The Register

Biting the hand that feeds IT

Latest articles

ADT techie admits he peeked into women's home security cams thousands of times to watch them undress, have sex

Plus: SonicWall hacked, Qualcomm security wobble, warrantless cellphone monitoring by US snoops revealed In brief One-time ADT security engineer Telesforo Aviles, 35, pleaded guilty to computer fraud in the US after spying on women through their home surveillance cameras.…

There may be not one but two new air leaks in International Space Station: Russian boss tells us not to panic

Microscope needed to find tiny punctures in the hull Russian cosmonauts have detected another leak in the International Space Station – and suspect there may be a second – months after they just patched a hole.…

We'd rather go down in Down Under, says Google: Search biz threatens to quit Australia if forced to pay for news

Meanwhile, web giant agrees to cough up euros to French publishers Google threatened to shut down its search service in Australia if the government passes legislation that forces Google and Facebook to pay publishers Down Under for reusing their news content.…

Five years after US promised crackdown on ticket-snaffling bots, the first prosecutions are in... and are a slap on the wrist

Miscreants hit with $31m fines tho only pay what they can afford: $3.7m Three ticket resellers have agreed to settle US government charges that they unlawfully used software bots to obtain music, theater, and sporting event tickets for markup and resale.…

Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big

Awa' an bile yer heid, SEPA tells ransomware scum About 4,000 stolen files from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) have been dumped online by frustrated ransomware criminals after the public sector body refused to pay out.…

Clop ransomware gang clips sensitive files from Atlantic Records' London ad agency The7stars, dumps them online

Medium-sized firm, big revenues, big target Updated A London ad agency that counts Atlantic Records, Suzuki, and Penguin Random House among its clients has had its files dumped online by a ransomware gang, The Register can reveal.…

Honor has flown the nest: Announces first phone as an independent firm, inks deals with supply chain big dogs

Proud parent Huawei probably sobbing in the car Honor, the smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei, today announced its first handset as an independent company. The Honor View40 is a sub-flagship blower, priced at ¥3,599 (about £400) and aimed initially at the Chinese market.…

Microsoft Edge goes homomorphic: Nobody will see your credentials... but you'll need to sign in to use it

Has your password been pwned? MS browser will tell you Microsoft has detailed how the Password Monitor feature in Edge works after it pushed version 88 of the browser into the Stable channel.…

Google's Alphabet sticks a pin in its Loon internet broadband service

It never really took off (commercially), apparently Alphabet has stuck a pin in its Project Loon broadband project, which sought to use high-altitude balloons to extend connectivity to areas considered hard to reach by traditional telcos.…

Legacy IT kit is behind 80% of UK taxman's pandemic costs, says spending watchdog

HMRC spent £53.2m maintaining creaky tech estate – report An ageing IT estate is responsible for the bulk of the UK tax collector's costs in adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from Parliamentary spending watchdog the Public Accounts Committee.…

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!