RCE? Check. Clear passwords? Check. Interfere with print jobs? Check
Sysadmins have been advised to watch for a coming HP printer firmware update that will plug a remote code execution vulnerability (among others) in its MFP-586 and the M553 printers.…
According to these here estimates, anyway
Samsung increased its market share in the NAND supply world in the third quarter of the year, analysts reckon. According to TrendForce's latest estimates, the suppliers' overall flash shipments for Q3 2017 looked like this:…
Carrier tries to speed networking innovation with 'Disaggregated Network Operating System'
AT&T has launched an audacious attempt to push the networking industry towards software-defined networking and white-box hardware.…
Six billion bucks does the trick, now let's see what kind of kit they build together
The rumours were right: Marvell has formally announced it will buy Cavium, for around six billion US dollars, and plans to emerge as an “Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse”.…
Boffins beware: random samples are therefore useless for research
Given that code sharing is a big part of the GitHub mission, it should come at no surprise that the platform stores a lot of duplicated code: 70 per cent, a study has found.…
Shake-up comes five months after failed merger with rival DraftKings.
The problem's still there in Windows 10, so prepare for code re-use attacks
A Carnegie-Mellon CERT researcher has discovered the Microsoft broke some use-cases for its Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR), designed to block code-reuse attacks.…
Commentary: Apple announces its smart speaker will be delayed. Can Siri throw any light upon that? I asked her.
A new plan for dismantling Obama-era regulations could be unveiled Tuesday, according to a report.
The rest of us just get a 0.04% improvement in EC2 reliability, to a guaranteed 99.99%
Amazon Web Services has launched a Secret Region – which we know about because the CIA has endorsed it.…
The Department of Justice cites antitrust concerns.
'We don't care, in fact look at this letter about how little we care. Really. Please look at it'
AT&T says it is not worried about the possibility of a US government lawsuit derailing its attempts to acquire Time-Warner.…
As the world moves towards low-carbon electric cars, how are we going to power them all?
With the TCL S305 series you're not paying extra for 4K resolution you can't see, or extras you'll never use. It's just a great streaming set for smaller rooms.
Samsung's $999 WF45M5500AZ front-load washing machine cleans well -- and looks good doing it.
Over half a billion years ago, during the Cambrian geological period, life on Earth started to get a lot more interesting. Thanks to the rise in free oxygen generated mostly by photosynthesizing algae, lifeforms could draw much more energy out of the environment. That meant the rise of multicellularity and the beginnings of a world full of the macro-sized plants and animals we know and love. That moment, full of weird-ass animals like Anomalocaris, is called the Cambrian Explosion.
The Cambrian Explosion gets a lot of play because it was the first time multicellular creatures ruled the planet. What few people (other than geologists and paleontologists) realize is that there was an even crazier time for early life. It came during the Ordovician period, right after the Cambrian came to a close 485 million years ago. The Ordovician Radiation, also called the Great Ordovician Diversification Event (GOBE), saw a quadrupling of diversity at the genus level (that's the category one step above species). Life also started occupying new ecological niches, clinging to plants floating in the ocean's water column and burrowing deep into the seabed.
Like the Cambrian, the Ordovician was a period when all of life still existed underwater. Most of the continents had formed a supercontinent called Gondwana over the south pole, creating the largest tropical coastline in our planet's history. (There were no polar ice caps during this period.) The warm coastal waters surrounding Gondwana were perfect for new kinds of animals, like brachiopods, crinoids, ostracodes, cephalopods, corals, and bryozoans. Plus, everybody's favorite Cambrian animal, the trilobite, diversified like crazy and moved into many new habitats during this time.
A list of the low points and most embarrassing moments in tech this year.
Bugs can be exploited to extract info, potentially insert rootkits
Intel today admitted its Management Engine (ME), Server Platform Services (SPS), and Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) are vulnerable to multiple worrying security flaws, based on the findings of external security experts.…
New research suggests another possible origin for mysterious, recurring streaks in the Martian landscape.
It's not just TVs -- Black Friday is a great time to score a bargain on smart home gadgets, too. Here are all of the deals we're tracking.