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BlackCat malware lashes out at US defense IT contractor

3 hours 57 min ago
Also, Amazon's Ring footage TV shows draws criticism, US v Societ spying docs found, and more

In Brief  The BlackCat ransomware gang, also known as ALPHV, has allegedly broken into IT firm NJVC, a provider of services to civilian US government agencies and the Department of Defense.…

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Text-to-image models are so last month, text-to-video is here

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 09:57
Plus: Bruce Willis sells his image rights to AI biz creating deepfakes, and more

In brief  AI progresses rapidly. Just months after the release of the most advanced text-to-image models, developers are showing off text-to-video systems. …

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Gone in a day: Ethical hackers say it would take mere hours to empty your network

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 02:57
300 red teamers walk into a bar…

Once they've broken into an IT environment, most intruders need less than five hours to collect and steal sensitive data, according to a SANS Institute survey of more than 300 ethical hackers. …

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Fake vibrating teeth could make great hearing aids

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 00:34
Wait, wait, hear us out

Prosthetic teeth turn out to be effective carriers of vibrations, making them suitable as potential hearing aids.…

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Google delays execution of doomed Chrome extensions

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:22
Busineses get a little longer with Manifest v2, everyone else... it depends

Google has delayed its browser extension platform transition for enterprise customers, giving those using managed versions of Chrome with the deprecated Manifest v2 (MV2) extensions an extra six months of support.…

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As Hurricane Ian hits, FCC rules cell carriers must help each other in disasters

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 15:48
You will or won't do it voluntarily? Doesn't matter, we'll mandate it

The Federal Communications Commission today issued rules codifying a voluntary 2016 agreement between cellular networks that they cover for their competitors knocked offline during a natural or cyber disaster.…

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Google Cloud is super keen to keep certain customers on pricey Intel VMs

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 14:46
Unless your app really needs AVX 512, AMD and Ampere's cores may be a cheaper, better bet

Google Cloud really, really wants enterprises to keep using its Intel-powered virtual machines. This week it unveiled a “white-glove” service to convince customers the silicon is worth paying extra for.…

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Apropos of nothing, US intel looks into improving low-dose radiation detection

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 13:52
IARPA unleashes TEI-REX to better track nuclear sources

The research arm of US intelligence has begun investigating methods for spotting low doses of ionizing radiation to better protect American service personnel and provide evidence of nuclear technology use.…

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China spins up giant battery built with US-patented tech

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 12:29
World's largest VRFB was built with inadvertent help from the Department of Energy

The world's largest vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) has been connected to the grid in Dalian, China, where it was built using technology patented in the United States.…

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Japan 5G network tests Arm chips, claims power draw down by 72%

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 11:34
Graviton2 processors trials with infrastructure vendors and telco as work on standalone 5G continues

NTT Docomo and NEC have conducted tests that demonstrate Arm-based Graviton2 processors consume 72 percent less power compared to X86 chips while running NEC's 5G core software as part of the NTT Docomo 5G network.…

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Delivery drone crashes into power lines, causes outage

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:30
Google-owned Wing said it was a 'precautionary controlled landing' – right into 11,000 volts

A delivery drone operated by Alphabet subsidiary Wing crashed into power lines in the Australian town of Browns Plains yesterday, knocking out power for more than 2,000 customers.…

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Amazon lets you rent Ubuntu Pro. Yes, it's Linux on the virtual desktop

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:30
Insert your Year of Linux joke here, we dare you

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's persistent desktop virtualization product, now offers Ubuntu as an option.…

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Bitcoin worse for the climate than beef, say economists

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:30
Researchers mince 'digital gold' claims with study showing cryptocurrency's impact

Far from being the "digital gold" some claim, Bitcoin's relative climate change impact is greater than the beef industry, and over seven times more than actual gold mining.…

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NASA, SpaceX weigh invoking Dragon to take Hubble higher

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:29
Telescope hasn't been superseded by JWST, so why not try to keep it going?

Though it may have been eclipsed by the launch of its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, long-lived Hubble continues to gaze deep into the universe.…

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Atos rejects bid from rival for digital, big data and security units

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:32
Despite having Atos board having €4.2b reasons from Onepoint to ditch Evidian strategy and sell up

Shape-shifting outsourcing biz Atos has rejected a joint bid of €4.2 billion ($4.09 billion) from tech consultancy Onepoint and Brit private equity fund ICG to buy its digital, big data and security divisions.…

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Chipmakers cut output, investment – but government bucks never go out of style

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:05
Wafer starts cut back as slump in demand hurts bottom lines... especially Micron's

Chipmakers are cutting back on production capacity and investment as demand for semiconductors continues to fall away, with Micron and Kioxia the latest to announce adjustments in light of the worsening outlook.…

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Sage denies misleading customers over perpetual licensing, but users are not happy

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:35
Vendor and resellers offer conflicting advice about subs and upgrades, though vendor says it's been 'clear'

SME accounting software vendor Sage stands accused of misleading customers following statements detailing when clients will be forced to migrate to subscription-based licensing, enraging the user community.…

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Here's OpenStack Platform 17 – aka what Red Hat hopes your network operator will one day use

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:33
The project with the thumbs up from CERN ... and China

Red Hat has released the latest iteration of its OpenStack Platform 17, with a strong slant towards network operators building out modern infrastructure such as that needed to deliver 4G and 5G services.…

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HDD Clicker gizmo makes flash sound like spinning rust

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:35
Made your old computer faster but too quiet? Here's a fun fix

The best way to make a sluggish old computer quicker is to replace spinning rust with some flash chippery. The snag is that loses part of the experience: the sound.…

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How Citrix dropped the ball on Xen ... according to Citrix

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 01:30
How to win friends and admit how you lost them earlier?

Open Source Summit  What's the difference between the Citrix Hypervisor and Xen? Well, one has quite a big crowd of upset current and former community members.…

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