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9th > February > 2016 Archive

Did a hacker really pwn the FBI, US Homeland Security and the DoJ?

Water coolerDo we have another OPM disaster, or a NASA hack redux?

Atlassian creates new Android, iOS development teams

What's 'app-ening at the developers' darling? 'We have no comms on that' say flaks

Verizon!–Yahoo! takeover! inches! ahead!

The 1990s called and want their cool brands back

Telstra mobile in continental TITSUP

UPDATEAustralia's dominant carrier couldn't do 3G and 4G voice and data for a chunk of this afternoon

It's 2016 and a font file can own your computer

UpdatedLibgraphite font library buggy and vulnerable in Firefox, Thunderbird, WordPad and more says Talos

Fleet of 4.77MHz LCD laptops with 8088 CPUs still alive after 30 years

Reader has 'a couple of dozen' Toshiba T1000s still in use 24/7, and a tale of embezzlement to dazzle

LIGO boffins set to reveal grav-wave corker

A press conference for a Nature paper? Guess that's a 'yes,' then

GitHub fixes 102 flaws, pays out $95k under bug bounty program

Six in one bugs a bust as boffins boom: Send us mooar!

Brits best French in Euro securo pwn party

Chronic infections keep a third of baguette-bashers off net shops

Ready for a nostalgia kick? Usborne has put its old computer books on the web for free

Landmark 1980s tutorials now available for download

Scary RAM-gobbling bug in SQL Server 2014 exposed by Visual Studio online outage

Query-size predictor ran amok, grabbed nearly 4GB per login

Microsoft researchers smash homomorphic encryption speed barrier

ExclusiveArtificial intelligence CryptoNets chew data fast but keep it safe

France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

Orders The Social NetworkTM to stop sending data to USA, tracking non-members

Picking apart the circuits in the ARM1 – the ancestor of your smartphone's brain

PicSilicon layout reverse-engineered

Nokia kicks off pre-MWC race with tech show-and-tell

Al-Lu, Al-Lu... Notice anything new about us?

Canonical reckons Android phone-makers will switch to Ubuntu

Desktop Linux to spring Google's OEM prisoner partners

Dell PowerEdge R730: Reg rack monkeys crack smiles over kindness of engineers

ReviewSteady on: Nothing shocking, but it's good kit nonetheless

Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

ExclusiveIs that how crims nicked the engineers' data?

Russian ATM-popping gang used nation state cybercrook tactics

Be very slow with the brute force, Igor. Three times a week, only on Saturdays

Imation: Data storage? No, come to us for, er, investment advice

AnalysisHands out cash for activist investor's fund to manage, too

Amazon UK boss is 'most powerful' man in food and drink

We will, we will rock you

Silent Nork satellite tumbling in orbit

Pyongyang not yet ready to nuke California

Actifio CEO talks about growth, quietly sacks bunch of staff

Copy data reducing startup goes into staff reducing mode

What took you so long, Twitter? Micro blogging site takes on the trolls

U mad bro?

Ballmer schools SatNad on Microsoft's mobile strategy: You need one

Otherwise, everything's just fine and dandy

Private clouds kinda suck, you know?

Sysadmin BlogEnterprises want them, but they're still a pain in the ASCII

DataGravity prez on layoffs: A little pruning doesn't hurt

CommentUnless you're the one being pruned. Not that he'd know

Violin Memory offers starter kits to tempt flash storage virgins

Step right up and get your two million IOPS bundle

Irish kids get first-person view of 1916 uprising... via Minecraft

Grainy B&W pics and footage just don’t cut it - we want pixels

Intelligence Committee marks Gov's Snoopers' Charter: See me after class

Needs more clarity, Theresa, but otherwise a very good effort

Don't you see these simple facts? Destroy Facebook and restore human Liberty

FoTWThis man is really sick, sick, sick, sick, sick

Virgin Media spoof email mystery: Customers take to Facebook

ISP: There has been no breach, no idea what you mean

HPE beefs up entry MSA with a bit of flash

SSD price cuts and a denser filer make up a satisfying trifecta

Getting a grip on Puppet: A guide for beginners

We're not just stringing you along...

NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane

Battery-powered 'Sceptor' set for 2019 launch

Obama govt proposes 33% hike in cyber-security spending

Good luck getting that through the House, Barry

SwiftStack's multi-modal 'we're so much better than you' FUD play

CommentSplit metadata storage scheme for faster object access. Hmmm

Don't mention the F word: Adobe releases Animate CC

Rebranded Flash Professional with new features including 4K video export

How cybercrooks made $330K from ransomware without really trying


Sophisticated malware-as-a-racket fraudsters have been scamming businesses for 10 years

The Poseidon (malware) Adventure

Google crafts custom networking CPU with parallel computing links

UpdatedPatches for 32-bit processor hit LLVM C/C++ compiler suite

We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

The Internet of Things is great for us, says James Clapper

Want blazing fast Netflix streams? Book a flight to Northern Europe

Tiny nations lead broadband poll

Microsoft hits the gas in drive to recruit autistic techies

Redmond wants unique minds

Telstra proclaims free data day to make up for epic TITSUP

Sysadmin's nightmare: 'I crashed the whole network'

VMware finally gets all its end-user computing ideas together as one

'Workspace One' to compete with Citrix's Workspace Suite, with help from new PCoIP alternative 'Blast'

Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched

Microsoft blats bugs in super-secure web browser Edge, its OS, the Office suite, and more

2016 tech shakeout starts with CxO exodus

AnalysisZenefits, Imagination, Yelp, Paypal all lose key execs

Linode SSH key blunder left virtual servers open to man-in-the-middle fiddles for months

Regen your keys ASAP

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