15th > November > 2017 Archive
What do Vegas hookers, Colombian government, and 30,000 other sites have in common? Crypto-jacking miners
Over the past few months there has been an alarming rise in the number of websites running code that silently joyrides computers and secretly makes them mine digital currency for miscreants.
Microsoft and Adobe are getting into the holiday spirit this month by gorging users and admins with a glut of security fixes.
CompuServe has announced it will remove its forums on December 15th, 2017.
At least some commercial aircraft are vulnerable to wireless hacking, a US Department of Homeland Security official has admitted.
Only 15 per cent of US federal agencies still have Kaspersky Lab software anywhere on their networks.
A sky survey destined to add yet another firehose of data to astronomy saw first light in early November.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the third release of OSM, its open source management and orchestration (MANO) stack for network function virtualisation.
Google's released an Android/iOS version of TensorFlow.
ExclusiveThe US Department of Defense is funding research into how hackers hack, with an interesting twist. It wants to wire them up with body monitoring equipment to measure how they react while hunting down and exploiting security flaws.
Vision of a connected speaker in every room to save shouting at the kids when dinner hits the table Google has taken on the might of the intercom industry with a device that makes shouting at your kids to get them to come to the dinner table redundant – for perhaps a couple of hundred dollars.
Oracle was sued on Tuesday by a former sales rep for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages, in violation of America's federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas state law.
ExclusiveSplunk has developed a prototype product to measure productivity in DevOps teams.
The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people.
AnalysisMore details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI.
SFWThe Reg readership might be interested to know that the coming Friday does not just signal the end of the working week and time to cut loose, it is also World Vasectomy Day.
Beleaguered Brit ISP TalkTalk's half-year results have plunged into the red, reporting pre-tax losses of £75m due to major restructuring costs.
Chinese drone firm DJI has trademarked the term "DJI Terra", spurring speculation that the unmanned aerial vehicle firm might be expanding into land-based products.
InterviewThe Mozilla Foundation has officially launched a radical rewrite of its browser, a major cross-platform effort to regain relevance in a world that seems to have forgotten Firefox. The much-rewritten browser claims to be twice as fast and uses 30 per cent less memory than Chrome, although this comes at the cost of compatibility, as Scott Gilbertson found here.
Budget Brit pastry purveyor Greggs has been forced to apologise after substituting a sausage roll for Baby Jesus in its limited-edition advent calendar.
The HPC server gruntbox space is flourishing, with suppliers pumping out Broadwell-to-Skylake updates one after the other, Huawei being the latest.
Two Plusnet adverts selling business broadband have been ruled "misleading" by the UK Advertising Standards Agency.
DXC Technologies employees fear a company request to profile their skills on a new management portal will be used by top brass to elbow them out of the door in the next round of compulsory redundancies.
As recently retired senior officers told UK Parliament that the armed forces are at risk of "institutional failure", the Ministry of Defence told the world's press that soldiers are playing with Xbox controllers.
A new study to appear in Astronomy & Astrophysics has detected what could be our closest exoplanet that is not only rocky, but also orbits a star with a low amount of solar activity that could help an atmosphere survive – Ross 128 b.
Customers of Lloyds Banking Group banks and TSB have been shut out of their online banking this afternoon.
UpdatedAmazon and Google have automatically patched people's Echo and Home AI assistant devices, respectively, to defend against recently discovered Bluetooth-related security vulnerabilities.
The impact of a recently discovered cryptographic vulnerability involving smartcards is causing issues in Spain similar to those previously experienced in Estonia.
A patent lawsuit alleging that Apple froze out a third-party software developer has been given credence by America's International Trade Commission (USITC), which will investigate the complaint.
AnalysisThe reauthorization of a controversial US government spying program has made further progress with the Senate's intelligence committee putting forward its recommendations to the whole Senate.
The FBI and US Homeland Security have issued an alert about a new strain of malware infecting American corporate systems and stealing sensitive data.
AnalysisThe United States government has published its new policy for publicly disclosing vulnerabilities and security holes.
Customers of online web conference meeting service Adobe Connect have been unable or have struggled to access the collaboration tool for several days.