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Nokia 2.3: HMD flings out €109 budget ‘droid with a 2-day battery

HMD Global, the licencee of the once-ubiquitous Nokia mobile phone brand, today unveiled its latest budget blower, the Nokia 2.3. This handset resembles a heavily upgraded version of the Nokia 2.2. It carries the same MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, but has improvements in other areas. The rear-facing camera, for instance, is now a dual-shooter affair, with a 13MP main lens and a 2MP depth sensor. It also packs a…

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Ohhh, you’re so rugged! Microsoft swoons at new Lenovo box pushing Azure to the edge

While the public cloud might have once been all the rage, the cold light of day has brought the realisation that bandwidth, compliance and convenience means that something a little more local is needed. Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI aims to bring hyperconverged infrastructure to the edge of an organisation (for example a branch office), but while other vendors are less fussy about the hardware their babies run on –…

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Listen up you bunch of bankers. Here are some pointers for less crap IT

The Bank of England has teamed up with other regulators to offer UK banks a little advice on sorting out their woeful IT systems. BoE, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have come up with a shared policy summary and consultation to strengthen resilience in the financial sector. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street warns that banks and Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) are expected to take…

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Continuous Lifecycle London blind bird offer takes off soon: Book your place today at our DevOps conference

Event If DevOps, containers, CI/CD and serverless are on your agenda for next year, grabbing a blind-bird ticket for our Continuous Lifecycle London conference should be top of your end-of-year todo list. We’ll be publishing the speaker lineup for your 2020 event very soon, and as always we’ll be putting the challenges organisations like yours face in developing, deploying, and managing modern software and infrastructure centre stage. This all…

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Apple: Mysterious iPhone 11 location pings were because of ‘ultra-wideband compliance’

For a company that prizes itself on its privacy credentials, Apple received a bit of a bloody nose earlier this week when long-time security journalist Brian Krebs revealed the iPhone 11 Pro intermittently seeks the user’s location — even when there are no applications with location permissions in use. In recent years, Apple has heavily marketed the iPhone as a more secure and private alternative to Google’s Android operating…

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Kubernetes? ‘I don’t believe in one tool to rule the world,’ says AWS’ Sassy Jassy

Collaborating with other companies is such a drag Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, at re:Invent in Las Vegas re:Invent AWS CEO Andy Jassy, asked about the future role of Kubernetes (K8s) in cloud infrastructure, told The Register that “I don’t believe in one tool to rule the world.” K8s, the open source container orchestration platform, is regarded as a key technology by many in the industry. Pivotal CEO Rob Mee,…

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Atlassian scrambles to fix zero-day security hole accidentally disclosed on Twitter

Twitter security celeb SwiftOnSecurity on Tuesday inadvertently disclosed a zero-day vulnerability affecting enterprise software biz Atlassian, a flaw that may be echoed in IBM’s Aspera software. The SwiftOnSecurity Twitter account revealed that Atlassian provided a domain that resolved to a local server with a common SSL certificate for its Confluence cloud service, to enable the Atlassian Companion app to edit files in a preferred local application and save the…

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Lazarus group goes back to the Apple orchard with new macOS trojan

The Lazarus group, which has been named as one of North Korea’s state-sponsored hacking teams, has been found to be using new tactics to infect macOS machines. Dinesh_Devadoss, a threat analyst with anti-malware merchant K7 Computing, took credit for the discovery and reporting of what is believed to be the Lazarus group’s first piece of in-memory malware on the Apple operating system. In-memory infections, also known as fileless malware,…

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AT&T subscribers back in court to crack open telco giant’s $60m FTC settlement over limited ‘unlimited data’ plans

Angry AT&T customers have asked a judge to force America’s trade watchdog, the FTC, to hand over the information it used to reach a $60m settlement with the cellular network for throttling “unlimited data” plans. Last month, the FTC finally reached an agreement with AT&T following a five-year legal battle in which the telco goliath argued – successfully at one point – that the government regulator had no authority…

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We’re not trying to be rude here but… there’s an ice giant stripping down, emitting gas as it orbits a hot white dwarf

Sighting suggests future of our own Solar System Artist’s impression of WDJ0914+1914 stripping away the atmosphere from an orbiting icy giant planet. Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser A giant planet orbiting a hot white dwarf star has been discovered for the first time. This sighting is significant because it is first evidence of a world surviving its star’s transformation into a white dwarf. Here’s how it was spotted: when a…

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