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Microsoft Windows: The Next 30 Years

Analysis Is Satya Redmond's Atatürk? Or พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว ?

Finding security bugs on the road to creating a verifiably secure TLS lib

Microsoft, French bods push for mathematically provable bug-free code

the amazing world of gumball

Cartoon brings proper tech-talk to telly

Amazing Gumball character 'bypassed storage controller, decrypted disks, accessed ESXi server cluster'

Hacker predicts AMEX card numbers, bypasses chip and PIN

Easy algorithm and US$10 bork-box mean fun for fraudsters

Grow up, judge tells EFF: You’re worse than a complaining child

Slacktivist setback

Mozilla annual report shows risky Google dependency now risky Yahoo! dependency

Revenue up 4.9 per cent, but browser market share shrinking

Lenovo slings privilege patches at in-built tools

Temp account means God mode for regular users.

Green rectangles are the new rounded rectangles

Logowatch Hewlett Packard Enterprise's green box unleashes green monster at Korean portal with similar logo

Indian scientists teach computers to see by watching Cricket

Mashing up Indian Premier League and CricInfo offers new machine learning approach

Lazy IoT, router makers reuse skeleton keys over and over in thousands of devices – new study

SSH logins, server-side HTTPS certs baked in firmware

Nest defends web CCTV Cam amid unstoppable 24/7 surveillance fears

The truth about camera that seemingly keeps recording even when powered off

Nominet to hike price of UK web domains by 50%

Costs risen considerably, says CEO. Members not persuaded

Samsung yanks plug out of rumors of networking biz sell-off

Everyone else: Samsung has a network business?

Finding security bugs on the road to creating a verifiably secure TLS lib

Microsoft, French bods push for mathematically provable bug-free code

HP Enterprise and Azure sitting in a tree, p-a-r-t-n-e-r-i-n-g

The company that's definitely not HP Inc makes Microsoft its 'preferred public cloud' supplier

Fingers crossed tomorrow morning for Telecity's third repair shot

In the new circuit breaker we trust

VMware lawsuit fallout causes funding issues for GPL lobby group

Software Freedom Conservancy now gets the big tech cold shoulder, it claims

IOCCO: Police 'reckless' for using terrorism powers on journo sources

No regard for human rights, judicial approval

Plusnet ignores GCHQ, spits out plaintext passwords to customers

At least we don't email them, says security-shy telco

Dell-EMC deal difficulties: VMware and daddy postpone roadtrip

Sorry investors, we have to sort a Virtustream problem at home

Thin-lipped chancellor tight-lipped on contractor-nudge-onto-payroll plan

Autumn Statement Small print says something's afoot ...

Spending Review: GDS gets £450m, Cabinet Office budget slashed

Pledge for citizens to have option to pay online for every central gov service

Speaking in Tech: Is Dell's EMC acquisition doomed, or just too big to fail?

Podcast Oracle’s Hollis: It’ll happen, but what about the debt?

UK gov sinks £25k into Pi-powered cyberdesk

The connected future of not owning your work space

Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

Latest developer tool also adds GPU profiler, Java to native debugging

Sales, share price sink for HP Inc – but it's relative glee for HPE

Who said breakin' up was hard to do?

Brocade wrings profits from a steady-as-she-goes business

Analysis The SAN growth glory days are well and truly over, so where next?

Hilton confirms hotel credit-card-snaffling sales till malware hit

Check your bank statements if you paid on plastic

Eclipse staggers to feet, gets smacked by second DDoS

Internet service provider tells us: 'Internet based services' hit

Thai women drugged punters 'with Xanax-spiked nipples' – cops

NSFW Tourists incapacitated and robbed in chesticular sting

Telecity fails with car park net rescue plan. In fact, things got worse. Again

'Seamless' power transfer borked all the juice supplies

Google says it tried to preempt EU antitrust probe. That worked well

We're just so full of awesomeness even the nerdy kids want to regulate us

Microsoft Windows: The Next 30 Years

Analysis Is Satya Redmond's Atatürk? Or พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว ?

Grow up, judge tells EFF: You’re worse than a complaining child

Slacktivist setback

Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

Update now fixed, we're told

EMC mess sends New Zealand University TITSUP for two days

The more EMC tried to fix it, the worse things became

Cartoon brings proper tech-talk to telly

Amazing Gumball character 'bypassed storage controller, decrypted disks, accessed ESXi server cluster'

Mincing Nokia's factories made Microsoft a sausage factory

Redmond's diversity report reveals women bore brunt of 'restructure of phone business'

Hacker predicts AMEX card numbers, bypasses chip and PIN

Easy algorithm and US$10 bork-box mean fun for fraudsters

Second Dell backdoor root cert found

Blackhats, head straight to the airport lounge.

