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F5: Don't panic but anyone can log into our load balancers, thanks to libssh's credentials-optional security goof

Networks - 1 hour 24 min ago
Also: AWS talks how to avoid TLS state machine slips

Network box maker F5 says it has shipped load balancers that are vulnerable to the libssh authentication-bypass bug – meaning anyone who can reach the devices over the network or internet can potentially log in simply by asking nicely.…

Good news: Largest, most ancient known galaxy supercluster is spotted. Bad news: It's collapsing on itself

Science - 3 hours 2 min ago
Five quadrillion solar masses – and you'll need a Farcaster to get there

An international team of astronomers have stumbled upon the largest and oldest galaxy supercluster found to date, measuring more than four quadrillion solar masses.…

Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel

Software - Thu, 2018-10-18 22:37
El Reg vulture gets his claws into Canonical's latest OS

Ubuntu 18.10 is about to make its scheduled appearance: Cosmic Cuttlefish will take centre stage from previous incumbent, Bionic Beaver.…

Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

Software - Thu, 2018-10-18 17:17
Learn to love the browser instead

Microsoft loves Linux. Unless you are a Linux user who happens to want to use Teams. In that case, you probably aren’t feeling the love quite so much.…

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

Software - Thu, 2018-10-18 10:48
Or at least uninstall some of the bits you really don't want

Microsoft has announced that its customers will finally be able to remove more of the cruft that arrives with a Windows 10 installation. In 2019.…

Arm cozies up to Intel for second time in a week – this time to borrow tools from Yocto Project for Mbed Linux

Software - Thu, 2018-10-18 09:58
Aww, ain't that sweet

Earlier this week, Arm drew Intel into its warm embrace when Chipzilla joined its Pelion IoT platform. The Softbank-owned design house has said it's now preparing to release a Linux-based OS, taking advantage of the Intel-backed Yocto Project tools.…

UK Home Office admits £200m Emergency Services Network savings 'delayed'

Networks - Thu, 2018-10-18 09:15
Oh, and the £1.1bn Airwave extension hasn't yet been triggered

The fine minds behind Britain's bungled Emergency Services Network comms system have admitted that its projected £200m savings might not kick in until 2020.…

Come on, Cisco bug-hunters: No terrifying critical vulns? Are you saving for Halloween?

Networks - Thu, 2018-10-18 07:53
(It's good news, really)

Good news, Cisco admins: there are no bugs rated “critical” in this week's batch of security patches – but there are seven that copped a “high” rating, and four of those are remotely exploitable.…

Enterprise Java caretakers float new rules of engagement for future feature updates

Software - Thu, 2018-10-18 06:56
Eclipse Foundation seeks to replace the Java Community Process for Jakarta EE

The Eclipse Foundation, saddled with oversight of Java EE last year after Oracle washed its hands of the thankless business of community governance, wants to revise the process by which enterprise Java – rechristened Jakarta EE when Oracle declined to grant use of its Java trademark – gets improved.…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worth 154 median minions

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 17:00
But that's not as bad as Barbie flinger Mattel or, indeed, Oracle

It has been a bumper year for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whose compensation soared to $25.8m in fiscal 2018. Quite a bit more than the median salary of the rest of the company, which hovered at an admittedly none-too-shabby $167,689.…

Chrome 70 flips switch on Progressive Web Apps in Windows 10 – with janky results

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 16:30
Not quite the native experience Google's shooting for

Version 70 of the Chrome browser has begun to slither onto Windows 10, bringing with it Google's desktop take on Progressive Web App functionality.…

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 14:35
It's playing a long game

Comment  Google's artful but risky response to the European Commission highlights the weakness of Brussels' strategy dealing with big Silicon Valley companies.…

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 10:34
Second Insider build with more fixes for 1809. Could third time be the charm?

Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.…

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 10:34
Second Insider build with more fixes for 1809. Could third time be the charm?

Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.…

The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 02:13
Hiding under an assumed name to avoid discrimination, Repairnator is unmasked

Analysis  Luc Esape leads a double life. The software engineer on the Spirals research team at the University of Lille in France goes by another name, Repairnator.…

The secret life of Luc Escape, bug fixer

Software - Wed, 2018-10-17 02:13
Hiding under an assumed name to avoid discrimination, Repairnator is unmasked

Luc Escape leads a double life. The software engineer on the Spirals research team at the University of Lille in France goes by another name, Repairnator.…

GitHub wants a piece of the Actions with new code jamboree

Software - Tue, 2018-10-16 23:04
Social code biz makes bid to turn workflows into code

At San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on Tuesday, GitHub held its annual tech touting talk in a space that once housed the city's Exploratorium science show.…

There will be no escape once Twilio snaps up SendGrid in $2bn deal

Software - Tue, 2018-10-16 16:45
A message to you, Rudy. Or a call. Or maybe an email?

Customer engagement outfit Twilio has confirmed its intent to snap up email marketing platform SendGrid in a deal worth around $2bn in stock.…

Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse £1.1bn, Home Office reveals

Networks - Tue, 2018-10-16 09:55
Police forces have 'real anxieties' about incremental uptake, dodgy 4G coverage

The Home Office has admitted a three-year delay to the rollout of the UK’s new 4G Emergency Services Network will cost £1.1bn – but insisted it will still demonstrate value for money.…

Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

Software - Tue, 2018-10-16 09:20
Minecraft? In The Reg? Call the Brigadier!

While the world may have been focused on the acid reflux of the Windows 10 October 2018 release, it wasn't the only news out of Redmond in the past 7 days. It's time for the Microsoft round-up.…

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