WannaCry? Minister says data is safe, so save your tears for now
Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland's integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack.…
Former HO and EMC man Joe Eazor gets the job of completing conversion to services company
Rackspace has named Joe Eazor as its new CEO, replacing the departing Taylor Rhodes and interim CEO Jeff Cotten.…
This sleek, ergonomic pet carrier looks like a sci-fi travel pod for a pampered cat.
With a drive experience worthy of its G37 predecessor, the Q50 makes for comfortable commuting and ably handles the twisty mountain road.
Chat forums beyond El Reg just do respectful whimsy, so goodbye 'Imzy'
Reddit can be a nasty, nasty place. So nasty that a in 2015 half a dozen Reddit employees – some who said they'd experienced personal abuse or threats of violence from Reddit members - bailed from the company and set their sights on “rethinking the way communities exist on the Internet.”…
Here's your first chance to see Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern's characters, in costume.
Remote code execution in all versions since 3.5.0, so it's patching time!
Sysadmins tending Samba need to get patching.…
Republicans and others want the FCC to give the OK for spammy messages that slip into your voicemail without notice. Free speech? Or voicemail meltdown?
DeepMind scores another win in marketing its AI
AlphaGo yesterday one-upped man as it won the first out of three games against Ke Jie, the world’s number one player in Go.…
Dial-a-ride d-baggery claimed on passenger side too
Uber's New York woes are piling up, as the dial-a-ride service has now been sued by riders who believe they were being overcharged.…
Team Tactile, an all-woman band of MIT engineering undergrads, is working on a device that translates Braille in real time.
A chart, which comes from Tesla sales, shows details of the upcoming Model 3 electric car compared to its big brother, the Model S.
Marsha Blackburn is proposing to bring back privacy rules for broadband providers she just helped gut—and also apply them to Google and Facebook. The post Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill appeared first on WIRED.
The beloved video game series "Castlevania" is coming to Netflix, and yes, there are whips and vampires.
Maintainers of the Samba networking utility just patched a critical code-execution vulnerability that could pose a severe threat to users until the fix is widely installed.
The seven-year-old flaw, indexed as CVE-2017-7494, can be reliably exploited with just one line of code to execute malicious code, as long as a few conditions are met. Those requirements include vulnerable computers that (a) make file- and printer-sharing port 445 reachable on the Internet, (b) configure shared files to have write privileges, and (c) use known or guessable server paths for those files. When those conditions are satisfied, remote attackers can upload any code of their choosing and cause the server to execute it, possibly with unfettered root privileges depending on the vulnerable platform.
"All versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onwards are vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability, allowing a malicious client to upload a shared library to a writable share, and then cause the server to load and execute it," Samba maintainers wrote in an advisory published Wednesday. They urged anyone using a vulnerable version to install a patch as soon as possible.
The plane maker and secretive government agency are teaming up to make shooting satellites into orbit more like catching a flight home for the holidays, if your layover were in space, that is.
Kubernetes cluster cat herding, brought to you by Istio
Microservices architecture, in which monolithic apps get broken down into a set of distinct services, goes well with containers and orchestration.…
We're big fans of Thunderbolt 3 here at Ars, attracted by its enormous versatility, high performance, and the promise of being a single port and a single cable that can do it all. While the technology is becoming increasingly common on high-end portables, it's still far from ubiquitous. Intel has announced a couple of measures that should go a long way toward boosting Thunderbolt 3's adoption.
The first step is straightforward and, in our view, a long time coming: the company is going to finally integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its processors. Although the first Thunderbolt 3 chips, codenamed "Alpine Ridge," were released in the third quarter of 2015, last year's Kaby Lake chipsets, including the high-end Z270, didn't include any native Thunderbolt 3 support. Instead, vendors had to add Alpine Ridge chips separately, with many of them opting not to do so, preferring to avoid both the extra expense and extra complexity.
Alpine Ridge also includes support for USB 3.1 generation 2, which offers speeds of 10 gigabits per second, doubling generation 1's 5 gigabits per second, but while many desktop motherboards do include generation 2 support, they've almost invariably done so using chipsets other than Alpine Ridge, again to avoid that expense and complexity.
Course work will teach app design to community college students interested in the app economy.