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18 January 2019 Show 184
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Ministry of Justice abandons key plank of £280m IT project
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/08/ministry_of_justice_it_project/

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/07/brit_eu_domain_owners/

The EU’s Copyright Directive Charm Offensive Pats Europeans On the Head and Tells Them Leave it Up to the Corporations
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/eus-copyright-directive-charm-offensive-pats-europeans-head-and-tells-them-leave

NHS England claims it will be all-digital within the decade
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/07/nhs_england_all_digital/

WordPress-Related Vulnerabilities Tripled in 2018
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wordpress-related-vulnerabilities-tripled-in-2018/

85 Adware Apps in Google Play Installed 9 Million Times
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/85-adware-apps-in-google-play-installed-9-million-times/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/09/google_play_store_malware_onto_9m_droids/

Fake GPS Apps with 50M Installs Just Show Ads and Run Google Maps
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-gps-apps-with-50m-installs-just-show-ads-and-run-google-maps/
Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/google-play-malware-used-phones-motion-sensors-to-conceal-itself/

Excuse me, sir. You can’t store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/08/windows_10_reserved_storage/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/10/new_windows_10_build/

Microsoft January 2019 Patch Tuesday Includes 51 Security Updates
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-january-2019-patch-tuesday-includes-51-security-updates/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/16/microsoft_patch_tuesday_2/

Just updated Windows 7? Can’t access network shares? It isn’t just you
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/09/windows_7_network_broken/
Windows KB4480960 & KB4480970 Updates Causing Network and License Problems
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-kb4480960-and-kb4480970-updates-causing-network-and-license-problems/

Firefox 65 to Show Certificates Used in Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/firefox-65-to-show-certificates-used-in-man-in-the-middle-ssl-attacks/

U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites with Expired TLS Certificates
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-government-shutdown-leaves-its-sites-with-expired-tls-certificates/

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/kaspersky-blew-whistle-on-nsa-hacking-tool-hoarder/
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-blacklisted-kaspersky-nsa-breach-media.html

Google Adds DNS-over-TLS Support to Its Public DNS Service
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-adds-dns-over-tls-support-to-its-public-dns-service/

A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1439621

‘Unprecedented’ DNS Hijacking Attacks Linked to Iran


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https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm
https://dnsleaktest.com
https://ipleak.net
https://mxtoolbox.com/NetworkTools.aspx

Hobbyists resurrect Kojima’s “lost” game P.T. as a free PC download
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/hobbyists-resurrect-kojimas-lost-game-p-t-as-a-free-pc-download/

Q2VKPT Quake 2
http://brechpunkt.de/q2vkpt/

Unity Engine ToS change makes cloud-based SpatialOS games illegal
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/unity-engine-tos-change-makes-cloud-based-spatialos-games-illegal/
Extra life! Unity tries to undo disunity caused by Improbable cloud gaming toolkit ban
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/16/unity_undoes_ban/

Epic’s Fortnite fail: Ancient UT2004 server used for login-stealing proof-of-concept
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/16/fortnite_security_vuln_token_theft/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bug-in-fortnite-authentication-left-accounts-open-to-take-over/

Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/09/dell_7_million_pound_laptop/

Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord
https://cancel.fm/ripcord/

Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera shuts down
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-hubble-space-telescope-premier-camera.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-apps-track-health-insect-populations.html
https://www.inaturalist.org/places/cornwall-gb-gb