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Today โ€” November 19th 2018The Register

A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing

Boffins find those who know about phishing more likely to be duped than the less informed

Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so a study of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.…

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:12
Yesterday โ€” November 18th 2018The Register

RIP Bill Godbout: Cali wildfire claims the life of master maverick of microcomputers

Silicon Valley legend dies in firestorm that has killed scores while more than 1,000 are missing

Obituary Bill Godbout, a maverick techie who played a pivotal role in getting computers into the hands of the masses, was killed this week in California's wildfires. He was aged 79.…

  • November 18th 2018 at 11:30
Before yesterdayThe Register

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess?

Roundup What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…

  • November 17th 2018 at 14:47

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

Measurement nerds enter the 21st century

As incredible as it may seem, until this week the definitive measurement of a kilogram was a cylinder made of an alloy comprising 90 per cent platinum and 10 per cent iridium sat under a glass dome in a room in Paris.…

  • November 17th 2018 at 09:06

Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client โ€“ then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

We never meant to make that widely public which is why we made a public FAQ for it

Microsoft was, and maybe still is, considering injecting targeted adverts into the Windows 10 Mail app.…

  • November 17th 2018 at 02:03

We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist

El Reg drills into banned technology with Freedom-of-Info request

The US Department of Defense's "do not buy" list of foreign software and equipment turns out to be about as long as the list of bug-free Windows releases or privacy-focused Facebook apps.…

  • November 17th 2018 at 00:47

Amazon tries to ruin infosec world's fastest-growing cottage industry (finding data-spaffing S3 storage buckets)

AWS comes up with blanket policies to smother public-facing cloud silos

Amazon Web Services is taking steps to halt the epidemic of data leaks caused by the S3 cloud buckets it hosts from being accidentally left wide open to the internet by customers.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:12

Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them โ€“ because it's Thomas Kurian

Ex-Oracle man gets top job as another experienced woman exec quits web ads titan

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has quit the online ads giant, and will be replaced by ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 21:35

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

Telemetry data slurp broke the law, Dutch govt eggheads say

Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out the "large scale and covert" gathering of private data through its Office apps.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 21:17

Visual Studio 2017 15.9 is here! Fire up your Windows on Arm laptops. All four of you

Final update of beloved development adding ARM64

Microsoft devs rejoice! A new version of Visual Studio 2017 has arrived replete with fixes, tweaks and ARM64 support.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 20:23

The week in networking? It's SD-WAN all the way down

Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs

Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 20:00

The Quantum of car lists: Storage firm drives into autonomous vehicle data logging

Sells 'intelligent' chassis, removable drive magazine, StorNext base station

Quantum has stepped sideways into the autonomous vehicle testing market with a data logging system integrated with its StorNext multi-tiered workflow file management product.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:00

Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3

Hold on Redmond, don't light those fireworks yet, the dominance will be shortlived

Microsoft's Surface line leapfrogged Apple's iPad Pro as the detachable tablet of choice for tech distributors in Western Europe but that top spot definitely won't be sustained, or so IDC says.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:00

Oracle snaffles up a chunk of SD-WAN market with Talari Networks buyout

As shareholders sign off on Big Red's big pay packet for first time in seven years

Oracle is to slurp up software-defined WAN provider Talari Networks for an undisclosed sum.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 17:00

Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker

Even Softbank balked at these tethered terrors

Google's parent company Alphabet has closed down its biped robot maker Schaft after failing to find a buyer.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:58

Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US

Routine file about accused crim suddenly mentions WikiLeaker's name

An apparent cut-and-paste error has revealed that American prosecutors may have already filed criminal charges against cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:20

BlackBerry absorbs Operation Cleaver beaver Cylance into threat detection unit

$1.4bn match made in heaven

BlackBerry has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending over half of its cash pile to bolster its threat detection unit.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 14:47

'Unjustifiably excessive': Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

Gangs Matrix led to 'multiple and serious' breaches of data protection rules, says watchdog

London cops have broken data protection rules by using a controversial database that ranks people's likelihood of gang-related violence but fails to distinguish between victims and perps, and low and high-risk people.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 14:14

Dell melts in face of investor dissent, ups offer for Class V stock

Guess what happens? Stockholders thaw to idea of cashing in

Dell Technologies has upped the buy price for Class V stock to win support from shareholders that threatened to block the proposed transaction and hinder the company’s return to the US stock market.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 13:35

Bloke fined ยฃ460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

First UK conviction for reckless UAV flying

A Russian-speaking man from Cambridgeshire has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of illegally flying a drone beneath a police helicopter during a search operation.…

  • November 16th 2018 at 13:04
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