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HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

HPE's many rounds of redundancies and sell-offs have seen it decide the time is right to downsize its headquarters and move it away from its birthplace in Palo Alto. The company's version of events is that it has “transformed into a smaller, nimbler company, and now has the opportunity to consolidate its Silicon Valley real …

Spam scum ping global blacklists to wreck rep

Malware authors are consulting IP blacklists designed to help fight spam in a bid to avoid detection and increase inbox hit rates. The novel abuse allows malware authors to determine if they have infected clean and benign machines. "This malware is interesting because it contains a hardcoded list of commonly known blacklist …
Darren Pauli, 21 Oct 2016
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Did mock cop bot trot on fraught tot? Maybe not

The maker of the security guard robot that allegedly ran down a toddler in a Silicon Valley shopping mall last week has claimed its droid is innocent. Sixteen-month-old Harwin Cheng hit the headlines worldwide after his parents claimed he was knocked down and run over by a 300lb Knightscope K5 bot at the Stanford Shopping …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jul 2016

Palo Alto IDs another C&C-over-DNS attack

Palo Alto Networks researchers say the Webky group is using DNS (domain name system) requests as their command and control channel. The reason that's important is that DNS is one of those ports that's less heavily policed than (for example) Port 80. The Palo Alto post (by Josh Grunzweig, Mike Scott and Bryan Lee) says the …

Do you qualify as poor in Palo Alto? Spoiler: Yes, yes, you do

Analysis When you think of affordable housing programs, it's probably safe to say you're thinking about cooks, or cleaners, or even teachers being given a way to live near the neighborhoods where they work. In effect, it's bedrooms for poor people. Except of course in Palo Alto – the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Because in Palo …
Kieren McCarthy, 23 Mar 2016
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The good burghers of Palo Alto are entirely insane

Worstall @ the Weekend El Reg treated us last weekend to the tale of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, where the owner has a small ethical dilemma to deal with. The 4.5 acre site is apparently worth $55 million and the city council would like to buy it, but they've only got $39 million. The dilemma is that if he sells to the city council …
Tim Worstall, 23 Aug 2015
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CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

Security researchers have discovered a backdoor in Android devices sold by Coolpad, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The “CoolReaper” vuln has exposed over 10 million users to potential malicious activity. Palo Alto Networks reckons the malware was “installed and maintained by Coolpad despite objections from customers”. It' …
John Leyden, 18 Dec 2014

Elderly zombie Asprox botnet STILL mauling biz bods, says survey

The Asprox botnet was responsible for about 80 per cent of all attack sessions recorded during October 2014, impacting nearly 2,000 different organisations. These figures, from a new report by Palo Alto Networks, provide evidence that the Asprox (AKA Kuluoz) malware family is continuing to plague businesses, despite multiple …
John Leyden, 11 Dec 2014

Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

Nigerian scammers are developing beyond 419 advance-fee fraud scams against individuals by using trojans to steal valuable information from businesses instead. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks reports that cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses that have not …
John Leyden, 22 Jul 2014

Wanna be Zuckerberg's neighbor? Tough luck, he bought the block for $30m

How much would you pay to live next door to Mark Zuckerberg? Answer: Probably not as much as Zuck himself has paid to make sure you don't live next door to him. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Facebook founder has shelled out more than $30m to buy four houses adjacent his five-bedroom residence in an upscale …
Neil McAllister, 11 Oct 2013
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Pah! Social, file-sharing apps are SAFE compared to biz apps

Threats from social networking, video and filesharing pale in comparison to malicious content in business critical apps, according to a survey by network security firm Palo Alto Networks. While 339 social networking, video, and file-sharing applications represent 20 per cent of network bandwidth use, they account for less than …
John Leyden, 22 Feb 2013

Burglar steals $60,000 of computers from Steve Jobs' home

Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into the former home of Apple icon Steve Jobs and stealing over $60,000 worth of "computer equipment and personal items." On July 17, Job's former home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was broken into and turned over, AP reports. Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom …
Iain Thomson, 14 Aug 2012
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Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

Silicon Valley police tracking down a stolen iPad have made a massive drug bust resulting from rank stupidity by the thieves. The Palo Alto policemen were tracking down a stolen iPad, using its GPS-based "Find My iPad" feature to determine its location. After tracing the filched fondleslab to an apartment building, they …
Iain Thomson, 5 Mar 2012
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Silicon Valley plane crash kills 3 Tesla employees

A small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, killing the pilot and two passengers — all employees of Tesla Motors — and triggering a widespread electricity outage that cut power to thousands of homes as well as companies like Hewlett-Packard and Facebook. Amidst a shroud of early- …
Austin Modine, 18 Feb 2010
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Quantum porn engine foiled by strawberries and muffins

Yes, Cuil is pants. Though its founders insist they're building a Google killer, the results turned up by this new-age search engine are even more ridiculous than its name. Which is still pronounced "Cool." Quantum computing queries have been known to reveal random pornography (NSFW) - even when "safe search" is turned on. And …
Cade Metz, 31 Jul 2008
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HP VP charged for trying to pass on IBM trade secrets

A former Hewlett-Packard vice president has been charged by US federal prosecutors for allegedly attempting to pass trade secrets from his previous employer, IBM Corp, to senior HP execs. According to a US District Court indictment filed last Friday in San Jose, California, Atul Malhotra obtained “confidential” pricing details …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Jul 2008
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FCC chief claims power over network management

Left Coast Comcast Hearing US Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants everyone to know his agency has all the power it needs to regulate the likes of Comcast. "The commission will be vigilant in monitoring the broadband marketplace and protecting consumers' access to the internet content of their choice," Martin said this afternoon …
Cade Metz, 18 Apr 2008
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HP garage becomes national landmark

The renowned garage in Palo Alto which birthed PC titan Hewlett-Packard has been upgraded from merely state recognized landmark to getting nationally certified. That's the landmark big leagues. The garage and accompanying house at 367 Addison Avenue (pic here) has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the …
Austin Modine, 18 May 2007

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