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Tails-hacking Exodus: Here's video proof of our code-injection attack

Exodus Intelligence has revealed what it claims is video evidence of researchers unmasking an anonymous user of the Tails operating system. The security bods claim they can upload malicious code to a system running Tails, execute the payload remotely, and ultimately discover the victim's public IP address. Tails is a fork of …
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 2014
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Report: Samsung joining virtual reality race with Galaxy headset

Samsung is reportedly developing a virtual reality headset for use with its Galaxy line of mobile devices. News blog Engadget cited sources close to the company in reporting that the consumer electronics giant is planning to release a headset which would function as a wearable display for Galaxy handsets and tablets. The report …
Shaun Nichols, 22 May 2014
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AVG: That World of Warcraft hack? RIDDLED with malware

A new cross-platform security product that covers desktops, smartphones and tablets is likely to be a key area of development for desktop freebie virus-scanner firm AVG during 2013. AVG is best known for its free anti-virus scanner for Windows PCs, but over the years it has broadened its range to include more functional PC …
John Leyden, 12 Apr 2013
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New benefits website at risk of hackers, no Plan B - ministers

Fraud and identity theft are serious problems threatening Universal Credit, Blighty's soon-to-be-launched web-based benefits system, ministers said yesterday. Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and welfare reform minister Lord Freud were grilled by the Work and Pensions Select Committee over the new programme, designed to take …
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First video inside thinking fish's brain captured by boffins

Scientists have discovered a way to show the neural activity that indicates the thought processes of a fish while hunting its prey. "Our work is the first to show brain activities in real time in an intact animal during that animal's natural behavior," said Koichi Kawakami of Japan's National Institute of Genetics in a statement …
Iain Thomson, 02 Feb 2013
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Greenplum opens up Big Data control freak: Chorus for all of us

As promised, the Greenplum Big Data subsidiary of IT conglomerate EMC is opening up the Chorus control freak that it created to span the Greenplum data warehousing database and its two implementations of the Hadoop Big Data muncher. At the Hadoop World extravaganza in New York, Greenplum is taking the wraps off the OpenChorus …

Microsoft's MoodScope app predicts smartphones users' feelings

A team at Microsoft Research has developed an app for smartphones that they say will accurately gauge the mood of the user based on their activity, location, and time of day. "Mood sensing can build an interesting digital social ecosystem as users' devices automatically share their moods with close friends and family," the …
Iain Thomson, 28 Jun 2013

UK's Get Safe Online? 'No one cares' - run the blockbuster ads instead

The UK's Get Safe Online campaign has failed to teach Brits how to secure their computers - so says the ex top cop who established the information security awareness effort in 2004. John Lyons, former crime reduction coordinator at the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, said the Get Safe Online project had done "little to change …
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2013

Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

Facebook is building an anti-social network which will ban ordinary people and only allow celebrities beyond its virtual velvet rope. Zuck's advertising empire is reportedly working on a "VIP app" that non-famous people - whom Elizabeth Hurley once famously described as "civilians" - will not be allowed to use. Sources told All …
Jasper Hamill, 15 Aug 2013
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SanDisk '2-3 years' away from mass-producing 3D flash chips

Enterprise flash storage is proceeding inexorably down the process-shrinking road. But what happens when the shrinkage stops and flash devices evolve from using 2D to 3D chips? SanDisk thinks it might have the answer. SanDisk makes consumer and enterprise flash. Its CEO and co-founder, Sanjay Mehrotra, gave a glimpse into …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2013
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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

A group of former NASA employees are planning to send two people to the Moon for $1.4bn as part of a new space tourism venture. The newly launched Golden Spike Company wants to use existing rocket tech to get the mission off the ground before 2020. The firm said the time was ripe for their business because of the private …

Barley’s giant genome sequenced and open-sourced

Better beer from genome sequencing is just one possible outcome from research that included the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) and the University of Adelaide. As well as the usual published-in-Nature for their research paper, the genome sequence and other resources have been published here and here, or …
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UK.gov STILL wants to tout pupil data - don't use the word 'product'

