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Huygens if true: Dutch police break up bulletproof hosting outfit and kill Mirai botnet

Cops also Cruyff cloggy couple eDam, that’s a lot of servers Dutch police said in a translated news release that they have busted a local ‘bulletproof’ server hosting operation in a major takedown that also nabbed a pair of Mirai botnet operators. The Netherlands’ National Criminal Investigation Department and National Cyber Security Center operated jointly to track down and seize five servers that they say were being used as…

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Rolled out cloud-native apps? Successfully juggled containers? Tell us all how at Continuous Lifecycle London 2020

Event Our Continuous Lifecycle event’s call for papers closes this month, and we want to hear from you. If you’ve been putting DevOps, application lifecycle management, continuous delivery, cloud native, and container technologies and methodologies to work, we’d love to hear from you. And if you’ve hit speedbumps rolling out these technologies, or been forced to rethink your strategy, we’d still like to hear from you. Our attendees know…

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After 72 hours of recurring outages, you’d be forgiven for wanting to slightly tweak the first syllable of Bitbucket

Bitbucket, Atlassian’s hosted software version control service, has been afflicted by a series of service disruptions over the past three days, to the predictable consternation of programmers. Git and Mercurial, separate software version control applications supported by Bitbucket, began misbehaving on around 2241 UTC on Monday, September 30, according to the company’s status page. Within about two hours, early Tuesday, October 1, the incident was resolved, only to see…

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FBI called in to investigate 2018 Mountain State mobile voting system hacking

The state of West Virginia says someone attempted to hack its citizens’ votes during the 2018 mid-term elections. A statement issued this week by US Attorney Mike Stuart of the Southern District of West Virginia revealed that the FBI has been called in and is actively investigating at least one attempt to tamper with election results. “My office instituted an investigation to determine the facts and whether any federal…

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Google Maps gets Incognito fig leaf: We’ll give you vague peace of mind if you hold off those privacy laws

After last year acknowledging that Google Maps stores location data even when told not to, the Chocolate Factory plans to give Maps the same misunderstood form of privacy offered by its Chrome browser, otherwise known as Incognito mode. “When you turn on Incognito mode in Maps, your Maps activity on that device, like the places you search for, won’t be saved to your Google Account and won’t be used…

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Here’s that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y’all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity in the city state, claiming such information is illegal. “Your app contains content – or facilitates, enables, and encourages an activity – that is not legal … specifically, the app allowed users to evade law enforcement,” the American tech giant told makers of the HKmap Live on Tuesday before pulling…

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Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020

Microsoft beat the leaks, and today announced a forthcoming Android Surface Phone Duo at its annual hardware event, among other dual-screen Qualcomm and AMD-powered goodies. There is a huge catch: you’ll have to wait until Christmas 2020 if you want one of your own. Surface Duo In time-honored Jobsian tradition, Surface enthusiast-in-chief Panos Panay left the surprise announcement to the end of the New York City jamboree, unveiling foldable…

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Medic! Uncle Sam warns hospitals not to use outdated IPnet freely on their networks

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning hospital IT admins to keep a close eye on their networks following the discovery of security vulnerabilities in a relatively obscure and dated TCP/IP stack – IPnet – used in embedded devices. The flaws, mostly buffer overflows and memory in various components of IPnet, can be potentially exploited by miscreants to remotely take control of equipment, in this case medical implants…

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Zendesk clocks 10,000 accounts accessed by miscreants before November 2016

Zendesk has admitted to suffering a data snafu – but while it affects 10,000 customers, it only applies to those who were using the firm’s helpdesk products before 1 November 2016. In an email to all its customers, seen by The Register, Zendesk coughed to the breach. “We recently became aware of a security matter that may have affected Zendesk Support and Chat products and customers of those products…

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If you really can’t let go of Windows 7, Microsoft will keep things secure for another three years

Recognising that not everyone has climbed aboard the Windows 10 train, Microsoft has thrown a Window 7 Extended Support lifeline to more businesses… for a price. Microsoft 365 veep Jared Spataro had already cut laggardly enterprises some slack in September last year, and the kindly software giant has now extended its largesse to businesses not using Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise in volume licensing. The Extended Security Update (ESU)…

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