Boring Barracuda says sales are going swimmingly – again
It's getting predictable. Barracuda has posted yet another year-on-year revenue rise with yet another small profit. Boring is good, though, right?
Juniper warns of bitter 3rd quarter due to cloud sales crash
Juniper Networks has issued preliminary results for its third quarter and the news is bad: forecast revenue of between US$1,290m and $1,350m won't happen and the company instead believes it will score between $1,250m and $1,260m.
Citrix switches on nuage français, deutsche wolke, nube española
Citrix has opened a new cloud region somewhere inside the European Union.
Equifax's malvertising scare, Chromebook TPM RSA key panic, Cuban embassy sonic weapon heard at last – and more
RoundupWe almost wanted to feel sorry for Equifax, were it not for the fact that the credit biz takes to IT security like a duck to an acid bath. After a brutal few weeks under the spotlight, on Wednesday night it suffered another hacking scare.
More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets
UpdatedSketchy websites are increasingly using cryptocurrency mining as a source of income.
Google Grafeas can handle the truth: Web giant and pals emit tool to wrangle containers
Managing software applications in large organizations can be quite complicated, particularly for codebases with lots of dependencies.
Cisco's ACI adds multi-site support, multi-cloud coming next year
Cisco's popped out version 3.0 of its software-defined networking Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) product, but there's a more significant update coming early next year.
Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user
On-CallWelcome again to On-Call, The Register's weekly wander through readers' recollections of tech support traumas.
Samsung Electronics CEO resigns over bribery scandal
Samsung Electronics vice-chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has announced his resignation, citing the “unprecedented crisis” of the bribery scandal that saw Samsung vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong jailed for bribery.
Culture, schmulture. DevOps, agile need to be software-first again
"The talks get a little repetitive, don't they?" she said as we were walking out of the elevator and through the lobby, escaping the latest two-day DevOpsDays nerd fest. Unable to resist the urge to mansplain, I meekly volunteered that most of the attendees are first-timers, so, you know, maybe it's new to them.
Beware the GDPR 'no win, no fee ambulance chasers' – experts
The UK's incoming data protection laws could bring with them a wave of "no win, no fee"-style companies, experts have said.
Do you Word2Vec? Google's neural-network bookworm
Several years back, the Google "Brain Team" that was behind Tensorflow hatched another novel neural tool: Word2Vec.
I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs
Something for the Weekend, Sir?Would you mind leveraging a time unit while I ideate my ecosystem?
Toshiba: Dear Western Digital. Let's talk flash fab moolah
Toshiba says it is now talking to Western Digital about joint investment in a flash fab development.
Scouse marketing scamps scalped £70k for 100,000+ nuisance calls
A firm promising to generate leads for businesses has been fined £70,000 for making more than 100,000 nuisance calls – although it has denied using automatic dialling.
Co-op Bank's users moan over online wobbles
UpdatedThe Co-op Bank's online service appears to be experiencing wobbles as customers complain they can't get in.
BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?
Episode 13So I'm walking down the corridor from Mission Control with about a ream of financial paperwork when I notice the Boss coming the other way with the IT Director in tow - never a good sign.
Dear America, you can't steal a personality: GDPR godfather talks privacy with El Reg
Interview"Now I've heard that one before. Let me think, where was it... Ah yes. It was Google!"
Uber begins appeals process to claw back taxi licence in London
Londoners can keep on using the Uber ride-hailing app. For now.
Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea
Richard Branson, the billionaire behind the Virgin brand, has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in Elon Musk’s barmy Hyperloop supersonic tube train project, seemingly competing with the billionaire ideas man's own firm.
Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs
Crooks have come up with a strain of Android ransomware that both encrypts user data and locks victims out of compromised devices by changing PINs.
Bloodied and broken AFA pioneer Violin picks itself up and tries again
AnalysisViolin Systems, the renamed Violin Memory, is like a boxer who could have been a contender and is now chasing redemption, getting up off the floor after what should have been a knockout blow.
Essex drone snapper dealt with by police for steamy train photos
A drone photographer who took pictures of the Tornado steam engine has been given a community punishment by Essex Police in the UK – after Network Rail complained his craft was being flown too close to a railway line.
Quantum's rook-ey move, software pawns and is cheque in mail for tape?
Storage roundupAt the end of this week we can lift the lid just a little on Quantum's mystery Castle storage project, say that the latest 12TB LTO tape format is coming nearer and add a few tidbits about GPDR, NAS in the cloud and Tintri array automation.
GarageBanned: Apple's music app silenced in iOS 11 iCloud blunder
Apple is working on a fix for a bug in iOS 11 that prevents some peeps from running GarageBand.
Pulitzer-winning website Politifact hacked to mine crypto-coins in browsers
UpdatedPolitifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website devoted to checking the factual accuracy of US politicians' words, appears to have been hacked so that it secretly mines cryptocurrency in visitors' browsers.
Facebook, Twitter slammed for deleting evidence of Russia's US election mischief
Facebook and Twitter have come under attack for deleting tens of thousands of posts that may provide vital clues to how and to what extent the Russian government was able to able to influence the US presidential elections.
IT at sea makes data too easy to see: Ships are basically big floating security nightmares
UpdatedIf there's anything worse than container security, it would appear to be container ship security.
FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'
Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner at America's broadcast watchdog the FCC, has criticized a proposed set of TV standards as a "household tax," due to its lack of backwards compatibility.