Gears & Gadgets

Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel

Enlarge / Hattis Law isn’t pulling any punches in the allegations made in its class-action lawsuit, specifically calling WD out not only for using SMR technology in less-than-ideal devices, but flatly accusing them of outright deception in the process. Hattis Law All three of the surviving conventional hard drive vendors—Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate—have gotten […]

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Dangerous SHA-1 crypto function will die in SSH linking millions of computers

Enlarge Chaval Brasil Developers of two open source code libraries for Secure Shell—the protocol millions of computers use to create encrypted connections to each other—are retiring the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, four months after researchers piled a final nail in its coffin. The moves, announced in release notes and a code update for OpenSSH and libssh respectively, […]