Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln
Here's why infosec needs to quit yelling “if you didn't patch it's your fault” about WannaCrypt: Cisco has announced it's investigating which of its products can't be patched against the ransomware.
Cray dips toe in supercomputing-as-a-service
With AWS, Google, and IBM's Watson already camped in the high-performance cloud business, it's hardly surprising that Cray would tread carefully as a late entrant into the supercomputer-as-a-service business.
Chrome on Windows has credential theft bug
Google's Chrome team is working to fix a credential theft bug that strikes if the browser is running on Microsoft Windows.
Azure becomes double DaaS-aster zone as VMware loads up
VMware's got the green light to deliver virtual Windows desktops and packaged apps from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
IoT needs security, says Microsoft without even a small trace of irony
Still reeling from criticism over the WannaCrypt attack, Microsoft has stuck its hat on a stick and raised it out of the trench to see how its proposals for Internet of Things security might be received.
Clouds' crazy kinks can spin your wheels and lead you to mistakes
You're probably cocking up the cloud, but clouds themselves are part of the reason why.
Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour
Commuters at Washington DC's Union Station were left unsure if they were coming or going on Monday, when streamed smut started to appear on digital signs during peak hour. And it appears there's a rash of such incidents taking place around the world.
Robot lands a 737 by hand, on a dare from DARPA
An outfit called Aurora Flight Sciences is trumpeting the fact that one of its robots has successfully landed a simulated Boeing 737.
SAP puts its heads in multiple clouds
SAP's decided the time is right for its cloud to play nicely with other clouds.
Flying robots are great... until they meet flying humans, anyway
The skies of the future could be divided into “manned” and “drone” segments as regulators struggle to work out how commercial drones should interact with traditional human-piloted aircraft.
Newbies Komprise hope to krush data sprawl
AnalysisKomprise is a data management startup saying it will save enterprises money by identifying and analysing file/unstructured data sprawl then shift it to cheap on-premises or in-cloud storage. This is a message put out by others, such as Catalogic and Primary Data. It overlaps with the copy data managers, such as Actifio, and the secondary data convergers such as Cohesity.
Management's agile, digital (insert buzzword here) strategy ossifying? Blame the Red Queen
"In our country," Alice told the Red Queen in Through the Looking-Glass, "you'd generally get to somewhere else – if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."
Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs
Global travel systems business Amadeus is testing 100TB SSDs.
ICO fines telco £100k for 3.2m mobile phone text spamhammer
The Information Commissioner's Office has fined Fareham telco Onecom Limited £100,000 for sending spam texts.
Yo, patch that because scum still wanna exploit WannaCrypt-linked vuln
Vulnerable Windows Server Message Block (SMB) shares central to last week's WannaCrypt outbreak are still widely deployed and frequently hunted, security researchers warn.
Coming Xeon 'scalable' family will run SAP HANA '1.6 times faster'
Intel says its coming Xeon SPs (scalable processors) will run in-memory SAP HANA workloads 1.59 times faster than a Xeon E7 v4 system*, and has demonstrated Optane DIMMs.
Britain shouldn't turn its back on EU drone regs, warns aerospace boffin
The UK's ability to successfully export – and import – drone technology relies on our aviation safety regulators staying as closely aligned with the EU as possible, Royal Aeronautical Society UAV committee chairman Tony Henley told The Register.
Leeds cops issue appeal for man-sized todger
West Yorkshire police are seeking a giant penis who may have witnessed a serious assault in Leeds city centre in April.
Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'
Official anti-ransomware advice issued by UK police to businesses can only be read by clicking on a link titled "Ransomware" which leads direct to a file helpfully named "Ransomware.pdf".
Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?
ReviewThe Galaxy S8+ is like a nine course meal of desserts – tiramisus, trifles, ice creams, one after another – that you have to eat with chopsticks and a straw.
Made for each other! IBM awarded $700m outsourcing gig to cut costs at transport giant
Beleaguered Canadian train and plane giant Bombardier has signed a six-year $700m contract with IBM to outsource tech management and, er, cut costs – something Big Blue has expended considerable effort doing itself.
Flash funds: Micron to rain cash on Excelero – sources
We understand Micron has invested in Excelero, the software supplier for its SolidScale all-flash NVME array.
Ransomware fear-flinger Uiwix fails to light
A ransomware variant, dubbed Uiwix, that abuses the same vulnerability as WannaCrypt has turned out to be something of a damp squib.
HGST paints go-faster stripes on Ultrastar flash drive range
HGST has released the Ultrastar SS300, an enterprise server SSD that's 1.6 times faster than its predecessor.
Posting in an EPYC thread: AMD renames Xeon-bashing Naples
AMD has renamed its Zen-based Naples processor as the EPYC brand, pitching it as a data centre server CPU, and hopes to make inroads into both the dual-socket and single-socket server markets.
Taking a bite out of our profit, Apple? Let's get legal, says Qualcomm
Qualcomm is suing Chinese iPhone and iPad contract makers it says have stopped paying it royalties at the behest of Apple.
Why being late isn't fatal for Samsung Pay
Samsung has finally launched its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, in the UK. The chaebol acquired the technology by buying LoopPay and launched the service in South Korea in August 2015.
'The last thing I want is a software dev taking control of my craft'
The UK's Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy “don’t understand” how airspace traffic management will work in the future – and UK‑focused drone software startups might be closer to the government view than they like to think.
US court decision will destroy the internet, roar Google, Facebook et al
Internet giants Google, Facebook and a wide range of organizations from Pinterest to Kickstarter to Wikimedia have responded furiously to a recent decision by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that could have huge liability implications for online companies.
Backup crack-up: Fasthosts locks people out of data storage for days amid WCry panic
Fasthosts left some customers without access to their backups for roughly six days – after it tore down systems it feared were vulnerable to the WannaCry malware.
Like a celeb going bonkers with botox, Google injects 'AI' into anything it can
Google I/OOn Wednesday, Google kicked off its annual developer conference and media spectacle, Google I/O, at the Shoreline Amphitheater, a stone's throw from its Mountain View, California, headquarters.
We're calling it now: FCC votes 2-1 to rip up net neutrality on Thurs
AnalysisDespite more than a million comments opposing it, tomorrow at around 12:00pm Eastern time, the three FCC commissioners will vote 2-1 to approve a so-called "notice of proposed rulemaking" and start on the rocky path to rescinding net neutrality rules.
Gotcha, Tatcha! Thieves hide in servers to hoover up victims' bank card numbers mid-order
Cosmetics peddler Tatcha is warning customers after hackers were able to compromise its website and harvest payment card details as orders poured in.