At the end of 2012, Education Secretary Michael Gove told Parliament that he wanted "to share extracts of data held in the National Pupil Database for a wider range of purposes than possible in order to maximise the value of this rich dataset". Ultimately, the government wants the private sector to tout "tools and services which …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 May 2013
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Source code smoking gun links Stuxnet AND Flame

A direct link exists between the infamous uranium enrichment sabotage worm Stuxnet and the newly uncovered Flame mega-malware, researchers have claimed. Russian virus protection outfit Kaspersky Lab said in a blog post yesterday that although two separate teams worked on Stuxnet and Flame, the viruses' programmers "cooperated at …
Team Register, 12 Jun 2012
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Apple pushes patents for 3D avatar authoring

Apple is preparing to launch a 3D avatar app which could be a sign the Cupertino giant is ready to push its own gaming service. The company applied to patent the technology behind the app back in 2010, but the software is now in the final stages of development, according to Patently Apple, which dug up some images of the Apple …
Caleb Cox, 30 Mar 2012
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'Geek' image scares women away from tech industry

Women don't consider IT careers because “the popular media’s ‘geek’ image of the technology field” along with other factors including a lack of female role models and support at home and work “tend to dissuade talented girls from pursuing a tech career.” “Misguided school-age career counselling” is another problem, as it often …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Apr 2012
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'Leccy-stealing, grid-crippling hackers could TAKE DOWN EV-juicing systems

Hackers may soon starting abusing electric car charger systems to cripple the electricity grid or as part of money-making scams, a security researcher warns. Ofer Shezaf, product manager security solutions at HP ArcSight, told delegates at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam that if the industry fails to start securing …
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2013
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Backyard astronomer snaps Beta Pictoris dust disk

In what is being hailed as a first, a New Zealand amateur backyard astronomer has produced images of the protoplanetary disk surrounding a star that’s 63.4 light-years distant - on a webcam. Beta Pictoris, a star that’s dated at just 12 million years ago – a whippersnapper, really – is easy enough to capture, but its light is …
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Jaspersoft open sources Big Data connectors

Jaspersoft has introduced an open source project designed to help you digest information held in Big Data web stores. The company's Native Reporting Big Data project seeks to build connectors that can natively query data in a slew of NoSQL databases and other stores. Currently, the project offers connectors for NoSQL databases …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jan 2011
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Google Wallet fails to encrypt punters' personal data

Security researchers have discovered that Google Wallet stores sensitive information unencrypted on devices, including the cardholder's name, transaction dates, the last four digits of credit card numbers, email address, and account balances. The mobile payment app fails to protect anything beyond the credit card number itself, …
John Leyden, 15 Dec 2011
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Delia and the Doctor: How to cook up a tune for a Time Lord

As a theme tune, Ron Grainer’s music for Doctor Who needs no introduction. But to describe this unique piece of electronic music as solely Ron Grainer’s composition would be a disservice to the considerable musical contribution made by Delia Derbyshire, who in 1963 set about realising the original score at the BBC’s Radiophonic …
Bob Dormon, 19 Nov 2013
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Dell and Caringo in OEM cahoots?

Dell's DX6000 object storage platform, built using unidentified partner technologies, is set to compete with MC's Centera and Atmos products. DX software looks to be sourced from Caringo. Caringo is a company that produces CAStor, a content-addressable storage (CAS) system in the Centera mould which is self-managing, built to …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2010

OS/2 a quarter century on: Why IBM lost out and how Microsoft won

Twenty-five years ago IBM unveiled its master plan to reclaim the PC industry. In November of that year the first floppy diskettes of OS/2 version 1.0 trickled out. Microsoft had co-developed the software with Big Blue. The world would look very different if the plan succeeded. And the world was already changing significantly. …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Nov 2012
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Intel's Moblin 2 scurries into the wild

The first alpha of Intel's Linux-based Moblin 2 platform has been released for testing. The Moblin Project pushed out the initial version Monday, hoping to lure a community of developers to its open-source stack for netbooks and other low-power devices running on Intel's Atom processors. Alpha 1 includes the Linux 2.6.29-rc2 …
Austin Modine, 30 Jan 2009
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008

