Nope, never. We think buying nothing cost us AU$34m, but nobody's sure
How much IT can you buy for AU$34m (£18m, $24m)? None at all, if you're the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in the market for a biometric system.…
Looks like the final act in the grubby Vega+ saga
Just as readers thought the saga of dodgy Sinclair reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd had ended, the High Court has ruled that its current and former directors owe £38,000 in legal costs to two of its founders.…
Vlogger Zoella and pop star Rita Ora were threatened with court action over social media ads.
Canada's ambassador to the US tells the Globe and Mail about the upcoming request.
3,000 Woolies sites on list
In one of its first major wins in the enterprise market, NBN Co* has confirmed it will pull fibre to Woolworths' properties in support of a Telstra contract with the supermarket giant.…
The consumer rights campaigner had claimed fake ads on Facebook had caused reputational damage.
Lessons from LHC – the world’s largest scientific machine
Reg Lectures The Higgs Boson particle was first predicted by scientists in 1964 but it wasn't until 2012 that the existence of this fundamental of physics could finally be proven. That was thanks to CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).…
Mark Hurd eyes up half the world's app market
Analysis All too aware database sales alone won't sustain it, Oracle's execs are seeking to push Big Red as a one-stop shop for cloudy apps.…
The Japanese firm will move its European headquarters to the Netherlands to avoid customs issues.
Stob Chronicles of Delphi scribe podcasts, er, scribbles her musings
Dev fears sub-domain abuse – Plus, unofficial patches for trio of Windows zero-days
Microsoft has been accused of ignoring an IT security risk that could be exploited to create legit-looking malware-laden webpages that sport seemingly trusted Azure and Office 365 domain names. Alternatively, the domains potentially could be used to stealthily leak stolen data from networks.…
FTC case continues as chipmaker starts defense
Analysis Qualcomm has launched its rebuttal of antitrust charges by claiming it's just too damn good at its job.…
Q. China just landed on its far side, the US woz there 50 years ago – now Europe wants to mine it? A. It's the Moon
Plus: Potential meteoroid snapped crashing into surface during total lunar eclipse
Pic Within the next six years, the European Space Agency hopes to drill into the Moon and extract oxygen and water, paving the way for folks to eventually live on the rocky satellite.…
Lucrative govt IT contracts at risk in discrim legal battle
The US Department of Labor has doubled-down on Oracle, accusing the IT giant of “stark patterns of discrimination” against women and minorities since 2013.…
Remember the December 13 email blast that threatened to blow up buildings and schools unless recipients paid a $20,000 ransom? It triggered mass evacuations, closures, and lockdowns in the US, Canada, and elsewhere around the world.
An investigation shows the spam run worked by abusing a weakness at GoDaddy that allowed the scammers to hijack at least 78 domains belonging to Expedia, Mozilla, Yelp and other legitimate people or organizations. The same exploit allowed the scammers to hijack thousands of other domains belonging to a long list of other well-known organizations for use in other malicious email campaigns. Some of those other campaigns likely included ones that threatened to publish embarrassing sex videos unless targets paid ransoms.
Distributing the malicious emails across such a broad swath of reputable domains belonging to well-recognized organizations was a major coup. The technique, known as snowshoe spamming, drastically increased the chances the emails would be delivered because it weakened the reputation metrics spam filters rely on. Rather than appearing as fringe content sent by one or a handful of sketchy domains, the snowshoe technique gave the emails an air of legitimacy and normalcy. The technique gets it name because, like snowshoes, it distributes the heavy load evenly across a wide area.
The crypto-enthusiast has donned a wig, jumped on a boat and is now on the run from the IRS. But that won’t stop his 2020 presidential campaign.
Event invite suggests new flagship smartphone will feature a touchless UI.
The Royal Rumble is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and Rumble entrants.
Commentary: After years of struggling to balance and subvert the idea of "Oscar-worthy" movies, the Academy did OK this year.
Build the wall... around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings
Anyone still at their posts, please stop these address takeovers... please, helloo? Anyone there?
America's Homeland Security has urged US government departments and federal agencies to shore up their DNS control panels after hackers successfully stormed the barricades.…