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ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken

FBI concludes North Korea 'responsible' for Sony hack

Announcement follows two-week investigation into major cyberattack


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Our very favorite iOS apps of 2014

The best iOS apps of the year made us happier, healthier, and more productive.

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From M2M to IoT: Old industries have to learn new tricks

IoT offers advantages over older connected machines, but updating may not be easy

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What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy

Snippets of information about the secretive regime's cyberops have leaked out over the years

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

The hack is one of the rare examples in which a digital attack caused physical damage

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Blackberry reports falling revenue, but loss shrinks

The company is increasing its distribution capability, pinning hopes on sales of its new Passport and Classic smartphones

Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

The company is offering a new developer tool to make offline access easier to implement

Casio's latest Exilim high-speed camera can sync with up to seven others

The EX-100Pro does synchronized high-speed shooting for around US$1,000

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Malicious Git code repositories can execute rogue commands on client machines interacting with them

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

The Single-Lens Display Module has vivid but unobtrusive display graphics

Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this

There's a lot of circumstantial evidence, but very little actual information on the hack against Sony

Uber temporarily suspends service in Portland

The move comes following a lawsuit from the city against Uber

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The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The way Linux handles user permissions could still lead to potential misuse, security researchers say.

Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

Attackers can take control of millions of routers by sending a specially crafted request to RomPager, an embedded Web server running on them

Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

The company hopes to streamline management with resource groups and Tag Editor tool

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A declining number of Linux distros might be killing distrohopping

In today's open source roundup: Distrohopping and the declining number of Linux distributions. Plus: The Register reviews Fedora 21, and Civilization: Beyond Earth launches tomorrow for Linux.

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