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Cunningly camouflaged cable routed around WAN-sized hole in project budget

42 min 26 sec ago
Leaf and spine networks aren't the only way to make a connection with nature

On Call  Welcome once again, dear reader, to On Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed tales of tortuous tech support traumas and triumphs.…

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This malicious PyPI package mixed source and compiled code to dodge detection

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 23:24
Oh cool, something else to scan for

Researchers recently uncovered the following novel attack on the Python Package Index (PyPI).…

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Bookings open for first all-electric flights around Scandinavia … in 2028

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 23:05
You'll need to be fast to score one of 30 tickets for planes that don't go very far

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will today start to take bookings for its first-ever commercial flights on electricity-powered planes – scheduled for 2028.…

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You might have been phished by the gang that stole North Korea’s lousy rocket tech

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 22:15
US, South Korea, warn 'Kimsuky' is a very sophisticated social engineer

The United States and the Republic of Korea have issued a joint cyber security advisory [PDF] about North Koreas "Kimsuky" cyber crime group.…

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What supply chain crisis? Supermicro lifts rack-scale system production

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 20:56
CEO Charles Liang and Nvidia's Jensen Huang did the 'locals made good' thing and the crowd loved it

Computex  Supermicro CEO Charles Liang has revealed his business has increased its production of rackscale systems by 25 percent.…

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US Air Force AI drone 'killed operator, attacked comms towers' in simulation

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 20:07
ML-powered fighter went HAL 9000 to rack up points, says colonel

An AI-powered drone designed to identify and destroy surface-to-air missile sites decided to kill its human operator in simulation tests, according to the US Air Force's Chief of AI Test and Operations. …

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Millions of Gigabyte PC motherboards backdoored? What's the actual score?

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 19:07
It's the 2020s and we're still running code automatically fetched over HTTP

FAQ  You may have seen some headlines about a supply-chain backdoor in millions of Gigabyte motherboards. Here's the lowdown.…

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Amazon finds something else AI can do better than humans: Spotting damaged goods

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:02
Any chance of an ML model to identify labor law violations? Union busting? No? What a surprise

Amazon is reportedly deploying artificial intelligence to inspect goods and look for signs of damage before they are packed and shipped to people.…

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Deployed publicly accessible MOVEit Transfer? Oh no. Mass exploitation underway

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 16:39
Time to MOVEit, MOVEit. We don't like to MOVEit, MOVEit

Security researchers and the US government have sounded the alarm on a flaw in Progress Software's MOVEit Transfer that criminals have been "mass exploiting" for at least a month to break into IT environments and steal data.…

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California rolls closer to requiring drivers in driverless trucks

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 16:11
Next: Alcohol in non-alcoholic booze, bacon in vegan salads. We kid, we kid

The California State Assembly on Wednesday approved a law bill that will prevent autonomous trucks from operating on the US state's roads without a driver on board.…

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Kremlin claims Apple helped NSA spy on diplomats via iPhone backdoor

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 14:49
Did we just time warp back to 2013?

Russian intelligence has accused American snoops and Apple of working together to backdoor iPhones to spy on "thousands" of diplomats worldwide.…

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Meta threatens to pull all news from California rather than pay El Reg a penny

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 13:13
And, ahem, other publishers

Here we go again: Meta has threatened to block journalism content for California users after the US state's legislature read a bill that would require it, and other large internet organizations, to pay publishers for using their work. …

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Watchdog calls for automatic braking to be standard in cars

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:28
When's the perfect time for a mandate? When everyone's already doing it

To help cut down on car crashes and road deaths, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing a rule that would mandate automated emergency braking (AEB) technology in all new vehicles. …

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Microsoft embraces Apple Mac loyalists – as long as they're using its software

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 11:03
iDevice admins now have a safe space where they can talk about M365

Microsoft is seeing the work environment – both in office and remote – become more heterogeneous, with a healthier mix of Windows and Apple Mac devices being embraced by enterprises and workers alike.…

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Boffins snap X-ray closeup of single atom – and by closeup we mean nanometres

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:01
Achievement took 12 years of blood, sweat and science

Scientists in the US have managed to capture the first X-ray image of a single atom, and it only took 12 years of work developing a technique and a super-powered X-ray instrument to do it.…

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Smartphone recovery that's always around the corner is around the corner

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 08:56
Pay a bill or buy new phone? That lovely question facing some of us in 2023

Things aren't going to get better for smartphone brands anytime soon as households and businesses weigh up monthly bills versus discretionary spending, and decide a shiny handset perhaps isn't the wisest use of funds.…

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India official fined after draining reservoir to recover phone

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 07:27
Dam it all to hell

Picture the scene. You're on holiday and intend to go for a swim in a nearby dam. You pull out your phone for a selfie to make sure everyone knows you're having a lovely time, but you fumble the handset and it falls into the water.…

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Linux Foundation and pals – including Intel – back software ecosystem around RISC-V

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 06:21
Aiming to get a RISE out of processor architecture as tech giants commit engineering talent

Linux Foundation Europe and a number of big names in tech have banded together to drive development of a comprehensive software ecosystem that supports the open standard RISC-V processor architecture.…

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CRM giant Salesforce's focus on margins sees sales growth slip

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 05:25
After activist investor pressure and job losses, professional services projects struggle

Salesforce has disappointed the markets as it failed to lift its revenue forecast and saw professional services projects stall.…

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Google veep calls out Microsoft's cloud software licensing 'tax'

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 03:35
Watchdogs are 'starting to understand the situation,' exec tells El Reg

Google is very publicly adding to the chorus of complaints about Microsoft's alleged restrictive cloud software licensing policies, claiming that unless the European Union formally tackles it, the industry and customers will suffer lasting damage.…

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