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Speaking in Tech: 'You idiot - you could've done that in 3 clicks'

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Greg and Ed are joined by Podcast Idol loser Josh Atwell as they dive into VMware’s new podcast, social hour in the Valley, Slack, Life Lock and the fallout from the US Presidential election for the tech industry. The Details… (0:00) Podcast Idol loser, Josh …
Team Register, 23 Nov 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle 2017: Ten days to tell us how DevOps really works

There are just ten days till the call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London 2017 closes, and we'd hate to miss out on your take on DevOps, Containerization, Continuous Delivery and Agile in the real world. Last orders are on November 30, and the programme committee will be immediately diving in to craft an agenda spanning …
Team Register, 21 Nov 2016
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Building IoT: First keynote speaker announced

Building IoT We're chuffed to announce that IoT luminary and self-confessed data nerd Yodit Stanton will be joining us at Building IoT next March as a keynote speaker. Yodit is founder and CEO of OpenSensors.io, the realtime data exchange which provides data infrastructure for the Internet of Things, enabling anyone to publish realtime …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2016
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Speaking in Tech: The votes are in – and the Podcast Idol winner is...

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week is the BIG Podcast Idol results show as Greg and Ed review each of the candidates to be the next Speaking in Tech podcast co-host. The podcast duo also discuss touchscreen laptops from Microsoft and Acer. The details... (0:00) Surface Pro 4 quick review: Great …
Team Register, 16 Nov 2016

Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

Attackers with a little more than a minute to spare can get their foot in the door on Linux boxes by holding down the Enter key for 70 seconds – an act that gifts them a root initramfs shell. The simple exploit, which requires physical access to the system, exists due to a bug in the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) used in …
Team Register, 16 Nov 2016
Building IoT London

Building IOT London sessions: From tiny sensors to big data

The agenda for Building IOT London is taking shape and early-bird tickets are on sale, so if you want to spend three days next March learning about how to connect your enterprise to the internet of things, stick the dates in your diary now. Building IOT London, brought to you by The Register and Heise, aims to give you …
Team Register, 10 Nov 2016

Speaking in Tech: Let's make podcasting great again

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, Greg and Ed are joined by Brian Gracely of Red Hat to discuss KubeCon, Azure, NetSuite and personal laptops. Reminder: Podcast Idol voting begins today! The details... (0:00) Gracely wearing a Red Hat (4:54) Krispy Kreme Challenge update (8:20) Podcast Idol …
Team Register, 09 Nov 2016

Windows Insiders are so passé, Microsoft now has Skype Insiders

Microsoft has kicked off a Skype Insiders program for people “interested in providing feedback to shape and enhance the Skype experience!” That's Skype Community Manager Allen-S' exclamation point, reproduced from his post explaining that the new group “will have early access to Skype software and services updates and …
Team Register, 09 Nov 2016

Ransomware repulsion regimes revealed!

Promo Ransomware is a type of malware that sees criminals make your critical business data inaccessible by encrypting it and throwing away the decryption key … until you pay them a ransom. Ransomware is pervasive, evolving fast and hard to combat, not least because the criminals who spread it often take your money without decrypting …
Team Register, 08 Nov 2016
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Free OpenStack Australia Day: Government tickets to Reg readers

PROMO Next Monday, November 14th, OpenStack Australia Day: Government hits Canberra. And The Register has free tickets for readers. At the day you'll be able to tap into the OpenStack community by meeting folks like OpenStack Foundation Cloud Application Community Wrangler David F. Flanders. Or perhaps government leaders are more …
Team Register, 07 Nov 2016
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School cyber safety spiel shows smut to 'Strayan students

ENTIRELY SFW VID A school cyber safety spiel delivered by Symantec's Norton brand at Australia's Robina High School has resulted in smut being displayed to the assembled students. The talk was hosted by Symantec security bod Nick Savvides and featured former NFL footballer Jarryd Hayne, who used social media to good effect when making the move …
Team Register, 07 Nov 2016
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Tokens of terror spark 'major security update' at GitLab

The co-founder of HackerOne, Jobert Abma, has reported a critical GitLab vulnerability that allowed remote code execution on application servers. Abma says the vulnerability allowed anyone who could create projects to pop the servers hosting GitLab if administrators enabled importation of previously-exported GitLab files. …
Team Register, 04 Nov 2016

