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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.…

Why the Freemium Business Model Isn't What It Used To Be

Slashdot - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 7:05am
mattydread23 writes: A few years ago, every enterprise software company was trying freemium — the idea of giving a product away to build users, then charging for additional features. Now, that model seems to be losing favor, except with open source software. Business Insider talks to enterprise founders and VCs to figure out why 'freemium' wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

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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.…

Citrix warns that Windows 10's Edge browser borks Receiver

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 6:40am
As it should, seeing as it relies on ActiveX

“When you point your finger cos your plan fell through”, sang rock dinosaurs Dire Straits in their 1980 tune Solid Rock, “you got three more fingers pointing back at you.”…

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

Dying cipher suites are stinking up TLS with man-in-the-middle vulns

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 6:21am
Researchers demo exploit on OS X and Safari to prove aging software is open to attack

Crypto-researchers have reported bad smells from TLS, the protocol used to provided encrypted HTTPS connections and such like. In particular, there's a strong pong coming from older cipher suites that put netizens at risk of full-blown interception.…

Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 5:59am
Projectile intended for boar somehow downs cycling tourist

A German woman's brassiere may have saved her life by deflecting a bullet.…

Boffins: The universe is DOOMED and there's nothing to be done

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 5:02am
Your existential dread is entirely justified, but perhaps a trillion years premature

Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were are going out. Don't worry, though: the heat death of the universe is still hundreds of trillions of years away.…

Five-star Flash phish filched from Hacking Team targets bigwigs

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 4:31am
New attack in old gift wrap

The DarkHotel global advanced threat actor group is targeting suit-wearing types with an old-school HTML application stuffed with the Adobe Flash exploit borrowed from stolen Hacking Team data.…