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Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

From version 12 onward, ME-equipped chips will defend against patch rollbacks

A ball of string. Pic: Shutterstock

How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

Metaphor wrought in flesh

A sad child in a holiday hat

Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP

IE haunted by ghosts of past bugs – plus remote-code exec holes that'll chill your blood

Black hole

'Suspicious' BGP event routed big traffic sites through Russia

Google, Facebook and Microsoft routed through PutinGrad, for no good reason

chips

FREE zero-day for every reader: AT&T's DirecTV kit has a root hole – and no one wants to patch it

echo "Bot herders will love"; cat /etc/passwd #

Australian central bank says 'speculative mania' and crime fuel Bitcoin

Why use a slow expensive risky currency when you can do real-time bank-to-bank transfers?

Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Keynotes, speakers and earlybirds

EVENTS Save now, learn later

Auto auto fleets to dodge British potholes in future

Happy with this Utopian vision of the driverless future? Tell the Highways Agency

FREE zero-day for every reader: AT&T's DirecTV kit has a root hole – and no one wants to patch it

echo "Bot herders will love"; cat /etc/passwd #

Barclays bank bod in the cooler for aiding Dridex money launderers

Six years's porridge. Dridex not a laundry soap – it's a Trojan

No one saw it coming: Rubin's Essential phone considered anything but

Paltry 50,000 sold, according to camera app download stats

Former ZX Spectrum reboot project man departs

Retro Computers Ltd director hits back: So? We binned him

Brit banks told to publish details of major incidents that stop punters' payments

Bad news for regular TITSUP* offenders, good news for consumer choice

How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

Metaphor wrought in flesh

The North remembers: York scraps Uber's licence over data breach

But taxi biz can restart work in Sheffield

Sweet Liberty: Cable & Wireless CEO John Reid steps down

No replacement named for bossman who oversaw £3.5bn takeover by US giant

UK.gov told: Your frantic farming of pupils' data is getting a little creepy

Plans to extend slurping to why kids quit mainstream education

Hello, Dixons Carphone? Yep, we're ringing from a 2015 handset. Profits down 60%, eh?

Store closures on the way? Did someone mention Brexit?

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

True meaning of the season is all about how you overindulge

Nasuni straps APIs and encryption to nippier Edge Appliances

Smartens up software act with raft of improvements

Transaction Processing Performance Council to deliver AI benchmark

GPU-makers aren't members of the TPC. Will they join?

'Suspicious' BGP event routed big traffic sites through Russia

Google, Facebook and Microsoft routed through PutinGrad, for no good reason

One per cent of all websites probably p0wned each year, say boffins

Automated account-creator used bad passwords to detect when sites go bad

Up to 'ONE BEEELLION' vid-stream gawpers toil in crypto-coin mines

Come for the free movies, stay to dig Monero for a stranger

NASA says New Horizons' next stop might have a moon

Remember that 747 with an open door and a telescope? It spotted a moon-esque blip

Lights, camera, 802.11ax-ion!

Marvell claims it'll have the first chipsets for new 10G WiFi ready for products in H2 2018

India sets up second new CERT in a year, this time for government

Seeing as India has biometric national ID, this seems like a pretty sensible idea

SEC sends ICO for restaurant app Munchee back to the kitchen

Rules that offering was a cryptocurrency speculation, not real attempt to fund app

Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP

IE haunted by ghosts of past bugs – plus remote-code exec holes that'll chill your blood

Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

From version 12 onward, ME-equipped chips will defend against patch rollbacks

I, Robot? Aiiiee, ROBOT! RSA TLS crypto attack pwns Facebook, PayPal, 27 of 100 top domains

Two-decade-old hole lets hackers unlock encrypted data

Flash bang walloped: Toshiba, Western Digital sign peace treaty over memory chip fabs

Dare we say it... Tosh won

Tenable's response to folks upset at AWOL features: A 150-emails-a-minute spam storm

Nessus Pro V7 launch fiasco

Kaspersky dragged into US govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

Updated Trump signs defense law with No Eugenes clause, Kaspersky weighs options

What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath

And we'll explain: Epic trolling, online pressure, window-dressing, serious wonk writing

Argy-bargy Argies barge into Starbucks Wi-Fi with alt-coin discharges

Venti vanilla skinny latte with sprinkles of JavaScript and a side of Monero mining, please

America's drone owner database is baaaack! Just in time for Xmas

President Trump green-lights gizmo regulations that overrule federal judge

Xcellis: From 'gateway' for NAS dabblers to pusher of hardcore scale-out NAS boxen

Quantum claims to node its new stuff totally dunks on rival

New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

Scientists create self-applying membrane to protect cell

Hey, we've toned down the 'destroying society' shtick, Facebook insists

The Social Network rises to criticism from former exec

Facebook announces ad revenue reroute: When Irish eyes are crying

Major tax overhaul to appease govs and regulators

Fujitsu's server jujitsu: FPGA gives networking capacity fourfold boost

Chip-accelerated WAN could do wonders in the cloud

Big biz: Algorithms are too complicated, but also too easy to game, to open the black box

What you really want is translucency

Brrr! It's a snow day and someone has pwned the chuffin' school heating

Building management systems easily hackable – researchers

Gemalto: Cheers for that 'unsolicited' €4.3bn bid, Atos. We'll think about it

We've long admired you from afar, croons French outsourcer

Volvo puts Swedish families to work on driverless data-slurp trials

Playing catchup with Britain, or taking a slightly different tack?

