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Bishopston Net consists of a number of Pentium IV 3Ghz PCs, all running the best and most stable operating system available today: FreeBSD ( Version 6.2. )

The name comes from the village of Bishopston, a village on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea, South Wales, UK.

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Updated: 23:05 Sat, Jul 13 2024. (fresh!)

Three words to send a chill down your spine: Snowflake. Intrusion. Alert - (pubDate>Sat, 13 Jul 2024 15:04:12 GMT)

And can AI save us from the scourge of malware? In theory, why not, but in practice ... Color us skeptical

Kettle For this week's Kettle episode, in which our journos as usual get together for an end-of-week chat about the news, it's security, security, security.…


Game dev accuses Intel of selling ‘defective’ Raptor Lake CPUs - (pubDate>Sat, 13 Jul 2024 07:06:09 GMT)

High-end processor instability headaches, failures pushed one studio to switch to AMD

One game developer says it's had enough of Intel's 13th and 14th-generation Core microprocessors, calling them "defective."…


Car dealer software slinger CDK Global said to have paid $25M ransom after cyberattack - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 23:53:31 GMT)

15K dealerships take estimated $600M+ hit

CDK Global reportedly paid a $25 million ransom in Bitcoin after its servers were knocked offline by crippling ransomware.…


White House urged to double check Microsoft isn't funneling AI to China via G42 deal - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 20:22:09 GMT)

Windows maker insisted everything will be locked down and secure – which given its reputation, uh-oh!

Two House committee chairs have sent a public letter to the White House asking it to look into a deal between AI R&D outfit G42 and Microsoft.…


CISA broke into a US federal agency, and no one noticed for a full 5 months - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:01:08 GMT)

Red team exercise revealed a score of security fails

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) says a red team exercise at a certain unnamed federal agency in 2023 revealed a string of security failings that exposed its most critical assets.…


PowerToys bring fun tweaks to Windows 10 and 11 - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 16:44:14 GMT)

Mac migrants (if any exist) will find Powertoys Run strangely familiar

Friday FOSS Fest Microsoft's collection of Power Toys for the current versions of Windows has some nifty little helpers, and Power Run may be comfortingly familiar if you're more used to macOS.…


IcedID henchman gets nine years in clanger for abusing malware to drain bank accounts - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 16:03:06 GMT)

The slippery Ukrainian national must also pay a hefty $74 million on top of the jail time

A Ukrainian malware kingpin who evaded law enforcement for a decade will face nine years in prison for his role in the IcedID malware operation.…


New Outlook set for GA despite missing some key features - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 15:15:09 GMT)

Classic Outlook for Windows shuffles a little closer to the end of the road

The new Microsoft Outlook will hit General Availability on August 1, and Microsoft is not backing down on the move away from COM (Component Object Model) add-ins.…


HPE to build supercomputer to 'enhance Japan's AI sovereignty' - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:27:06 GMT)

Powered by Nvidia GPUs, natch, as GPU maker's CEO talks up mega bitbarn 'AI factories'

HPE is to build a supercomputer for Japan's AIST research institution, using thousands of Nvidia's latest H200 GPUs to support large foundational models for generative AI in research.…


Call, text logs for 110M AT&T customers stolen from compromised cloud storage - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:09:27 GMT)

Snowflake? Snowflake

AT&T has admitted that cyberattackers grabbed a load of its data for the second time this year, and if you think the first haul was big, you haven't seen anything: This latest one includes data on "nearly all" AT&T wireless customers - and those served by mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) running on AT&T's network. …


EU officials say X’s paid-for blue check deceives users and breaks law - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 13:09:05 GMT)

Preliminary findings also claim platform not compliant with DSA requirements for transparency, research access

The European Commission says the blue checkmark system used by micro-blogging platform X — formerly Twitter — effectively deceives users and fails to comply with the newly introduced Digital Service Act (DSA).…


SpaceX hit by inflight Falcon 9 failure - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:00:06 GMT)

Upper stage engine suffers a Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly, leaving Starlink satellites too low

