Early Bird Tix

The early bird ticket offer for Building IoT London ends very soon, meaning you’ve got just hours to save a stack of cash on three days with the IoT world’s finest thinkers, doers and developers. Our two day conference and our workshops day will equip with you the hands-on skills to turn the IoT into a reality and take your …
Team Register, 19 Jan 2017
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Speaking in Tech: Japan launches rocket with 2 laptops, 8 people

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly tech gabfest. Greg is wasting away in Amsterdam while Ed, Melissa and Peter steer the podcast this week to discuss CES 2017, SpaceX and cloud explosions. (00:00) Banter (00:56) Peter at CES (not really) and stolen Razer laptops ( …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2017

Ransomware scum infect cancer non-profit

Ransomware scum have hit a new low by infecting a not-for-profit cancer support organization in Muncie, Indianapolis, US. Little Red Door provides diagnostics, treatment, and supplies to under-served patients, among other services. It told told the Associated Press this week that miscreants infected its central server, …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle London: Keynote, workshops announced

REG EVENTS The agenda for Continuous Lifecycle is filling up, with four workshops confirmed, and our first keynote speaker revealed. Continuous delivery pioneer Dave Farley will be taking to the stage as one of our keynote speakers at the London conference in May. Dave was among the instigators of the CD movement, co-writing the seminal …
Team Register, 17 Jan 2017

Devs reverse-engineer 16,000 Android apps, find secrets and keys to AWS accounts

A security firm has reverse engineered 16,000 Android apps on Google's Play store and found that over 304 contain sensitive secret keys. The huge deconstruction effort was made through Delaware-based Fallible which sent the popular applications through its automated code analysis tool*. The researchers did not name the apps …
Team Register, 17 Jan 2017
Building IoT London

Building IoT: Early bird tickets ready to fly in days

Reg Events You've got less than a week to snap up early bird tickets for Building IoT London, our three-day bonanza of all things IoT for real businesses. After that, the sticker jumps back up to full rate. Whether you're looking for a fast-track, hands-on introduction to IoT technologies and strategies, or you want to take your existing …
Team Register, 16 Jan 2017
Volodymyr Krasyuk

WordPress plugs eight holes in latest release

WordPress has patched a series of vulnerabilities in its content management system shuttering bugs affecting more than 10 million users. The release of version 4.7.1 closes eight vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, and other remotely-acessible attack vectors. "This is a security release …
Team Register, 13 Jan 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle London: First speakers announced

Reg Events We’re chuffed to be able to reveal the first tranche of speakers for Continuous Lifecycle, our three day-extravaganza of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Containerization and Agile in May. Our call for papers drew a massive response, but our programme committee has diligently sliced that down to a short-list of speakers and …
Team Register, 12 Jan 2017

Speaking in Tech: Went to Cancun... visited the Walmart

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis to kick of the new year and new tech gossip. This week they talk snow, celebrity deaths, VMUG controversies and MongoDB hijacking. The details... (0:00) Eddie and the Snow Cruisers (2:18) Careless Whispers (3:54) …
Team Register, 11 Jan 2017
Building IoT London

Building IoT: Dr John Morkes joins keynote speaker lineup

We’re delighted to reveal that our second keynote speaker at Building IoT London is UX and IoT expert Dr John Morkes. John has been investigating how humans interact with technology for over 20 years. After completing his PhD at Stanford he spent five years at Trilogy, where he was director of Human-Computer Interaction. He …
Team Register, 11 Jan 2017

EMC slings patch at remote hack nonce-nse

Remote attackers can hose EMC hybrid flash storage thanks to cryptographic weaknesses. The patched vulnerability (CVE-2016-0917) affects EMC's VNX1, VNX2 and VNXe systems, including the end-of-life Celerra which will not receive a fix. EMC researchers wrote in a security notice that remote attackers could access the SMB …
Team Register, 11 Jan 2017
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Get smart on machine learning before the machines beat you to it

Reg Events 2017 looks like being the year of AI. Or at least that’s what a friendly computer keeps telling us. So we’re partnering with our friends at Heise to bring you M3, a conference which aims to bring together researchers, academics and, crucially, practitioners, to show you how to put the latest in artificial intelligence, machine …
Team Register, 09 Jan 2017