Opera Dragonfly emerges from pupa

Browser maker Opera has released an early version of a tool to help developers debug web pages. It hopes Opera Dragonfly will assist developers in making the experience of surfing the net consistent across web-enabled mobiles, desktops, and consoles while prompting the adoption of open standards. Opera Dragonfly is designed to …
John Leyden, 07 May 2008
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US 'Anubis' stealth assassin robo-missile nearly ready

The US military is continuing work on a portable, robotic drone/missile which could be used to kill individual human beings from afar. The weapon, codenamed "Anubis", has now moved into the final stages of development. US soldiers fire a Javelin missile. Credit: US Army The Javelin guided tankbuster is already used as a sort …
Lewis Page, 04 Mar 2010
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Red Hat fights Microsoft for cloud profits

If making money from open source was hard, extracting it from clouds might prove to be even more difficult. Particularly when your main rival on the x64 server is none other than Microsoft. Red Hat got its start as Linux magazine publisher that tucked a Linux CD in the back, and then evolved into the largest commercial Linux …
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Windows XP bests OS X in RIA test on Intel

A benchmark test for rich internet application (RIA) frameworks claims Apple's OS X lags Microsoft's Windows XP on Intel when rendering HTML, being just over half as fast. Sean Christmann, an experience architect at user interface specialist EffectiveUI, released the GUIMark benchmark following concerns over the lack of a proper …
Phil Manchester, 23 May 2008

British boffins perfect process to make any item '100% waterproof'

UK company Plasma Product Innovations (P2i) today demonstrated a chemical process it claims can render any material 100 per cent waterproof. Grappling at an ungodly hour this morning with words like 'hydrophobic', 'nanotechnology' and 'submicroscopic-surface-enhancement', a small number of half-asleep hacks were shown how a …
Scott Snowden, 27 Aug 2008
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'Skype clone' surfaces in China

Chinese software developers have reportedly reverse engineered Skype's internet telephony software to develop a clone. The unnamed company has developed a software client using the same protocol and encryption technology used by Skype. This software, which is still in the early stages of development, was used to call Charlie …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2006
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Future of Alpha chip revealed

Terry Shannon, editor of newsletter Shannon knows Compaq is delivering a presentation today at a user group meeting which reveals the future of the Alpha roadmap. Shannon is an analyst and journalist who has tracked Digital and latterly Compaq for years. He has kindly sent us a copy of the presentation he will make to DECUS …
Mike Magee, 30 Mar 1999
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TomTom seeks ban for Garmin's car products

Car navigation equipment maker TomTom has asked a Dutch judge to prevent the sale of Garmin's StreetPilot c300 and c500 series in Europe. TomTom alleged that Garmin copied many aspects of the TomTom GO design in its product line. TomTom demanded "immediate action" to stop Garmin from "further profiting from its 'me too products …
Jan Libbenga, 20 Oct 2006
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Experts cast runes on Google phone security

Google's plans in new mobile phone platforms may not be much further advanced than slideware, but security experts are already picking apart the initiative to look for potential holes. Interest is focused on whether or not Android will be totally open or adopt an (arguably more secure) system of signing approved applications. …
John Leyden, 15 Nov 2007
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Internet Archive uncloaks open ebook dream machine

The Internet Archive and various like-minded partners have launched an open architecture for selling and lending digital books online, an effort to consolidate the fledgling market for net texts - and give Google a little food for thought. Dubbed BookServer, the open platform is meant to provide a standard means for booksellers …
Cade Metz, 20 Oct 2009
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Web to take over from classroom as training venue

The Internet will sound the death-knell of classroom-based IT training courses. By the year 2002 it will all be over and all such courses will be Web-based, according to the research giant IDC. In its report Online vs. On-site: To What Extent Can Live Instruction Be Replaced?, IDC says the Web-based training market is growing at …
Sean Fleming, 19 Mar 1999
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Bricklaying with Buckminster

While the basic ideas behind Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are very attractive to both IT and business managements, and many vendors have come up with technologies and components that play important parts in gluing it all together, there is still the issue of building applications and services in an easy and timely fashion …
Martin Banks, 19 Aug 2007
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Nokia dominates 3G