Amazon resets account passwords feared compromised – report

Book baron keeps mum about reason for emergency emails

Tor Project: Anonymity ain't free, folks. Pony up

Privacy network passes around the hat

Dell computers bundled with backdoor that blurts hardware fingerprint to websites

Analysis How it works

Fifth arrest in TalkTalk hacking probe: Now Plod cuff chap in Wales

A ydynt yn hyd yn oed yn cael y rhyngrwyd yng Nghymru?

Cyber-terror: How real is the threat? Squirrels are more of a danger

Comment No, go ahead, let's spend billions worrying about an iPearl Harbor

Kim Dotcom slams 'dirty ugly bully' Uncle Sam as extradition hearing ends

It only took nine weeks

Ex-IT staff claim Disney fired them then gave their jobs H1-B peeps

Where discrimination comes true, allegedly

NetApp, now much more object storage than you’d think

Comment Acquisitions finally being developed and put to use

Suck it, Elon – Jeff Bezos' New Shepard space rocket blasts off, lands in one piece

Pics and vid VTOL win for Blue Origin

Video malvertising campaign lasted 12 hours? Try two months

Vid crapware issue worse than you thought - researchers

Uber wants UK gov intervention over TfL’s '5-minute wait' rule

Taking ‘money from drivers’ pockets’ claims taxi/app firm

What do you need to deliver next-gen Enterprise applications?

Live webcast Traditional RDBMS vs NoSQL fitness

TV broadcast vans drive ESA from Perth

Space agency seeks quieter spot for Oz launch tracking ops

A font farewell to Fontdeck as website service closes

It’s that, or ‘stagnate as competition improves’

'Hypocritical' Europe is just as bad as the USA for data protection

Max Schrems' bomb just keeps going off

Systemax: Shuttering our North America Tech Group may cost $55m

Exiting leases, closing exec ops, selling inventory ditches PHP for Calypso JavaScript beat

Nice little open source reboot for a quarter of the web's sites

El Reg unchains the Vulture Velo cycling jersey

Striking peloton-leading style available now at Cash'n'Carrion

Randall Munroe spoke to The Reg again. We're habit-forming that way

Web comic author talks procrastination, illustration and the Thing Explainer

NCC pays €133m for security shack Fox-IT

Dutch cyber company acquired as NCC dreams of glorious tomorrow

Science Museum trumpets Da Vinci expo

The Mechanics of Genius lands in London next year

MoJ restarts troubled £250m National Offender management ICT system

Yes, again. Department on track to become IT basketcase

We pick storage brains: Has object storage endgame started?

Interview Too many companies, too few projects.... right?

Oracle confesses to quietly axing its UK software support centre

Exclusive More than '1,000' jobs thought to be for the chop in worldwide downsizing

North Korea is capable of pwning Sony. Whether it did is another matter

Sysadmin Blog PART 2 – It looked like a training exercise anyway

Google launches virtual plastic pal who's fun to be with

Faster, prettier Android Studio dev tool preview debuts

Downloads for Windows 10 November big-bang build axed by Microsoft

Back to Windows Update like everyone else, IT pros

Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

Special report District attorney and encrypted chat app dev sound off on privacy

ESXi's been borking VM backup and there's no fix yet

Update Patch lands, but prepare to reboot hosts and guests

Video still causing mobile data traffic to shoot through the roof

Add some M2M into the mix... and trouble's coming

British duo arrested for running malware encryption service

Customers freak, yell :Time to DBAN!"

Paris, jihadis, tech giants ... What is David Cameron's speechwriter banging on about now?

Clare Foges' outburst pulled apart by law prof, infosec expert

World's most complex cash register malware plunders millions in US

'ModPos' kernel monster threatens haul during festive shopping blitz

Pen tester sounds alert over 'gaping' flaws in Brit alarm platform

To update a CSL DualCom rig rip off the glue, unscrew the box, manually flash each unit

Dum dum dum - another cloud bites the dust (Adobe's photo cloud)

And Adobe's cloud's gone, and Seagate's cloud's gone, another one bites the dust

What America's drone owner database could look like in future

ID number per person, tiny gadgets exempted, personal info optional, etc

Webinar: How to stay productive in an always-on world

Promo Or how I learned to combat the effect of disruptions on job performance

Amazon now renting physical servers you can cuddle and love

Long term discount deals coming to make AWS different from hosting how exactly?

