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Docker's just a bit dodgy, but ready for rollout says Gartner

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 05:58
The cavalry's coming with crypto, backup and proper management

Analyst outfit Gartner has assessed Docker's security – and found the containerisation tool is sound but immature.

Categories: Linux News

Malware coders adopt DevOps to target smut sites

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 03:58
Linux VXers are aiming below the belt

Linux-served porn sites may offer devs more than they bargained for after villains behind one of 2014's nastiest malware campaigns changed tactics to hit adult sites with stealthier wares.

Categories: Linux News

SURPRISE: Norks' Linux distro has security vulns

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 23:03
Red Star turns into death star

Well, that didn't take long: mere days after North Korea's Red Star OS leaked to the west in the form of an ISO, security researchers have started exposing its vulnerabilities.

Categories: Linux News

So, these guys turn up with AK47s and offer me protection ...

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:00
The eXpat Files Life in South Africa, with 'Cisce' switches and HAAAARRRD driving tests

This week's expat is Lawrence Hunt, just returned from four years in South Africa, where he's had quite an adventure.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 16:04
Fear the fear, not the second

There’s a reason space missions don’t launch on the day a leap second is added to international clocks.

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Eight pocket-pleasing USB 3.0 hard drives

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:02
Product Roundup Got a new laptop? Get your back up

My, how time flies. It has been a couple of years since El Reg did a group test of external USB3.0 hard drives and comparing prices for 1TB drives between then and now shows how much the price of conventional hard drives has fallen in the meantime. Then, only one drive was under the £100 barrier, this time around, all the ones I’m looking at are well under a hundred quid.

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Latest NORKS Linux and Android distros leak

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 02:58
They've gone TOO FAR this time with Mac OS and Angry Birds ripoffs

The latest copy of North Korea's in-house Red Star Linux has leaked to the internet and it looks a lot like OS X, computer science graduate Will Scott says.

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CES 2015: The good, the mad and the POINTLESS

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 14:03
Breaking Fad Coming to a living room near you – yikes!

Fresh from digesting the gadgets we got for Christmas, the thoughts of tech lovers everywhere turn to Las Vegas. Since it's CES, what happens in Vegas doesn't always tend to stay there, and the annual product-fest is awash with shiny, gleaming tech that could be destined for a living room near you later this year.

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Hang on a second – Time Lords have added one to 2015

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 05:01
Brace yourself for software SNAFUs in July

Time Lords at the Earth Orientation Center of the International Earth Rotation Service have decided we need an extra second in 2015, thanks to slowing in the Earth's rotation.

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Microsoft tests waters for cloudy System Center heir

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 02:56
Quiz hints at hybrid cloud omni-manager to rule them all

Microsoft has floated the idea of a cloud-based control freak as an heir to or adjunct for System Center.

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Cloud Backup stew in Docker container? Check – Asigra

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:28
Claims 6x app density increase

Quick as a flash, Asigra has added Docker container support to its Cloud Backup product.

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About 4King time: Panasonic finally reveals voice-control Firefox OS TVs

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 21:51
CES 2015 Plus full HD camcorders and home spycams

Panasonic today tore the wraps off Firefox OS-powered 4K TVs, high-def 4K camcorders, and home surveillance cameras, at CES in Las Vegas.

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Seagate makes CES splash with $99 drive, 'personal' cloud offerings

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 13:51
CES 2015 Two 500GB external drives, new brand... and, er, new cloud

Seagate's arriving at CES 2015 with all guns blazing, with a new "living" logo and personal cloud, wireless, and anorexic hard drives to store the data of tomorrow.

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Snooker WPA secrets with this Wi-Fi tool

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 08:29
Jammed and canned

Crypto geek George Chatzisofroniou has published a WiFi social engineering tool used to steal credentials and credit cards from users of secure wireless networks.

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Nvidia flops out TERAFLOP X1 for self-aware cars

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 07:03
CES 2015 New Tegra chip boasts 256 GPU cores, 8 CPU cores, and is baked into car kits

Nvidia revealed its new Tegra X1 system-on-chip processor, and hardware to power autonomous cars, at “day zero” CES press conference.

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NVIDIA reveals TERAFLOP chip for self-aware cars

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 07:03
Tegra X1 boasts 256 GPU cores, 8 CPU cores and is baked into car kits

NVIDIA has kicked off CES with a “day zero” press conference at which it revealed its new Tegra X1 CPU and a platform to build autonomous cars.

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OnePlus vs Micromax: Dream of Google-less Android now further away

Tue, 30/12/2014 - 14:07
+Comment Case highlights strange behaviour from Google-friendly VC-backed firm

An obscure court case in India appears to have dented hopes of the mobile industry weaning itself off Google dependency - and has raised questions about the goals of Cyanogen and its backer, a Silicon Valley VC firm with close ties to Google.

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<i>The Reg</i>'s review of 2014: Naked JLaw selfies, Uber and monkey madness

Sun, 28/12/2014 - 11:00
Put it on a stick and 'cheesie'

Facebook buying WhatsApp for nearly as much as Hewlett-Packard spent on Compaq in 2001? Well, 2014 was the year of the selfie, after all. Just don't let that snapshot of your bits get hacked.

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Open Source's 2014: MS 'cancer' embrace, NASDAQ listings and a quiet dog

Sat, 27/12/2014 - 10:00
Shame and coming late can be good things ... right?

Ho hum. Another year, another slew of open source announcements that prove the once-maligned development methodology is now so mainstream as to be tedious. Running most of the world’s most powerful supercomputers? Been there, done that. Giving retailers the ability to deliver highly customized paper coupons to consumers based on warehouse inventory nearby? So 2013!

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ISC.org website hacked: Scan your PC for malware if you stopped by

Fri, 26/12/2014 - 23:26
Cryptographically signed BIND, DHCP code safe, we're told

The website for the Internet Systems Consortium, which develops the BIND DNS and ISC DHCP tools, has been hacked.

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