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​Meet the Scarlett Johansson PostgreSQL malware attack

It’s not the first time an image has been used to give a victim malware, but it may be the first time it’s been used so narrowly. According to the security firm Imperva, their StickyDB database management system (DBMS) honeypot has uncovered an attack that places malware, which cryptomines Monero, on PostgreSQL DBMS servers. Its attack vector? An image of… Read more →

DHL rolls out new same-day delivery service for online retailers

A decade after scaling back its US domestic delivery business, DHL is jumping back into the competitive space with a new service, called DHL Parcel Metro, that helps online retailers meet the growing demand for same-day and next-day deliveries. The Parcel Metro software platform taps a network of “crowd-sourced” drivers, DHL says, that can provide last-mile delivery in specific cities… Read more →

Adobe reaches record revenue on Q1 earnings beat

Adobe delivered solid first quarter financial results on Thursday as the company once again broke corporate revenue records. The software giant reported fiscal first quarter earnings of $583 million, or $1.17 a share. Non-GAAP earnings in the quarter were $1.55 a share on revenue of $2.08 billion, up 24 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of $1.44 a… Read more →

In wake of Qualcomm drama, Broadcom posts solid Q1 2018 results

Broadcom on Thursday published its first quarter 2018 financials, delivering solid results and promising topline momentum for the current quarter in spite of the drama surrounding its failed Qualcomm takeover bid. The semiconductor device supplier posted non-GAAP earnings of $5.12 on revenue of $5.33 billion. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of $5.04 on revenue of $5.32 billion. The… Read more →

Intel: Spectre-proof CPUs will ship in second half of 2018

If you’re holding out on buying processors until Intel gets a hardware solution out for the Spectre CPU flaw that came to light earlier this year, then you won’t have to wait beyond 2018. Must read: Meltdown and Spectre – Is your PC vulnerable? While Intel will continue to rely on software patches to protect against the Meltdown issue, the… Read more →

Microsoft open sources its Service Fabric microservices platform

Microsoft has been open sourcing a lot of its software, services and even its documentation as of late. But some of the pieces the company is releasing this way are more noteworthy and surprising than others. Yesterday, March 14, officials blogged that the company is open sourcing Service Fabric. Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and… Read more →

Anker unveils PowerWave fast wireless chargers for iPhone and Android

Video: Why wireless charging is about to take over Anker has released a pair of fast wireless chargers that work for the iPhone X/8 and high-end Android smartphones. Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest The two chargers — the PowerWave 7.5 Stand and the PowerWave 7.5 Pad — work with all Qi-enabled devices, and… Read more →

How to tackle influencer fraud

How the food and beverage industry is using social media influencers, bitcoin, the dark web As the influencer marketing sector matures, ‘influencer fraud’ is a growing concern for brands who are becoming be more cautious when selecting influencers they plan to work with. FREE DOWNLOAD Special Report: Harnessing IoT in the Enterprise You can download all of the articles in… Read more →

Google announces new security features, partnerships for Chrome Enterprise

Google on Thursday is announcing new security features and partnerships for Chrome Enterprise that, Google says, will help ensure Chrome Enterprise is “the most secure endpoint solution for businesses in the cloud.” Google released Chrome Enterprise in August 2017 to ultimately serve as an endpoint for Google Cloud’s suite of products. And as Google points out in Thursday’s blog post,… Read more →

Alibaba opens data centre in Indonesia

Alibaba’s cloud computing unit has opened a data centre in Indonesia, where it is looking to train 300 local professionals in its cloud certification programme within a year. The Chinese tech giant said the new facility was the country’s first global public cloud and would provide a platform for enterprise customers that required low latency or must store and process… Read more →

Treatment for enlarged prostate uses a robot and a jet of water

Procept BioRobotics, a Silicon Valley-based surgical robotics company, recently raised nearly $120 million in private equity to commercialize a treatment for a prevalent prostate condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH, also known as enlarged prostate, affects around half of men age 60 or older and 90 percent of men age 85 or older. Founded in 1999, Procept has… Read more →

​Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

CTS Labs, a heretofore unknown Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup, has claimed it’s found over a dozen security problems with AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors. Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, doesnt buy it. Torvalds, in a Google+ discussion, wrote: “When was the last time you saw a security advisory that was basically ‘if you replace the BIOS or the CPU microcode with… Read more →