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Told ya! Coms flogs telco arm to Timico in £2.5m deal

The Register - 17 hours 6 min ago
Board: Sale of loss-making arm draws line in sand with the past

Hard-pressed B2B communications provider Coms Plc confirmed this morning it is to offload the telco arm to Timico for an initial cash splurge of £2.5m.…

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Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

Reuters: Technology - 17 hours 7 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.







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O2 craps itself on national Blighty holiday as cabinet minister moans: 'Oi, sort it out!'

The Register - 17 hours 37 min ago
Be less dog poop

O2 customers up and down the UK were left without access to the carrier's mobile service on Bank Holiday Monday, after its network buckled for five hours yesterday evening.…

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Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Named Chief Design Officer

Slashdot - 17 hours 54 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: Jony Ive, Apple's senior VP of design has been promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer. Ive became Apple's chief of industrial design in 1997. Under Ive's direction, Apple's put out an impressive list of products including the iMac, iPod, and iPad. "In this new role, he will focus entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives," said chief executive Tim Cook in a memo. "Jony is one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation, with an astonishing 5,000 design and utility patents to his name."

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Geofencing: The ultra-low power frontier for the Internet of Things

The Register - 18 hours 47 sec ago
Free-range for devices

Internet of Lawnmowers How are the next 10 billion devices going to connect to the internet of today, tomorrow? Having all of these gizmos talk to one another over your standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi is not going to happen, so how will all those gizmos connect to the wider internet, and how will we keep them all safe, happy and updated?…

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

The Register - 18 hours 27 min ago
Paint job honours Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC

The RAF is commemorating this year's 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a fetching makeover for one of its Eurofighter Typhoons, repainted with the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC.…

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This is how we get ants

LinuxSecurity.com - 18 hours 50 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Today's Wassenaar proposal to limit 0days -- and thereby virtually all cybersecurity products -- is partly the result of lobbying by the ACLU and EFF. The principle technologist of the ACLU called 0day sellers "merchants of death". The EFF called for 0day sales to governments to be the center of any policy debate on cybersecurity.
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Will YOU be living in a cardboard box under the motorway in five years?

The Register - 19 hours 2 min ago
One in four will be out of business, predicts ball-starer Huawei

Chinese kit-maker Huawei reckons one in four resellers will be out of business inside the next half a decade, such is the dwindling shelf life for the classic man-in-the-middle model.…

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Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages?

LinuxSecurity.com - 19 hours 9 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Amit Yoran's colleagues didn't agree with everything the RSA President said at his keynote last month. But most say he got the essentials right - things are bad and getting worse, and the industry needs a new mindset
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Blackhat hack trick wallops popular routers

LinuxSecurity.com - 19 hours 10 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: A cybercrime vigilante known as Kafeine says criminals are hitting thousands of victims with a hacking tool that targets more than 40 router models. The well-known hacker says the novel attacks use cross-site request forgery and exploits against new and old bugs to change router DNS settings.
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Ersatz Scheme Deceives Hackers, Protects Stored Passwords

LinuxSecurity.com - 19 hours 11 min ago
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers at Purdue University have developed a scheme that protects stolen passwords from offline cracking. The project is explained in a paper called "ErsatzPasswords - Ending Password Cracking" (pdf) written by Purdue University researchers Mohammed H. Almeshekah, Christopher N. Gutierrez, Mikhail J. Atallah and security pioneer Eugene H. Spafford.
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China to extend offshore military reach to counter 'provocations'

Reuters: Technology - 19 hours 18 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China outlined its defense strategy to boost its naval capability farther from its shores on Tuesday, saying it faced a grave and complex array of security threats including in the disputed South China Sea.







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Rubrik deluged with a bucket full of B-round dollars

The Register - 19 hours 29 min ago
Hybrid cloud backup appliance startup pockets a cool $41m

Rubrik has gotten itself a $41m B-round funder just months after its $10m A-round.…

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Operation begins to liberate Iraq's Anbar province from Islamic State: TV

Reuters: Technology - 19 hours 31 min ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq formally announced on Tuesday the start of a military operation to liberate the western province of Anbar from Islamic State insurgents.
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Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

Reuters: Technology - 19 hours 49 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.







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Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

Reuters: Technology - 19 hours 58 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Iran on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
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UK.gov confirms it's binned extended Windows XP support

The Register - 20 hours 4 min ago
Laggard agencies understand the risks and can cope, says GDS

The UK government has decided, as foreshadowedby The Reg, that it can do without extended support for Windows XP.…

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Varoufakis says Greece committed to reforms, rules out more austerity

Reuters: Technology - 20 hours 27 min ago
MILAN (Reuters) - Greece is committed to liberalizing its economy, reforming its pension system and running a reasonable primary budget surplus, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis wrote on Tuesday.







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Attackers Use Email Spam To Infect Point-of-Sale Terminals

Slashdot - 20 hours 32 min ago
jfruh writes: Point-of-sale software has meant that in many cases where once you'd have seen a cash register, you now see a general-purpose PC running point-of-sale (PoS) software. Unfortunately, those PCs have all the usual vulnerabilities, and when you run software on it that processes credit card payments, they become a tempting target for hackers. One of the latest attacks on PoS software comes in the form of malicious Word macros downloaded from spam emails.

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Torvalds: decisions, decisions, top up sun tan or release Linux 4.1?

The Register - 20 hours 41 min ago
Open source overlords need a break too... but devs told to keep on testing

Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day?…

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