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Run for the tills! Run for the tills!

Staples says malware that infected its registers in 115 stores swiped bank card numbers from 1.16 MILLION customers.…


Free charge or a fast battery switch – take your pick

Tesla Motors has a Christmas present for a few owners of its Model S all-electric cars, in the form of a pilot program for its new battery-swapping technology beginning in California next week.…


But vague details raise questions about org's security

The internet's critical IANA body – which allocate IP addresses and manage global DNS – was not compromised by hackers who broke into domain-name overseer ICANN's systems, the organization has stressed.…


Keys to sysadmin accounts nicked, abused, it appears

Hackers obtained system administrators' passwords to pull of the mega-hack against Sony Pictures' servers, according to reports. This will come as no surprise to IT professionals.…


For now, revenues still spiraling toward drain

In a conference call with financial analysts on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the firm kept costs under control and even eked out a meager profit in the third quarter of its fiscal 2015, but he couldn't hide that the ailing mobe-maker's revenues continued their steady decline.…


Scram, cram scams, thank you, ma'am

T-Mobile US will pay out $90m to settle cramming allegations raised by the US Federal Trade Commission.…


Blaming Kim Jong Un is like Saddam's WMDs all over again

The FBI claims to have found evidence linking North Korea with the hackers who ransacked Sony Pictures' servers and dumped gigabytes of sensitive data online.…


Some changes for your delectation

Readers, thanks for all the feedback. Here's a list of tweaks we rolled out today.…


Chris Dodd talks spaceplane with The Engineer

It's a traditional SPB tip of the hat today to Vulture 2 spaceplane designer Chris Dodd, who's been chewing the fat with The Engineer about his involvement with the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project.…


Names, addresses and rental accounts outted in spreadsheet snafu

Thousands of Hackney residents are fuming after their personal information was leaked by the council online in a bungled Freedom of Information request.…


Guess who's off Tim Cook's Christmas card list

Apple has refuted claims made by the BBC’s Panorama programme that it is not working hard enough to protect the rights of workers.…


Got a few million tucked under the mattress for Microsoft?

Business leaders who dismissed calls from the IT department to migrate off Windows Server 2003 as nothing more than a maintenance exercise could be left rueing a potentially costly seven-figure financial howler.…


90s kit isn't 'ancient', indignant chief exec tells Parliament

The chief executive of the National Air Traffic Services, Richard Deakin, has denied the body "skimped" on its IT investment after being hauled in front MPs this week to account for its major computer outage.…


Take the challenge, win prizes

Promo  Microsoft UK are offering you the chance to bank some ‘Cloud Hero’ kudos along with a raft of prizes in exchange for completing some tasks in Azure.…


'Incredibly intrusive' use of powers prompts slap from ICO

A council that ordered covert surveillance of a sick employee has been ordered to review its practices following an investigation by data privacy watchdogs.…


Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem

A dispute has arisen about the seriousness of a vulnerability in Linux, dubbed "Grinch", that supposedly creates a privilege escalation risk.…


Telco shopping trip finally bears fruit for French biz bloke

Xavier Niel, the owner of French ISP and mobile phone company Iliad, is buying Orange Switzerland for CHF2.8bn (€2.3bn) from VC Apax Partners.…


Plan for world domination based on shrugs and '3-year strategic plan’

French IT services giant Atos has snapped up Xerox's outsourcing biz for $1.05bn (£670m), as it tries to extend its garlic and lemon-infused tentacles across the American market.…


Festive family video gaming fun

Game Theory  Christmas is all about interacting with people whether you like it or not. If you can’t convince your family to succumb to the new board gaming fad, here are three multiplayer video gaming options you can play as a family or that are more suitable for a younger audience than the forthcoming PC release of GTA V.…


Here’s a little number about charging the Choc Factory

EU digi-chief Gunther H-dot Oettinger has been characteristically clear as mud in explaining his plans for copyright reform.…


Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords

The latest evolution of the online bank account raiding Trojan ZeuS is the webcam-spying Chthonic malware, according to researchers.…


Truecrypt, PGP, GPG - but NEVER Skype

Crypto toolbox, Part I  I think I was about 15 or 16 when PGP was making headlines for being classified as munitions by the US government and was (supposedly) banned from export. While I wasn’t a subversive type at the time, I got a very strong sense that any software that scared the mighty USA so badly was something I ought to play with and try to understand – even if I didn’t need it.…


Get down on the analytics dance floor

Fujitsu is helping its customers get up (and down again) on the big data dance floor and do the analytics samba with an integrated bundle of HW and SW and services called PRIMEFLEX for Hadoop (PfH - our initials) to save customers from any DIY aggro.…


It's a multicore world alright, but the ghost of Transmeta lingers

If the free lunch is over, then few have heeded the end-of-break bell.…


Update anything on the desktop that touches GitHub if you want to live

GitHub has acknowledged there's a flaw in its client software and recommended that users upgrade as soon as possible.…


Yes, it would damage the DNS; no, it's not going to happen

As well as finding out that Jennifer Lawrence earns less than her male counterparts, Hollywood studio execs are self-important a-holes and Sony Pictures has a password policy that a baby could break ... it turns out movie giants are also seeking to DESTROY THE INTERNET with a ten-page legal memo.…


IBM win means Linux is saved! Again!

IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.…


Tosser alert: Diamond-encrusted Apple gold watch out next summer

The wait is almost over for footballers, Arab oil magnates, the fanbois elite, Croydon-based lottery winners, or anyone else with a money to burn: a diamond-encrusted Apple Watch will hit the shops next year with an eye-popping price tag.…


Short flight for GSLV Mk-III proves crew-capsule-carrying-chops

India yesterday conducted a successful test of its new GSLV Mk-III X/CARE launch vehicle.…


Automated attacks crash riders on the fly

A hacker duo have shown how to hijack "Boosted" brand electricity-assisted skateboards.…


Sick callers face fingering from Redmond's revenge

Microsoft has launched its first US lawsuit against companies offering phoney phone support for its products and says it plans further operations in the UK and India to stamp out the scammers.…


Hybrid fibre-coax trials to commence in late 2015

NBN Co has updated its product roadmap and Telstra has revealed it will help the company to plan future deployments.…


Next OS to come built into auto dashboards, sources claim

Google is planning a big push into in-car infotainment systems with an upcoming version of Android, sources claim.…


Hack unit worn by on-parole crim. Blackmail said crim. Profit

Kiwicon  Christchurch bus hacker William Turner has demonstrated how to trick home detention ankle monitors used in New Zealand.…


Don't expect to see Wholovesyou.baby anytime soon

Johnson & Johnson has bought the right to .baby domains for $3.1m, beating Google and five other companies.…


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Apple founder moving to Tasmania, aka 'The Apple Isle'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become a permanent resident of Australia.…


You can't stop us creating web traffic fast-lanes, telco says

Verizon reckons the FCC's net neutrality proposals can not lawfully stop ISPs charging websites big bucks to increase streaming speeds to subscribers.…


Stocking-fillers land for Mac Outlook

Microsoft's not been kind to Office for Mac over the years: since the last major update in 2010 fanbois haven't had much to get excited about.…


Linux firm ups annual guidance yet again

Red Hat chief financial officer Charlie Peters announced on Wednesday that he's stepping down from the company, even as it reported another quarter of strong earnings that beat even its own guidance.…


Mojang says an epic narrative-mode is in the works

Minecraft's maker says it's working on a new "narrative-driven" follow up to the ultra-addictive world-building game.…


The magic of MDM

As I have said before, bring your own device (BYOD) can be a difficult concept to sell. After all, you are basically saying to users: "We want you to supply your own IT equipment but we want to be able to control the corporate data and applications that go on it."…


New code built in-house targets innocents fending off deranged terrorists

Malware has emerged from war-torn Syria targeting those protesting the rule of ISIS (ISIL, Islamic State, whatever the murderous humanity-hating fanatics are calling themselves these days.)…


More facts needed before class-action suit can proceed

A US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…


Time runs out on mandatory non-IE installation tool

Fresh Windows PCs in Europe will no longer offer to install Google Chrome and other web browsers rivaling Internet Explorer.…


New claim: Homes, businesses menaced by vulnerable firmware

Infosec biz Check Point claims it has discovered a critical software vulnerability that allows hackers to hijack home and small business broadband routers across the web.…


GhostSwimmer is an underwater James Bond

Pics and video  The US Navy has shown off the first images of its latest aqua-drone: a five-foot-long robot shark that's been swimming off the shores of Virginia.…


Market bounces in Q3, but somebody forgot to tell Symantec and IBM

IDC's latest storage software (SW) tracker numbers show top dog EMC is continuing to rule the kennels, with a chunkier market share than both its nearest rivals combined.…


Nothing to see here, says EU, 'no competition worries'

The European Commission has given IBM the green light to splash $1.25bn on Lufthansa's tech infrastructure wing.…


Threat intelligence 'mostly snake oil and marketing'

It costs a whopping $3.1m to defend against a $100,000 advanced attack, a security duo claims.…


Stuttering engine means staff can knock off early

NASA and SpaceX have announced that the firm’s fifth ISS resupply mission - which was also the first test of its ground-breaking leggy landing on a floating platform - will be postponed until next year.…