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Bunitu botnet crooks sell your unencrypted VPN traffic for £££

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:35am
Unknowing proxies help zombie army lurch forward

Cyber-crooks behind the Bunitu botnet are selling access to infected proxy bots as a way to cash in from their network.…

Breathalyzer Bike Lock Stops Drunken Cyclists In Their Tracks

Slashdot - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:29am
Zothecula writes: Driving while drunk is a bad idea even on a bike. Slowed reflexes and decreased awareness of the world around them can make a drunk cyclist a danger on the road. Working in much the same way as breath-test locks for your car, the Alcoho-Lock aims to prevent cyclists from hopping in the seat when they've had one too many. The device even comes with a smartphone app that connects with the lock over Bluetooth and lets a loved one know that you are trying to bike drunk.

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Alert: HTC is handling your fingerprints in a bad way

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:11am

Digits as identifiers given the finger

Get thee behind me, Satanic mills! Robert Owen's Scottish legacy

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:03am
Inside the works of Scotland's industrial revolutionary

Geek's Guide to Britain  The European Route of Industrial Heritage marks New Lanark as an anchor point in the global development of textiles and architecture, and so it is.…

Windows Server 2003 and the industry refresh that never was

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 8:38am
Despite cloud FUD, tight budgets and security scares, everyone flips MS the bird

Tight budgets and the cloud were among the reasons companies didn’t sign off migration projects for Windows Server 2003 in their droves, as customers ignored big vendors' security scare tactics.…

Jail incompetent council folk who leak our data, thunders furious BBW

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 8:02am
Internal slaps on the wrist are no punishment for endangering the public

A report published today by British privacy rights group Big Brother Watch (BBW) says the scale of private data being leaked is so great that those responsible should be jailed.…

Windows 10 on course to beat Windows 8 market share in months

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 7:48am

27 million installs in two weeks and counting

Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years – here's how to exploit it

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 7:31am
Howler opens door for SMM rootkits

Black Hat In-Depth  A design flaw in Intel's processors can be exploited to install malware beneath operating systems and antivirus – making it tough to detect and remove.…

Power10 ... 2020 ... 10nm – suddenly IBM snaps awake, scribbles notes

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 7:01am
And why we're probably at least EIGHT years away from seeing 7nm chips from Big Blue

IBM is dreaming of rolling out Power10 chips using a 10nm process size from 2020, it has emerged.…

Nvidia announces Design Works for collaborative image rendering in virtual reality

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 6:35am

Aims to change the design industry and how designers work on creations

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