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How to run Chkdsk
Technology

How to run Chkdsk

Find out how to run a disk check on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
11 Aug 2020
Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK
privacy

Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK

The groundbreaking judgement finds the surveillance tool breaches rights
11 Aug 2020
Canon coding error leads to permanent loss of users' files
cloud hosting

Canon coding error leads to permanent loss of users' files

Error on firm's cloud service has led to the deletion of some videos and high-resolution images stored for more than 30 days
11 Aug 2020
UK firms 'lagging behind the rest of the world' on AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

UK firms 'lagging behind the rest of the world' on AI

Research shows the UK is behind its global counterparts on AI adoption and reskilling
11 Aug 2020
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VMware kills Datrium’s hyperconvergence hardware and OS
mergers and acquisitions

VMware kills Datrium’s hyperconvergence hardware and OS

The firm will be accepting no new orders for DVX hardware, while support will end for existing customers in 2023
10 Aug 2020
Qualcomm chip flaws put 'millions' of Android devices at risk
vulnerability

Qualcomm chip flaws put 'millions' of Android devices at risk

Vulnerabilities leave device owners open to data theft and malware that can become unremovable
10 Aug 2020
Zoom introduces filters and reactions to ‘make meetings more fun’
video conferencing

Zoom introduces filters and reactions to ‘make meetings more fun’

The new features aim to liven up catchups with colleagues
7 Aug 2020
Intel source code and internal documents hacked
data breaches

Intel source code and internal documents hacked

More than 20GB worth of sensitive data has been published online following a breach earlier in the year
7 Aug 2020
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SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud finally brought on-prem
Cloud

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud finally brought on-prem

The partnership with HPE will allow customers to take advantage of cloud capabilities while keeping their SAP configuration on-premise
6 Aug 2020
Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack
ransomware

Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack

Two dozen domains and a host of internal services have been knocked offline
6 Aug 2020
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Gov.uk site among those broken by Firefox cookie changes
web development

Gov.uk site among those broken by Firefox cookie changes

Developers urged to review their code before Mozilla changes SameSite cookie settings to ‘lax’ by default
6 Aug 2020
Oppo Find X2 Pro review: Premium in every sense
Google Android

Oppo Find X2 Pro review: Premium in every sense

This 5G-ready 6.7in flagship deserves plaudits despite being needlessly large
5 Aug 2020
NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’
privacy

NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’

Common features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can reveal sensitive details about users like their daily routines
5 Aug 2020
Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year
vulnerability

Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year

The figure is more than double Google’s payout for 2019 and was divided among 327 security researchers
5 Aug 2020
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Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries
ransomware

Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries

The smartwatch maker obtained the decryption key after relying on third-party services to pay a figure reported as $10 million
4 Aug 2020
HPE unveils first supercomputing line following Cray acquisition
Supercomputer
mergers and acquisitions

HPE unveils first supercomputing line following Cray acquisition

The HPE Cray portfolio includes two configurations that support multiple processer architectures and accelerator options
4 Aug 2020
Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents
phishing

Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents

Hackers accessed his account several times between July and October 2019 by gaining access using a spear-phishing attack
4 Aug 2020
Apple acquires startup to turn iPhones into payment terminals
Technology

Apple acquires startup to turn iPhones into payment terminals

The $100 million takeover could make it easier for small businesses to accept payments
3 Aug 2020
Microsoft pursuing major TikTok acquisition
mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft pursuing major TikTok acquisition

Donald Trump has given the Windows developer 45 days to complete talks with the social media app reportedly valued at $50bn
3 Aug 2020
EU freezes assets in major crackdown against notorious cyber gangs
cyber crime

EU freezes assets in major crackdown against notorious cyber gangs

Six individuals and three organisations behind WannaCry, NotPetya and Cloud Hopper are being targeted by sanctions
31 Jul 2020
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Earnings report roundup: All the winners and losers of the 'coronavirus quarter'
Business operations

Earnings report roundup: All the winners and losers of the 'coronavirus quarter'

Who has been able to weather the pandemic best?
31 Jul 2020
Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion
broadband

Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion

The firm plans to extend its network to a million premises by 2023, doubling its previous target of 500,000
30 Jul 2020
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'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin
containers

'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin

Misconfigured Docker API ports are being scanned and exploited by a threat that's evolved from the Ngrok Botnet campaign
30 Jul 2020
UK government signs public cloud agreement with IBM
public sector

UK government signs public cloud agreement with IBM

All public sector bodies hoping to pursue digital transformation projects can benefit from “preferential commercial terms”
29 Jul 2020
GitHub's public roadmap gives devs early notice of major feature updates
Development

GitHub's public roadmap gives devs early notice of major feature updates

CodeQL integration, increased API limits and discussions board among the features arriving over the coming months
29 Jul 2020
NCSC appoints Lindy Cameron as CEO
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC appoints Lindy Cameron as CEO

The senior civil servant will replace Ciaran Martin, who established the NCSC in 2016
29 Jul 2020
Thousands of QNAP NAS devices infected with legacy malware
network attached storage (NAS)

Thousands of QNAP NAS devices infected with legacy malware

Infection rates are high with roughly 4,000 devices in the UK infected with QSnatch as of June 2020
28 Jul 2020
Google employees to work from home until July 2021
flexible working

Google employees to work from home until July 2021

The company's 200,000 staff will be given the flexibility to work remotely for another 12 months
28 Jul 2020
SAP to make Qualtrics public less than two years after $8bn acquisition
SAP logo
cloud computing

SAP to make Qualtrics public less than two years after $8bn acquisition

The parent company plans to retain majority ownership of the cloud platform it acquired in late 2018
27 Jul 2020
Intel delays 7nm CPU release to at least 2022
components

Intel delays 7nm CPU release to at least 2022

The US chipmaker’s woes deepen as shares plunge 9% despite better-than-expected financial results
24 Jul 2020
Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack
ransomware

Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack

A growing list of those affected also includes at least two charities
23 Jul 2020
Apple’s new iPhone bug-hunting scheme branded a “poison pill"
vulnerability

Apple’s new iPhone bug-hunting scheme branded a “poison pill"

Researchers baulk at hefty restrictions such as being bound to silence during a limitless disclosure window
23 Jul 2020
IBM Cloud launches centralised security and compliance hub
cloud computing

IBM Cloud launches centralised security and compliance hub

IBM builds on last month’s Spanugo acquisition to launch the security and compliance dashboard for financial services clients
22 Jul 2020
Regulators urge video conferencing firms to review security procedures
video conferencing

Regulators urge video conferencing firms to review security procedures

Six data authorities send an open letter to the industry, suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new risks
22 Jul 2020
Linux Foundation open-sources coronavirus tracing apps
open source

Linux Foundation open-sources coronavirus tracing apps

The projects, based on the Google and Apple API, aim to support public health contact tracing efforts
21 Jul 2020