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Freetards left wide open to malware fired from booby-trapped subtitles

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:35
VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time and Stremio were all vulnerable

Hackers have gone back to the future by attempting to infect targets with booby-trapped subtitle files.…

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Travel IT giant Amadeus making eyes at Micron's SolidScale architecture

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:02
Global biz is flying to fast-access frames of flash

Analysis Amadeus, the global travel booking business, is testing Micron's SolidScale NVMe flash arrays, thinking they can provide vastly better realtime access to the terabytes of flight information it holds on behalf of airlines and travel operators.…

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Widow appeals to Avaya to protect death benefits after bankruptcy filing

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:04
Telco argues payment isn't covered by reorg scheme

The widow of an Avaya employee has said the troubled telco should not terminate her death benefits following its bankruptcy filing in January.…

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Health data 'vault' app floats into's G-Cloud. *cough* GDPR *cough*

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:12
Anyone interested? NHS? Bueller? Bueller?

National Health Service trusts can consolidate their data in readiness for GDPR by buying an Analytics Private Health Data Vault service, based on Commvault's Clinical Archive product, says its maker.…

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DJI: Register your drones or no more cool flying vids for you

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:43
Firm will kill live in-flight streaming unless you hand over your details

Chinese drone maker DJI is forcing all new users of its drones to register their devices through its app - and is throttling flight performance if they don't comply.…

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Three-quarters of IoT projects are failing, says Cisco

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:15
But don't let poor proof of concept and insecurity put you off...

As many as three-quarters of IoT projects are a flop, according to Cisco. But rather than having fewer crappy connected devices, Switchzilla reckons what's needed is a better IoT architecture. If only someone could help...…

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.Science and .study: Domains of the bookish? More like domains of the JERKS!

Tue, 2017-05-23 10:34
Only few bad apples at internet badness hotspots, though

The .science domain has become a “hotspots” of malicious or abusive activity on the internet, according to a new study out Tuesday.…

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Nokia, Apple lawyers make peace over nasty IP wrangle

Tue, 2017-05-23 09:56
Unspecified lump sum heading for Finland

Nokia and Apple have made peace after a brief but vituperative legal stand-off. The two settled all their outstanding issues over intellectual property rights, with an unspecified lump sum heading from California to Finland, as well as royalties.…

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IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music

Tue, 2017-05-23 09:01
That's rich, coming from an audio-branded-call-handling biz

Self-serving research published with the sole aim of flogging wares is a fairly standard PR tactic. But every now and then something so artfully shameless pops up it transcends the genre. Step forward, PHMG.…

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China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:30
Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck

Huawei is breathing over Apple's shoulder as Chinese brands make inroads into Western smartphone markets.…

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'The internet is slow'... How to keep users happy, get more work done

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:02
Get the basics right

IT services are rubbish. It’s a fact of life – or at least it is in the eyes of the average user. Of course the nature of IT is that you get far more negative feedback than you do positive: you seldom get people calling the IT service desk to say: “Hey, my webmail is superb today”. But people wouldn’t be phoning if everything was working as the users want it to.…

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Euro Patent Office staff warns board of internal rule changes

Tue, 2017-05-23 07:30
King Battistelli is at it again

The central staff committee of the European Patent Office has sent a letter to the organization's board warning it of proposed changes that would further undermine their rights.…

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IBM's ShinyHappy™ SAP deal papers over SaaS fail

Tue, 2017-05-23 07:02
Emptoris procurement product is being taken behind the shed just five years after acquisition

IBM and SAP last week shared a stage and delivered the ShinyHappy™ news that the two are throwing their respective Watson and Leonardo artificial intelligences at “cognitive procurement solutions that redefine the source-to-settle process.”…

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Mouse sperm kept frozen in SPAAAAACE yields healthy pups

Tue, 2017-05-23 06:30
Astronaut reproduction could be possible one day, boffins reckon

Japanese scientists say reproducing in space could be possible one day, after preserved mouse spermatozoa kept on the International Space Station resulted in healthy offspring.…

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Go ahead, stage a hackathon. But pray it doesn't work too well

Tue, 2017-05-23 06:01
Are you ready for an idea from the playground to challenge your organisation?

OPINION Fidget spinners may be the biggest thing since the yo-yo, but they can’t hold a candle to the latest fad to sweep the business world: hackathons.…

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AppDynamics wants to get into 'business-aware infrastructure'

Tue, 2017-05-23 05:32
Customers fleeing your e-store before buying? Your data centre should know how to respond

AppDynamics wants to get into the wonderful world of policy-driven infrastructure automation, so that your data centre can respond when your applications deliver a less-than-stellar customer experience.…

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EU security think tank ENISA looks for IoT security, can't find any

Tue, 2017-05-23 05:02
Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied

European network and infosec agency ENISA has taken a look at Internet of Things security, and doesn't much like what it sees.…

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Russian raids sweep up 20 malware scum

Tue, 2017-05-23 03:37
Cron job aborted after crims scoop ₽50m and share it to 6,000 bank accounts

The Russian Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of 20 people following raids related to a malware campaign dubbed “Cron” emptying victims' bank accounts.…

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'Tabby's Star' intrigues astro-boffins with brief 'dimming event'

Tue, 2017-05-23 02:15
Is it comets? Or aliens? Astronomers want your help to figure out this cosmic riddle

Astronomers worldwide are scrambling a worldwide effort to capture as many images of the famous “Tabby's Star” (also known as Boyajian's Star), which has abruptly entered a dimming phase.…

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PayPal peed off about Pandora's 'P' being mistaken for its 'PP'

Tue, 2017-05-23 01:25
PayPal says Pandora can't make cash without cashing in on its fame

LOGOWATCH LEGAL PayPal has filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora, alleging that the latter's stylised single “P” logo is so similar to the payment company's “PP” logo that it's designed to get punters confusing the two.…

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