Oz telcos' club asks: Why the hell does Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?
Tells gov.au: There's your scope creep. Now can we talk about busting cryptography?
When Australia implemented its telecommunications data retention regime, privacy wonks worried about the potential for scope creep. The same warnings have been made about the government's proposed encryption-busting legislation.…
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.
It's sing-along-a-Stob time
Stob It's that time of year, in the northern hemisphere, when IT specialists reluctantly abandon their rugged, outdoor lifestyle, and gather around Mama's upright piano to sing some favourite old songs... with updated, satirical lyrics. Like these.…
Chevy’s plug-in hybrid charges faster and receives fresh tech.
RPC over TLS: You know it makes sense
An Internet Engineering Task Force group has turned its attention to how Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) travel over the internet, and decided a bit of (easy) encryption is in order.…
HPC pusher bats eyelids at OEM flingers after biggest product refresh in a while
HPC supplier Panasas has introduced a faster file system and non-proprietary hardware design in its biggest product refresh for a decade or more.…
The Neural Compute Stick 2 uses a Movidius Myriad X artificial intelligence chip and is geared for prototype projects.
Carmaker's unpredictable 'super cruise control' tech blamed for ton of close calls
Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the Tesla owners among his millions of Twitter followers last week what aspect of their electric cars they'd most like to see improved or fixed.…
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Well, if anyone knows if he fudged it, it would be him
The inventor of two patents that covers Ethernet switching products has been given permission to question the validity of his own invention.…
The best thing about the GameStop deals is that they start early.
Jeff Bezos & Co. have finally settled on two sites for new campuses.
Some advice for you on Black Friday: Don’t drink and buy.
Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $50 off Fitbit Versa - CNET
Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.
Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges
Another pair awaiting trial over slaying of Andrew Finch
One of three people charged over the December 2017 “swatting” death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in the US has pleaded guilty.…
This time the lucky platform is Hulu, and the series is Martin's Wild Cards.
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says his company isn't changing anything in terms of its relationship with Saudi Arabia until more is known about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Back at the start of the year, a set of attacks that leveraged the speculative execution capabilities of modern high-performance processors was revealed. The attacks were named Meltdown and Spectre. Since then, numerous variants of these attacks have been devised. In tandem, a range of mitigation techniques has been created to enable at-risk software, operating systems, and hypervisor platforms to protect against these attacks.
A research team—including many of the original researchers behind Meltdown, Spectre, and the related Foreshadow and BranchScope attacks—has published a new paper disclosing yet more attacks in the Spectre and Meltdown families. The result? Seven new possible attacks. Some are mitigated by known mitigation techniques, but others are not. That means further work is required to safeguard vulnerable systems.
The previous investigations into these attacks have been a little ad hoc in nature: examining particular features of interest to provide, for example, a Spectre attack that can be performed remotely over a network or Meltdown-esque attack to break into SGX enclaves. The new research is more systematic, looking at the underlying mechanisms behind both Meltdown and Spectre and running through all the different ways the speculative execution can be misdirected.
A complete Surface Pro bundle for $800. Apple's latest iPad for $250. And some deals are already available.
Allyn Pierce turned back to help patients in need at his hospital in Paradise, only to have his beloved Tundra melted by the blaze.