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24th > January > 2018 Archive

It's 2018 and your Macs, iPhones can be pwned by playing evil music

Meanwhile, HomePod inches closer to actually shipping, allegedly

It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

OG open-source darling gets security check-up

Samba 4.8 to squish scaling bug that Tridge himself coded in 2009

French government is going large with open source file server, new tweaks will help

Just in the NIC of time, Dell and Netronome enter NFV pact

More functions, fewer servers - and Dell is good with this!

Skype, Slack, other apps inherit Electron vuln

UpdatedDevs, check your protocol handling, patch if necessary

Fresh botnet recruiting routers with weak credentials

With a special HNAP exploit just for D-Link kit

Mass limit proposed so boffins can tell when they've fingered a brown dwarf or a fat planet

Not a particularly left field suggestion...

2018's first spacewalk bugged by software

Replacement robot hand didn't work, so they turned it off, and yes, turned it back on again

Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

Grids were not built to handle big EVs populations all plugging in at once

NASA rethinking InSight probe mission after dust storm predicted for Mars

Could be the end of the road for Opportunity, too

Death notice: Moore’s Law. 19 April 1965 – 2 January 2018

Done in by the weaponisation of optimisation, and now 2017 may be as good as it ever got

Elon Musk offered no salary, $55bn bonus to run Tesla for a decade

All he has to do is make Tesla the third-most valuable company and vastly increase revenue

Maverick internet cop Chrome 64 breaks rules to thwart malvert scum

Google bans forced redirects used by Zirconium to infect Macs, PCs with nasties

Linux Foundation puts all its networking eggs in one basket

‘LF Networking Fund' is like the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, but for SDN

PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable

Inhabitable with alien lifeforms, mind you. Grab a phaser

Thorn leaves CGI UK's side: Prez exit 'to pursue other interests'

Brit boss off after two years behind the controls

Facebook AI guru alt-tabs out, Nvidia EULA audits, Baidu changes, chip tricks, and more

RoundupMachine-learning news and code to pore over

£60m, five years late... Tag criminal tagging as a 'catastrophic waste' of taxpayers' cash

UK government beancounters aren't happy with the MoJ

TalkTalk starts offering punters choice to shift-shift to O2

A 'great' deal - as long as you stay with their crummy broadband

Europe slaps €997m antitrust fine on Qualcomm

UpdatedFound to have paid billions to Apple to prevent it buying from rivals

Pro Evo-lution shocker: Samsung SSDs focus on endurance over capacity

Can't cram crazy TBs in so new 860s bring speed and longevity

Cold calling director struck off for ‘flagrant’ breach of duties

Halifax man didn’t pay HMRC but forked out on 2 houses and a wedding

Google yanks cash firehose from Lunar X Moonshot comp. The actual Moon shot one

$30m prize will go unclaimed after repeated extensions

Camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest for Botox-enhanced pouts

My humps, my humps, my humps, my lovely camel humps

The Register, Heise launch Serverless Computing London Conference

EventsCall for Papers Open Now

H-1B visa hopefuls, green card holders are feeling the wrath of 'America first' Trump

Immigrants, and those who employ them, had better be legit

White box, anyone? Big Switch pumps Big Cloud Fabric updates as pretty Big Deal

Polishes off hyperconverged and software-defined support

What's GDPR? Survey suggests smaller firms living under rocks as EU privacy regs loom

While Facebook boasts tools to help users 'manage their data'

France gives les citoyens the right to cock up official paperwork

Forgot your tax return, mon ami? Pas de problem!

Hawaii governor: I wanted to tell everyone nuke alert was fake – I just forgot my password

Dem to be granted access to Twitter profile ‘in an emergency’

NHS deploys Microsoft threat detection service on just 30,000 devices

UpdatedThat's only 2% of Blighty's health service PCs

Commvault's record revenues walloped by US tax law tweaks

Yay! Oh, wait. Aww...

NHS outages KO Welsh GP services and Manchester A&E

No connection... between the blackouts

You want wires with that? Burger King backs, er, net neutrality

VidYes, you read that right

Biker nerfed by robo Chevy in San Francisco now lobs sueball at GM

Bye bye Mister Biker Guy, drove my Chevy to the lefty but the Chevy was awry (allegedly)

Pope wants journalism like the Catholic church wants child sex abuse probes: Slow, aimless...

Easy with those exclusives and unfortunate facts, hacks

Biggest Washington DC lobbyist is now a tech giant (yes, it's Google)

Big Internet dominates US political pressure splurging

Look on the bright side, Pebble fans. At least your gizmo will work long enough for you to get beach body ready

Support plug will now be pulled in June

Bell Canada Canucks it up again: Second hack in just eight months

Subscriber database plundered by miscreants once again

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