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200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide were hacked …

From paper tape to a patched-together Altair 8800, the story of my first computers

In this hustle bustle world of smartphones and Internet of Things, it's hard to remember that there was a time when we weren't all wirelessly wired …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Moving from EC2-Classic to VPC

If you're a long-time user of Amazon Web Services, chances are good that your application runs in "EC2-Classic": the original AWS offering, where …

Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

If you’ve ever been woken up at 3 a.m. because a server went haywire, you’ll understand the appeal of a buzzword like “serverless.” The machines can …

Spotify says 2 million people figured out how to block ads for free

No one likes ads interrupting their streaming jams, and millions of Spotify Premium users pay $9.99 a month to forestall that very terrible …

Towards a world without Facebook

Dear blockchain people: this is your hour. Abandon your transparently greedy get-rich-quick schemes, turn away from your casinos of de-facto modern-day penny stocks, and focus your decentralized attention on what the world needs. Save us, O blockchainers, from the scourge that is Facebook! …

Blockchain

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

Due in June, the new Mintbox moves from an AMD CPU to a rival Celeron processor, which should provide a performance boost while maintaining a similar …

Linux Mint

Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes – this is the future of serverless

Forget about AWS Lambda and Kubernetes - AWS Fargate is the real future of serverless because it's containers that matter, says New Relic's Lee …

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology have begun using silicon carbine to create a system to …

Power 9 May Dent x86 Servers

About 10 server makers announced systems using IBM's Power 9 processor, many leveraging Nvidia's Volta to target machine learning for data centers.

Machine Learning

Apple and IBM Unveil Artificial Intelligence Service That Coca-Cola Is Testing

Apple and IBM have teamed up on an artificial intelligence service that is intended to make it easier for business customers to create apps.<p>The …

Aimed at the data center, Windows Server 2019 is almost all about the hybrid cloud

Microsoft is ready to talk about Windows Server 2019, the first fully-featured release of its server operating system since Windows Server 2016, …

Serverless computing: What it is and why it matters

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field.<p>For the past 160 years, it's been weakening at an alarming rate. Scientists are …

For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again

Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace …

Artificial Intelligence

Open AWS S3 bucket managed by Walmart jewelry partner exposes info on 1.3M customers

Customers

Raspberry Pi Model B+ arrives just in time for Pi Day 2018

It’s March 14, which means it’s Pi Day for math appreciators everywhere (I appreciate math, I just don’t understand it). To mark the occasion, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has a brand new version of its diminutive, affordable computer for DIY computing enthusiasts, the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model …

Inventor of the world wide web has fears for the future

The Verge<p>On the day of the world wide web’s 29th birthday, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, published an open letter on the state of the web today.<br>• Berners-Lee is concerned that the web is too centralized, not regulated enough, and not inclusive enough to the world’s population.<br>• The letter concludes …

Net Neutrality

Taking Every Step to Secure the Cloud

<b>Digital transformation is a key priority for enterprises all over the world, but most IT decision makers have not completed technology deployments to</b> …

New Study Shows 20% of Public AWS S3 Buckets are Writable

Data exposure reports have reached a dizzying pace in the past few months, and the security community has been focused on the risk from multiple …

Research

How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop

Europe’s imminent privacy overhaul means that we all have to become more diligent about what data we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with …

Dropbox saved almost $75 million over two years by building its own tech infrastructure

After making the decision to roll its own infrastructure and reduce its dependence on Amazon Web Services, Dropbox reduced its operating costs by …

The dark web: What it is and how it works

We often hear about the dark web being linked to terrorist plots, drug deals, knife sales and child pornography, but beyond this it can be hard to …

Are Asimov's Laws of Robotics still good enough in 2018?

It’s been 76 years since renowned science fiction author Isaac Asimov penned his Laws of Robotics. At the time, they must have seemed future-proof. But just how well do those rules hold up in a world where AI has permeated society so deeply we don’t even see it anymore?<p>Originally published in the …

Artificial Intelligence