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Cable ship Ile de Re

Tasmania's Basslink data and power cable cut (on purpose) but fix not until May

Cable ship the Ile de Re has made its first cut to the Basslink electrical cable, and residents of the Australian state of Tasmanians have been plunged back to the era when only one telco (Australia's dominant player Telstra) provided Internet backhaul to the mainland.
Richard Chirgwin, 13 Mar 2016

Hackers turn to angr for automated exploit discovery and patching

NullconA team of researchers are battling to trouser the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's US$2m prize to build a system that aims to best human offensive and defensive security personnel at exploitation discovery and patching.
Darren Pauli, 13 Mar 2016

Mechanic computers used to pwn cars in new model-agnostic attack

NullconHacker Craig Smith has designed an attack whereby a car bearing malicious code could infect computers used in mechanics' workshops. The workshop computers emerge capable of infecting nearly any other vehicle that arrives for service.
Darren Pauli, 13 Mar 2016
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VMware VSAN to gain Nimble-style analytics and cloud-native APIs

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then VMware has just told the world that Nimble Storage is a really great company.
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2016

Go ahead, build better security: it just makes crims try harder

NullconThe chief security officer of payroll giant ADP says his executive peers will need to become technical if they want to have a future in the industry.
Darren Pauli, 13 Mar 2016

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