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Symantec reseachers find 'Regin' malware, label it the new Stuxnet

The Register - 8 hours 33 min ago
Government probably penned 'peerless' p0wn cannon aimed at Russian and Saudi targets

An advanced malware instance said to be as sophisticated as Stuxnet and Duqu has has been detected attacking the top end of town and has security researchers opining it may be nastier than both.…

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ESA's spaceplane cleared for lift-off in February 2015

The Register - 9 hours 30 min ago
IXV test flight will use 'unprecedented' flight path

Arianespace has put the launch of its IXV spaceplane back on the schedule, announcing a February 2015 date for the flight.…

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Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud outage was YOUR fault

The Register - 10 hours 28 min ago
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents

Last July, Dimension Data's Australian cloud went down for over 24 hours. Now the company says its assessment of the incident found those who suffered the most had themselves to blame, to a degree.…

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Crypto protocols held back by legacy, says ENISA

The Register - 11 hours 26 min ago
EU takes the microscope to security

The EU Agency for Network Information and Security (ENISA) has updated its 2013 crypto guidelines, designed to help developers protect personal information in line with EU law, and has sternly told crypto designers they're doing it wrong, in two reports released late last week.…

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Worst WordPress hole for five years affects 86% of sites

The Register - 12 hours 29 min ago
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins

An estimated 86 per cent of WordPress websites harbour a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) hole in the popular comment system plugin, in what researcher Jouk Pynnonen calls the most serious flaw in five years. The bug could provide a pathway for attacking visitors' machines.…

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Turnbull: Box-huggers are holding back cloud

The Register - 13 hours 17 min ago
Dimension Data launches government-only cloud for Australia

Dimension Data has announced it will soon offer a government-only cloud hosted in Australia's capital city, Canberra.…

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OIF and ONF to co-operate on standards

The Register - 14 hours 29 min ago
Take an optic at SDN protocols

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has started work on APIs for the software-defined networking era.…

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SandWorm thrived thanks to botched MSFT patch says HP

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:04
Issues known and understood for at least two years before Shai-Hulud crawled out of the code

Microsoft had a chance to crush the SandWorm bug before it crawled out of the dunes, but botched the job, says HP.…

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New computer spying bug discovered

BBC News - Technology - Sun, 2014-11-23 18:32
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:06
Fight, fight! ... Sleep mode

Poll  Vulture Weekend brings you this poll, after Reg reader Cassie got in touch to tell us about a really neat timeline depicting the evolution of robots in film.…

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New web data powers plan for police

BBC News - Technology - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:14
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
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Frisky patent WAR: Samsung seeks to BLOCK Nvidia graphics chips from US market

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 13:30
South Korean tech giant files complaint with trade watchdog

Samsung Electronics's battle with chip maker Nvidia deepened on Friday, after the South Korean outfit filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission.…

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NOW! It's news to us at Vulture Central

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 13:00
Wearables have a tough week and RBS rapped on knuckles

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<i>The Genome</i>: Loose morals ... and even looser plotlines

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 11:30
Russian sci-fi royalty's latest is a rather baffling hodge-podge

Page File  The Genome is the latest novel from Sergei Lukyanenko, the sci-fi and fantasy author, and now modern Russian figurehead for the genre since his Night Watch novel was made into one of the few Russian movies to cross over to Western blockbuster status.…

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:50
UK government moves to extend spying on YOU online

IP address-matching powers for police and spooks are to be pushed through Parliament with the blessing of the junior member of the UK's Coalition government, after the Liberal Democrats claimed today that the Snoopers' Charter was "dead".…

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Everything your users ever need to know about BYOD

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:32
The essential checklist

Back in the old days providing your employees with corporate computer equipment was an expensive business. When I was 19 I was the university holidays PC guy in an office full of RPG III developers; the fact that they thought their System/38 with its 5250 terminals was a pretty neat piece of kit was the only reason they didn't envy the spanking new IBM PS/2 Model 80 under my desk.…

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:00
Incredible suckers

Product round-up  The DIY market for power drills cracked going cordless years ago, but for domestic heavyweights such as an affordable vacuum cleaner, tripping over a six-metre mains cable has been a weekend tradition for most UK households. Really, how much R&D does it take to get a good cordless vacuum cleaner? Is the wait over yet? El Reg's domestic goddess Jennifer Newton finds out.

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The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 09:00
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...

This is an article that some readers, particularly those of a fainter-hearted disposition, might want to avoid. It’s about a big movement that some people might find a tad distasteful.…

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Get a job in Germany – where most activities are precursors to drinking

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 08:00
A Brit explains the fun to be had rolling rocks down country lanes

The eXpat files  In Germany, employers are keen on certifications, the money's good and if you want to, you can spend weekends rolling wheels down country lanes.…

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

The Register - Sun, 2014-11-23 07:00
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers

Worstall @ the Weekend  I often wonder why it is that people bother publishing “research” papers that are obviously incorrect. Is it that they're getting paid to spout bollocks?…

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