Hacker publishes GitHub secret key hunter

A researcher has published a tool to help administrators delve into GitHub commits to find high-entropy secret keys. The tool, dubbed TruffleHog, is able to locate high-entropy keys with Github potentially saving admins from exposing their networks and sensitive data. TruffleHog developer Dylan Ayrey, who warned of the …
Team Register, 09 Jan 2017

Building IoT: Early Bird Ticket Offer Extended

Reg Events We’ll be bringing the IoT world’s thinkers, doers and developers together in London in March, and we really want you to be there. That’s why we’re extending the early bird ticket offer for Building IoT London for another two weeks, meaning you’ve got till January 24 to save a bundle on both our two-day conference and our …
Team Register, 06 Jan 2017
St Petersburg Russia

Russia to convicted criminal hackers: 'Work with us or jail?'

Russia is reportedly letting convicted crackers take a seat in its offensive operations units, as an alternative to doing time. The effort, said to have started in 2013, saw at least one legitimate security professional flee Russia to seek asylum in Finland after he allegedly refused to help operate a distributed denial of …
Team Register, 05 Jan 2017
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Bitcoin breaks US$1,000

Bitcoin has surpassed the US$1,000 mark for the first time in three years. The high water mark was breached Monday trading at US$1,019 at the time of publication. It follows a steady increase in the value of the crypto currency in recent months buoyed by China's devaluation of the yuan, the removal of high valuation bank …
Team Register, 03 Jan 2017

Programmer finds way to liberate ransomware'd Google Smart TVs

Television production factory LG has saved Darren Cauthon's new year by providing hidden reset instructions to liberate his Google TV from ransomware. The company initially demanded more money than the idiot box was worth to repair the TV and relented offering instructions for resetting the telly after Cauthon took to Twitter …
Team Register, 03 Jan 2017
Internet-enabled baseball

Building IoT: Forget the vision, just show us how to build it

If you’ve had all the vision you can handle, and just want to know how to actually develop devices, applications and networks to exploit the internet of things, you really need to join us next March for Building IoT London. Between March 27 and 29, we’ll be bringing together an array of experts with extensive real world …
Team Register, 22 Dec 2016

Speaking in Tech: The really HUUUUGE 2017 Predictions Show

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Intrepid techcasters Greg, Ed and Melissa wrap up the year with Brad O'Neill, serial entrepreneur and SVP of Global Sales, Operations & Services at SurveyMonkey and Amy Lewis of Geek Whisperers and NetApp. This week they review last year's predictions as well as making even …
Team Register, 21 Dec 2016

Speaking in Tech: Right, he's smacked the journos. Now Trump's called the techies in...

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week on our techcast, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) joins Greg, Ed and Peter to discuss cloud boomerangs, Donald Trump, coding schools and mobile markets. The details… (0:00) Storagezilla returns! (1:08) Digging in on big changes at Dell (6:20) Flight attendants …
Team Register, 14 Dec 2016

Learn your way round the Internet of Things in a day? Course you can...

We’ve added two more workshops to the agenda for the third day of Building IoT London, giving you even more opportunities to get down and dirty with the Internet of Things. The Eclipse Foundation’s Benjamin Cabe will be taking you from the theory of sensing the world through to designing intelligent objects and connecting and …
Team Register, 14 Dec 2016

US think-tank wants IoT device design regulated, because security

Washington DC think tank the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology is calling for regulation on "negligence" in the design of internet-of-things (IoT) devices. Researchers James Scott and Drew Spaniel point out in their report Rise of the Machines: The Dyn Attack Was Just a Practice Run [PDF] that IoT represents a …
Team Register, 09 Dec 2016

Expedia support tech raided his CFO to rack up insider trades

Former Expedia worker Jonathan Ly has admitted to hacking his own chief financial officer and investor relations head to commit US$331,000 in insider stock-trading. Ly, 28, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to securities fraud in a Seattle District Court and faces up to 25 years prison and a US$375,907 settlement including some …
Team Register, 09 Dec 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Did an open source guru just ask us to join Amazon?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week our intrepid tech podcasters – Ed, Greg and Melissa – ham it up with Tyler Britten of the office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform to discuss containers, open source, AWS, Snapchat, Samsung's Note 7 and periodic corporate reorgs. Don’t sweat the tech, everything is …
Team Register, 07 Dec 2016