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ORBs: Hacking groups’ new favourite way of keeping their attacks hidden

Cyber-espionage groups are making it harder to spot where their attacks are coming from by upping their usage of proxy networks – known as operational relay box networks or ORBs – that can throw defenders off the scent. Cyber security company Mandiant has warned that it has seen a growing trend for China-backed espionage operations,…

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Apple finally explained the controversial iPhone bug that made deleted photos reappear

Some iPhone owners discovered a very weird and disturbing bug a few days ago. Somehow, old, long-deleted iPhone photos that should have been permanently purged resurfaced on devices running iOS 17.5. This prompted speculation about what might have caused the bug, as this was a very serious problem. Imagine sensitive content you thought you had…

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CMA: AWS and Microsoft deny cloud discounts have anti-competitive effect on market

Cloud customers are failing to see how the offering of committed spend discounts could contribute towards them becoming locked in to hyperscale cloud platforms, according to the interim findings of an anti-trust probe into the inner workings of the UK cloud industry.   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the first of a…

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Nutanix ramps up VMware opportunity

In his keynote presentation at Nutanix Next 2024 in Barcelona, Nutanix CEO Rajiv Ramaswami discussed the “elephant in the room”, which is the fact that Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware has created what he describes as “a major change and new vendor reality”. Since completing the acquisition of VMware, Broadcom has made major changes to its…

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Broadcom/VMware: Joining the dots to migrate off VMware

This week, there have been a few product announcements that illustrate the opportunity some IT firms see in targeting existing VMware users who are not happy with how the product is changing under Broadcom. The acquisition of VMware by Broadcom completed at the end of 2023. Broadcom has a strategy to move companies from perpetual…

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G-Cloud 14: Overseas suppliers risk non-compliance as CCS changes stance on UK VAT requirements

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is accused of sending mixed messages to non-UK-based cloud service providers that want to participate in the UK government’s G-Cloud procurement framework. The closing date for supplier applications for the 14th iteration of the cloud purchasing agreement passed on 7 May 2024, with CCS targeting an autumn 2024 start date…

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Infinidat adds smaller footprint G4 arrays with claimed 2x performance

Infinidat has added two HDD and flash storage array products – dubbed Infinibox G4 – that claim a 2x performance increase on predecessors by virtue of a switch from Intel to AMD central processing units (CPUs) in their triple-active controllers. The launch sees the emergence of the Infinibox SSA G4 F1400T series, which brings a…

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iPhone 15: Price, specs, features, A17 Pro, and more

The iPhone 15 series was announced on September 12, 2023, at Apple’s Wonderlust event. Available in four options, Cupertino revamped the standard models while taking the Pro iPhones to the next level. Here’s what you need to know about these phones. Design: The Dynamic Island welcomes more peopleOne of the iPhone 15 microphones sits on…

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Major iOS 17.5 bug brings back deleted photos with no warning

iOS 17.5 has just been released, and a major bug has been troubling some iPhone users. According to a Reddit thread, people who updated to iOS 17.5 found deleted photos reappearing in their library without explanation.The creator of this thread explained what happened to them: “Erm, so yeah. Very creepy. Thoroughly freaked out. I just…

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CMA to double spend with AWS while overseeing anti-trust probe into cloud giant

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will double its cloud spend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) over the next 36 months, following the renewal of its controversial three-year hosting deal with the public cloud giant. The CMA’s latest three-year deal with AWS went live on 1 May 2024, and is valued at £437,151, which is…

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