Updated A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an […]
The firm running South Korea's nuclear plants has decided to run cyber-war drills following the leak of sensitive data and threats from unidentified hackers. Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) has decided to run the exercises after the online leak of plant equipment designs and manuals last week. The technical documents were dumped on […]
Boost IT visibility and business value The BBC is scrambling to fix what appears to be a number of severe technical glitches on its network, after its website and catch-up TV service were hit by a major outage at the weekend. At the time of writing, Auntie was still carrying a "simplified version" of its […]
5 questions to answer about your DR plan It's no surprise it passed almost unnoticed since it was no Chelyabinsk, but the Earth has already been taken its first asteroid impact of 2014. The asteroid, with observations recorded here, burned in the atmosphere somewhere over the Atlantic on January 2, according to the International Astronomical […]
Email delivery: 4 steps to get more email to the inbox The Indian government is gearing up to switch on "NETRA", a large scale internet surveillance system that will allow its spy agencies to monitor suspicious online communications in order to detect certain keywords. The Network Traffic Analysis system, to give NETRA its full name, […]
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Free ESG report : Seamless data management with Avere FXT NSA spooks risk alienating yet another US ally after new documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden apparently revealed extensive surveillance of Indian domestic politics as well as the country's nuclear and space programs. The top secret document, obtained by The Hindu, suggests American spying activity […]
Win a Samsung 40-inch LED HDTV with The Reg and HP! Hot Chips The creator of Google Glass sees his baby as being nothing less than the next step in human communications and humanity's "quest for knowledge." "There are two main drivers for why we wanted to make Google Glass," Babak Parviz, who founded and […]
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