Wikipedia's ON DRUGS again, complains Russia

No threat of ban yet, but it can't be far off on past form

Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs

Promises to automatically remove root CA cert from machines from Nov 24

EMC CEO promises 'minimal disruption to existing product lines'

David Goulden pledges support stays the same, innovation for current products

Superfish 2.0 worsens: Dell's dodgy security certificate is an unkillable zombie

Updated And now here's how you can really destroy it

Superfish 2.0: Dell ships laptops, PCs with huge internet security hole

Root CA certificate opens up folks to banking, shopping snooping, etc

Windows 10 pilot rollouts will surge in early 2016, says Gartner

Takeup will be ‘significantly more rapid than seen with Windows 7’

Google takedown requests mushroom as copyright holders play whack-a-mole

More than 65m requests flood into Choc Factory in past month

Europe didn't catch the pox from Christopher Columbus – scientists

Syphilis was around before his New World jaunt, Austrian skeleton suggests

Shocker: Smut-viewing Android apps actually steal your data

Pr0n software actually leads to pwnage

TalkTalk Business email servers titsup for days after DNS config snafu

'Handful of customers' told to wait until Tuesday for a fix

We chew over CCS Insight's look into the fu-ture-ture-ture-ture

Get your 2016 predictions here

EE plans to block annoying ads on mobile network

Operator mulls controls for 27m subscribers, chief says it's not about blocking

ICO fines PPI claims firm £80,000 over 1.3m spam SMS deluge

More fines, totalling £250,000, to be doled out this week

Homebrew crypto in Telegram hangout app full of holes, say security pros

'Jihadi favourite' cooked up by Vkontakte's Durov Bros

Want to defend your network? Profile the person attacking it

Sysadmin Blog PART 1 – Can't keep them out, so catch them while they’re in

Austria's highest court mulls class action status for Schrems v Facebook

1000s of privacy gripes deserve to be heard, says complainant

Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

Unregistered 'occupant' receives disconnection notice

Data breach at biz that manages Cisco, F5 certs plus many others

Pearson VUE says credentials manager product affected

Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

By law, the BBFC must suffer every single minute of it

Cisco slurps Acano for $700m

Brit video conferencing and collaboration biz to be assimilated by the borg

Malvertising: How the ad model makes crime pay

Feature ... and who's liable for all the money lost?

This storage startup dedupes what to do what? How?

Sysadmin Blog Yep, it's complicated. Our man Trev unravels one new firm's tech

Blocking out the Sun won't fix climate change – but it could buy us time

Refreeze the poles... giant magnifying glass... What shall we do?

How cyber insurance actually works

Insurance industry insider tells all

Top Android app devs found exfiltrating mystery stealth packets

Half of covert packets are about analytics, half are a mystery

All Cisco certs add cloud, IoT, 'business transformation'

Network admins: Go buy a tie and some kool-aid, diluted to 10 per cent of your marks

Intel hires Qualcomm's compute leader to lead new mobile push

Venkata Renduchintala to run Chipzilla's re-organised client and IoT efforts

BT rebuked for attributing some EE acquisition costs to 'all UK lines of business'

'Inappropriate', mutters Ofcom

Criminal Ruskie BOFHs help hackers steal $790 million in three years

Twenty pro hackers grease Russia's best crime groups.

Mostly harmless: Berlin boffins bleat post epic TrueCrypt audit feat

It's got holes, but she'll be right.

OpenBSD's native hypervisor emerges

By all means start rummaging, but expect breakage in this very early code

Clueless Anonymous asks the powerless to save dolphins

Guys? You might want to look up some recent election results before tweeting at world leaders

New Wireshark, Nmap releases bring pre-Xmas cheer to infosec types

Nmap for XP and Wireshark for Mac put a smile on the face of security-loving girls and boys

Y'know how airlines never explain delays? United's bug bounty works the same way

Researcher says airline failed to fix critical bug for five months

Researchers say they've cracked the secret of the Sony Pictures hack

Log wipers, timestompers may have helped hackers stay quiet in terabyte raids

Windows 8.1 exams kept alive six more months, Win 7 tests immortal

How hot, or not, is Windows 10 when Redmond has no plans to retire some Windows 7 tests?

