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Hey China, while you’re in all our servers, can you fix these support tickets? IBM, HPE, Tata CS, Fujitsu, NTT and their customers pwned

Hey China, while you’re in all our servers, can you fix these support tickets? IBM, HPE, Tata CS, Fujitsu, NTT and their customers pwned

Oh no Xi didn’t! Fresh details emerge on mega-hack Fresh details have emerged revealing just how deeply Chinese government hackers plundered HPE, IBM, DXC, Fujitsu, Tata, and others, stealing corporate secrets and rifling through their customers’ networks. An explosive in-depth report by Reuters today blows the lid off APT10, the infamous Beijing-backed hacking operation that...

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Epyc crypto flaw? AMD emits firmware fix for server processors after Googler smashes RAM encryption algorithms

Epyc crypto flaw? AMD emits firmware fix for server processors after Googler smashes RAM encryption algorithms

SEV code cracked to leak secret keys Microchip slinger AMD has issued a firmware patch to fix the encryption in its Secure Encrypted Virtualization technology (SEV), used to defend the memory of Linux KVM virtual machines running on its Epyc processors. “Through ongoing collaboration with industry researchers AMD became aware that, if using the user-selectable...

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Mike Lynch in court: I was not aware of every single thing Autonomy did around the world (so don’t blame me)

Mike Lynch in court: I was not aware of every single thing Autonomy did around the world (so don’t blame me)

Ex-chief exec enters witness box, points finger at beancounters Autonomy Trial Mike Lynch, former CEO of Autonomy, today told a court, “I was not involved in the vast majority of transactions,” that HP claims added up to a $5bn fraud it uncovered after buying the company from Lynch and then-CFO Sushovan Hussain. Right at the...

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NHS Wales flings £39m at Microsoft for Office 365 and Windows 10

NHS Wales flings £39m at Microsoft for Office 365 and Windows 10

Far away, my Office is calling… Outlook alerts do chime The Welsh, it seems, just cannot get enough of Microsoft as 100,000 NHS staff across the country are set to receive a bucketload of the company’s productivity wares. The deal comes hot on the heels of a £1.2m deal to see 1,521 “maintained” schools in...

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Brexit: Digital border possible for Irish backstop woes, UK MPs told

Brexit: Digital border possible for Irish backstop woes, UK MPs told

Don’t worry, Fujitsu is on the case A digital or “smart” solution to the Irish border problem is possible in the next three years if Europe agrees to a Brexit transition period, the “Alternative Arrangements Commission” Technical Panel has told MPs. Speaking to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Shanker Singham, chair of the Prosperity UK...

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The in and outs of Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal

The in and outs of Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal

Handy features in the Store applications, but the underlying infrastructure changes matter more Hands On Microsoft’s new terminal app is now available in the Windows Store – so naturally your vultures took it for a spin. What’s the point of the new Windows terminal? There are a few things. One obvious one is multi-tab support....

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UK police want to Airwave hello to some more mobile devices – survey

UK police want to Airwave hello to some more mobile devices – survey

Long delayed Emergency Services Network probably not helping UK police might not agree on how to measure the success of technology used on the beat, but three-quarters of them want better mobile kit – and more of it. According to a survey of 100 “IT decision makers” at UK police forces, commissioned by Computacenter, one...

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What the cell…? Telcos around the world were so severely pwned, they didn’t notice the hackers setting up VPN points

What the cell…? Telcos around the world were so severely pwned, they didn’t notice the hackers setting up VPN points

Revealed: Long-running espionage campaign targets phone carriers to snoop on VIPs’ location, call records Hackers infiltrated the networks of at least ten cellular telcos around the world, and remained hidden for years, as part of a long-running tightly targeted surveillance operation, The Register has learned. This espionage campaign is still ongoing, it is claimed. Cyber-spy...

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Mayday, mayday. Cray, you cray cray: Investor attempts to halt HPE’s $1.3bn biz gobble

Mayday, mayday. Cray, you cray cray: Investor attempts to halt HPE’s $1.3bn biz gobble

Accuses both companies of withholding essential information, claims multiple conflicts of interest A cray cray Cray investor is attempting to scupper the supercomputer builder’s pending $1.3bn acquisition by HPE, by proposing a class-action lawsuit. Russell Davie reckons Cray broke America’s finance laws in providing a “materially incomplete and misleading” preliminary proxy statement to the Securities...