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Wednesday January 10, 2018. 09:01 AM
Re-identification of data will not be a crime, as long as you warn the authorities The United Kingdom has revealed amendments to its Data Protection Bill to de-criminalise research into whether anonymised data sets are sufficiently anonymous.…
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What was second prize? We think we'd rather have that Winners of a security quiz staged by Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau may be wondering why they tried so hard to do well after some of the USB drives handed out as prizes turned out to be wretched hives of malware...
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13 explosively armed but cobbled-together drones swarmed airbase The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that its forces in Syria have been attacked by a swarm of GPS-guided drones carrying improvised explosives.…
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5,000 officials blocked from accessing billion-plus-records Aadhaar systen The government authority in charge of India's billion-records-and-counting Aadhaar biometric identity database, the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), has suspended 5,000 officials from...
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POWER CPU patches available now or next week, AIX and i OS fixes are more than a month off IBM’s started to release its own patches for the Meltdown mess and the Spectre SNAFU, which it’s half-confirmed impact its hardware and operating systems, but won’t have a...
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It's getting hard to deny all the new and sluggish benchmarks Analysis After spending last week insisting that the performance impact of fixing the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities 'should not be significant,' Intel on Tuesday tried to maintain that stance even as it ...
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Secrets dealer may be nearing end of asylum stay, on humane grounds The Ecuadorian government has reportedly sought a plan to end Julian Assange's world's longest couch surfing stint record attempt at its London embassy.…
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Governments hate encrypted chat tools on social media, so brace for outrage in 3... 2... Updated Facebook has responded to governments' criticism of cryptography by giving the world an open source encrypted group chat tool.…
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You're fondling our kernel wrong, grumbles Microsoft Microsoft's workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools.…
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Tuesday January 9, 2018. 11:39 PM
Sigh, 2018. Sigh Camera film relic Kodak is trying to reinvent itself in the most 2018 way possible: by launching its own cryptocurrency.…
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It's 2018 and a Word doc can still pwn your Windows computer Patch Tuesday In case you've been hiding under a rock for the entirety of this new year (and we don't blame you if you have) there are a handful of major security flaws that have been dominating the news, and...
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Govt also worried about IPv6's impact on online security The US Department of Commerce (DoC) and Department of Homeland Security have put out a draft cybersecurity report that recommends, among other things, that the American government fund a public awareness campaign on...
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Careless cloud customers neglect patch, allowing crypto miners to move in An Oracle WebLogic vulnerability fixed in October last year is being exploited on unpatched machines to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency, and other lesser-known imaginary coins.…
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Where there's a will, there's a Wray FBI Director Christopher Wray has picked up where he left off last year with a new call for backdoors in encryption exclusively for law enforcement.…
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Is there anything Senators won't try to turn into votes? The number of US senators supporting an effort to overturn the repeal of America net neutrality rules has jumped to 40, setting up a Congressional vote on the issue in early spring.…
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There's always a bigger phish Backup and security biz Barracuda made the largest profit it has seen in more than three and a half years in its third fiscal 2018 quarter, its last as a public company.…
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ERP giant overstated cloudy SuccessFactor's success SAP has revealed it is working on a new on-premises human capital management system, admitting that many of its customers are still not ready for the cloud.…
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The future is cloudy... Greg Hughes has been hired as head honcho at the private equity-owned storage spin-off from Symantec, Veritas.…
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Jesus, you're not relying on government tech, are you? MPs have slammed government's approach of touting tech 'as its magic solution to customs post Brexit' in a Parliamentary debate.…
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BB's QNX already used by Ford, Apple and Aptiv Chinese web search emperor Baidu is to join forces with deposed king of phones BlackBerry, adding its embedded QNX operating system to the Chinese firm's open-source self-driving platform.…
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