5th > December > 2017 Archive
SEC's cyber-cops cyber-file cyber-first cyber-fraud cyber-charges
The SEC's new online crime unit says it has frozen what officials believe to be a fraudulent cryptocurrency.
International team takes down virus-spewing Andromeda botnet
Police and private companies have taken down a massive botnet used to move malware onto compromised PCs.
Dentist-turned bug-biter given a taste of freedom
Justin Shafer, who last year sparked a complaint to the FBI for discovering a dental software vendor's unprotected FTP server, will walk free until his trial begins.
Infosys names a new CEO: welcome to the hot-seat Salil S. Parekh
Infosys has named its next leader: Salil S. Parekh will become as CEO an managing director as of January 2nd, 2018, and has been appointed for five years.
Australia's new Foreign Influence laws expand phone snoop powers
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced three new laws aimed at reducing foreign influence on domestic politics and they include new snooping powers.
Good news: unsecured S3 bucket discovery just got easier
If you thought the business of discovering unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets was for the pros, think again: like all things, the process can be automated, and the code to automate it posted to GitHub.
Google prepares 47 Android bug fixes, ten of them rated Critical
Google has teased 47 Android patches for Nexus and Pixel devices.
Turns out Leakbase can keep a secret: It has shut down with zero info
Stolen-creds-for-sale site Leakbase has gone dark and started redirecting to Troy Hunt's HaveIBeenPwned.
Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage
Samsung has doubled the size of its largest Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) product to 512 gigabytes and started mass production of the chips.
Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie
Entertainment publication Deadline Hollywood has reported that cinematic enfant terrible Quentin Tarantino has pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film.
Hot growth industry: checking social networks for nasties
YouTube's revealed it will increase the size of its video-nasty-spotting workforce to ten thousand people.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro: The unfashionable estate car wants to go to town
ReviewThe Mate is Huawei's phablet range, but Huawei has traditionally taken a different approach from Samsung with its Note. The Note was an upmarket Jag and the Mate was what Americans call a station wagon, and what we call an estate: a dependable, but never fashionable, workhorse.
You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust
After a year marked by major lawsuits on licensing, German ERP giant SAP is making a noise about its new customer-centric approach, perhaps after realising that its litigious image risks driving down customer confidence.
♫ Storage falling, all around me... Snowflake, Komprise... Paragon ♬
Ho ho ho, blockheads. Winterfest is almost upon us, but you know what is more exciting than four weeks of soulless consumerism? That's right, storage! So here's another roundup of the latest industry titbits. We do spoil you so.
WANdisco: We need cash-o. About $10m would.. wahey... $22m
Sheffield-based replication supplier WANdisco, which was hoping to raise $10m to grow the company yesterday, has raised $22m from its share sale.
Investigatory Powers Act: You're not being paranoid. UK.gov really is watching you
CommentFrom the day the UK government unveiled its Investigatory Powers Act two years ago, Liberty warned it that the authoritarian surveillance powers the proposed legislation contained were unlawful.
Bring me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to see behavioural advertising
Just because you earn a dollar a day shouldn’t mean you're lost to the behavioural advertising industry.
Denied: Uber's request to skip to UK Supreme Court to appeal workers' rights
Uber’s request to leapfrog the Court of Appeals and go straight to the UK Supreme Court in its bid to appeal a decision on workers’ rights, has been knocked back.
Once again, UK doesn't rule out buying F-35A fighter jets
The United Kingdom is edging ever closer to buying F-35As, instead of the B model needed to fly from the Navy’s new aircraft carriers, as a senior officer once again refused to rule out a future F-35A purchase.
Viagra's Irish plant STILL giving local men and dogs stiffies (not really)
The near two decade-old story that refuses to lie down aroused interest again at the weekend: folk from Ringaskiddy in rural Ireland complained once more that a nearby Viagra plant was still giving local men and, um, dogs a chubby.
AMD scores EPYC gig powering new Azure instances
AMD's return to the server market has won it a place in a top tier cloud: the company today revealed that it has won Microsoft's business for the next generation of Azure's L-series instances.
Vivaldi Arms onto Raspberry Pi
The power user’s browser Vivaldi has come to the Raspberry Pi and other Linux Arm boards.
Call of Duty: Hierachical storage management biz runs its last campaign
Hierarchical Storage Management and HPC archiving firm Campaign Storage has closed down.
Brit bank Barclays' Kaspersky Lab diss: It's cyber balkanisation, hiss infosec bods
AnalysisBarclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky Lab products to new users in a move that shows, like Best Buy, commercial firms can be swayed by governmental stances on dealing with the Russian software firm.
Storage and network prodder Virtual Instruments climbs up stack to apps
Virtual Instruments has said it is getting more application-centric with its v5.4 release of VirtualWisdom, its infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platform, which builds on its Xangati acquisition.
VMware UK boss quits 'suddenly' – sources
VMware’s UK boss has insisted it was his decision to quit Virtzilla to pursue pastures new and spend more time with his young family.
EE drops packets but retains UK network champ's title
EE’s dominance as the best-performing UK mobile network has one or two surprising short comings in the No.1’s performance. Real-world data suggests Vodafone has the best network for 4G packet loss and EE the worst.
Facebook, Twitter, Google cleared in Dallas shooting lawsuit
A US judge says social networks cannot be held accountable for the murderous actions of their users.
La La La, I can't hear you: FCC responds to net neut concerns
With just a week to go before the head of the FCC will put his plan for a repeal of current net neutrality rules up for a vote, Ajit Pai has come under another barrage of criticism, this time with a focus on consumer protection.
Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm
AnalysisQualcomm conquered the high-end smartphone world with its top-end Arm-compatible Snapdragon chips powering more than 120 smart mobes models globally.
Data-slurping keyboard app makes Mongo mistake with user data
Another week, another open database left online, but this latest case has shown not only sloppy security but also how much data you’re giving up with some apps.
Hyperloop founder goes on immediate leave following sexual assault 'smear campaign'
The co-founder of tube-traveling startup Hyperloop One and a key Uber investor has left the company effective immediately following allegations of sexual assault.
Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit
Google is trying to stop Amazon Echo Show devices from streaming YouTube videos – and from January, it will block Amazon’s Fire TVs from accessing the vid service, too.