Some 9 million 3G handsets were shipped globally during the second quarter of 2005 with Nokia claiming the top position on the vendor table for the first time. That's according to figures released by research firm Strategy Analytics, which reveal that the Finnish mobile phone giant captured 17 per cent of the 3G handset market …
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Symbian the backstreet driver

Symbian is predicting a big year for devices based on its mobile device operating system but is preparing to take a back seat to let its partners and licensees fire up the smart phone market. Development costs for Symbian-powered devices are high, but if current growth rates continue the money should prove well spent. Symbian …
Datamonitor, 01 May 2003
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Welsh dotcoms set free from incubation

Recently, The Reg referred to Cardiff-based Acequote.com as the only Welsh dotcom we had heard of. (And where did that web site go - it has not been accessible in recent days). Following our request for more examples we received dozens of sightings of Welsh dotcoms, as well as three outraged rejoinders, all coincidentally …
Drew Cullen, 20 May 2003
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GorillaPark goes titsup

GorillaPark, the largest privately held tech incubator and business accelerator in Europe, has filed for bankruptcy protection. CEO Jerome Mol says it is a restructuring effort, and that all creditors will ultimately get paid. Mol calls the measure 'not dramatic' and says that the shake-up has no consequences for the 60 or so …
Jan Libbenga, 29 Sep 2003
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On Novell and Tally

In recent years Novell has quietly built up its ZENworks systems management capabilities. Last week, the company made public another significant advance in ZENworks when it announced that a definitive agreement to acquire Tally Systems Corp. The significance of this moVe should not be underestimated. Tally Systems is one of …
Tony Lock, 30 Mar 2005
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MS boffins develop foot-powered interface

Microsoft boffins are working on a foot powered user interface as an alternative or adjunct to computer mice. The interface, dubbed StepUI (Step User Interface), works with off-the-shelf dance pads and allows users to navigate through email or navigate through photo collections by stepping on particular areas of the mat. Users …
John Leyden, 01 Mar 2006
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Google debuts reputation, slideshow experiments

Two new toys from Google's "technology playground" make their debut today, the first new experiments since Google Labs opened their doors in May. One, Google Viewer turns your results into a slideshow. Take your hands off the keyboard and allow it to pan across the results. You can speed up or slow down the refresh rate, which …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Dec 2002
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Surplus AMD suits find a new home

Former AMD boss Atiq Raza and a bunch of his mates have set up a Silicon Valley incubator company to help start-ups in the networking and communications chips markets. Raza Foundries aims to concentrate on startups aiming to develop Internet communications infrastructure products. One of the first companies working with Raza, …
Andrew Thomas, 31 May 2000
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Optical transport market in decline

Sales of optical networking kit are in decline with sales down 11 per cent over the last quarter. According to analyst firm Dell'Oro Group, sales in all segments in the market (which includes Long Haul and Metro (Dense Wave Division Multiplex) as well as SONET/SDH kit) were down over the last three months. The DWDM-Metro market …
John Leyden, 16 Nov 2001
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HP Labs demos plastic LCDs

HP Labs, HP's research arm, demonstrated a prototype plastic colour LCD screen in London yesterday. Although the prototype is small - just 3cm by 4cm - the team says the technology could be scaled up to extremely large displays, with resolution comparable to that of printed material. The researchers have developed a way to …
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Oct 2004
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Congressional privacy commission proposed

Congressmen Asa Hutchinson (Republican, Arkansas) and Jim Moran (Democrat, Virginia) on Wednesday introduced legislation to create a bipartisan privacy protection commission. The proposed 17-member commission would make recommendations regarding online privacy, identity theft, and the protection of health, medical, financial and …
Thomas C Greene, 16 Mar 2000
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BBC develops 'alternative' codec

Just when we think that the codec wars are just about over, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has released a codec that works differently from other existing systems. In March it issued it to the open source community through Sourceforge under the name of Dirac, named after the eccentric and brilliant British physicist …
Faultline, 10 May 2004
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IBM seeks mid-market relevance

As part of its drive to make itself more relevant in the mid-market IBM has launched three new, what it calls, IBM Express Managed Services (IEMS). These are in addition to a couple of existing services, one of which IBM is keen to remind us of and another which it would prefer to sweep under the carpet. All these services are …
Bob Tarzey, 24 Oct 2005