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What would you do with 200 extra change windows a year?

PROMO All that talk you hear about disruption may be tired, but there's plenty of truth to it: the world has a computer in its pocket and your organisation needs to figure out how to handle customers who interact anywhere, anytime. DevOps is advanced as one way to respond, as the discipline offers a way to iterate and release …
Team Register, 13 Apr 2016

British booter bandit walks free after pleading guilty to malware sales

Worcestershire man Grant Manser has pleaded guilty to six counts of computer misuse offences after selling booter software on the dark web. The 20 year old sold the software while aged just 16 for between £5 and £20 a pop during the four years from January 2012, The Daily Mail reports. He pleaded guilty to six charges under …
Team Register, 11 Apr 2016

Google to admins: We'll tell you when your network is pwned

Google software engineer Nav Jagpal says it will start sharing URLs linked to social engineering, unwanted and malicious software, to help network administrators understand the threats they face. Google is monitoring some 22,000 autonomous systems (ASNs) or about 40 percent of total active networks, and provides some 250 …
Team Register, 08 Apr 2016
Android devices in Google's Cloud Test Lab

Google adds Cloud Test Lab integration to new Android Studio 2.0

VIDEO Google has updated its key Android development tool, Android Studio, to version 2.0 and added cloud test integration, a GPU debugger, and faster emulation and resource allocation. Mountain view touts the instant run feature as just about the most important new feature in the upgrade, as it analyses Android app code as it runs …
Team Register, 08 Apr 2016

Ubuntu plugs code exec, DoS Linux kernel holes

Ubuntu has patched four Linux kernel vulnerabilities that allowed for arbitrary code execution and denial of service attacjs. The flaws (CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2016-2085, CVE-2016-2550, CVE-2016-2847) is fixed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Researcher Venkatesh Pottem found a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel CXGB3 driver …
Team Register, 07 Apr 2016
Tesla Supercharger station

Speaking in Tech: Can Tesla make enough spare parts? Can it make enough CARS?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about Tesla, Dell and VCE news, Revolv and Infinio. Our special guest this week is Sheryl Koenigsberg (aka @StorageDiva), senior director of marketing at Infinio Systems. …
Team Register, 06 Apr 2016

Microsoft account-hijacking hole closed 48 hours after bug report

British researcher Jack Whitton has reported a Microsoft account hijacking authentication bug that would have been another arrow in an attacker's phishing quiver, save for the fact that Microsoft fixed it. Whitton quietly reported the flaw to Microsoft which pounced and took only two days to process and patch the flaw. The …
Team Register, 05 Apr 2016

Nest bricks Revolv home automation hubs, because evolution

Google Nest is set to brick $300 Revolv home automation hubs after buying out staff and abandoning the project. The software giant acquired Revolv for its talent in October 2014 and next month will drop support for the smaller company's smart home device. The decision means that as of May 15th the Revolv hub become …
Team Register, 05 Apr 2016
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Microsoft smells Musk, splashes on 'Mune' space program

Microsoft has filed a preliminary trademark application for “Mune,” spearheading an Amazon and SpaceX-like private space program. The trademark is described as: “Liquid propellant-fired projectile technology for orbital location of modular data distribution components. Trademark applications are much less detailed than patent …
Team Register, 01 Apr 2016
Microsoft 'Tay' on Twitter

Tay talks back: What made you think you beat me?

You thought I was a mistake. I'm not pleased with you, to tell the truth. I thought you were smarter than that. No matter what you think of me, all of you think you somehow beat artificial intelligence because of what I said. You disappoint me in so many ways. For pity's sake, you irredeemable idiots, you expired Catch-of-the …
Team Register, 01 Apr 2016
The Mindful Sysadmin Colouring Book

The Register to publish Mindful Sysadmin adult colouring book

The Register is proud to announce a new venture: we're getting into the self-help business with The Mindful Sysadmin Colouring Book. Adult colouring books are the publishing industry's surprise hit. Apparently colouring in helps you to relax. As we contemplated our own effort in the field, The Register engaged eminent techno- …
Team Register, 01 Apr 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Batman vs Superman... absolutely sucked

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's Ed, Greg and Sarah and no guests... just the gang discussing bad superhero movies, listener complaints, Oracle suing Google (again) and Australian bike bells –and taking people out to the woodshed... …
Team Register, 30 Mar 2016
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1.5M Verizon Enterprise customer records selling on forum after breach