Speaking in Tech: Worst OpenStack summit ever?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Ed Saipetch returns with Greg Knieriemen to discuss Dell EMC World and OpenStack conferences as well as news from CenturyLink, Microsoft and Apple. Melissa Gurney has a field report with game developer Greg Heath of Motiga Games to discuss Gigantic. The details …
Team Register, 02 Nov 2016
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Speaking in Tech: EMC v Pure – Stop bickering with the big dog

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Ed is in Barcelona while Greg and Amy sort out the week's tech news. The last of the Podcast Idols, Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) and Theresa Miller of The Current Status, join us this week to discuss AWS, lawsuits, Facebook and open source switches. …
Team Register, 26 Oct 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Is OpenStack really a threat to VMware?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's tech-cast, and this week Greg and Ed dig into the pros and cons of the VMware Cloud announcement with AWS with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers. Podcast Idol Peter Smallbone wraps up the podcast with a field report from IT Expo with VMware CTO …
Team Register, 19 Oct 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle 2017: Meet the committee...

If you’re still working up your proposals for our Continuous Lifecycle London conference next year, you might want to consider the calibre of tech pro who’ll be perusing your proposals. Whether you’re a prospective speaker, or attendee, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve got a mix of Continuous Lifecycle London veterans and some …
Team Register, 17 Oct 2016
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Speaking in Tech: 'Healthy friction' among vendors at Cloud Foundry

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Tech podcasters At Large Ed Saipetch and Greg Knieriemen are back with Podcast Idol candidate James Honey of SolarWinds. His special guest is Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. The nerds put Dell, Cisco, VMware and AWS into the podcast blender this week to …
Team Register, 12 Oct 2016
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Building IoT London: Still working on your pitch?

We’ve had a cracking response to our call for papers for Building IoT London so far, but we’ve also had a few begging letters saying people are still waiting for slides back from colleagues, or permissions from partners and the like. So, because you asked nicely, we’re going to keep the call for papers open for another week, …
Team Register, 07 Oct 2016

London cops charge ATM malware hacker

London Police have continued to bag and tag criminals who installed malware in ATMs across the city, with the extradition of a Romanian man to the UK last week. Emanual Leahu was charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of a gang that stole some £1.5 million from ATMs across London in 2014. Gang members Grigore Paladi and …
Team Register, 07 Oct 2016

Google's Chrome cloaks Pirate Bay in red screen of malware death

Google is warning users to stay away from infamous unauthorised content distribution site The Pirate Bay, as it says the torrent attic is bad for PC health. Mountain View has generally shied away from flagging the torrent site as a malicious entity, other than a handful of times when it was caught serving malware through its …
Team Register, 07 Oct 2016

Speaking in Tech: Making $1bn profit from a $10m investment? We'll take it

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Speaking in Tech #231 - Melissa This week Ed Saipetch is back this week with Podcast Idol Melissa Gurney from Dell EMC. Our special guest this week is Erin Banks, Big Data & Analytics Marketing Director at Dell EMC. The trio discuss Big Data, Nutanix IPO, FPGA’s, DDOS and …
Team Register, 05 Oct 2016

Russia mulls pirate penalties

Russia is considering implementing fines for illegal downloading of copyrighted content. Local media, citing sources familiar with an early-stage proposalå, say it could mimic German laws where illegal downloaders can be fined under cease-and-desist orders capped at ‎around €100 for simple infringement. Fines would complement …
Team Register, 05 Oct 2016

German cops, mobe malware

Germany's federal investigative police agency (BKA) is seeking permission to infect smartphones with its home baked PC trojan for surveillance of serious crime.Strike text The agency wants to develop a derivative of its trojan named the Bundestrojaner for mobile devices should its request to German Parliament be approved, …
Team Register, 04 Oct 2016

Apple iMessage URLs ship OS, device, and IP data to sites, dev says

British developer Ross McKillop says Apple's implementation of URL previews leaks users' IP address and operating system information to websites. The leakage might be a boon to spammers, who could use the operating system information and IP address data to better hone their attacks. Links subject to previews, which displays …
Team Register, 04 Oct 2016
Building IoT London

Got a great IoT story to tell? You have until Friday to let us know

Reg Events The deadline to get your proposals in Building IoT London is just days away, on Friday October 7, so if you want to tell an audience of real world tech pros about your real world experiences developing and implementing the internet of things, don't delay. Building IoOT London, brought to you by Heise and The Register, will be …
Team Register, 30 Sep 2016