SpaceX has suffered a rare failure after a Falcon 9 upper stage malfunction left a batch of Starlink satellites in a lower-than-planned orbit.…


Smartphone is already many folks' only computer – say hi to optional desktop mode in Android 15 beta - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 11:17:09 GMT)

Future Androids may let you dock them and use them as a desktop – as standard

It's been tried before, more than once, but if it comes as a stock feature, maybe people will actually start to use the feature.…


Google can totally explain why Chromium browsers quietly tell only its websites about your CPU, GPU usage - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:28:12 GMT)

OK, now tell us why this isn't an EU DMA violation – asking for a friend in Brussels

Running a Chromium-based browser, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge? The chances are good it's quietly telling Google all about your CPU and GPU usage when you visit one of the search giant's websites.…


SAP's bid to woo open source community meets muted response - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 09:29:07 GMT)

German software giant says open source is a 'catalyst for innovation' but is unlikely to release proprietary code

SAP's bid to cast itself as an open source friendly company is being met with some scepticism from the community, who suggest the projects are largely based on the German software giant's interests.…


Stop installing that software – you may have just died - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 07:33:13 GMT)

They're called role-playing games for a reason ...

On Call Life on the frontlines of tech support can be tough, which is why each Friday The Register brings you a fresh instalment of On Call, our reader-contributed column in which you tell your peers what you've endured in the name of work.…


Microsoft 365's Chinese host uses just four percent renewable energy: Greenpeace - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 06:27:06 GMT)

Red clouds are in no rush to go green

China's major cloud computing and datacenter players aren't going green in a hurry, according to a Greenpeace study – leaving Microsoft tied to a datacenter operator that uses just 4.35 percent renewable energy.…


South Korea orders 'Star Wars' lasers to blast Northern drones out of the sky - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 05:18:07 GMT)

Ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side

South Korea has commenced an effort to shoot drones out of the sky using lasers – and has named it the “Star Wars project".…


Singapore's banks to ditch texted one-time passwords - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 03:30:10 GMT)

Accessibility be damned, preventing phishing is the priority

After around two decades of allowing one-time passwords (OTPs) delivered by text message to assist log ins to bank accounts in Singapore, the city-state will abandon the authentication technique.…


SoftBank buys struggling UK AI chipmaker Graphcore - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 02:29:10 GMT)

Potential for combo with Arm tantalizes

Japan's SoftBank, which owns CPU designer Arm, has acquired UK chip house Graphcore for an unspecified sum.…


China's APT41 crew adds a stealthy malware loader and fresh backdoor to its toolbox - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 01:29:11 GMT)

Meet DodgeBox, son of StealthVector

Chinese government-backed cyber espionage gang APT41 has very likely added a loader dubbed DodgeBox and a backdoor named MoonWalk to its malware toolbox, according to cloud security service provider Zscaler’s ThreatLabz research team.…


'Gay furry hackers' say they've disbanded after raiding Project 2025's Heritage Foundation - (pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 00:22:14 GMT)

Ultra-conservative org funnily enough not ready to turn the other cheek

After claiming to break into a database belonging to The Heritage Foundation, and then leaking 2GB of files belonging to the ultra-conservative think tank, the hacktivist crew SiegedSec says it has disbanded. …


Biden throws $1.7B at automakers to prepare fading factories for EV production - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 20:48:12 GMT)

Ice ICE, baby

The Biden administration's electric vehicle ambitions are getting another boost, this time in the form of $1.7 billion in public funding to convert 11 at-risk and shuttered auto manufacturing plants into electric vehicle (EV) factories. …


Trump threatens to send Meta's Mark ‘Zuckerbucks’ to prison if reelected president - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 19:43:09 GMT)

If you were wondering how the US White House race is going in 2024, it's going like this...

