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Maui ransomware linked to North Korean group Andariel

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:14
Attack origins point to April 2021 first strike on Japanese target

The Maui ransomware that has been used against US healthcare operations has been linked to Andariel, a North Korean state-sponsored threat with links to the notorious Lazarus Group.…

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The silicon goldrush is coming, but chip demand is evaporating

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:30
Leave it to the economy to throw another wrench into the semiconductor supply chain

In the US, chipmakers and suppliers are scrambling to find a place in line for the more than $52 billion in subsidies and tax breaks up for grabs but that surge in semiconductor demand appears to be faltering.…

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Microwaved fish could help scientists create sustainable LEDs

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:00
Supermaterial created from heated scales. Sorry about the smell

Scientists in Japan have figured out a new way to create sustainable LEDs: by microwaving fish.…

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You'll soon be able to ghost a WhatsApp group without making everyone hate you

Wed, 2022-08-10 16:31
Well, until they find out that you've left, but at least they won't be immediately notified of your every move

Many years ago, in the bowels of Silicon Valley, some genius realized that people enjoy getting notifications through social media – those little pings of dopamine that make you feel like you matter.…

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Google's bug bounty boss: Finding and patching vulns? 'Totally useless'

Wed, 2022-08-10 16:00
Disclosing exploits, however, will earn you $100k

Simply finding vulnerabilities and patching them "is totally useless," according to Google's Eduardo Vela, who heads the cloud giant's product security response team.…

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Microsoft unveils native Arm64 support in the .NET Framework

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:00
Older operating systems excluded from the 4.8.1 release party

Microsoft has updated its venerable .NET Framework once more, this time to add native Arm64 support while also removing support for some older operating systems.…

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Elon Musk sells Tesla shares worth $6.9b as Twitter lawsuit looms

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:30
Market immediately reacts as tech titan looks to free up cash for 'unlikely' Twitter deal

Tesla supremo Elon Musk has sold $6.88 billion worth of shares in the auto company, saying it is in case some equity partners exit ahead of an eventual Twitter deal, an event he deemed "unlikely."…

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Cloudflare: Someone tried to pull the Twilio phishing tactic on us too

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:23
Attack was foiled by content delivery network's hardware security keys

Cloudflare says it was subject to a similar attack to one made on comms company Twilio last week, but in this case it was thwarted by hardware security keys that are required to access applications and services.…

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Microsoft asks staff to think twice before submitting expenses

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:30
Business travel, outside training, and picnic overheads all under watchful gaze of Redmond's accountants

Microsoft is telling staff across the entire business to cast a more watchful eye over expenses in the face of economic uncertainty.…

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Polaris supercomputer boots up, paves way for Aurora exascale system

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:03
Researchers cue up AI sims, code and workloads for Argonne Lab's most powerful beast

Argonne National Laboratory has declared its Polaris supercomputer operational, providing the scientific and engineering community with a powerful new research tool, but also serving as a testbed to prepare for the upcoming Aurora exascale system.…

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The sins of OneDrive as Microsoft's cloud storage service turns 15

Wed, 2022-08-10 12:30
SkyDrive? Placeholders? Outages? Yes, it's all gone swimmingly

Opinion Microsoft is celebrating 15 years of its cloud storage service, OneDrive, with a refreshed OneDrive Home but, strangely, no mention of SkyDrive, the placeholder fiasco or the multiple issues suffered by the service over the years. Lucky we're here, eh?…

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Foxconn will have to forget about investing in Tsinghua Unigroup

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:15
International relations are hot as chips, and Taiwan cannot afford to empower China

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer and Apple supplier Foxconn will likely be forced to back out of a $800 million investment in Chinese chipmaker and foundry operator Tsinghua Unigroup, thanks to rapidly deteriorating international relations.…

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Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop

Wed, 2022-08-10 10:32
It makes perfect sense for enterprises as well as enthusiasts. Just ask GitLab

Opinion I've been preaching the gospel of the Linux desktop for more years than some of you have been alive. However, unless you argue that the Linux desktop includes Android smartphones and ChromeOS laptops, there will be no year of the Linux desktop.…

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BT union wants pay dispute talks with telco's largest shareholders

Wed, 2022-08-10 09:35
The game of corporate poker continues but CWU may find investors more interested in dividends

The union repenting BT Group workers protesting over their latest pay award are trying to pull as many levers as possible to force further negotiations, including setting up meetings with the telco’s biggest investors.…

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NetBSD 9.3: A 2022 OS that can run on late-1980s hardware

Wed, 2022-08-10 08:28
Need a cold shower? This is xNix like Windows users imagine it still is

Version 9.3 of NetBSD is here, able to run on very low-end systems and with that authentic early-1990s experience.…

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Russian anti-satellite test added to a 'pressing threat to security' in space

Wed, 2022-08-10 07:30
Too much junk in the orbital trunk

Debris from a Russian anti-satellite missile is causing chaos in orbit, with shards of ex-spacecraft circling the Earth at perilous speeds.…

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Unity game engine attracts big cash from China's tech titans

Wed, 2022-08-10 07:07
Chinese game devs targeted – maybe data protection laws too

Game engine vendor Unity has announced it will commence operations in China, and has attracted a who's who of local tech giants as investors.…

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South Korean regulator worried Apple, Google, may be working around app store payment choice law

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:25
Feels some actions may amount to coercion to stick with giants' own payment schemes instead of seeking alternatives

South Korea's Communications Commission (KCC) said on Tuesday it is investigating Google, Apple and domestic app store operator One Store Co. over sneaky ways the companies may be dodging the country's in-app payment laws.…

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Clouds lift Lenovo ISG to third consecutive profit

Wed, 2022-08-10 05:30
Sees sunlit uplands ahead with plans for factory and ITaaS expansions

Lenovo's Infrastructure Solutions Group has reported a third straight quarterly profit, and the company sees better days ahead in the field so has ordered expansion of plants in Mexico and Hungary.…

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NASA's six-mile-wide orbital telescope is 1/6th built

Wed, 2022-08-10 04:30
Interferometry will be used to turn six toaster-sized satellites into one giant solar observatory

NASA has plans to build a telescope six miles (9.66km) wide in Earth orbit, comprised of a constellation of six toaster-sized satellites. The first of those toasters has just been finished. …

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