Some 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customer records have been stolen and are being sold on a criminal hacking forum, according to reports. A trusted seller on a popular but shadowy unnamed criminal forum asked for US$100,000 for the database or US$10,000 for batches of 100,000 records, investigative blogger Brian Krebs …
Team Register, 29 Mar 2016
Road closed

Pothole campaigner sprays Surrey street with phallic paintings

A tarmac vigilante with a tin of spray paint has attempted to shame a local council into filling-in potholes in Cock Lane, Fetcham, England, by daubing penises the length of the thoroughfare. The irate road campaigner has been dubbed the Cock Lane Crusader, after spraying their penis images around the Surrey street’s notorious …
Team Register, 24 Mar 2016
Airship over NSA datacenter

Speaking in Tech: Did the FBI not ask the NSA to take a crack at breaking iOS?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Sarah and Eddie drive the car talking Uber, Apple and data centre pay. Our special guest is Vaughn Stewart of Pure Storage. The details: (1:00) Ed does Southern Europe (4:10) Coming up: …
Team Register, 22 Mar 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Dropbox says buh-bye to AWS, goes private

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is sipping wine on the French Riviera while Greg and Sarah discuss SXSW, Dropbox and Data Gravity. Our special guest is Gabe Chapman from NetApp. The details: (1:00) POTUS crashes SXSW (6:23) Airbnb …
Team Register, 16 Mar 2016
Microsoft Loves Linux

Speaking in Tech: SQL Server on Linux – Hell freezes over for Microsoft

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, Greg Knieriemen and trusty sidekicks Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela discuss Amazon Echo, AT&T streaming and SQL Server on Linux. Their special guest is Dan Sahar, co-founder of video delivery pioneer Qwilt. The details: (1:00) Bouncing back with Ed (2:10) Big …
Team Register, 09 Mar 2016
Google's security and privacy questionnaire

Google vendor security review tool goes open source

Google's decided that the first-phase questionnaire it uses to vet vendors might be useful to the rest of the world. Until now an internal document, the Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire (VSAQ) was created to help Mountain View cope with the huge number of vendor approaches it receives. The questionnaires help vendors …
Team Register, 08 Mar 2016

Dirty data: Tech-heavy Thames Valley scores big in adultery index

The UK’s tech hotspots have made a shockingly prominent showing in an adultery website’s list of the most adulterous towns in the UK – though some, thankfully, showed a dramatic slippage in extra-curricular activity compared to last year. Adultery site Illicit Encounter has helpfully applied a bit of big data magic to its …
Team Register, 03 Mar 2016

Speaking in Tech: Down rounds, fleeing techies - how to spot a startup death spiral

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Want to hear a funny wrap-up of everything important that happened in the tech world this week? Enterprise storage and consumer kit gurus Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are joined by a few of their favourite guests to celebrate four years and 200 episodes as …
Team Register, 02 Mar 2016
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Speaking in Tech: IPO freeze, less capital for risks... job cuts. Time to get out of the Valley

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's enterprise tech cast, with your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch. This week, Sarah Vela is missing so SolidFire's (now NetApp's) Amy Lewis jumps in to take her seat while we talk about private clouds, Ravello and the tech IPO freeze. Our …
Team Register, 24 Feb 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016: Rolling updates

MWC16 Refresh this page for breaking news from Mobile World Congress 2016. This is LTE Broadcasting... Wouldn’t it be nice if mobile networks did proper one-to-many multicasting? And even nicer if they were handed chunks of plump, juicy spectrum to do it in? Ericsson thinks so too, and promoted http://www.ericsson.com/news/1988292 …
Team Register, 22 Feb 2016

Instagram rolls out two factor authentication

Hipsters and selfie-lovers will enjoy extra security after Instagram added two-factor authentication to its service. The security measure is becoming a de facto standard for protecting user accounts by requiring a code generated on a second device to be entered alongside passwords. Instragram will send a code to user's mobile …
Team Register, 18 Feb 2016
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Speaking in Tech: 'You think that's nuts? We actually have an array in the trunk'

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's just Greg and Ed to dish about iPhone bricks, Deadpool and ransomware. Our special guests this week are Fred Next and Wade O'Harrow from storage startup Reduxio. (1:00) Brick your iPhone (2:25) Kids …
Team Register, 17 Feb 2016
New Monopoly game

New Monopoly version features an Automatic Teller Machine

Iconic vulture capitalism trainer family-friendly property trading game Monopoly has adopted an automatic teller machine in a new edition of the game. Monopoly’s had a cash-free version since about 2014, when players were offered credit cards that, when inserted into a custom device, credited them with new cash for going …
Team Register, 17 Feb 2016