Florida Man Donald Trump has said that if elected President of the United States again, he will jail "election fraudsters" – with a direct warning to Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg. Or Zuckerbucks as Trump put it.…


OpenSSH bug leaves RHEL 9 and the RHELatives vulnerable - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 19:13:08 GMT)

Newly discovered flaw affects OpenSSH 8.7 and 8.8 daemon

The founder of Openwall has discovered a new signal handler race condition in the core sshd daemon used in RHEL 9.x and its various offshoots.…


With users mostly happy to keep older kit, Macs just ain't selling like they used to - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 18:04:06 GMT)

And the AI PC revolution probably won't help, we're told

Owners of Apple Mac devices simply aren't buying new hardware as quickly as they used to. …


FCC: US telcos a long way off, several billions short of removing Chinese kit - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 17:12:15 GMT)

Just 12% of providers have completed rip and replace of ZTE, Huawei

Updated The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reiterated to Congress that more cash is needed if smaller broadband providers are to be compensated for removing Chinese telecoms kit deemed a security risk.…


Former Autonomy CFO banned from chartered accounting group until 2038 - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 16:05:11 GMT)

Sushovan Hussain’s failure in 2020 to appeal his 2018 fraud conviction in the US means he won’t be a member of ICAEW for 20 years

The expulsion of Sushovan Hussain, Autonomy's former CFO, from a chartered accountant organization is now set in stone.…


Palantir, Oracle cosy up to offer Karp firm's tech across Big Red's cloud - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:02:13 GMT)

Foundry and AI plaform available in OCI

Palantir and Oracle are hooking up to promote the US spy-tech company's technology on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.…


Google: We're still working to defeat Microsoft's 'anticompetitive' cloud policy - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 14:15:10 GMT)

Yesterday's settlement between MS and Euro cloud providers shouldn't 'fool' you, says Alphabet arm's cloud boss

Google says Microsoft's confidential settlement with a group of European cloud providers is merely about using its financial muscle to make complaints about software licensing costs vanish.…


Advance Auto Parts: 2.3M people's data accessed when crims broke into our Snowflake account - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:15:07 GMT)

Letters from CISO Ethan Steiger suggest the data related to job applications

Advance Auto Parts' CISO just revealed for the first time the number of individuals affected when criminals broke into its Snowflake instance – a hefty 2.3 million.…


European Commission accepts Apple's 'tap and go' promises - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:34:07 GMT)

Makes third-party wallets getting iOS NFC access a 'legally binding' thing

Apple has avoided a potential hefty fine and an antitrust case in Europe after making concessions that include opening up access to iPhone hardware needed for "tap and go" applications.…


AMD buys developer Silo AI in bid to match Nvidia's product range - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:04:32 GMT)

First it comes for market leader's GPUs ... now it's nibbling at software

AMD is set to swallow software biz Silo AI for $650 million in a bid to boost its own enterprise AI wares.…


Boeing's Starliner set for extended stay at the ISS as engineers on Earth try to recreate thruster issues - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 11:27:04 GMT)

We all know the pain of reproducing that one pesky problem in test

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is set to spend a little longer attached to the International Space Station (ISS) as engineers on the ground work to recreate the oddities seen in orbit.…


Privacy expert put away for 9 years after 'grotesque' cyberstalking campaign - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 10:29:07 GMT)

Scumbag targeted many victims – and those who tried to help them

A scumbag who used to work as a privacy consultant has been put behind bars for nine years for a "grotesque" cyberstalking campaign against more than a dozen victims.…


Firefox 128 bumps system requirements for old boxes - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 09:34:12 GMT)

Get comfortable, it'll be here for a while

Firefox 128 is out with a relatively modest feature set – but it will also be the latest Extended Support Release (ESR) release, meaning that the end for Firefox 115 is coming into view.…


Speed limiters arrive for new cars in the European Union - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 08:35:14 GMT)

Driving a new car in the EU? Get ready for a cacophony of beeps and whistles if you're a bit heavy on the go pedal

It was a big week for road safety campaigners in the European Union as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology became mandatory on all new cars.…


You had a year to patch this Veeam flaw – and now it's going to hurt some more - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 07:28:13 GMT)

LockBit variant targets backup software - which you may remember is supposed to help you recover from ransomware

