Bad benchmarks bedevil boffins' infosec efforts
A group of operating systems specialists has said that sloppy benchmarking is harming security efforts by making it hard to assess the likely performance impact of security countermeasures.
Canada charges chap alleged to run stolen data-mart Leakedsource
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced it has cuffed and charged a man for selling stolen identities and passwords at LeakedSource.com.
China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March
Predictions are firming up for when China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft will make its final re-entry-crash-and-burn.
Developer plots server virtualization comeback for XenServer
Moves are afoot to revive Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), the open source version of XenServer that existed independently of Citrix before the company released its code to the Xen Project and made its own efforts open source.
Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses
If a drone-creeper is snooping on you, you could catch them by grabbing the video stream – but what if it's encrypted?
Airbus warns it could quit A380 production
Airbus has reported its most prolific year to date in terms of deliveries, but also warned that it needs a new buyer of its flagship A380 if it is to continue production.
ServiceNow unleashes its 'Kingston' release
ServiceNow has slipped into 2018 by slipping out a new release of its platform.
Veeam buys AWS EC2 instance backup and recovery biz
Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2WS, an IaaS startup, whose board includes Veeam co-founder and President Ratmir Timashev, for $42.5mn cash.
Capita's UK military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister
A defence minister has told Parliament that Capita’s pisspoor Defence Recruiting System (DRS) has “glitches”, following reports from The Register giving a glimpse inside the shambolic system.
Hey Europe, your apathetic IT spending is ruining it for everyone
Listless IT spend in Europe is dragging down the pace of global recovery, according to the latest prediction from entrail-prodders Gartner.
Causes of software development woes
Research"Agile development" can mean different things to different people. To some it's about easing up on traditional rigour, and even legitimising a quick-and-dirty approach to getting stuff out of the door. To others it's about implementing a different kind of rigour, in order to bust project backlogs in a more robust manner, and generally keep up with constantly changing business demands.
Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire
Put on a virtual reality headset and it's hard to believe that your visual system is being stretched beyond its limit. Individual pixels are still visible and the narrow field of view makes it feel like you're wearing ski googles.
New Mirai botnet species 'Okiru' hunts for ARC-based kit
A new variant of the notorious Mirai malware is exploiting kit with ARC processors.
Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python
A lucky Frenchman has narrowly avoided having his todger bitten by a python that crawled up his U-bend.
DXC execs: Here's another deadline for skills profiling
DXC Technologies' employees still reluctant to upload their "skill profile" onto a company database they fear will be used in the next big redundancy rounds yesterday got a ticking off from top brass.
Xiaomi the money: China's latest IPO star tastes of bubble tea
AnalysisXiaomi's rush to go public is as much a sign of a speculative bubble as Bitcoin mania. Will it have a happy ending?
UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'
A customer of takeaway delivery firm Just Eat has alleged a driver from an eatery used her phone number to ask her for a date.
Wave Tata, Capita: You've lost mega-contract to rival outsourcer
Financial services slinger Prudential is to kick Capita to the curb, cutting short a 15-year mega deal and switching the administration of its life and pension policies to Tata Consultancy Services.
Drone crashes after operator failed to spot extra building site crane
A pilot flying a 3D Robotics Solo drone let his autonomous aircraft fly itself into a crane that some inconsiderate person erected on a building site.
Facebook, Schrems case cost Irish data watchdog €2m – reports
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has forked out almost €2m in the long legal battle involving Facebook and privacy activist Max Schrems, according to reports.
Private submarine builder charged with murder of journalist
Danish submariner Peter Madsen has today been charged with the murder of journalist Kim Wall.
Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages
Mobile malware strain Skygofree may be the most advanced Android-infecting nasties ever, antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab has warned.
Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go forth and multiply: App back from the dead
Microsoft Equation Editor was sentenced to death on January 9, 2018 at the age of 17, when a software update from Redmond removed five files necessary for the application to function.
Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny
The engineer at the center of a massive self-driving car lawsuit – brought by Google-stablemate Waymo against Uber – neglects his kids, is wildly disorganized, and has a large selection of bondage gear, his former nanny has sensationally alleged.
US senators vow to filibuster FBI, er, NSA's domestic, errr, foreign mass spying program
UpdatedA number of US senators from both sides of the aisle have said they will filibuster an effort to approve the continuation of a controversial American government spying program.
Oracle says SPARCv9 has Spectre CPU bug, patches coming soon
Oracle has told users of its SPARC-powered platforms that they have the Spectre processor design flaw.