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Ransomware the final nail in coffin for small university

Thu, 2022-05-12 14:10
Lincoln College shuttering after 157 years, ransomware attack from Iran final straw

A December attack against a long-standing college in Illinois has pushed the institution to permanently close. …

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Microsoft tests ‘Suggested Actions’ in Windows 11. Insiders: Can we turn it off?

Thu, 2022-05-12 13:35
It looks like you've copied a phone number, would you like help?

The Windows Insider Dev Channel has introduced a feature it is calling "Suggested Actions" to the work-in-progress build of Windows 11, and testers love it so much they are already asking how to turn it off.…

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Panzura scores $80 million funding to grow storage footprint

Thu, 2022-05-12 13:00
Startup aims to add more than 150 workers by the end of 2022

Cloud storage company Panzura has received an $80 million injection in a Series B funding round, which CEO Jill Stelfox says it'll use to build a "different" kind of storage company.…

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Private equity snaps up datacenter operator Switch for nearly $11b

Thu, 2022-05-12 12:02
DigitalBridge Group and global infrastructure investor IFM Investors to acquire all outstanding shares

US datacenter operator Switch Inc is to be purchased by private investors led by DigitalBridge Investment Management in an all-cash transaction for approximately $11 billion.…

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User-built low-code apps tipped to dominate analytics by 2025

Thu, 2022-05-12 11:02
Analysts also insist organizations need to get data ops for AI in gear or face 2-year delay

By 2025, half of analytics will be developed by business users via a low-code or no-code modular assembly experience, according to Gartner.…

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Nuance helps launch healthcare AI industry group

Thu, 2022-05-12 10:17
Microsoft embraces Nuance to deepen its healthcare connections

Microsoft's purchase of AI company Nuance got Redmond's foot in the door of the healthcare industry, and it's widening the opening as Nuance helps form an industry group to explore applications of AI in hospitals and clinics.…

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Apple to replace future iPhone Lightning port with USB-C next year, this guy claims

Thu, 2022-05-12 09:27
Please season with pinches of salt as necessary

Apple may ditch its exclusive Lightning port in favor of the more widely used USB-C for future iPhone models.…

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Open-source leaders' reputations as jerks is undeserved

Thu, 2022-05-12 08:30
In fact, most of them are great people

Opinion You might be excused if you think most Linux and open-source leaders are, ah, rude.…

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APT gang 'Sidewinder' goes on two-year attack spree across Asia

Thu, 2022-05-12 08:04
Launches almost 1,000 raids, plenty with upgraded malware

Black Hat Asia The advanced persistent threat gang known as SideWinder has gone on an attack spree in the last two years, conducting almost 1,000 raids and deploying increasingly sophisticated attack methods.…

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BMW looks to quantum computers to speed R&D

Thu, 2022-05-12 07:36
Pasqal to provide compute based on approaches by Qu&Co acquisition

BMW has become the latest company to give quantum an early chance, with the goal of shrinking development cycles beyond traditional means.…

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It's time to kick China off social media, says tech governance expert

Thu, 2022-05-12 06:57
'Mischief abroad' is the Middle Kingdom's goal – without the possibility of using Chinese sites to fight back

Black Hat Asia The time has come to remove Chinese voices from global social media, according to Samir Saran, president of Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a commissioner of The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and a member of Microsoft's Digital Peace Now Initiative.…

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Europe proposes tackling child abuse by killing privacy, strong encryption

Thu, 2022-05-12 06:35
If we're gonna go through this again, can we just literally go back in time?

Proposed Europe regulations that purport to curb child abuse by imposing mass surveillance would be a "disaster" for digital privacy and strong encryption, say cybersecurity experts.…

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Ukraine war a sorting hat for cyber-governance loyalties: Black Hat founder Jeff Moss

Thu, 2022-05-12 04:59
Private orgs that flex with Russian bans may do more harm – to themselves – than good

Black Hat Asia The war in Ukraine, and the Declaration for the Future of the Internet signed by 60 nations in late April, should be understood in the context of a global effort to recruit the nations of the world into blocs with different attitudes to internet governance.…

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Nvidia open-sources Linux kernel GPU modules. Repeat, open-source GPU modules

Thu, 2022-05-12 01:01
A Turing point for the graphics chip giant, perhaps?

Nvidia on Wednesday published the R515 driver release of its Linux GPU kernel modules under an open source, dual GPL/MIT license.…

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Mystery of industry-targeting backdoored NPM JavaScript packages solved

Thu, 2022-05-12 00:11
Snyk, JFrog, ReversingLabs spend weeks investigating modules that turn out to be pen-test code

Malicious packages in the NPM Registry that security researchers for weeks believed were being used to stage supply-chain attacks against prominent industrial companies in Germany turned out to be part of a penetration test run by a cybersecurity company.…

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Google shows off immersive maps, AR-flavored search, Pixel 7, and more

Wed, 2022-05-11 22:42
Your essential de-hyped guide to what the Chocolate Factory teased at developer shindig

Google IO Google I/O, the ad biz's annual developer conference, returned to the Shoreline Amphitheater in California's Mountain View on Wednesday, for the first time in three years. The gathering remained largely a remote event due to the persistence of COVID-19 though there were enough Googlers, partners, and assorted software developers in attendance to fill venue seats and punctuate important points with applause.…

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Five Eyes turn spotlight on MSPs: Potential weak links in IT supply-chain security

Wed, 2022-05-11 21:44
We can think of one thing the S stands for in some unfortunate cases

Miscreants are targeting managed service providers (MSPs) to break into their customers' networks and deploy ransomware, steal data, and spy on them, the Five Eyes nations' cybersecurity authorities have formally warned in a joint security alert.…

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IBM's autonomous Mayflower ship breaks down in second transatlantic attempt

Wed, 2022-05-11 20:40
Human-free seafaring isn't going swimmingly

The crewless AI-powered Mayflower ship, which was on its second attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean alone, is being hauled back to shore after suffering a mechanical failure.…

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Google's Flutter app development framework now stable across platforms

Wed, 2022-05-11 19:35
v3.0 has also gained a Casual Games Toolkit

Google I/O Google's Flutter development framework finally achieved its cross-platform aspirations with a stable release of Linux and macOS support.…

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GlobalFoundries’ chipmaking machine unfazed by global disruptions

Wed, 2022-05-11 19:11
Records for revenue, gross margin in Q1 as others take a hit

While some chipmakers have reported a hit to their revenue due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China and other effects, New York-based GlobalFoundries said its business stood strong in the face of various global disruptions.…

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