Yet another new ransomware gang, this one dubbed EstateRansomware, is now exploiting a Veeam vulnerability that was patched more than a year ago to deploy file-encrypting malware, a LockBit variant, and extort payments from victims.…


Xen Project in a pickle as colo provider housing test platform closes - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 06:26:06 GMT)

Admits it may struggle to fund and implement replacement infrastructure

Updated The Xen Project – creator and manager of the open-source Xen hypervisor and associated tools – has warned its community of potential problems flowing from the imminent closure of the colocation facility it uses.…


Japanese space agency spotted zero-day attacks while cleaning up attack on M365 - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 05:31:58 GMT)

Multiple malware attack saw personal data acessed, but rocket science remained safe

The Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) discovered it was under attack using zero-day exploits while working with Microsoft to probe a 2023 cyberattack on its systems.…


Apple, Google, ease cross-cloud data transfers, perhaps with costly catch - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 04:34:12 GMT)

The joy of cloudy interoperability may be dampened by differently-sized free storage tiers

Google and Apple have signed off on a tool that their cloud photo storage services interoperable, but it may come at a cost to some users.…


China’s homebrew openKylin OS creates a cut for AI PCs - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 02:29:07 GMT)

Devs of OS named for a mythical beast join in the 'local models will will deliver legendary productivity' trope

China has jumped on the AI PC bandwagon, with the team behind local OS openKylin creating a cut of its Linux-based software that can run AI models on the desktop.…


Anonymous 'ask me anything' chat app NGL ordered to knock it off targeting kids - (pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2024 00:52:14 GMT)

Hitting youngsters with faked texts and calling them suckers is a bit of a no-no, watchdog sniffs

The US Federal Trade Commission has thrown the book at NGL Labs and its founders for allegedly breaking a depressing amount of child internet safety law.…


South Korean Samsung union strikes again in bid to chip away at production - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 22:03:07 GMT)

It'd be a shame if something happened to that HBM fab, warns NSEU

Unionized Samsung workers in South Korea have extended their three-day strike indefinitely, claiming that company leadership refused to listen to demands when an end date was on the table.…


How low can you go: Tesla's US market share dips below 50% for the first time - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 21:04:06 GMT)

Electric car sales break records, but Elon's luster is tarnished

US sales of electric vehicles hit a new record in the second quarter of 2024, no thanks to Tesla, which saw its market share drop below 50 percent of total US electric vehicle sales for the first time in its history. …


AI demand pushes TSMC revenue for 2024 up 28% so far - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 20:01:13 GMT)

Taiwan's silicon supremo comfortably sails past analyst forecasts

Semiconductor colossus TSMC appears more confident that its fortunes are on the upswing after posting strong growth in Q2 revenue based on demand for advanced chips such as GPUs for AI acceleration.…


Intuit decimates staff, hopes to hire same number in AI refocus - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 19:04:14 GMT)

What's that Lassie? The IRS hopes to offer free direct tax filing for everyone next year?

Intuit has announced plans to lay off 1,800 people, which is roughly 10 percent of its workforce.…


PC sales inch upwards as market starts to upgrade its hardware - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 17:32:15 GMT)

Analysts hoping Windows 11 refresh adds fuel to fire, as OS market share finally on rise

Typical demand for new and faster PCs is returning to the market, Canalys principal analyst Ishan Dutt tells The Register after he totted up a third straight quarter of growth following several woeful years in the sector.…


Snowflake lets admins make MFA mandatory across all user accounts - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 16:45:14 GMT)

Company announces intent following Ticketmaster, Santander break-ins

A month after incident response giant Mandiant suggested the litany of data thefts linked to Snowflake account intrusions had the common component of lacking multi-factor authentication (MFA) controls, the cloud storage and data analytics company is offering a mandatory MFA option to admins.…


Astroscale space janitor attempts fly-around of derelict upper stage - (pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2024 16:00:10 GMT)

ADRAS-J avoids adding to debris problem with autonomous collision avoidance

Astroscale Japan has shown off images of orbital debris and demonstrated the ability of its spacecraft to avoid adding to the problem thanks to an autonomous collision avoidance system.…

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