Pickaxe chops cable, KOs UKFast data centre

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go

Why is Wikipedia man Jimbo Wales keynoting a fake news conference?

Comment Who best to drain the swamp? Why, the biggest alligator

Seagate: Happy Xmas, staff – thanks for everyth... um, you 500. Can we have a word?

'Tis the season of glad tidings, goodwill – and job cuts

Big tech wants the ICO on EU data protection board in Brexit fallout

Watchdog keeping voting rights 'huge gain' for marketing sector, say Facebook, Google et al

The eagle has been grounded: Dutch anti-drone squadron retired

Handling proves to be too talon order

Why bother cracking PCs? Spot o' malware on PLCs... Done. Industrial control network pwned

Jumping the air gap

Millions of moaners vindicated: Man flu is 'a thing', says researcher, and big TVs are cure

Calls for safe spaces with comfy recliners to speed recovery

Developers, developers, developers: How 'serverless' crowd dropped ops like it's hot

What does it even mean ...and is it a good idea?

Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'd

Nearly all Air Force recruiting grounded, online system blamed

US authorities issue strongly worded warnings about crypto-investments

SEC says it's monitoring transactions like a hawk

Juniper squeezes vulns that allow total p0wnage

NorthStar WAN SDN Controller has 28 nasties, half a dozen critical

Boffins show off speedy quantum CNOT gate - in silicon

This gives us building blocks for coupla-qubits quantum computers

Fruit of an acquisition: Apple AI software goes open

Turi Create lands on GitHub

Juno's July fly-by gave NASA a close-up of the Great Red Spot

video Heat-driven storm is hundreds of kilometres deep

Google's Project Zero reveals Apple jailbreak exploit

Holy Moley! iOS and MacOS were wholly holey

Archive of 1.4 BEEELLION credentials in clear text found in dark web archive

Find shows people still suck at passwords

Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

Vid biz's admission shows that no data is private

Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon

POTUS also wants to Make Mars Great Again

Intel beefs up low-end line with Gemini Lake CPUs

Pentium Silver, Celeron get gigabit WiFi update

Canuck privacy commissioner to dig into Uber data breach

Formal investigation launched. Not the first, won't be the last

Microsoft asks devs for quantum leap of faith

Try writing quantum code in Q#, because...uh, teleportation

Forget Bruce Willis, Earth's atmosphere is our best defense against meteorites

Porous space rocks just can't handle the pressure

Kentucky lawmaker pushes smut filter law (update: maybe not)

Rep. Johnson shuns Kentucky sly clickin'

Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel flawed net neutrality vote

Technologists publish open letter warning about "imminent threat" to internet

New Ruski hacker clan exposed: They're called MoneyTaker, and they're gonna take your money

Subtly named group has gone largely unnoticed until now

'DJI Mavic' drone seen menacing London City airliner after takeoff

UK Airprox Board say it was 'endangering other aircraft'

UK lacks engineering and tech skillz to make government's industrial strategy work – report

Your lip service is all very well, but where are the people?

Server winners and losers: HPE, Dell EMC still sitting pretty at the top, but uh-oh Lenovo

Beware the 'Others', who now make up 48% of shipments

Lifestyle pin-up site Pinterest: Hack attempts blamed on 'credential stuffing'

You might just have to wing it with that potpourri recipe

European Parliament's ePrivacy rep bemoans members' slow progress

Interview Birgit Sippel says 'Brexit ate my homework' isn't an excuse for delays

Teen Pennsylvania HPC storage pusher Panasas: Small files, fat nodes, sharp blades

Analysis Not your average Silicon Valley startup kid

Coventry: Once a 'Ghost Town', soon to be UK City of Culture

Stalingrad's erstwhile twin will take the reins from Hull in 2021

IBM to expunge over 500 people in latest redundo round

Updated Almost 1,900 jobs 'at risk' in the UK

Blighty flogs Qatar a bunch of missiles and Typhoon fighter jets

And Hawk training aircraft as well. Just don't say 'despite Br-'

Hackers' delight: Mobile bank app security flaw could have smacked millions

Certificate pinning unpicked

Shazam! Apple chucks £300m at Brit what's-that-song app – report

That's a lot of money just to blast U2 at it

Four hybrid clouds, three server SANs, two snapshotters... and a partridge in a pear tree

Yes, it's the week in storage

Barclaycard website goes TITSUP*

Updated Users report issues establishing secure connection

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