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Apple finally teaches Android music app to validate certificates

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 1:43am
Cupertino's so keen on Android it took eight months to repair interception bug

If you're so much an Apple fan that you run Apple Music on Android devices, there's an upgrade to patch against a man-in-the-middle vulnerability.…

Ombudsman slams Centrelink debt recovery system

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 1:41am
Testing was inadequate, staff training worse, averaging incomes was known to be risky but used anyway

Australia's Commonwealth Ombudsman has published its report (PDF) on Centrelink’s automated debt raising and recovery system and found that while it is capable of correctly assessing debts, the agency was aware it had flaws and did little to prevent them.…

OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 11:59pm
FireEye, McAfee, disclose over the weekend. Will Microsoft squash it on Patch Tuesday?

All eyes will be on Microsoft's April patch run - due tomorrow - to see whether Redmond gets ahead of a nasty Word zero-day that popped up last week.…

Reworked Arista kit going back on sale in America

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 11:21pm
US Customs OKs interface re-written software

Arista has been cleared by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to start shipping modified products to the United States again.…

Uber responds to Waymo: We don't even use that tech you say we stole

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 11:31am
LiDAR? I barely know her!

Uber has filed its response to Waymo's trade secret suit, arguing it does not even use the self-driving car technology described in the complaint.…