EU's Paris terror response includes 'virtual currencies' crimp

Ministerial meeting calls for accelerated data-sharing among Europe's governments

World needs 252,288,000 seconds to decide fate of leap seconds

Time lords postpone final decision on extra seconds until 2023 conference

Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

TV Review Clara will she/won't she die weariness kicks in

Yahoo! Mail! is! still! a! thing!, tries! blocking! Adblock! users!

Just wanted to prove it has enough users to pull off an A/B test

Taxi for NASA! SpaceX to fly astronauts to space station

Just don't mention the last rocket

Who's running dozens of top-secret unpatched databases? The Dept of Homeland Security

Irony alert

Malware caught checking out credit cards in 54 luxury hotels

Sheraton, Westin, W chains in US, Canada pwned

Tesla recalls every single Model S car in seatbelt safety probe

90,000 motors hauled in for checks

Hillary Clinton: Stop helping terrorists, Silicon Valley – weaken your encryption

Prez hopeful wants tech giants to stop treating govt as adversary

Network problems? It's not just you. Level3 outages reported in the US

Backbone carrier looks to be grappling with cut cable headaches

How NSA continued to spy on American citizens' email traffic – from overseas

Files show agency just moved surveillance offshore

Roundworm infection increases female fertility

Surprising finding among Bolivian ethnic group

Crimestoppers finally revamps weak crypto. Take your time guys

Poor rating due to out-of-date SSLv2 protocol

Many UK ecommerce sites allow ‘password’ for logins – report

As well as ‘abc123’ and ‘123456’, would you believe

Half the staff go gardening at the now not-so-jolly Jolla

Finland's last phone company hits cash flow trouble

Why Microsoft's .NET Core is the future of its development platform

Analysis Microsoft is betting on open source fork of .NET Framework to draw cloud customers

Struggling to understand Docker? Let's start with a Minecraft demo

Taking a pick axe to your application strategy

NetApp adds in-line dedupe to all-flash FAS arrays

Supports 3.8TB SSDs

The Register reveals SAP’s very own version of Black Friday

Exclusive Undercutting on maintenance deals to keep S4/HANA on track?

Short weekend break: Skegness or exoplanet HD 189733b?

Our handy cut-out-and-keep comparison guide

Shares tumble at flash-disk array maker Nimble: Time to crack open the all-flash?

Larger enterprise sales fall flat

Love your IoT gadget but could you keep the noise down?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Breakout? I don’t want to live like that

Ofcom asks: Do kids believe anything they read on the internet?

Survey finds strong parental support for smut-blockers

Want to take the stage at our DevOps and Continuous Delivery Conference?

You have 12 days to get your proposals in...

Looking for a council house in Sheffield City? Meet your fellow tenants

BCC email oopsie

NCC Group sowing the seeds of disruption in the cyber security industry

Competition Are you what the boffs are looking for?

France's 3-month state of emergency lets govt censor the web

Constitutional amendment has already passed lower lawmakers

Another $75m for Datto as EMEA and APAC expansion beckons

But could the Hillary Clinton email issues rain on its parade?

Rdio's collapse another nail in the coffin of the 'digital economy'

Analysis Money for *distributing* (nearly free) jam is a terrible idea

One-armed bandit steals four hours of engineer's busy day

On-Call How many pub owners does it take to change a light bulb?

600,000 cable modems have an easy to pop backdoor in a backdoor

Brazilian whacks Arris for easy-t-o-guess default password, fix promised fast

Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)

Microsoft's cash cow celebrates three decades of PC dominance

Windows Server and System Centre 2016 get fourth previews

Hyper-V containers debut along with erasure codes, live VM migration and other goodies

Cat discovers GNOME desktop bug

Coming soon: Dog rewrites Linux kernel

Shall we Drupal 8? Hint: it's not a verb, but the 8th version of Drupal

New version of open source CMS debuts, but migrations may be tricky

US 'swatting' Bill will jail crank callers for five years to life

It's just not funny when you tell the FBI your mates are holding hostages

Don't flip your lid: The Internet of Helmets has arrived

Building company decides electronic sweatband can stop workers overcooking

Android's accessibility service grants god-mode p0wn power

Even factory reset cannot smite the foulness that is Shedun

NASA palms off blunder-bot Valkyrie for top US universities to fix

Rubbish robots need better software for space

Seven-year itch claims Splunk CEO

Godfrey Sullivan steps down, effective immediately, leaving a profitable loss behind

Uncle Sam's IT bods find 2,000 data centers they FORGOT about

Can't consolidate until we stop discovering lost ones

How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered

Near-ultrasonic sound system drives pets, and users, crazy