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You can protect the company from hackers, but can you protect the company from the CEO?

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:00
Spear-phishers love the executive suite. Here’s how to stop them getting in

Webcast  If you’ve ever wondered what the CEO does all day, you’re not the only one. Cyber-attackers give the matter a lot of thought, which is why a well-crafted spear-phishing attack can be so hard to defend against.…

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Police warn of bad Apples that fell of the back of a truck after highway robbery

Fri, 2020-11-20 06:27
Driver and security guard tied up and 48 pallets stacked with Cupertino kit stolen

Northamptonshire Police in the UK have warned locals to be on the lookout for suspiciously well-priced Apple products after a literal highway robbery saw 48 pallets loaded with Cupertino kit stolen.…

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Internet Archive to preserve Flash content for posterity with Ruffle emulator

Fri, 2020-11-20 06:01
WebAssembly-powered sandbox promised to be safer than the notorious plugin

The Internet Archive says it’s found a way to preserve content created with Adobe’s notoriously insecure Flash tool, without risking users’ safety.…

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India PM calls on nation's youth to 'vaccinate digital products against cyber-attacks and viruses'

Fri, 2020-11-20 05:15
And hints at new local data governance push

Indian prime minster Narendra Modi has called on the nation’s technology industry to start designing products for the world, and for youth to create new digital defenses.…

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VMware reveals critical hypervisor bugs found at Chinese white hat hacking comp. One lets guests run code on hosts

Fri, 2020-11-20 04:26
ESXi, Cloud Foundation, and desktop hypervisor users should get patching

VMware has revealed and repaired the flaws in its hypervisor discovered at China’s Tianfu Cup white hat hacking competition.…

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In 2016 Australia’s online census failed. Preparations for the 2021 edition have been rated ‘partly effective’

Fri, 2020-11-20 02:58
Devs can make unauthorised changes, data integrity is a work in progress, security is not there yet ... and there's just nine months to go

In 2016 Australia’s online census crashed and burned after legitimate attempts to complete the survey were mistaken for a DDOS attack, the routers funneling traffic failed and disaster recovery plans did likewise.…

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Facebook sues to shut down alleged Instagram clone maker over scraping and sharing personal info for cash

Fri, 2020-11-20 01:59
Developer in Turkey accused of using 30,000 accounts to nab Instagram files

Facebook on Thursday sued Ensar Sahinturk, a software developer based in Istanbul, Turkey, who is alleged to have built a network of sites that scrape data from Instagram to create Insta-clones.…

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YouTube is going to splash adverts all over your videos, and won't pay creators unless there's a big enough audience

Fri, 2020-11-20 00:34
Also bans devs from scraping the site for facial recognition fodder

YouTube has started rolling out adverts on all videos uploaded on its content-sharing platform, and won’t give creators any ad revenue until they get popular enough.…

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Adiós Arecibo Observatory: America's largest radio telescope faces explosive end after over 50 years of service

Thu, 2020-11-19 22:03
The aging structure is too hazardous to repair, engineers say

The Arecibo Observatory, America’s largest radio telescope, is to be blown up after the National Science Foundation decided recent damage has left it too dangerous to repair.…

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US Senate approves deepfake bill to defend against manipulated media

Thu, 2020-11-19 20:35
Proposed legislation calls for research to detect synthetic shams online

On Wednesday, proposed US legislation to fund defenses against realistic computer-generated media known as deepfakes was approved by the US Senate and the bill now awaits consideration in the US House of Representatives.…

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AWS includes open-source Suricata for stateful inspection with Network Firewall service

Thu, 2020-11-19 19:10
Enhanced network security for AWS virtual private cloud – while Microsoft previews Azure Firewall Premium

AWS has announced Network Firewall, a new service drawing on the open-source Suricata project.…

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UK's Space Command to be 'capable of launching our first rocket in 2022'

Thu, 2020-11-19 18:02
Also: Skyrora aims for 2023 for its XL, ISS gets ready for Nauka, and HALO moves forward

In Brief  British rocketeer Skyrora has been testing the third-stage engine for its Skyrora XL rocket with launch planned for 2023.…

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OK, let’s nail down this whole Kubernetes storage thing…

Thu, 2020-11-19 17:00
What time is it? It’s Hammerspace live demo time

Promo  Using Kubernetes across on-prem and the cloud is a tantalizing idea, but it’s sometimes difficult to put your finger on exactly where data is supposed to live while you’re doing this, and how you should serve it up wherever it is needed.…

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CodeWeavers' CrossOver ran 32-bit Windows Intel binary on macOS on Arm CPU emulating x86 – and nobody died

Thu, 2020-11-19 16:13
Trying to get that one weird app working on new Mac silicon?

Anyone pondering how to get Intel-based Windows apps onto shiny new Apple M1 devices have been thrown a lifebelt by CodeWeavers.…

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Uncle Sam passes comms act that sets aside $750m for the development of OpenRAN

Thu, 2020-11-19 15:27
'There are no American vendors for the network equipment that fuels our wireless economy'

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Utilizing Strategic Allied Telecommunications Act of 2020, which earmarks $750m in grants to support the domestic development of OpenRAN.…

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Cyberup campaign: 80% of infosec pros fear they might fall foul of UK's outdated Computer Misuse Act

Thu, 2020-11-19 14:49
Creaky old law holds back global competitiveness, says group

A majority of British infosec professionals worry about accidentally breaking the UK's antiquated Computer Misuse Act, according to an industry campaign group that hopes to reform the law.…

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BBC picks SiFive RISC-V chip for Doctor Who programming-for-kids kit – with Jodie Whittaker narrating

Thu, 2020-11-19 14:00
Time Lord tapped to introduce youngsters to hardware and coding

The BBC has created a Doctor Who-themed miniature computer, powered by a SiFive RISC-V system-on-chip, to help teach children how to program.…

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Billionaire's Pagani Pa-gone-i after teen son takes hypercar out for a drive, trashes it

Thu, 2020-11-19 13:14
These things cost over $3m new

Ah, kids. Who'd have them, right? Well, for many the biological imperative proves strong and this is why we can't have nice things. However, some people – like Dallas TX-based real estate billionaire Tim Gillean – can afford to have both nice things and children.…

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How Apple's M1 uses high-bandwidth memory to run like the clappers

Thu, 2020-11-19 12:30
Expandability traded for performance

Apple last week set the cat among Intel's pigeons with the launch of its first PCs incorporating silicon designed in-house.…

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Docker finally enforces pull rate limits, but reckons only 1.5% of users are affected

Thu, 2020-11-19 11:47
Amnesty period ends, time to control those 'runaway processes' or pay up

Container crew Docker has completed rolling out new pull limits for non-paying users, but claimed that only 1.5 per cent of users are affected.…

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