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Microsoft trumps Google for 2021-22 bug bounty payouts

19 min 48 sec ago
Another $13.7m handed out to researchers, but then again it does have an awful lot of attack surfaces

Microsoft appears to have beat Google on the bug bounty front, with $13.7 million in rewards spread out over 335 researchers.…

AWS takes a shot at the private 5G network

1 hour 19 min ago
Well, more like 4G LTE right now, and you'll probably need someone to put up the radio

Amazon Web Services has waded into the private mobile network marketplace with AWS Private 5G.…

BT union announces 48-hour strike action in protest over pay

1 hour 38 min ago
26,000 engineers and call center operators to down tools again this month

The union representing upset BT workers has served notice on the one-time UK state owned telco that tens of thousands of engineers and call center operators will down tools for two more days of strikes this month.…

Ubuntu 22.04.1: Slightly late, but worth the upgrade

2 hours 19 min ago
Latest shine on the Jammy Jellyfish brings ton of fixes to keep you working smoothly

The first point-release of the newest Ubuntu is here, which marks the stage it formally becomes the new long-term-support release.…

Intel ups protection against physical chip attacks in Alder Lake

3 hours 19 min ago
Repurposes logic originally used for spotting variations in voltage, timing in older circuits to help performance

Black Hat  Intel has disclosed how it may be able to protect systems against some physical threats by repurposing circuitry originally designed to counter variations in voltage and timing that may occur as silicon circuits age.…

Google fined $42.5m over misleading Android location settings in Australia

4 hours 19 min ago
Ad behemoth committed to 'providing the most helpful products possible'

Google is being ordered to pay A$60 million ($42.5 million) in penalties to Australia's competition and national consumer law regulator regarding the collection and use of location data on Android phones.…

Emergency services call-handling provider: Ransomware forced it to pull servers offline

5 hours 13 min ago
Advanced's infrastructure still down and out, recovery to take weeks or more

Advanced, the MSP forced to shut down some of its servers last week after identifying an "issue" with its infrastructure hosting products, has confirmed a ransomware attack and says recovery will be in the order of weeks.…

Microsoft: Outlook desktop app crashing due to missing identity setting

6 hours 4 min ago
A new Windows esport event: Opening Outlook

Outlook sometimes goes wrong and even Microsoft occasionally can't work out why, judging by a freshly published Microsoft 365 support article.…

Our software is perfect. If something has gone wrong, it must be YOUR fault

8 hours 6 min ago
Hello customer, can I help you? Ha ha, just kidding, of course I won’t

Something for the Weekend  "That's it! I've had enough of this! I'm leaving!"…

Microsoft open-sources its emojis as part of new design philosophy

9 hours 4 min ago
No Clippy, though, and that philosophy only seems to go so far

Microsoft open-sourced most of its emoji library this week.…

'I wonder what this cable does': How to tell thicknet from a thickhead

9 hours 49 min ago
Termin-what? Why can't I connect directly to the network

On Call  Is a Loose Cannon worse than a Big Cheese? What happens when the two are combined? Stir in some overconfidence and you have today's entry in the On Call archives.…

Asteroids may shoot pebbles into shallow temporary orbits, boffins believe

10 hours 34 min ago
OSIRIS-Rex saw this happening. An odd meteorite suggests why and how

In 2019, scientists clocked something they'd never seen before: an asteroid named Bennu appeared to be popping off swarms of pebbles. Research published Thursday may go some way to explain why.…

US military fuels eVTOL research with $75M contract

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 23:58
The renewed agreement more than doubles the DoD's deal with Joby Aviation

A flying taxi company with plans to take to the skies by 2024 has just received a $45 million cash infusion from the United States Department of Defense to explore military applications.…

After eleven year wait, Atlassian customers promised custom domains in 2023

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 23:05
Some got so cranky waiting they made a t-shirt celebrating the infamous ‘CLOUD-6999’ Jira ticket about the issue

On July 8th, 2011, Atlassian Cloud posted a Jira ticket titled Allow custom domains for Cloud apps.…

VMware offers cloudy upgrade lifeline to legacy vCenter users

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 21:59
But warns 'upcoming major release of vSphere' will break some plugins

It's not often that a double dot release of a product adds significant functionality, but VMware did just that on Thursday with version 4.4.1 of its Cloud Director Availability product, which adds the ability to migrate aged and unsupported versions of vCenter to the cloud.…

Court voids 34,000 unfair Fuji Xerox contracts

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:58
Required customers to pay for software they did not receive, among other sins

Australia’s Federal Court has voided 34,000 contracts that Fuji Xerox’s local outposts offered to local small business customers, after they were found to be unfair in many ways.…

FAANGs failing on keeping user data safe from bug hunters

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:58
Time to call in the legal team

Black Hat  Dylan Ayrey, a bug hunter and CEO of Truffle Security, discovered a big data company credential dump containing personal information belonging to about 50,000 of its users, and still hasn't fixed it. …

FTC ponders proper punishment for commercial data 'surveillance' and shoddy security

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:53
Got thoughts on the online panopticon? The FTC wants to hear

The US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced an effort to formulate privacy rules to deter unwelcome online monitoring and shoddy data security.…

Higher risks and premiums are creating critical gap in cyber insurance

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:03
Most organizations don’t have the financial resources necessary to address ransomware and other cyberattacks, BlackBerry says

Black Hat  Many organizations are increasingly unprepared to deal with the skyrocketing costs of a ransomware attacks, at a time when the number of incidents and the payments demanded by cybercriminals are rising rapidly.…

Security needs to learn from the aviation biz to avoid crashing

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:30
'Until someone has to go to jail for doing it wrong the teeth are not going to be the same'

Black Hat video  The security industry needs to take a leaf from the manual of an industry where smart incident response is literally life and death, if it is to fix systemic problems.…